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Sphinx (2)Sphinx

Label:System Music – SM 33001
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Italy
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Italo-Disco

Tracklist

A1Bad Girl
Written-ByG. White*, L. Ninzatti*, Mamared, S. Pulga*
5:24
A2When I'm In Love
Written-ByG. White*, L. Ninzatti*, Mamared, S. Pulga*
5:33
A3Collision
Written-ByL. Ninzatti*, S. Pulga*
5:22
B1Love In «C» Minor
Written-ByAlec-R. Costandinos*, Cerrone
9:04
B2Counting Song
Written-ByG. White*, L. Ninzatti*, Mamared, S. Pulga*
7:00
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Produced for System Music
Recorded at G.R.S. Studio, Milan, Italy
Cutting by Elettroformati
Track B1: Pub. by Fefee Music & Cerrone Music
Produzione y distribuzione Disco Magic - Milano
C P 1983
Some of the copies are mislabeled,
Label side A to side B and vice versa.

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  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other Versions (2)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Sphinx (LP, Album, Test Pressing)System MusicSM 33001Italy1983
New Submission
Sphinx (Cassette, Mini-Album)Disco Magic S.r.l.SM C7 001Italy1983

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VinylSite.Records's profile picture
VinylSite.Records
Confusing "Counting song" with Yazoo is the same as associating "When I'm In Love" with "Face To Face" the Twins but they are independent productions, nothing to do with the similarities-
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Betabox
Counting Song B2 is a "Situation" by Yazoo cover/rip off, same baseline with some alterations and then they go adding baby "Don't go" to it (Yazoo "don't go" ?). Still it's a good Italo track just a shame they don't credit V. Clarke or A. Moyet and contribute the song the themselves ….
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hysteric
Edited 14 years ago
Italo-Disco artists were not generally known for producing well-rounded long players, preferring to work under a number of different aliases or projects to (presumably) ensure maximum sales. The Sphinx album is surely one of the exceptions, a solid lp with not a single dud. In fact every one of the five tracks here is an absolute bomb, no surprise considering it was recorded in the golden years of italo and features some of the genre’s best producers, most notably those behind Dharma’s “Plastic Doll” and the highly successful Kano project.
The highlight has to be the Sphinx cover of Cerrone’s “Love In C Minor” which although a ‘minor’ classic in itself, is absolutely thrashed by Pulga, Noè & Co’s version, which converts the orchestration of the original into deeply layered synthesizer grooves, bringing out the truly ecstatic nature of the piece.
Seriously, once this starts playing it’s near impossible not to get caught up in it, regardless of how many times you’ve heard it before.