Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dance Traxx 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
A reviewer said "The songs are all extended versions..." lik
One World | Denver, CO USA | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps in today's concept of remixing, it would be better to have the original Pop version because the remix translated the song into something barely even a shadow of it's original self. However, this was not always the case! In the 70's and 80's when a song got remixed it still sounded like the original version but longer and with some variation in the tonal sounds. Perhaps instruments not used in the original mix were used in the remix.
Now for the review of this cd. Here we have 9 songs in "12" form". However; these versions are STILL of the original production, perhaps with little additional production or overdubs which COMPLIMENT the original music, not replace it! Back in the 80's when I heard a song I really was diggin' I always looked forward to getting the 12" record onto my turntable to heard it. In most cases, the remixes were better as the recording's sonic levels were retweaked and some instruments that either were not used in the original mix or were more in the background are present and/or more pronounced. Other traits of these remixes would be sound effects, punched up drums and percussion. For me and a lot of the remix fans, getting a remixed version of our favorite songs was like getting the whole box of chocolates instead of just a bite-sized piece.
Alot of these songs' 12" versions made it onto radio during drive-time hours. When I bought this cd so many years ago, it was for the 12" version of Baby Love. This is the version I am used to and the radio version was just not going to do. I Can't Wait was one of those remixes that hit the radio in full form during all hours of the day in the S.F. Bay Area...but perhaps that was just in San Francisco but not in places like Denver! I can understand people being used to the radio version. However, if they really liked that version, it seems that they would like to get MORE of the song that they love. This was the case for me. Nowadays, I don't get more of the song I love, I get a recreation of it, and most of the time, yes I like the original version better."
Cheesy 80's dance pop at it's tastiest
A. Belz | Seattle | 03/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first bought this album based on a critic's recommendation, not knowing that he was writing about Vol. 1. I liked it just fine (maybe in part because of the mistake - my mind was more open to it) and when I finally located Vol. 1, I enjoyed it even more. (It's rather odd that only 2 is still in print, especially since 1 has a much more recognizable list of artists). This is mid-80's dance pop - silly, electrobeat heavy, mindless in the best possible way, and good fun if you have a taste for the genre. You get Nu Shooz's one shining top 40 moment, their not-bad followup, Stacy Q's classic Barbie doll imitation, Regina's Madonna rip (aided and abetted by Mad's early collaborator Stephen Bray), and four other artists I've never heard of before or since (which is probably for the best). They all sound aces here, remixed and pumped up for your pleasure."
80s NRG in full 12" form!!!
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 08/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Too bad volume one was never available on CD (I still have it on double vinyl, and it has a lot of early 80s club tracks that aren't easily available on CD). But this has all full length 12" versions. Track times:
1. I can't Wait (6:20)
2. Baby Love (6:30)
3. Two of Hearts (7:50)
4. Can't Live Without Your Love (6:56)
5. Point of no Return (6:27)
6. For Tonight (7:12)
7. Showing Out (7:15)
8. Diamond Girl (5:50)
9. We Connect (7:30)"