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Disco Dance

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Various Artists 8/21/2001

Review

By the late '90s Sony had begun to introduce budget sets that raided their vaults and often arbitrarily grouped songs together for mass consumption. Hits of the 80s, Vol. 1 and Forever Soul were two of the worst offenders. By 2001, the label decided to make better use of the CD time constraints by extending the running time of each disc. Make no mistake, Disco Dance is far from comprehensive set; often the tracks aren't even disco. This overview mines the up-tempo 1974-1999 tracks that first appeared on CBS, then Sony labels, and whatever songs the label acquired over the years. Some of the better tracks, like Gary's Gang's "Keep on Dancing," Jackie Moore's "This Time Baby," Denience Williams' "I Got the Next Dance," and the potent yet nearly gauche the Isley Brothers "It's a Disco Night" certainly don't usually make like-minded compilations. While far from the Studio 54 days, Der Kommissar's "After the Fire" and the Romantics "Talking in Your Sleep" will rock any dance floor. The superior DJ Mix of C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" is the only '90s offering here that doesn't seem faceless or synthetic. Although the no-frills presentation of this leaves a lot to be desired, Disco Dance does include some interesting mixes. A tight and rare edit of "Dazz" from Brick and the extended mix of Heatwave's "The Groove Line" are a few of the interesting items. Disco Dance isn't definitive but it has enough tracks to please those with wide ranging tastes. ~ Jason Elias
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 This Is for the Lover in You [Track Masters Mix] Babyface 4:19
  3. 2 Ring My Bell INOJ 6:54
  4. 3 Keep on Dancin' [Extended mix][Extended Version] Gary's Gang 7:8
  5. 4 It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop), Pt. 1-2 The Isley Brothers 5:13
  6. 5 Dazz Brick 3:23
  7. 6 Star Love [Original 12" Mix] Cheryl Lynn 6:6
  8. 7 Funk Boutique [Extended Version] The Cover Girls 6:40
  9. 8 Let the Music Play [Original Full 12" Mix] Shannon 6:6
  10. 9 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls 5:24
  11. 10 The Groove Line [Extended Version] Heatwave 7:25
  12. 11 Love Dancin' [Extended Version] Marlena Shaw 7:54
  13. 12 This Time Baby [Extended Dance Mix] Jackie Moore 7:14
  14. 13 I'm Gonna Get You [Tee's Freeze Mix] Bizarre Inc. 4:10
  15. 1 I Love Music The O'Jays 6:50
  16. 2 You Stepped into My Life Melba Moore 5:6
  17. 3 Give Me Just a Little More Time Angela Clemmons 3:53
  18. 4 T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB 5:46
  19. 5 Down and Counting [Extended Mix] Claudja Barry 9:8
  20. 6 French Kiss Lil' Louis & The World 6:1
  21. 7 Disco Lady Johnnie Taylor 4:26
  22. 8 Best of My Love The Emotions 3:40
  23. 9 Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire 4:52
  24. 10 I've Got the Next Dance Deniece Williams 6:20
  25. 11 Don't You Want My Love Nicole 6:5
  26. 12 Holding Out for a Hero [Club Mix] Bonnie Tyler 6:20
  27. 13 You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) [Murder Mix] Dead or Alive 7:59
  28. 1 Vertigo/Relight My Fire Dan Hartman 9:2
  29. 2 A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing) [Dance Mix] Romeo Void 6:12
  30. 3 Der Kommissar After the Fire 5:43
  31. 4 Georgy Porgy [Disco Version] Toto 5:5
  32. 5 Just Got Paid [12" Version] Johnny Kemp 5:22
  33. 6 Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics 3:55
  34. 7 10-9-8 [Dance Mix] Face to Face 5:41
  35. 8 Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) [Clivilles and Cole DH Mix] C&C Music Factory 5:1
  36. 9 If You Could Read My Mind [Roy Roy 12'' Mix] Brenda K. Starr 6:47
  37. 10 Lady Marmalade Various Artists 3:55
  38. 11 Shy Guy [Randb Mix] Diana King 3:36
  39. 12 Rockit Herbie Hancock 5:24
  40. 13 Can't Stop Groovin' Now, Wanna Do It Some More B.T. Express 5:54
  41. 14 Love U More [Heavy Club Mix] Sunscreem 6:56

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