Ben Liebrand ‎– Grand 12-Inches

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Sony Music Media ‎– SMM 511088 2, Sony Music Media ‎– SMM 5110882000, Sony Music Media ‎– 511088 2
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4 × CD, Compilation
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1-01 Donna Summer I Feel Love (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – D. Summer*, G. Moroder*, P. Belotte*
8:13
1-02 Giorgio Moroder Chase (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – G. Moroder*
8:24
1-03 Lipps Inc.* Funky Town (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – S. Greenberg*
7:46
1-04 Cerrone Supernature (Full Length Album Version)
Written-By – Wisniak*, M. Cerrone*
10:54
1-05 Patrick Cowley Menergy (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – M. Blecman*, P. Cowley*
8:47
1-06 Gino Soccio Dancer (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – G. Soccio*
8:29
1-07 Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Original 12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Jim SternWritten-By – J. Wirrick*, Sylvester
6:30
1-08 Gonzalez Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – Jones*
7:59
1-09 Kat Mandu The Break (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – D. LePage*
8:40
2-01 Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – A. Peoples*, J. Ellis*, L. Simmons*
7:35
2-02 Chic Good Times (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – B. Edwards - N. Rodgers*
8:00
2-03 Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots (Original Album Version)
Written-By – F. Washington*, P. Rushen*, T. McFadden*
4:42
2-04 Change A Lover's Holiday (Full Length Album Version)
Written-By – D. Romani*, T.Willoughby*
6:16
2-05 Oliver Cheatham Get Down Saturday Night (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – K. D. McCord*, O, Cheatham*
6:51
2-06 Kool & The Gang Fresh (12" Remix)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Jim Bonnefond, John Rollo, Kendall StubbsWritten-By – Kool & The Gang, S. Linzer*
5:50
2-07 Michael Zager Band* Let's All Chant (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – M. Zager*
6:50
2-08 Rick James Super Freak (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – A. Miller*, R. James*
7:06
2-09 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Full Length Version)
Written-By – B. Edwards - N. Rodgers*
14:36
2-10 Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – M. Cleveland*
5:41
2-11 Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Acappella)
Written-By – M. Cleveland*
3:11
3-01 D'Train* You're The One For Me (Special Dub/Vocal Edit)
Edited By [Uncredited] – Ben LiebrandWritten-By – H. Eaves III*, J. Williams*
7:16
3-02 Sharon Redd Beat The Street (Special Dub/Vocal Edit)
Edited By [Uncredited] – Ben LiebrandWritten-By – D. Payne*, E. Matthew*
7:20
3-03 Carol Jiani Hit 'N Run Lover (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – S. Wilbur*
8:14
3-04 Jacksons* Shake Your Body (12" Remix)
Written-By – M. Jackson*, R. Jackson*
8:36
3-05 Shannon Let The Music Play (Original 12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Chris Barbosa, Nelson CruzWritten-By – C. Barbosa*, E. Chisolm*
5:46
3-06 Freeez I.O.U. (Original 12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Arthur Baker, John "Jellybean" Benitez, John RobieWritten-By – Baker*, Robie*
8:42
3-07 Class Action Weekend (Original 12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Larry LevanWritten-By – Calloway*, Burgess*
8:25
3-08 Moses (2) We Just (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – Hauva, G. Cuttilio*, M. Tagliaferri*
6:27
3-09 Donna Summer I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)
Remix – Patrick CowleyWritten-By – D. Summer*, G. Moroder*, P. Belotte*
15:57
4-01 Ce Ce Peniston Finally (12" Choice Mix)
Remix – David MoralesWritten-By – C. C. Peniston*, E. L. Linnear*, F. Delgado*
7:02
4-02 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam (Vocal 12" Version)
Written-By – M. Kamosi*, T. De Quincy*
5:21
4-03 Robin S* Luv 4 Luv (Original 12" Version)
Remix – StoneBridgeWritten-By – A. George*, F. McFarlane*
6:05
4-04 Robin S* Show Me Love (Original 12" Version)
Remix – StoneBridgeWritten-By – A. George*, F. McFarlane*
8:49
4-05 Snap* Rhythm Is A Dancer (12" Mix)
Written-By – B. Benites*, D. Butler*, J. "Virgo" Garrett III*, T. Austin*
5:11
4-06 Kristine W Feel What You Want (Our Tribe Vocal 12" Mix)
Remix – Our TribeWritten-By – Kristine W.*, Rob D.*, Rollo
5:30
4-07 2 Unlimited Get Ready For This (Original 12" Version)
Written-By – R. Slijngaard*, S. Harris*, F. De Wilde - J. De Coster*
5:54
4-08 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Original New York 12" Mix)
Written-By – Johnson*, O'Toole*, Gill*
7:24
4-09 New Order Blue Monday (Complete Original 12" Version)
Written-By – Sumner*, Gilbert*, New Order, Hook*, Morris*
7:28
4-10 Yazoo Situation (Special Dub/Vocal Edit)
Edited By [Uncredited] – Ben LiebrandWritten-By – Moyet*, Clarke*
9:05
4-11 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love (Liebrand Mix)
Remix – Ben LiebrandWritten-By – Art Of Noise*
8:40

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Notes

Many mix names are wrong. These are the correct mix names and remixers:

