Terry Farley ‎– Acid Rain (Definitive Original Acid And Deep House 1985-1991)

Harmless ‎– HURTXCD123
5 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
Box Set

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The Birth Of Deep House
1-1 Jungle Wonz Bird In A Gilded Cage (Club Mix)
Written-By – H. Dennis*, M. Jefferson*
1-2 Frankie Knuckles Feat. Jamie Principle Bad Boy (Unreleased 12" Mix)
Written-By – B. Walton*, F. Knuckles*
1-3 Virgo Four Take Me Higher
Written-By – E. Lewis*, M. Sanders*
1-4 William S* I'll Never Let You Go (Instrumental Mix)
Written-By – W. Stover*
1-5 M.E.* School Hall
Written-By – E. Lewis*, M. Sanders*
1-6 Libra Libra I Like It (The House Like It) (Dub Mix)
Written-By – J. Polo*, T. Bowie*
1-7 Pleasure Zone Fantasy
Written-By – N. Non-Stop
1-8 Charles B Lack Of Love
Written-By – A. Smith*, R. Birch
1-9 DJ Pierre Box Energy
Written-By – N. Jones*
1-10 Candy J Desirable Revenge (Jack ’Em Off Version)
Written-By – Candy J
1-11 Pierre's Pfantasy Club Dream Girl (Wet Dream)
Remix – Ralphi RosarioWritten-By – N. Jones*
1-12 Ace & The Sandman Let Your Body Talk
Written-By – E. Lewis*, M. Sanders*
In The Dark We Live
2-1 Virgo R U Hot Enough
Written-By – M. Jefferson*
2-2 Mr. & Mrs. Dale It's You (Free House Mix)
Written-By – A. Komis*, L. Grant*, R. Gayle*
2-3 Jungle Wonz The Jungle (Edit)
Written-By – H. Dennis*, M. Jefferson*
2-4 Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride
Written-By – B. Walton*, F. Knuckles*
2-5 Mario Diaz Feat. Mr. Lee Can You Feel It (Jackin' Up The Dub)
Written-By – L. Haggard*
2-6 Mickey Oliver In-Ten-Si-T (Aca-Bass-Si-T)
Written-By – Cheese, M. Oliver*
2-7 Liddell Townsell* As Acid Turns
Written-By – L. Townsell*
2-8 Dr Derelict* That Shit's Wild 4:21
2-9 Cool McCool* World Turns Round
Written-By – C. McCool*
2-10 Gene Hunt Living In A Land
Written-By – A. Gallop*, G. Hunt*
2-11 Phuture Your Only Friend
Written-By – E. Smith*, H. Jackson*, N. Jones*
2-12 Master C & J Dub It
Written-By – C. Bias*, J. Jones*
2-13 Pierre's Pfantasy Club Got The Bug
Written-By – N. Jones*
2-14 Mr. Fingers Washing Machine
Written-By – L. Heard*
Children Of The Night
3-1 Mike Dunn Magic Feet
Written-By – Bam Bam, M. Dunn*
3-2 Mike Dunn Another World
Written-By – Mike Dunn
3-3 Fingers* Ecstasy (Original Album Version)
Written-By – L. Heard*
3-4 Farley "Jackmaster" Funk I Need A Friend
Written-By – F. Williams*
3-5 Ralphi Rosario In The Night (Kenny's Night)
Written-By – R. Rosario*
3-6 Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks Shout
Written-By – J. Frost*
3-7 Sleezy D. I've Lost Control (House Side)
Written-By – M. Jefferson*
3-8 Kool Rock Steady I'll Make You Dance
Written-By – L. Townsell*
3-9 Mr. Lee I Can't Forget
Written-By – L. Haggard Jr*
3-10 Phortune String Free (Club LeRay Mix)
Written-By – N. Jones*
3-11 Bam Bam Where's Your Child?
Written-By – C. Westbrook*
3-12 Phuture Slam
Written-By – E. Smith*, H. Jackson*, N. Jones*
3-13 Victor Romeo Acid Rain (Rain Dance UK Mix)
Written-By – V. Romeo*
No Way Back
4-1 Armando Featuring Sharvette* Don't Take It (Thomos Edit)
Edited By – ThomosWritten-By – A. Gallop*
4-2 Bam Bam Make U Scream (Deep House Mix)
Written-By – C. Westbrook*
4-3 Neal Howard To Be Or Not To Be?
Written-By – N. Howard*
4-4 Marcus Mixx Without Makeup (Ron Hardy Mix)
Remix – Ron HardyWritten-By – G. Camero*, M. Mixx*, V. Blood*
4-5 Model 500 The Chase (Mayday's Version)
Remix – MaydayWritten-By – J. Atkins*
4-6 Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks Cool And Dry
Written-By – M. Smith*
4-7 Liddell Townsell* Get The Hole (Original Album Version)
Written-By – L. Townsell*
4-8 K. Alexi Shelby* K's Vertigo (Original 12" Club K Re-Edit)
Written-By – K. A. Shelby*
4-9 Neal Howard The Gathering (Club Mix)
Written-By – N. Howard*
4-10 Marcus Mixx Psychousic
Written-By – G. Camero*, M. Mixx*, V. Blood*
4-11 Fade II Black* The Calling (Reprise)
Written-By – J. Denham*
Work The Box
5-1 Fingers Inc. Distant Planet (Club Mix)
Written-By – H. Dennis*, L. Heard*
5-2 Marcus Mixx The Spell (Ron Hardy Mix)
Written-By – G. Camero*, M. Mixx*, V. Blood*
5-3 Ron Hardy Sensation 7:26
5-4 Jack Frost Clap Me
Written-By – J. Frost*
5-5 Santos (3) Work The Box (Vocals)
Written-By – R. Hardy*, E. Santos*
5-6 Laurent X Machines (Apocalypse Mix)
Written-By – D. Pelt*
5-7 Phuture We Are Phuture
Written-By – E. Smith Jr*, H. Jackson*, N. Jones*
5-8 Laurent X Drowning In A Sea Of House
Written-By – M. Imperial*, V. Devine*
5-9 Phuture Acid Tracks
Written-By – E. Smith Jr*, H. Jackson*, N. Jones*
5-10 Jungle Wonz Time Marches On (Vocal)
Written-By – H. Dennis*, M. Jefferson*
5-11 Mr. Fingers Can You Feel It
Written-By – L. Heard*

