The Three Degrees ‎– New Dimensions

Ariola Records America ‎– SW 50044
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Companies, etc.



℗ © 1978 Ariola America Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9124 405 The Three Degrees New Dimensions(LP, Album) polygram 9124 405 US 1978 Sell This Version
200 002, 200 002-320 The Three Degrees New Dimensions(LP, Album, Gat) Ariola, Ariola 200 002, 200 002-320 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
CDBBR 0011 The Three Degrees New Dimensions(CD, Album, P/Mixed, RE, RM, Jew) Big Break Records CDBBR 0011 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
SW 50044 The Three Degrees New Dimensions(LP, Album) Ariola Records America, FTA SW 50044 Peru Unknown Sell This Version
ARLH 5012 The Three Degrees New Dimensions(LP, Album, P/Mixed, Gat) Ariola ARLH 5012 UK 1978 Sell This Version



Add Review



May 25, 2016
A cracking electro-disco fest from the girls of Philadelphia led by the ever genius hand of Giorgio Moroder. New Dimensions being one of his greatest projects of the late 70's. Every track is outstanding and the production is sublime. It sounds especially good on vinyl, helped by those big wide tracks. Side 1 is notably powerful due to the amazing segues between the three thundering tracks. Here there has to be a word of warning. Avoid the US vinyl version on Ariola-America. Side 1's continuous mix has been butchered by altering the running order and spoiling each track's progression in to the next. Track 2 & 3 have been swapped, making a complete mess of the flow which has a fade out on track 2 and an abrubt start to track 3. I have no idea why this happened or who made the decision to tamper so heavily with such a powerful suite of music. I can't imagine Giorgio Moroder being happy about such tampering with his production. The UK issue is the best version in terms of presentation, sound and continuous mix. I'm not sure about other countries and labels, but would imagine European versions are the same as UK.
This album is very dynamic and is impressive not just to fans of disco. I think the musicians are Giorgio's house band Munich Machine or at least some of the members and orchestral arrangements slip in beautifully with synthesisers and electro sounds. This combined with strong vocals and harmonies from Sheila, Helen and Valerie makes New Dimensions one of the best albums of this genre ever made. The recent BBR remaster CD thankfully is the correct running order and sounds not half bad for a CD. But the UK vinyl for me is the dogs biscuits!