Disco Years, Vol. 4: Lost in Music

Disco Years, Vol. 4: Lost in Music

     
 

Dozens upon dozens of disco compilations -- some good, some bad -- have been released since Rhino dribbled out their seven-volume Disco Years series in the '90s. While several of the discs that have followed offer consistent track listings and more eye-pleasing packaging, this particular series remains one of the best available. Across seven discs, the discoSee more details below

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Dozens upon dozens of disco compilations -- some good, some bad -- have been released since Rhino dribbled out their seven-volume Disco Years series in the '90s. While several of the discs that have followed offer consistent track listings and more eye-pleasing packaging, this particular series remains one of the best available. Across seven discs, the disco phenomenon is summarized with a near-perfect balance between the universally known and the not quite as popular. Some might want to stick strictly to the pop-chart toppers, which is understandable for nostalgia's sake; however, one of the most important characteristics of this era is that the singles that failed to cross over into mainstream territory consistently rivaled -- and frequently trumped -- their gold and platinum counterparts. So, it doesn't matter whether you were a Paradise Garage regular or an infrequent viewer of Dance Fever -- there's something for everyone on each of these volumes. The fourth volume of The Disco Years, subtitled "Lost in Music," is a phenomenal installment that evenly mixes the overground with the underground; Change's "Paradise," Inner Life's "I'm Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair)," René & Angela's "I Love You More," Sister Sledge's "He's the Greatest Dancer," Chic's "Good Times," and Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" are all here. The most problematic aspect of these discs is that they favor radio edits that often trim several minutes from the original versions. Hardcore disco freaks will argue that a compromise of the extended groove defeats the purpose, but Rhino would have had to stretch this series out to an unwieldy size in order to accommodate each inclusion's most club-friendly mix.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/1992
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227027520
catalogNumber:
70275

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Change   Track Performer
Chic   Track Performer
Kool & the Gang   Track Performer
René & Angela   Track Performer
Diana Ross   Track Performer
Sister Sledge   Track Performer
Donna Summer   Track Performer
Jenny Burton   Track Performer
Freeez   Track Performer
Inner Life   Track Performer
Musique   Track Performer
Peech Boys   Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band   Track Performer
Norma Jean Wright   Track Performer
C-Bank   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kool & the Gang   Composer
James "J.T." Taylor   Composer
Ken Perry   Remastering
Ken Barnes   Liner Notes
Bill Inglot   Producer,Remastering
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Geoff Gans   Artwork

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