Several Sugar Hill anthologies have been released, but few of them have been put together with such care as A Complete Introduction to Sugar Hill Records
. Released through Universal U.K., it's a four-disc box that contains just about every Sugar Hill cut a fan with deep interest could want. The 14-minute version of the Sugarhill Gang
's "Rapper's Delight," the 12-minute version of the Sequence
's "Funk You Up," the nine-minute version of Funky 4 + 1
's "That's the Joint," Grandmaster Flash
's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," and Busy Bee
's "Making Cash Money" merely scratch the surface. The accompanying booklet, filled with in-depth liner notes, thorough release information, and photos, make the box well worth leaving on your coffee table.