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Inner CityParadise

Label:10 Records – DIX 81, 10 Records – 209 608-630
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno

Tracklist

A1Inner City Theme
Keyboards [Additional]R Holmon*
Mixed ByK Saunderson*
ProducerK Saunderson*
Written-ByK Saunderson*
2:50
A2Paradise
EngineerChris Andrews
Keyboards [Additional]R Holmon*
Mixed ByMagic Juan*
ProducerK Saunderson*
Written-ByA Saunderson*, K Saunderson*, P Grey*
4:05
A3Ain't Nobody Better
Mixed ByDuane Bradley
ProducerK Saunderson*
Producer [Production Assistant]R Holmon*
Written-ByK Saunderson*, P Grey*
4:01
A4Power Of Passion
EngineerChris Andrews
Mixed ByK Saunderson*
ProducerK Saunderson*
Producer [Production Assistant]R Holmon*
Written-ByK Saunderson*, P Grey*
5:00
A5Big Fun
EngineerK Saunderson*
ProducerK Saunderson*
3:25
B1Do You Love What You Feel
Mixed ByDuane Bradley
ProducerK Saunderson*
Written-ByK Saunderson*, P Grey*
5:01
B2Good Life
EngineerBen Grosse
Mixed ByB Grosse*, K Saunderson*
ProducerK Saunderson*
Written-ByK Saunderson*, P Grey*, R Holmon*
3:25
B3Set Your Body Free
Mixed ByDuane Bradley
ProducerK Saunderson*
4:01
B4And I Do
EngineerChris Andrews
Mixed ByMagic Juan*
ProducerJuan Atkins
Written-ByJ Atkins*, P Grey*
4:18
B5Secrets Of The Mind
EngineerChris Andrews
Mixed ByKevin Saunderson
ProducerK Saunderson*
Written-ByK Saunderson*, P Grey*
4:55
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Credits

Notes

Direct Metal Mastering (D.M.M.)

Cat# DIX 81 on labels and spine, DIX81 on rear cover and inner liner. 2nd cat# 209 608-630 on rear cover only, just below the barcode.

Recorded by KMS of Detroit
All tracks recorded at Powerhouse Studio in Detroit and mixed at Powerhouse and Pearl Sound (in Canton).
Manufactured & distributed in the UK by Virgin

On labels:
Produced by Kevin Saunderson
℗ 1989 10 Records Ltd
© 1989 10 Records Ltd
Licensed to 10 Records via Best Beat Ltd (UK)

On rear cover:
Produced by Kevin Saunderson except 'And I Do' produced by Juan Atkins (consistent with inner liner listing)
℗© 10 Records 1989 (also on spine)
Licensed to 10 Records via Best Beat Ltd (U.K.)

Publishers:
On labels:
Tracks A1 to A4, B1 to B5: Drive On Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
Track A5: Drive On Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd/Copyright Control

On inner liner:
Tracks A1 to A4, B1 to B5: Drive-On Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
Track A5: Drive-On Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd/Cop Con

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012982508110
  • Matrix / Runout (A, stamped): DIX 81 A-1U-1-2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (B, stamped): DIX 81 B-2U-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (B, etched): TOWNHOUSE D.M.M.
  • Label Code: LC 3098

Other Versions (5 of 54)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Big Fun (CD, Album)Virgin, Virgin7 91242-2, 2-91242US1989
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Paradise (CD, Album)10 Records, 10 RecordsDIXCD 81, 259 608-222UK & Europe1989
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Big Fun (LP, Album)10 Records7 91242-1US1989
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Paradise (Cassette, Album)10 Records, 10 RecordsCDIX 81, 409 608-630Turkey1989
Paradise (LP, Album)10 Records, 10 RecordsDIX81, 209 608Europe1989

Reviews

  • Echodriver's avatar
    Echodriver
    I can’t recall any artist producing a techno/house album in the late 80s other than Inner City. If these genres interest you this album is a historical start point. Reference material and when you listen deep replicated in modern day material.
    • rlmaddock1's avatar
      rlmaddock1
      This album has the busiest percussion I think I've ever heard.
      • mrnphilip26's avatar
        mrnphilip26
        Great Album! From Start to Finish, Bangers. Club Party Record
        • jancito303's avatar
          jancito303
          Edited 9 years ago
          Back in '89 there weren't too many 'real albums' out there in the electronic genre and this was certainly it. Paradise is my favorite track.

          • Alain_Patrick's avatar
            Edited 16 years ago
            The point of being 'above thirty' is that you'll certainly carry good memories with you.
            It's like remembering the year of 1989 when I was still a teenager on a French school and a great friend of mine, Sylvain 'Gazza' Justum brought me Inner City's "Paradise" LP.
            The mélange between the soulful atmosphere and futuristic-sophisticated sounds from synthesizer lines & the drum sequencers got straight into my mind, and I just couldn't stop listening to the WHOLE LP every-single-day.
            I guess the same situation happened with many young kids at that time - it was like the official anthem of the year 1989 had been released!
            The tunes were so emotional, delicate and different from anything I have heard before... So intense, so unique, that I really don't know if we'll ever be able to be surprised again by such a magnificent kind of music.
            Kevin Saunderson's synthesizer timbres and Paris Grey's vocals had no parallel anywhere else in the whole World. They broke with the traditional paradigms on the dance music Universe and brought a sophisticated, soulful-futuristic perspective that influenced an incredible amount of producers later (just remember the synth lines timbres on U.R. 001 - "Your Time Is Up", for example).
            "Paradise" LP is much more than "Big Fun" and "Good Life". For many people, it was the mark zero for the Detroit Sounds, as some of the hits were played on the main clubs, and even on the radios.
            Above all, it was perhaps the album that consolidated the range of the Techno music on the bigger audiences Worldwide.

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