Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
UK CD reissue of the classic 12 inch single. Featuring the original artwork and original 12 inch extended mixes. Tracks, 'White Lines (Don't Do It)' (with Melle Mel) and 'Scorpio' (with Furious Five). Sugarhill Records. 20... more »
UK CD reissue of the classic 12 inch single. Featuring the original artwork and original 12 inch extended mixes. Tracks, 'White Lines (Don't Do It)' (with Melle Mel) and 'Scorpio' (with Furious Five). Sugarhill Records. 2000 release. Slimline jewel case.
An 80's classic available in original format?
Si Wooldridge | Chippenham, Wiltshire England | 07/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a bit of a mixed blessing. White Lines is one of the classic rap tracks of the 80's and this release shows it in it's original extended form. When I first heard the original single edit I thought it was great, the full 12" is even better. This is not just an extended mix with some instrumental breaks in it, this is a full song and was probably the original version (I think this must have been edited down to make it more radio-friendly). I have been trying to find this song on CD for years and had checked out all the Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel compilations and none had this version on them.The b-side Scorpio is a piece of electronic experimentation which kind of appeals to me as I am not a rap genre fan, definitely a synth enthusiast. This track is what b-sides were originally intended to be, a chance to experiment.The only let-down of this single is that it is only the two tracks. I feel this was a bit of a wasted opportunity, and the inclusion of The Message would have made this a must-have for other casual fans of this genre. It didn't put me off, but how many others will spurn this for this reason?"