Lace ‎– Can't Play Around

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Can't Play Around (Vocal) 5:30
Can't Play Around (Instrumental) 4:56

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-89927 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Single) Atlantic, RFC Records 0-89927 US 1982 Sell This Version
0-89927 Lace Can't Play Around(12") Atlantic, RFC Records 0-89927 US 1982 Sell This Version
DMD 376 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records DMD 376 US 1982 Sell This Version
DMD 376 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records DMD 376 US 1982 Sell This Version
DMD 376 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records DMD 376 US 1982 Sell This Version
0-89927 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records 0-89927 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89926 Lace Can't Play Around(7") Atlantic, RFC Records 7-89926 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89926 Lace Can't Play Around(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records 7-89926 US 1982 Sell This Version
ATM 5, 0-89927 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Single) Atlantic, RFC Records ATM 5, 0-89927 US 1983 Sell This Version
0-89927 Lace Can't Play Around(12", Unofficial) Atlantic (2), RFC Records (2) 0-89927 US 2005 Sell This Version

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PeterLinck

PeterLinck

August 8, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Single, 0-89927
I have a slightly different runout etching - STDM-43776-1 MASTERDISK HW 1-1 SP. Note that the "2" from the runout etching listed on this Discogs page is a "1" on my copy. B-side runout etching is the same as this Discogs page lists. My copy has the shorter (4:56) instrumental on the B-side and is correctly labeled as such. Hope this is perhaps useful to buyers/sellers.
REENO

REENO

May 14, 2020
edited 7 months ago
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Promo, DMD 376

The harder to find domestic pressing of this Larry Levan classic. Note: the Long Inst/dub mix can ONLY be found on this pressing, so keep a sharp eye out for it.
journeyintosound

journeyintosound

March 30, 2017
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Promo, DMD 376
This version here is the one to get, it is the pressing that has the longer 6:21 dub that includes the vocals at the end. If this is what you're after, do not buy copies of this promo pressing that have two mixes on the B-side. Make sure there is only one cut on each side.
journeyintosound

journeyintosound

March 30, 2017
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Promo, DMD 376
Clarifying matters, the catalog number may be the same on this issue, but the instrumental version on the B-side is shorter here and therefore less desirable than Lace - Can't Play Around (promo). The way to tell is that this pressing contains two versions on the B-side, the edition with the longer dub has that one version that spreads over the whole side instead.
tripson

tripson

November 20, 2016
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Unofficial, 0-89927
Sound quality is okay but questionable on this one, at least with my pressing. Anybody can confirm?
ericmp3

ericmp3

March 1, 2016
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Single, 0-89927
There seems to be a great deal of confusion regarding the different mixes and releases. Several of these releases are pictured with the label photo that includes Larry Levan's instrumental mix which clocks in at 6:21. Unfortunately most only have the 4:56 instrumental mix which is pretty objectively a lesser track, hence some of the frustration in these comments.
lukkykub

lukkykub

March 12, 2015
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Promo, DMD 376
hi i am gravely dissapointed as this NOT the Larry Levan DUb version of the track as you have advertised which goes for 6.21 sec .... but the inferior 4.56 version .... You have made a BIG mistake in advertising this and i have spent over $35 Australian onsomething which is not what i believd i was buying .... we need to coorect this matter .. i am very upset about this as i needed this record for deejaying and can not use this version ., luc
DJ-RAUS

DJ-RAUS

July 30, 2008
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Can't Play Around, 12", Promo, DMD 376
One of Larry Levan's favourite track and a Paradise Garage classic, also included in the Album collection "Journey into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story". I have to notice that this special Promo issue of this classic contains the Dub version called Instrumental in B side (6:21) that start as an instrumental version but ends with vocals in a very Garage Dub Style, in according to some rumours instrumental side was Larry Levan's favourite version that he used to play in the club.