Persia ‎– Persia

Casablanca ‎– NBLP 7190
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A1 Comme Ci Comme Ca
Drums [Syndrums] – Wes Black
A2 Hotcakes 3:33
A3 Love Hit Us Like A Stonebolt 4:46
A4 Need Another Night With You 4:10
B1 Inch By Inch 7:30
B2 That's What Keeps 'Em Dancin' 8:24

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Produced for Metropolis Records.

Originally came with a lyrics inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): NBLP- 7190-AS PRCR AZ [etching of two seagulls] 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): NBLP- 7190-BS PRC- B-2 - 11 - 1 AZ

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NBLP 7190 Persia Persia(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Casablanca (4) NBLP 7190 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
NBLP 7190 Persia Persia(LP, Album, Unofficial) Casablanca (4) NBLP 7190 US 2012 Sell This Version
NBLP 7190 Persia Persia(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NBLP 7190 US 1979 Sell This Version
NBLP 7190 DJ Persia Persia(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NBLP 7190 DJ US 1979 Sell This Version


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March 17, 2015
Inch by Inch heard on a Ron Hardy's set at Music Box, fell in love with this record


July 4, 2011
Yo. I'm the keyboardist, Peter Reilich, who played on the basic rhythm tracks that were recorded at engineer Gary Black's house in Encino CA. A bit of trivia; we recorded several takes over the course of a couple weeks. This was in 1979, before the era of digital recording. I remember the mixing board, an 8-track & the recorder was 3-inch reel, common in those days. Because of the limited technology of the day, rhythm tracks were commonly recorded live, with a full rhythm section: drums, bass, guitar & me on electric piano. Kenny recorded over-dubs of synthesizer stuff, later at another studio in North Hollywood. That synth stuff is fairly present on your favorite track "Inch By Inch" -which you can be heard here:


May 2, 2008
edited over 4 years ago
I am definitely going to say the exact same about inch by inch, it stands out by itself in such a good way, hypnotic vocals along with hypnotic instruments as well.The first time i heard this was from a wbmx chicago radio station mix with james disco dereck behind the turntables. If anybody out there wants it on vinyl, look for the original 12" on casablanca rec. or the dereck carter quadruple pack on azuli titled "a collection of classics" the whole compilation is awesome plus containing inch by inch. Ahead of it's time.


October 25, 2007
edited over 3 years ago

Inch by Inch is the one to look here.

I confess I´m surprised no one rated or reviewed on this one yet.

This is one of the best kept secret in disco music.

Zell Black vocals are amazing and the powerful producion, guitars, basses, percursion, keyboards, everything is perfect here!

I've discovered this one by accident, searching on Casablanca catalog here at discogs, and since that i can´t stop listening to it.

It was included on the series "Choice - A Collection Of Classics", on Azuli Records, mixed by Derrick Carter.

Other songs are ok, in a regular disco funk vibe.

But, Wait till you listen to Inch by Inch.

Pure Class. 10/10