Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hit That Perfect Beat 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Songs are good, but treatment is BAD.
doggylove | Japan | 10/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, if you want to have "full length original version" as it was on original 12", I recommend not to buy this CD because compiler did very BAD treatment. They made fade out/in between every tracks, so you will hear next song's 3 or 4 seconds intro at the end of song! I am VERY VERY disappointed (I couldn't believe the good reviewer like DKW "Mr. Pac Dan" did not mention this important point in his review...).
On the song side, this compilation contains very rare mix that's hard to find on CDs. One of the true gem is Bronski Beat's "Hit That Perfect Beat (Instant Mix)"!! This song released on three 12"s in UK, 1st "Extended Version", 2nd "Instant Mix (remixed by Ian Levine)", 3rd "Metropolitan Version (Produced by Mike Thorne)". And most NRG-etic & loved Ian Levine Mix was not included on Bronski Beat's "Truthdare Doubledare" CD (includes 1st "Extended Version") or other compilations. So I rate 3 stars ONLY FOR SONGS."
You missed out on major 80s 12" singles...
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you don't have this two volume series. So many 12" versions on CD, some of them alternate mixes to the 12" versions you're familiar with. Track times:
1. safety dance (4:30)
2. gratitude (6:40)
3. room at the top (7:10)
4. west end girls (7:48)
5. world domination (5:41)
6. you spin me round (7:12)
7. weird science (6:27)
8. one thing leads to another (7:48)
9. hit that perfect beat (8:26)"
Remixes that actually sound like the originals.
toddpw | 01/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this and its predecessor in a store many years ago. It is probably my single favorite 80's collection because the remixes are (in almost every case) very true to the originals and honor them, instead of dancing on their grave like many so-called remix tribute albums do. At least Safety Dance and Gratitude are the definitive extended versions because they also appear on their artists' respective best-of / hits collections. Room at the Top is the only one that really doesn't sound like its original, but the style of the track is consistent with the others and I like it so much I have to forgive it. West End Girls is okay, at least true to the original, if unimaginative. The latter five tracks on the album are all great renditions of these songs and deserve to be considered the definitive versions. This collection is a true tribute to what made 80's music so fun. I would also recommend volume 1, although this one is better. I really wish they had produced a volume 3 (and 4, and 5...)"