Inner City ‎– Paradise

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Debut album - renamed "Big Fun" in USA, Canada and Japan.

First US release was May 29, 1989.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DIX 81, 209 608-630 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records DIX 81, 209 608-630 UK 1989 Sell This Version
91242-2 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album) Virgin Records CANADA 91242-2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7 91242-2, 2-91242 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7 91242-2, 2-91242 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91242-2, 2-91242 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 7 91242-2, 2-91242 US 1989 Sell This Version
VL4 3062 Inner City Big Fun(Cass, Album) Virgin Records Canada, Virgin VL4 3062 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7 91242-4 Inner City Big Fun(Cass, Album, SR) Virgin 7 91242-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91242-1 Inner City Big Fun(LP, Album) 10 Records 7 91242-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
VL 3062 Inner City Big Fun(LP, Album) Virgin Records Canada Inc. VL 3062 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1-91242, 7 91242-1 Inner City Big Fun(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 1-91242, 7 91242-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
1567 Inner City Inner City (LP, Album) Virgin 1567 Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
DIX 81 Inner City Paradise (In Store Play Only)(LP, Album) 10 Records DIX 81 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DIXCD 81, 0777 7 86115 2 3 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin DIXCD 81, 0777 7 86115 2 3 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records DIXCD 81, 259 608-222 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CDIX 81, 409 608-630 Inner City Paradise(Cass, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records CDIX 81, 409 608-630 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CDIX 81, 409 608-630 Inner City Paradise(Cass, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records CDIX 81, 409 608-630 Turkey 1989 Sell This Version
ZVNC 5148 Inner City Paradise(Cass, Album) Virgin ZVNC 5148 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
CDIX 81 Inner City Paradise(Cass, Album) 10 Records, Virgin CDIX 81 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
DIX 81 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records DIX 81 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DIX 81 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records DIX 81 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
VNC 5148 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5148 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
DIX81, 209 608 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records DIX81, 209 608 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
DIX81, 209 608-630 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records, Virgin DIX81, 209 608-630 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
VG 50438 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) 10 Records, Virgin Greece VG 50438 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
VNC 5148 (DIX 81) Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5148 (DIX 81) Zimbabwe 1989 Sell This Version
066 427023 1 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album) EMI 066 427023 1 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
DIX 81 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd) 10 Records DIX 81 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
DIX81, 209 608-630 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) 10 Records, Virgin DIX81, 209 608-630 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
066 427023 1, 209 608 Inner City Paradise(LP, Album, Promo) EMI, 10 Records 066 427023 1, 209 608 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
150003 Inner City Paraiso(Cass, Album) EMI 150003 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
50003 Inner City Paraiso(LP, Album, Promo) EMI 50003 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
VJCP-3 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album) 10 Records, Virgin Japan VJCP-3 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VJCP-3 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album, Promo) 10 Records, Virgin Japan VJCP-3 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
86115 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album) Gold Rush Records (9) 86115 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VI 874812 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Disky VI 874812 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
0 777 7 86115 2 3 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0 777 7 86115 2 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
V2-91242 Inner City Big Fun(CD, Album, RE) Virgin V2-91242 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Inner City Paradise(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Virgin none UK Unknown
7861152, 0777 7 86115 2 3 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records 7861152, 0777 7 86115 2 3 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
DIXCD 81, 0777 7 86115 2 3 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin DIXCD 81, 0777 7 86115 2 3 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VIP, 10 Records, Virgin VIP 7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 Inner City Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VIP, 10 Records, Virgin VIP 7243 8 42456 2 7, CDVIP 160 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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paulbradley3305

paulbradley3305

February 22, 2015
referencing Big Fun, CD, Album, 7 91242-2, 2-91242
the us took off "power of passion" added "whatcha gonna do with my lovin' " . i'm comparing MY 2 cds right now.
jancito303

jancito303

November 30, 2007
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Paradise, LP, Album, DIX 81, 209 608-630
Back in '89 there weren't too many 'real albums' out there in the electronic genre and this was certainly it. Paradise is my favorite track.

Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

March 8, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Paradise, LP, Album, DIX 81, 209 608-630
The point of being 'above thirty' is that you'll certainly carry good memories with you.
It's like remembering the year of 1989 when I was still a teenager on a French school and a great friend of mine, Sylvain 'Gazza' Justum brought me Inner City's "Paradise" LP.
The mélange between the soulful atmosphere and futuristic-sophisticated sounds from synthesizer lines & the drum sequencers got straight into my mind, and I just couldn't stop listening to the WHOLE LP every-single-day.
I guess the same situation happened with many young kids at that time - it was like the official anthem of the year 1989 had been released!
The tunes were so emotional, delicate and different from anything I have heard before... So intense, so unique, that I really don't know if we'll ever be able to be surprised again by such a magnificent kind of music.
Kevin Saunderson's synthesizer timbres and Paris Grey's vocals had no parallel anywhere else in the whole World. They broke with the traditional paradigms on the dance music Universe and brought a sophisticated, soulful-futuristic perspective that influenced an incredible amount of producers later (just remember the synth lines timbres on U.R. 001 - "Your Time Is Up", for example).
"Paradise" LP is much more than "Big Fun" and "Good Life". For many people, it was the mark zero for the Detroit Sounds, as some of the hits were played on the main clubs, and even on the radios.
Above all, it was perhaps the album that consolidated the range of the Techno music on the bigger audiences Worldwide.
Michael_Cina

Michael_Cina

January 3, 2003
referencing Big Fun, CD, Album, 7 91242-2, 2-91242
An amazing work of art in every way shape and form. Paris Greys vocals are as strong as Kevin Saunderson's production skills. Was an amazing 'crossover' for house music as tracks were played on most major R&B stations across America. Timeless and classic record and should be in any house or techno collection.