Black Box Dreamland Genres:Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B German edition of the Italian dance act's hit laden 1990 debut album that's out-of-print in the U.S.. Nine tracks including the club anthems, 'Everybody Everybody', 'I Don't Know Anybody Else' & 'Ride On Time'.
German edition of the Italian dance act's hit laden 1990 debut album that's out-of-print in the U.S.. Nine tracks including the club anthems, 'Everybody Everybody', 'I Don't Know Anybody Else' & 'Ride On Time'.
"This definately was the best dance album of the 1990s. Nothing else came close to it in its sleekness and soulfullness. The songs were actual songs, as opposed to beats, the vocals were amazing, and even the videos, although they featured model Katrine Quinol, were stylish and exceptional. The U.S. has always been anti-dance music, but the fact that this album scored two top ten hits (Everybody, Everybody and Strike It Up) and a third top 40 hit in I Don't Know Anybody Else made it a unique success in the U.S. The late 1980s and early 1990s were an interesting period in the U.S.--it was sort of a bridge between the awful hair band days of the 1980s and the depressed and anger filled grunge and gangsta rap days of the 1990s...these years provided a breath of euphoria, when exhilirating music such as this was allowed to breathe. This album was a milestone in its time, and still sounds great today. Other tracks, such as the immortal European smash "Ride On Time," their cover of Earth Wind & Fire's "Fantasy," "Hold On" and "Open Your Eyes" are just as good. Black Box also released a remix album called "Mixed Up" which is almost as good as this one. Perhaps they could re-release both someday, in one package, and also including the original version of "Everybody Everybody." Now that would be a cause for celebration!"
Best Damn CD of the 1990's
billy clinton | head on the curb | 07/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everybody Everybody is the definitive track of nineties house music, if you missed this you must have been really spaced out on crack. Actually even if you heard it you may have been hopped on crack. No matter the grooves were phat. The beat was tight, and we loved it!! Open Your Eyes, Ghost Box, Fantasy, oh the list goes on... And...RIDE ON TIME oh my if this JAM doesn't say YEAH BABY! what does??? Buy it. Buy it NOW before you waste another day of your miserable life! Buy it and live. It will be like...one night, in heaven..."
I can't believe I lost my copy!
billy clinton | 02/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was in Europe in '89-'90 when "Ride One Time" came out, and it was EVERYWHERE. When I came back to America, "Everybody Everybody" was just picking up steam. Martha Wash provided amazing vocals on all tracks, except "Ride On Time"(Loletta Holloway sample). It's a great dance cd that never fails to bring me back."
Dance & House music with a soul touch
Sinitta | Germany | 12/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Italian group's first album: Catherine
never sung, but Loletta Holloway did and never got payed. Anyway, the lyrics
are very strong . The samples and sounds are often Italo House. But there is
also a wonderful Earth , Wind & Fire cover of "Fantasy". Other hits are
"Everybody, everybody" and "I don't know anybody else". It's a nice, dancey
album, but more bubble gum music than anything else.
Black Box are still working - with a new singer though."