Bob Sinclar ‎– Paradise

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Paradise

"Music" (vocal) by One Way Featuring Al Hudson.
[b]'Disco 2000 Selector'[/b]: "Party" (vocal intro) and "Disco Baby" (music/bassline) by Van McCoy, and "Cheek To Cheek" (music) by Ohio Players.
[b]'My Only Love'[/b]: "Come Back Lover" (bass & rhythm) by Fresh Band.
and "Music" (rhodes & guitar) by One Way
[b]'The Ghetto'[/b]: "The Ghetto" (live version) by Donny Hathaway and "The World Is A Ghetto" (music) by George Benson.
[b]'New York City Music'[/b]: "New York City" by Miroslav Vitous. Originally released by Julius Papp on Astral Waves EP.
[b]'Ultimate Funk'[/b]: "Super Sporm" (music) by Captain Sky.
[b]'Move Your Body'[/b]: "Cherchez Le Garçon" (music) by Taxi Girl.
[b]'Souvenir'[/b]: "I Wanna Take A Chance On Love" (rhythm) by France Joli.
[b]'Vision Of Paradise'[/b]: "Sambo (Progression)" (music) by Brass Construction and "Visions Of Paradise" (vocal) by Island Noyze Productions.
[b]'Mo Underground People'[/b]: "Floating Through Space" (music) by Lonnie Liston Smith.
[b]'Gym Tonic'[/b]: "Bad Mouthin" (music) by Motown Sounds and vocals from "Jane Fonda Workout" (video) by Jane Fonda. "Gym Tonic" was entirely conceived by Thomas Bangalter.

[b]Singles taken out of this release:[/b]
1. [b]'My Only Love'[/b]
2. [b]'The Ghetto'[/b]
3. [b]'Ultimate Funk'[/b]
[b]'Disco 2000 Selector'[/b] and [b]'Vision Of Paradise'[/b] were released originally on the [b]Space Funk Project 1[/b] and [b]2[/b].
[b]'Gym Tonic'[/b] was released as a promo without the consent of Thomas Bangalter.

[b]Concepts:[/b]
This was the actual text presenting Bob Sinclar to the public in his first incarnation:
"Who is Bob Sinclar? An international man of mystery, since he first emerged in 1976 this career path has taken in spy, jewel thief. Riviera playboy, mercenary, arms smuggler, Monte Carlo card shark, Studio 54 bellboy, high-class gigolo, sunglasses model and hardcore porn star. It's also rumoured he was roped in to teach John Travolta to dance for Saturday Night Fever, but we don't want to play with the rumours - the mere facts themselves are incredible enough. Now, since his autobiography was banned worldwide for in order to protect NATO security, Bob has decided to tell his story via the medium of House music."

Tracklist

Bob Sinclar Intro 0:26
Q-T Fingers* Get Into The Music 5:53
Bob Sinclar Disco 2000 Selector 6:42
Thomas Bangalter vs Bob Sinclar Gym Tonic (By Thomas Bangalter Vs Bob Sinclar)) 6:11
Bob Sinclar New York City Music 6:28
Bob Sinclar Ultimate Funk 5:40
Bob Sinclar Vision Of Paradise 6:21
Bob Sinclar Feat. Karl (The Voice)* The Ghetto 7:13
Bob Sinclar Mo Underground People 6:08

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YP043 Bob Sinclar Paradise(2xLP, Album) Yellow Productions YP043 France 1998 Sell This Version
PRO 00003 Bob Sinclar Paradise (Fnac Promo)(CD, Promo) Yellow Productions PRO 00003 France 1995 Sell This Version
AMCE-2915 Bob Sinclar Paradise(CD, Album) EastWest Japan AMCE-2915 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
398424686-2 Bob Sinclar Paradise(CD, Album) Yellow Productions 398424686-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
398424686-2 Bob Sinclar Paradise(CD, Album) Yellow Productions, EastWest 398424686-2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
YPCD043 Bob Sinclar Paradise(CD, Album) Yellow Productions YPCD043 France 1998 Sell This Version
PRO 1020 Bob Sinclar Paradise(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Yellow Productions PRO 1020 France 1998 Sell This Version
YP043 Bob Sinclar Paradise(2xLP, Album, RE) Yellow Productions YP043 France 2000 Sell This Version
YP043 Bob Sinclar Paradise(2xLP, Album, RP) Yellow Productions YP043 France 2017 Sell This Version
none Bob Sinclar "Paradise"(CDr, Album, Promo) EastWest none France Unknown Sell This Version

