Ben LiebrandGrand 12-Inches 3

Label:Sony BMG Music Entertainment – 82876822312
Series:Grand 12-Inches – 3
4 x CD, Compilation
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Italo-Disco, Soul, Disco, House, Synth-pop, Funk


1-1Robert PalmerYou Are In My System (Extended Album Version)6:00
1-2André CymoneThe Dance Electric (Long Version)5:25
1-3Chaz Jankel*Glad To Know You (12" Version)6:37
1-4Suzi LaneHarmony (12" Version)6:59
1-5The Chaplin BandMadman's Discothèque (Part 1 & Part 2)6:30
1-6Janis IanFly Too High (12" Version)6:59
1-7The Rah Band*Slide (12" Version)6:39
1-8The Real ThingCan You Feel The Force ? (12" Version)7:39
1-9Anita WardRing My Bell (12" Version)8:12
1-10Boys Town GangCruisin' The Streets (12" Version)13:14
2-1Positive ForceWe Got The Funk (12" Version)4:31
2-2LakesideFantastic Voyage (12" Version)6:12
2-3Cheryl LynnShake It Up Tonight (Album Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Ray Parker Jr.
2-4Colonel AbramsI'm Not Gonna Let You (12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Timmy Regisford
2-5Crown Heights AffairYou Gave Me Love (12" Version)5:52
2-6Rose RoyceR.R. Express12:01
2-7Jerry KnightOvernight Sensation (12" Version)6:30
2-8M.F.S.B.*Love Is The Message (Album Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Tom Moulton
2-9Edwin StarrContact (12" Version)7:15
2-10Earth Wind & Fire*Boogie Wonderland (12" Version)8:16
3-1The ReddingsThe Awakening (Part 1 & Part 2)3:32
3-2Earth, Wind & FireFantasy (Shelter DJ Mix)
3-3TrusselLove Injection (Album Version)7:53
3-4Gene ChandlerGet Down (12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Rick Gianatos
3-5Billy OceanAre You Ready (12" Version)6:46
3-6DynastyI Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself) (12" Version)7:23
3-7Herbie HancockTell Everybody (Disco Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Don Miley, Tim Rivers
3-8ShalamarRight In The Socket (12" Version)6:42
3-9Third WorldNow That We've Found Love (12" Version)8:16
3-10CommodoresBrick House (Live)10:26
4-1ImaginationBody Talk (12" Version)6:00
4-2Fern KinneyGroove Me (Long Version)8:54
4-3Al Hudson & The PartnersYou Can Do It (12" Version)7:03
4-4David BowieLet's Dance (12" Version)7:39
4-5Fox The FoxPrecious Little Diamond (Ben Liebrand 12" Mix)
RemixBen Liebrand
4-6Fun FunHappy Station (Original 12" Version)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Alvaro Ugolini
4-7TavaresHeaven Must Be Missing An Angel (Irresistible Angel Mix)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Ben Liebrand
4-8Liaisons DangereusesLos Niños Del Parque (12" Version)5:01
4-9Talk TalkSuch A Shame (12" Mix)7:01
4-10FaithlessSalva Mea (Full Epic Mix)
Mixed By [Uncredited]Goetz, Rollo

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

You Are In My System (Remix By Dominique Blanc-Francard)
The Dance Electric (Long Version)
Glad To Know You (12″ Version)
Madmen's Discotèque (Part 1 & Part 2 - Special Liebrand Edit)
Fly Too High (12″ Version)
Slide (12″ Version)
Can You Feel The Force
Ring My Bell (12″ Version)
Cruisin' The Streets (12″ Version)

We Got The Funk (12″ Version Edited)
Fantastic Voyage
Shake It Up Tonight
I'm Not Gonna Let You (12″ Version)
You Gave Me Love (12″ Version)
R.R. Express
Overnight Sensation (12″ Version)
Love Is The Message
Boogie Wonderland (12″ Version) (Feat. The Emotions)

