Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson ‎– Padlock (Special Mixes)

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The front cover layout has Larry Levan as main artist/remixer, which might have been a decision by either an employee of Island Records / Garage Records or by Tony Wright, creative director for Island Records. All the tracks on this mini album though are originally released by the late Gwen Guthrie, for her 1983 album "Portrait", and which are remixed for the Padlock project by Larry Levan. Gwen Guthrie's name is appearing on the front cover's layout in the list of contributing artists.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ITG2001 Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson - Padlock (Special Mixes)(LP, MiniAlbum) Garage Records ITG2001 US 1983 Sell This Version
ZCITG 2001 Gwen Guthrie Padlock(Cass, MiniAlbum) Garage Records, Island Trading Co. ZCITG 2001 US 1983 Sell This Version
ISP 1053 Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson - Padlock (Special Mixes)(LP, MiniAlbum) Island Records ISP 1053 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
207 197, 207 197-320 Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson - Padlock (Special Mixes)(LP, MiniAlbum, RE) Island Records, Island Records 207 197, 207 197-320 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
IMA 2 Gwen Guthrie Padlock(LP, MiniAlbum) Garage Records IMA 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ISCP-1016 Gwen Guthrie Padlock - Special Mixes By Larry Levan(CD, P/Mixed) Island Records, Universal ISCP-1016 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
IMA 2, IMA 2SP Gwen Guthrie Padlock(LP, MiniAlbum, Unofficial + 12", Single, Unofficia) Garage Records (2), Garage Records (2) IMA 2, IMA 2SP UK 2005 Sell This Version
ITG 2001 Gwen Guthrie Padlock (Special Mixes)(LP, MiniAlbum, RE) Garage Records, Island Trading Co. ITG 2001 US 2006 Sell This Version
PTG 34060 Gwen Guthrie Padlock (Special Mixes By Larry Levan)(CD, MiniAlbum, P/Mixed, RE, RM) PTG Records, Vinyl Masterpiece PTG 34060 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
ITG 2001 Gwen Guthrie Padlock(12", MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Garage Records (2) ITG 2001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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TeeJay74

TeeJay74

February 16, 2019
referencing Padlock - Special Mixes By Larry Levan, CD, P/Mixed, ISCP-1016

Just to clear things up regarding the OBI strip. This CD was imported for the European and US market by Island‘s / Universal‘s own import service. These imports were missing the OBI strip in general. I know this because I worked in a physical store back then and ordered it from Universal Germany directly.
REENO

REENO

January 8, 2016
referencing Padlock - Special Mixes By Larry Levan, CD, P/Mixed, ISCP-1016
I have this cd. I don't think it was mastered from vinyl, however it is a bit boomy in the low end.
comassola

comassola

March 14, 2011
referencing Padlock, LP, MiniAlbum, IMA 2
The UK release is cut about 2% faster than the US release.
ExpatMichael

ExpatMichael

March 5, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Padlock, LP, MiniAlbum, IMA 2

This is the definitive Paradise Garage record. The tracks flow into each other with incredible ease. Each one brilliant in itself and even better as a collection. In my opinion this is the peak of Larry Levan's brilliance as a mixer and an impressario. Gwen Guthrie's voice is perfect, never over-stated diva yet always smooth and soulful. Whenever there is a reunion party the hoots and hollers from the crowd are thunderous for any one of these tracks. If I could rate it 5+ I gladly would.