CD1:
I Feel Love (12" Version)
Chase
Funkytown
Supernature
Menergy (12" Version)
Dancer
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (12" Version)
The Break (12" Version)

CD2:
Don't Stop The Music (12" Version)
Good Times
Forget Me Nots (7")
A Lover's Holiday
Get Down Saturday Night (12" Version)
Fresh (Remix)
Let's All Chant (12" Version)
Super Freak (12" Version)
Rapper's Delight
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Acapella)

CD3:
You're The One For Me (Special Dub-Vocal Edit)
Beat The Street (Special Dub-Vocal Edit)
Hit 'n Run Lover (12" Version)
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (Remix By John Luongo)
Let The Music Play (12" Version)
I.O.U. (Megamix By John "Jellybean" Benitez & John Robie)
Weekend (12" Version)
We Just (12" Version)
I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)

CD4:
Finally (12" Choice Mix)
Pump Up The Jam (Vocal 12" Version)
Luv 4 Luv (12" Version)
Show Me Love (12" Version)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (12" Mix)
Feel What You Want (Our Tribe Vocal 12" Mix)
Get Ready For This (Rapversion)
Relax (New York Mix / U.S. Mix)
Blue Monday
Situation (Special Dub-Vocal Edit By François Kevorkian)
Moments In Love (Liebrand Mix)

Also:
- Tracks 1-01 and 3-09 are mistakenly credited to D. Summer - G. Moroder - P. Belotte - G. Goddard
- Tracks 1-02, 1-03, 1-06, 1-07, 2-01 and 2-02 are credited as "original 12" versions" and are also released this way as 12" singles. However, the versions on CD are the same as on the original albums (no special version was made for the 12" release).
- Track 2-03 is not the original 12" version. On CD the album version from "Straight From The Heart".
- Track 2-04 is mistakenly credited in sleeve notes to James Harris III - T. Lewis.
- Track 2-05 is about 45 seconds shorter than the original 12" version (which is 7:36 long).

This compilation has been realized in friendly association with ARS, Beggars, BYTE, Cat Music, Celebrity, Choice Of Music, Digidance, EMI, High Fashion, Malligator, Pias, TLP, Unidisc, Universal, Warner, Zomba/BMG, ZTT, ZYX & Sony Music.

This version is presented by Radio Veronica, as stated on the front cover.

℗ & © 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (Holland) B.V.
Marketed and Distributed by Sony Music. Mastered by Sony Music EGAS
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099751 108825
  • Label Code: LC 2604
  • Rights Society: SACEM/SACD/SGDL/SDRM/BIEM
  • Mould SID Code (All Discs): IFPI 0789
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): arvato 51634688/5110882-1 22
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 51634691/5110882-2 21
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): arvato 51634694/5110882-3 22
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): arvato 51634717/5110882-4 22

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SMM 511088 2, SMM 5110882000, 511088 2 Ben Liebrand Grand 12-Inches(4xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media SMM 511088 2, SMM 5110882000, 511088 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version

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lixenixen

lixenixen

January 3, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

This is pretty much the best dance music compilation ever released, at least if you're a disco/boogie/vocal house fan. Almost every track on it is a timeless classic, and they're presented in their full 12 inch or dance remix versions. There's just a few small flaws that make it a bit less than perfect. Firstly, as noted above, the version of "Forget Me Nots" is not the 12" version rather than the shorter album version, even though the 12" version is readily available as a bonus track on the CD reissue of the album. Secondly, the inclusion of the a cappella version of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" on the second disc feels odd. I don't think this comp was meant to be a DJ tool, and for the home listener the a cappella is merely a pointless curiosity.

Some purists may complain about the Eurodance tunes on disc 4, but they're all actually fine examples of the genre, fondly remembered by many clubbers of that era. The only problem with that disc is that including two Robin S. tunes is a bit too much. The Stonebridge remix of "Show Me Love" deserves its classic status, but "Luv 4 Luv" feels superfluous here, considering it's very similar to "Show Me Love". It would've been nicer if it had been replaced by some other classic Eurodance 12 inch, such as Corona's "Rhythm of the Night". However, the inclusion of both the 12" version and Patrick Cowley remix of "I Feel Love" is justified, as both mixes are well known and great.

These minor quibbles aside, Ben Liebrand has done a great job collecting all these historic disco shakers on one compilation. Besides the original 12" versions the comp also has a few special edits, which expand the dancefloor friendliness of the original tunes even further. The dub/vocal edit of "You're the One for Me" is especially worth a mention: it makes the (already brilliant) original sleeker and deeper, emphasizing its proto-house quality. "Grand 12-Inches" also has some neat bookends, as it begins with the Rosetta Stone of all dance music, "I Feel Love", and ends with Liebrand's remix (previously available only on hard-to-find vinyl) of "Moments in Love", a beautiful, mellow reworking of this seminal chill-out classic.
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GoodNF

April 2, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
After relasing Grandmix after Grandmix, worldwide known mastermixer Ben Liebrand decided to present the roots of his career, a sort of "Back To Mine": the songs that inspired him, presented in their full length versions.

Many tried it before, some compilations are good but most others aren't.
This is totally different. The versions featured here are digitally transferred from original production masters. Although not entirely flawless, this is probably the best "various artists" compilation series of 12" versions you can get. That means: as far as the soul/disco/funk department is concerned.