The Awakening (Part 1 & Part 2 - Special Liebrand Edit)
Fantasy (Shelter DJ Mix By Blaze)
Love Injection
Get Down
Are You Ready (12″ Version)
I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help It)
Tell Everybody (Disco Version)
Right In The Socket (12″ Version)
Now That We've Found Love (12″ Version)
Brick House (Live)

Body Talk
Groove Me (Long Version)
You Can Do It (12″ Version) (Feat. Al Hudson)
Let's Dance
Precious Little Diamond (Ben Liebrand 12″ Mix)
Happy Station (Club Mix)
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (Irresistible Angel Mix Alternative Version)
Los Niños Del Parque (12″ Version)
Such A Shame (Extended Mix)
Salva Mea (Full Epic Mix)

- Tracks 1-4, 2-2, 2-9, 3-4, 3-6, 4-1 and 4-4 are credited as 12" versions, but are album versions, although the versions on CD were released as 12" singles that time (no special remix was made for that format).
- For track 1-5, both sides of a 7" single were edited together into a single track: first the instrumental version, then the vocal version. On the release the track is credit as "Part 1 & Part 2", but on Liebrand's website it is credit as "Special Liebrand Edit"
- Track 2-1 is not the 12" version, but an edit of it.
- Track 2-8 is the album version in "Philadelphia Classics", not the original MFSB "Love Is The Message" album.
- Track 2-10: The Emotions are not credited.
- Track 3-1 is credit as "Part 1 & Part 2" on the release, but on Liebrand's website it is credit as "Special Liebrand Edit form Digital Master"
- Track 3-2 has no remix credit on the cover, except from the remix name in track title
- Track 3-6 is wrongly credited as 'I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help It) (12" Version)'
- Track 4-3 credited as One Way ft. Al Hudson
- Track 4-7 is not the commercially available "Irresistable Angel mix", but an alternate version of that.

Comes in a Fat Jewel Case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 828768223123
  • Barcode (Text): 8 28768 22312 3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [Compact Disc logo] DOCdata Sony BMG 82876822312
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): none
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [Compact Disc logo] DOCdata Sony BMG 82876822312-2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 3612
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): [Compact Disc logo] DOCdata Sony BMG 82876822312-3
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 3614
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): [Compact Disc logo] DOCdata Sony BMG 82876822312-4
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 3612
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA



  • HelenWillemse's avatar
    Love Is The Message is NOT the album version! Album version is 6+ minutes.
    • GoodNF's avatar
      Not sure if I am the only person on this planet having this issue, but regarding track 1-10: at the very end of the track, when the song is faded out completely, I hear a part of the first note of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". The following release has exactly the same error: Boys Town Gang - Cruisin' The Streets + Disc Charge (the marker for track 3 is placed a bit too late). Looks as if Ben did not use the original production master for "Cruisin' The Streets" (probably because there wasn't one?), but transferred track 2 of the referenced CD.
      Boys Town Gang - Cruisin' The Streets contains both tracks of their debut album in full length, but does not contain any errors.
      • audiodile's avatar
        The version of "You Are In My System" by Robert Palmer is not the original extended version, but the inferior re-recording with new vocals - the same version that appears every time this song is released in extended format. The original version as of yet has never been released to CD.
        • GoodNF's avatar
          Edited 16 years ago
          Third in the series. This time some tracks that were expected ("Boogie Wonderland", "Can You Feel The Force", "Contact", "Get Down"), but also some interesting surprises.
          As I took notice of a "Blaze Shelter DJ Mix" of "Fantasy" for the first time, I went hmmm (knowing Blaze from their house tracks and mixes). Is this a house mix? No, it isn't. It was mixed in 70s style: the track was deconstructed and rebuilt using the original sounds.
          When I first listened to "Madmen's Discotheque", I could not believe this was a Dutch production being a US club hit.
          The inclusion of the live version of "Brick House" rather than the 12" version looks like an error, but this is because of Ben Liebrand's personal memories.


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