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"Terry Farley Presents Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid And Deep House 1985-1991"

Sticker on shrinkwrap:
61 Original Acid & Deep House Classics. Compiled By Terry Farley. Full Length 12" Versions. Remastered To The Highest Quality!

Comes with a fully-illustrated 32-page booklet

1-1 mistitled 'Bird In A Gilded Cage (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-3 mistitled 'Take Me Higher (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-4 mistitled 'I'll Never Let You Go (Original Instrumental 12" Club Mix)'
1-5 mistitled 'School Hall (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-6 mistitled 'I Like It (Original 12" Dub Mix)'
1-7 mistitled 'Fantasy (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-8 mistitled 'Lack Of Love (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-9 mistitled 'Box Energy (Original 12" Club Mix)'
1-10 mistitled 'Desirable Revenge (Original Jack ’Em Off Club Mix)'
1-11 mistitled 'Dream Girl (Original Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)'
1-12 mistitled 'Let Your Body Talk (Original 12" Club Mix)'

2-1 mistitled 'R U Hot Enough (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-2 mistitled 'It's You (Original 12" Free Club Mix)'
2-3 mistitled 'The Jungle (Edit) (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-4 mistitled 'Baby Wants To Ride (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-5 mistitled 'Can You Feel It (Original Jackin Up The Dub 12" Mix)'
2-6 mistitled 'In-Ten-Si-T (Acca-Bass-Si-T 12" Remix)'. Cheese is not credited as co-writer
2-7 mistitled 'As Acid Turns (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-8 mistitled 'That Shit's Wild (Original Album Version)'
2-9 mistitled 'World Turns Round (Original Album Version)'
2-10 mistitled 'Living In A Land (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-11 mistitled 'Your Only Friend (Cocaine) (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-12 mistitled 'Face It (Original 12" Dub Mix)'
2-13 mistitled 'Got The Bug (Original 12" Club Mix)'
2-14 mistitled 'Washing Machine (Original 12" Club Mix)'