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smitten40

smitten40

April 19, 2017
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
Honestly i cannot see the point of re-pressing records from the 90's, when the kids can choose from many second hand copies for tuppence and half a penny.
roryistea

roryistea

January 26, 2017
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
RedEyeRecords is taking pre-orders for the LP - expected release date March 20, 2017.
alnbyr

alnbyr

November 28, 2016
edited 5 months ago
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
Hi everyone,

It's been more or less 16 years since the last pressing of Paradise on vinyl. Probably some of you are asking for a reissue? Well, I got good news for you: Diggers Factory is launching a campaign to have Paradise reissued on limited edition vinyl! Here's a pre-order link along with more info: https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/415/bob-sinclar-paradise

Hope you'll find that useful!
UriahCego

UriahCego

December 20, 2014
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
"Get Into The Music" sampled The Strikers' Body Music, as well as did on "My Only Love". Just compare
moslondon9960

moslondon9960

January 26, 2012
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, RE, YP043

All Tracks Is Great Mixed, and We Love It;-)
FAC191

FAC191

December 8, 2011
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
My copy also has the sleeve artwork with the girl with the wavy hair & bigger boobs & it was definitely bought in 1998, not in 2000.

Mine also has the exact same runout etchings as the 1998 Discogs entry.

It would be useful if someone with a 2000 reissue could update this entry with the runout etchings from the reissue.
headphonesex

headphonesex

October 3, 2010
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
I'm pretty sure I got mine when the album was first released, and it has this sleeve as well.
shiddot

shiddot

September 12, 2010
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, YP043
Comparing the cover artwork of this reissue and the 1998 release (http://www.discogs.com/Bob-Sinclar-Paradise/release/8411), my copy has the cover from the reissue but was definitely purchased in 1998! So I'm not convinced that they are the right way around here on Discogs.
BalooDP

BalooDP

September 3, 2010
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, RE, YP043

Bob Sinclar, a DJ that's mostly scoffed at today for his terrible commercial dance tracks and the whole "Gym Tonic" incedent where he steals Thomas Bangalter's track after getting the rights to it and promising NOT to release it, and puts it on his own album.

You see, back in the day, Bob Sinclar didn't make cheesy commercial music that wasn't worth the vinyl it's printed on. He was part of the big French House scene, starting off with his AWESOME remix of "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust. His debut album is a pretty good one, but nothing top-tier, Save for Thomas Bangalter's Gym Tonic none are super great, but they're still worth listening to

The intro is lifted from a movie and is used to set the basis for the concept of "Bob Sinclar", who's supposed to be a former porn-star turned secret agent for the government, all based off of a movie character. Then you get into Get Into the Music, Disco 2000 Selector, and Gym Tonic which are all good examples of the French House genre. New York City Music isn't that great of a track, nor is Ultimate Funk. The Ghetto is probably the second-most catchiest track on the album, sampling George Benson. Visions of Paradise has a catchy vocal repeat, and finishing off the LP is the boring Mo Underground People.

The CD is mixed and has 3 more tracks: Souvenir, Paradise Interlude, and Move Your Body. Souvenir is a a bad interlude track, while Paradise Interlude is a really nice relaxing one that features calming waves. And Move your Body is actually a nice gem of a track that sounds a LOT like a Todd Edwards UK Garage track.

Overall a decent album, much better than his stuff today. The Ghetto, Move Your Body, and Gym Tonic are the best songs to be found on here, but the rest is sort of middle-of-the-road French House. If he had continued with this sound past Champ Elysses, he could've been a really great producer, but unfortunately the whole Gym Tonic incedent threw him out of the scene after two albums. But this album is actually worth checking out.
rewind.musik

rewind.musik

April 30, 2010
referencing Paradise, 2xLP, Album, RE, YP043
chronicle written in French on the forum : [FR] Rewind Musik - Chronique Musical
click here : Forum Thread #210095