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Casablanca Records Greatest Hits
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Casablanca Records Greatest Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Soundtracks, Metal
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Casablanca Records Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 4/16/1996
Release Date: 4/16/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Soundtracks, Metal
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, Soft Rock, By Decade, 1970s, 1980s, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452625328, 731452625342

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A Lot of Repeats - A Few Rare Gems
Ryan A. Rigg | 03/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The previous reviewer complained that this CD contained nothing from Kiss and only one Parliament song. I assume this was done because the CD concentrates on the Disco/R&B influenced tunes of the late 70's. I think a Kiss tune would sound completely out of place here, except for possibly "I Was Made for Loving You", which was there foray into the disco/rock music of 1979.

As a huge Donna Summer fan, I already own her songs represented here on umpteen Greatest Hits collections. Same thing with the Village People tunes. What I truly enjoy about this CD are the rare tunes: "Star Wars Theme" by Meco; "Give Up the Funk" by Parliament; "Chase" by Giorgio Moroder; "Music, Harmony & Rhythm" by Brooklyn Dreams; and my favorite track on the CD "Yes, I'm Ready" by Teri DeSario with KC.

The recordings here are all orginal recordings. The liner notes are decent. There is also a "Casablanca Records Story" Box Set which is also good, but it contains a lot more obscure tunes. For the casual listener who wants the big Disco/R&B hits put out by Casabalanca in the late 70's early 80's, this is the CD for you."
HUGO | HOUSTON, TEXAS United States | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"DONNA SUMMER earned CASABLANCA Records, more gold/platinum selling awards and millions upon millions of $$$ than any of her labelmates - she was their # 1 selling artist - it's no surprise she is represented here by almost ONE THIRD of the selections/recordings on this single disc Casablanca compilation. Anything and everything Donna Summer recorded and CASABLANCA released while she was under contract to the label exploded wide open on the radio/charts/club playlists and sold in multi-millions of units. The worldwide record buying-music loving public was smitten with Queen Of Disco darling Summer. I own the 4 Disc Casablanca Box Set also, which consists mostly of [now] rare 12" Remix/Extended Dance Classics of the Disco Era. CASABLANCA RECORDS was the #1 Disco[Era}label. They also boasted the classic rock group KISS on their roster, who were definitely[as time has also proven]in a class of their own among the label's mostly dance music oriented artists. It would only be fair to seek out the many KISS reissues and enjoy them in their remastered versions. Both Miss Summer and Kiss earned more gold and platinum records than any of their label mates...third best selling were the obviously megapopular multiplatinum selling Village People. It trickles down from there."