3-1 mistitled 'Magic Feet (Original 12" Club Mix)'
3-2 miscredited to 'Bam Bam aka Chris Westbrook & Mike Dunn' and mistitled 'Another World (Original Album Version)'
3-4 mistitled 'I Need A Friend (Original Album Version)'
3-5 mistitled 'In The Night (Original Kenny's Night Club Mix)'
3-6 mistitled 'Shout (Original Album Version)'
3-7 mistitled 'I've Lost Control (Original 12" Club Mix)'
3-8 mistitled 'I'll Make You Dance (Original Album Version)', and miscredited to Lidell Townsell
3-9 mistitled 'I Can't Forget (Original 12" Club Mix)'
3-10 mistitled 'String Free (Original 12" Club Leray Mix)'
3-11 mistitled 'Where's Your Child (Original 12" Club Mix)'
3-12 mistitled 'Slam (Original 12" Club Mix)'
3-13 mistitled 'Acid Rain (Original 12" Rain Dance UK Club Mix)'

4-1 mistitled 'Don't Take It (Thomo's 2007 12" Re-Edit)'
4-2 mistitled 'Make U Scream (Original 12" Deep House Club Mix)'
4-3 mistitled 'To Be Or Not To Be (Original 12" Club Mix)'
4-4 mistitled 'Without Make Up (Original Ron Hardy 12" Club Mix)'
4-5 mistitled 'The Chase (Original Mayday 12" Club Mix)'
4-6 mistitled 'Cool & Dry (Original Album Version)'
4-9 mistitled 'The Gathering (Original 12" Club Mix)'
4-10 mistitled 'Psychousic (Original 12" Club Mix)'
4-11 mistitled 'The Calling (Original 12" Reprise Mix)'

5-1 miscredited to Mr. Fingers, and mistitled 'Distant Planet (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-2 mistitled 'The Spell (Original Ron Hardy 12" Club Mix)'
5-3 miscredited to Ron Hardy, and mistitled 'Sensation (Original 12" Club Mix)'. Duration incorrectly listed as '6:40'
5-4 mistitled 'Clap Me (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-5 mistitled 'Work The Box (Original 12" Club Mix)'. 'R. Hardy' miscredited as 'W. Hardy' in writing credit
5-6 mistitled 'Machines (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-7 mistitled 'We Are Phuture (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-8 mistitled 'Drowning In A Sea Of House (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-9 mistitled 'Acid Trax (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-10 mistitled 'Time Marches On (Original 12" Club Mix)'
5-11 mistitled 'Can You Feel It (Original 12" Club Mix)'

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VEXDIGI 1357 Terry Farley Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid And Deep House 1985-1991(61xFile, MP3, Comp, RM, 320) Harmless VEXDIGI 1357 UK 2013


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June 29, 2016
Arjan Rietvink did a fantastic job. every track is remastered to consistently highest quality. this is an essential house compilation, alongside Traxbox and of course Acid Thunder


October 5, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
Pretty cool collection, but some sound shit when compared to the original vinyl [admittedly some sound better tho]

Funny he put both Jack Frosts' 'Shout' and 'Cool & Dry' on here, as they're basically the same track.


September 5, 2013
edited over 6 years ago

Had to comment on this one. I have over 30 vintage House and Acid compilations on vinyl, most bought at the time, and a good dozen CD compilations acquired over the intervening years. None is of consistent quality - an exception being the superb "Acid House" and "Mysterons" collections on Soul Jazz. Those older compilations always have a handful of shonky tracks on them, but they remain indispensible to me as each and every one has one or more unique track(s) above the quality bar.
This collection takes it to the next level. Not only is the quality exemplary, bringing together 61 (!!) tracks combining well-known favourites with lesser known classics and possibly covering every one of those compilations I own, it STILL manages to throw in at least a dozen tracks that I have never heard before - and what tracks! In spite of Terry's difficulties in procuring his original shortlist (or maybe to some extent, because of them), there are some real unexpected gems dotted throughout the compilation. The same will be true for any Acid House aficionado, and the great thing is, the selection of tracks will be different for every individual. By that token, I shall not bore the reader by listing them, but simply exhort - "GO BUY"


September 3, 2013

For anyone who would like an introduction to those heady days. This is a must buy item.

Well compiled Mr Farley