Club Nation America, Vol. 2

Club Nation America, Vol. 2

by Al B. Rich


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Club Nation America, Vol. 2

Being a club-hound doesn't necessarily make one a raver. There are plenty of people who love dance-pop but don't necessarily care for a rave-oriented sound -- in other words, they prefer dance music that has vocal personality and a real song structure (as opposed to the type of rave music that is all beat and no melody). And those who like their electronica with a lot of pop appeal will find a lot to admire about Club Nation America, Vol. 2. On this two-CD set, the New York-based al b. Rich provides a nonstop dance mix that is rhythmically exhilarating but, for the most part, doesn't ignore things like melody, song structure, and vocal personality. Consequently, dancers who prefer a dance-pop outlook over a more underground rave outlook will appreciate the way Rich presents early 2000s club hits like DJ Encore & Engelina's "I Can See Right Through to You," Flip & Fill's "True Love Never Dies" (which features singer Kelly Llorenna), and DJ Sammy and Yanou's unlikely remake of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" -- on these tracks, Rich is mindful of vocal personality as well as the beat. Most of the artists on this double CD are club-friendly, but occasionally, someone from outside the club realm gets the club treatment. Mary J. Blige was never a dance diva -- she's a neo-soul/urban contemporary singer with hip-hop leanings -- but the Thunderpuss team manages to make "No More Drama" more club-sounding. Nor is RES a dance diva; her music is an unconventional, risk-taking blend of alternative pop
ock, urban, and hip-hop. But thanks to Robbie Rivera's excellent remix of RES' "They-Say Vision," the Philadelphia singer visits the dancefloor. One of the stronger club/dance-pop compilations of 2002, Club Nation America, Vol. 2 is enthusiastically recommended to club-hounds who hold rhythm and melody in equally high regard.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
Label: Mca
UPC: 0044006939421
catalogNumber: 069394

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B. Rich   Primary Artist
Steve Lee   Vocals
Matilda White   Vocals
Sholan Daniels   Vocals

Technical Credits

Madonna   Composer
Ralph Falcon   Producer
Paul Harris   Producer
Henry Olsen   Producer
Matt Schwartz   Producer
Guy Sigsworth   Producer
Brian Canham   Producer
Chris Cox   Remixing
Michael Gray   Producer
Pascal   Producer,Remixing
Oscar Gaetan   Producer
Ben Harris   Producer
Jon Pearn   Producer
Danny Harrison   Producer
Imogen Heap   Producer
Julian Jonah   Producer
Arnaldo Alicea   Producer
Jeanne Venton   Contribution
Kay Cee   Producer,Remixing
DJ Sammy   Producer
Static Revenger   Producer
Tom Stephan   Producer,Remixing
Gary Ashley   Contribution
Dave Lee   Producer
Flip & Fill   Producer
Jay Boberg   Contribution
Barry Harris   Remixing
A-Lex   Producer
Modjo   Producer
Stephen Allkins   Producer
Sono   Producer,Remixing
Dirty Vegas   Producer,Remixing
Dax Riders   Producer
Daniel Bedingfield   Producer
M Bambi Mukendi   Producer
Stephane Durand   Producer
Justin Shave   Producer
Kimberly Bilbrew   Contribution
Michael Parsberg   Producer
Jakob Stavnstrup   Producer
Lohan Presencer   Contribution
Tom Scholz   Composer

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