Various ‎– Italo 2000 - Rarities

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ZYX Music ‎– ZYX 81150-2
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
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1-1 Patrick Colby Mandrill
Written-By – G. Cinelli*, G. Caria*, S. Oliva*
6:02
1-2 Patty Ryan You're My Love, You're My Life
Written-By – C. Hire*, G. Rochel*
7:12
1-3 Alexander Robotnic* Les Vacances
Written-By – Claudio Collino, Elvio Moratto, Dami Maurizio*
5:54
1-4 Valerie Dore Lancelot
Written-By – M. Tansini*, S. Zanini*
4:32
1-5 Robert Camero Love Games
Written-By – M. Catalano*, R. Franchi*, S. Montin*
6:18
1-6 Macho Gang Naughty Boy
Written-By – G. Crivellente*, M. Farina*
5:30
1-7 Lee Marrow Lot To Learn
Written-By – F. Bontempi*, Ronald H. Jones*
6:55
1-8 Otto Mix* Sahara Sand
Written-By – R. Zennaro*
6:30
1-9 Wish Key Orient Express
Written-By – L. Ghilardi*, M. Cangelli*
3:38
1-10 Jody J.* Les Americains
Written-By – M. Cimino*
6:30
1-11 Peter Richard Walking In The Neon
Written-By – Rolando*, Rago*, Farina*
6:42
1-12 Hugh Bullen Alisand
Written-By – Vallicelli*, Bullen*, Bais*
5:33
2-1 Scotch Penguins' Invasion
Written-By – L. Ghilardi*, M. Cangelli*
6:23
2-2 Visions (2) Everybody
Written-By – Fedele*, Percali*, Todesco*
5:40
2-3 Fun Fun Baila Boléro
Written-By – G. Fornaciari*, M. Kolazek*
3:56
2-4 Advance Take Me To The Top
Written-By – Raimondi*, Abacab*, I. Spagna*, L. Wesley*, V. Patterson*
6:15
2-5 The Creatures (2) Machine's Drama
Written-By – Mario Flores
7:23
2-6 Hipnosis Droid
Written-By – C. Gizzi*, R. Musumarra*
5:45
2-7 Roy Shooting Star
Written-By – G. Ferrarin*, M. Chelli*
6:10
2-8 Firefly (2) Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side
Written-By – M. Cavaliere*, M. Sangineto*
7:11
2-9 Phaeax Talk About
Written-By – C. C.*
5:37
2-10 Savage Don't Cry Tonight
Written-By – Roberto Zanetti
6:48
2-11 Roni Griffith (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
Written-By – Pete Andreoli, Phil Spector, Vince Poncia, Jr.*
6:35
2-12 Dr. Felix Relax Your Body
Written-By – C. Donato*, F. Imevbore*
4:20

Notes

Die Italo 2000 Serie ist mit einer neuen Klangtechnik
versehen. Diese Technik heißt "20 Bit Remastered". Sie
vermittelt dem Zohörer durch höheren Dynamik-Umfang
und durch reduziertes Rauschen in den ruhigeren Passagen
ein völlig neues Klangerlebnis.

CD 1 TT: 71.16
CD 2 TT: 72.03

ZYX Music GmbH & Co. KG
℗ ZYX Music
© 1998 ZYX Music
Made In Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 090204682324
  • Label Code: LC 6350
  • Rights Society: Biem/Gema
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): ZYX MASTERING * ZYX 81150-2 CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): ZYX MASTERING * ZYX 81150-2 CD2

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December 31, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
ZYX must have felt guilty butchering CD reissues of "The Best Of Italo Disco" series - recall that they squeezed each volume (typically 2xLP) onto a single CD, mercilessly chopping songs down to rushed 7" edits - so in order to make for that heinous crime they decided to release "Italo 2000 Rarities".

This is an Italo fan's dream release: top-notch full-length vintage Italo with a few late eighties tracks thrown in for a good measure. Several of the tracks (1-1, 1-5, 1-12 and 2-7) are more Eurobeat than Italo disco proper; a few are Italo house (1-3, 1-6, 1-7 and 2-12); one is a Bobby Orlando NRG production (2-11) and you could call "Sahara Sand" downtempo. The most noteworthy feature of this release is the spectacular mastering. Whether "20-bit remastered" is a marketing gag or not, the sound quality is on the level that is superior to Blanco y Negro's "I Love D12"co Diamonds" series. Sure, the tracks are generally a lot more compressed and punchy than the 12" originals, even with a hint of overcompression clipping at times (listen to the drums on "Mandrill", for instance); but a certain level of clarity and crispness has been achieved that was quite unheard of on the Italo scene before or ever since. This compilation must have sold so well, ZYX released two more volumes before launching a different Italo 2000 series - "Fresh Hits". But that's a topic for another comment :P.