Double Vision ‎– Unsafe Building

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Happy Vibes ‎– HV 29501-2
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1a Video-1 Knockin'
1b Video-2 All Right
2 Knockin' (Original) 5:21
3 All Right (Extended) 5:55
4 Unsafe Building 3:43
5 Honey Be Good 4:58
6 Sara (Remix)
Remix – Ken Oakland
5:37
7 When Love Breaks Down 4:15
8 Knockin' (Extended Club Mix) 6:48
9 Unsafe Building (Ken Oakland Mix)
Remix – Ken Oakland
5:53
10 All Right (Mike Nero Mix)
Remix – Mike Nero
5:30
11 All Right (Monitor One House Mix)
Remix – Monitor One
5:16
12 Megamix (Knockin' - All Right) 6:45

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Data track 1 contains the music videos for Knockin' & All Right in AVI format.
Track 5 wrongly listed as "Money"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 090204 579020
  • Label Code: LC 7741
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: HV 29501-2

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDI-1649 Double Vision Unsafe Building(CD, Album) Musart CDI-1649 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
HV 29501-2 Double Vision Unsafe Building(CD, Album, Unofficial) Happy Vibes (2) HV 29501-2 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD9701103 Double Vision Unsafe Building(CD, Album, Unofficial) Happy Vibes (2) JPCD9701103 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
LC-7741 Double Vision Unsafe Building(Cass, Album, Unofficial) A.M.P. Production LC-7741 Russia 1997 Sell This Version

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little_alien

little_alien

July 3, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

Can one even call this weird selection of tracks and remixes an album? The CD starts off nicely with Double Vision's two biggest hits and then we get to the inevitable downtempo track that every Eurodance act seems to require on an album. Moody synths, some rather cheesy percussion, could be worse, but then... The vocals! Like nails on a blackboard they rip the moody synths and calm rhythm apart. Skip!

What's next? Money is a rather nice Eurodance track, nice melody and the vocals aren't even that bad. There's only one thing that really spoils this track and that is that the left and right channel seem to be out of phase, creating that typical "hollow" sound you get when you switch the wires of one speaker and the speakers are in opposite phase. Nice track, but with these headphones on my brain is going to melt because of the weird phasing. Skip.

The house beats and cheesy ahhh synths of Sara (Remix) can't veil the bad vocals and hissy Sssss and hi-hats like this was recorded from vinyl. The complete lack of melody in combination with the bad vocals make this track a complete... Skip!

When Love Breaks Down starts off with some lush synths and is actually a nice Eurodance track with a bouncing bassline and powerful synths borrowd from the hit singles. That's not too bad you might think. This is an OK song, though it could use a bit more melody, but the fact that it has been badly recorded from vinyl with a LOT of distorted hissing in the vocals and hi-hats makes me want to... Skip!

What we have next are some dull and repetitive remixes and a megamix that sound like it was done at home on a cassette deck. The only track that stands out somewhat is the Mike Nero Mix of All Right. A track that at least has some nice elements in it is the Ken Oakland Mix of Unsafe Building. Too bad he used pieces from the original of Unsafe Building as this could have been a cool Ramirez-like track if it consisted of only the added remix elements.

What about the videos then? Well, they even managed to screw that up. The video encoding quality is sub-par even for 1996 and the audio is so badly distorted it's really hard not to... Skip!

So am I going to sell this? Throw it in the bin? Ritually burn it? After all these years of collecting Eurodance I have never come across such a failed attempt at making an album. Except for the two hit singles Knockin' and All Right which I really like and the OK, but average artwork, they managed to do everything wrong. It also puzzles me why this was ever bootlegged. Every option to dispose of this €1 bin find has crossed my mind, but then I realized that this is a special release just for being this bad. This release will get a place in my collection like the little consolation price given to the last one to finish.