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Tighten Up Vol. 1 (Remixes)
Loose Ends
Tighten Up Vol. 1 (Remixes)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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1992 compilation featuring 13 remixes of the poppy soul/ dance trio's best, 1985-1986. Includes 'Magic Touch', 'GonnaMake You Mine' and two mixes of 'Hangin' On A String' (Original Mix & Frankie Knuckles Remix). A Ten Reco...  more »


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All Artists: Loose Ends
Title: Tighten Up Vol. 1 (Remixes)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 9/24/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778641728, 0077778641759, 766483480127


Album Description
1992 compilation featuring 13 remixes of the poppy soul/ dance trio's best, 1985-1986. Includes 'Magic Touch', 'GonnaMake You Mine' and two mixes of 'Hangin' On A String' (Original Mix & Frankie Knuckles Remix). A Ten Records release.

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CD Reviews

The way R&B music should be
Savant11 | Canada | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite my being of African descent, I have always had a huge problem with American R&B I find that too much of it just sounds the same, and really is boring. I just can't get down to it. I find British R&B much more enjoyable, and Loose Ends is one of the best groups of the genre. Jane Eugene was a real chanteuse and makes todays so called R&B "Divas" sound like yowling cats. This is a remix of their hits and it is really well done and I find that I love to listen to it over and over, without getting bored. My favorite tracks are: Don't Be A Fool,OOH You Make Me Feel (a remix), Choose Me (a remix),Slow Down (a remix), Hangin On a String (orignal Remix).This is a great CD, If only todays R&B artists would take a page from Loose Ends then I would have much more apprectiation for the genre."
Soulful UK r&b at its best
Olukayode Balogun | Leeds, England | 02/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a mad fan of Loose Ends forever but I got this album solely for the David Morales remix of "Love's Got Me". Morales was the man to go to in those days if you wanted a banging club version of your song, and he worked on songs by an endless number of people - either alone or with Frankie Knuckles - and I'm talking about people like Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, The Brand New Heavies, Inner City and of course, Loose Ends, just to name a few.

The original version of "Love's Got Me" (from the album Look How Long) with plaintive lead vocals by Carl McIntosh wasn't bad but Morales added a tight hip-hop drumbeat, a solid bass line, a sax & guitar solo and transformed it into a club smash. It's one of my favourite tunes ever and I've had it on (a very much treasured) 12" single since the day it came out back in 1990. It's so good to now have it on CD.

Luckily for me though, there's much more on offer here even if one has the original Loose End CDs; including the original mixes of "Hangin' On A String" and "Don't Be A Fool" (neither of which need any remixing in my opinion) and cool remixes of "Magic Touch" (by Eon Irving), "Gonna Make You Mine" (by Dancin' Danny D & Godwin Logie) and a particularly jazzy hip-hop mix of "A Little Spice" (by DJ Premier & Guru). I was shocked however, at the glaring omission of "Stay A Little While, Child". The original version would've sat nicely alongside the other original versions on here and there was even a dub mix that was equally interesting. I suppose one can't have it all.

Pick this up and enjoy some of the best soulful r&b the UK has ever produced."
The Magic Touch
(5 out of 5 stars)

"U.K.'s finest, Loose Ends, is offered through this well compiled remix collection. This is fitting for those who are truly fans of an innovative act that help put British Soul of the 80s in a frenzy."