What is the best classic 12" dance tune on Ben Liebrand's "Grand 12-Inches 3" compilation?

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There are indeed others that do this well, last years The Men In The Glass Booth was great.

Siegbran, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know how much it applies to more recent volumes but apart from the selection and sometimes exclusive edits the key thing is the tracks are from the 'best' masters he could source. That means ideally (but not always) from original tapes and in particular not tarnished by the various excesses modern remastering.

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Baffled by the inclusion of 'Salva Mea', great though it is, on this when everything else (afaik) is pre-90s.

Yeah, that stuck out for me too.

First glance would see me choosing between Fern Kinney, Chaz Jankel, Janis Ian, Talk Talk or Colonel Abrams but lots of other great tracks too.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 14:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Everyone who hasn't heard it yet should listen to "Madman's Discotheque", it's ridiculously awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru0IMV-A2W0

Tuomas, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 15:07 (one month ago) Permalink

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System, Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I think today it's between -

Rose Royce - R.R. Express 12:02
The Reddings - The Awakening (Part 1 & Part 2) 3:33
MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - Love Is the Message 11:34

Honourable mentions -

Chaz Jankel - Glad to Know You (12" version) 6:40
Fern Kinney - Groove Me (long version) 8:55
André Cymone - The Dance Electric (long version) 5:36

the sun-dried raisins of muesli (Noel Emits), Saturday, 6 October 2018 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink

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System, Sunday, 7 October 2018 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

these compilations are so great. i feel like i've only scratched the surface with them though.

macropuente (map), Sunday, 7 October 2018 04:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm really hoping, now that Prince's estate has finally approved the release of rarities and reissues from his vaults, that Liebrand would get the rights for some of the rarer 12 inch mixes. For example, the extended versions of "America" and "La La La Hee Hee Hee" have never been released in digital format, AFAIK. It'd be nice to get a proper release of Liebrand's own unofficial remix of "Sign o' the Times" too, it's dope.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink


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