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Bob SinclarParadise

Label:Yellow Productions – YP043
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Reissue
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Deep House, Disco

Tracklist

A1Bob SinclarIntro0:26
A2Q-T Fingers*Get Into The Music5:53
A3Bob SinclarDisco 2000 Selector6:42
B1Bob SinclarGym Tonic (Thomas Bangalter Mix)
Programmed By, Mixed ByThomas Bangalter
6:11
B2Bob SinclarNew York City Music6:28
C1Bob SinclarUltimate Funk5:40
C2Bob SinclarVision Of Paradise
ProducerCutee Fingers*
6:21
D1Bob Sinclar Feat. Karl (The Voice)*The Ghetto7:13
D2Bob SinclarMo Underground People6:08
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Produced and arranged for Mighty Bop Sessions.
Except "Paradise" produced for Defrey Prod.
"Gym Tonic" programmed & mixed for Mighty Bop Sessions.
All tracks mixed at Defrey Studio.
Designed in 1978.
Masterised at The Exchange.
(P) & (C) 1998 Mighty Bop Sessions.
Special thanx to Thomas Bangalter, Q-T Fingers and Tatiana for her prestation in the car "I never forget you...".
Printed by DCNI Imprimerie (sleeve).

Artist and title track B1 given on the sleeve as "Bob Sinclar - Gym Tonic (Thomas Bangalter Mix)", but on the centre label as "Thomas Bangalter vs Bob Sinclar - Gym Tonic".
Title track D1 given on the sleeve as "The Ghetto", but given on the centre label as "The Guetto".

Also released with slightly different artwork: the woman sitting in the water on the cover of this release has straight hair; the woman sitting in the water on the cover of release 2054957 has curly hair with bigger breasts and she holds her hands between her legs.

BPM (not given on release):
A1: - | A2: 113 | A3: 128
B1: 130 | B2: 128
C1: 128 | C2: 128
D1: 127 | D2: 126

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Back of sleeve (Text)): 3 471410 432700
  • Barcode (Back of sleeve (Scanned)): 3471410432700
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): DFI-98-4 YP B̶ 043 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): DFI 98 4 YP Y̶B̶ 043 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped): DFI 98 4 YP Y̶B̶ 043 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped): DFI-98-4 YP B̶ 043 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A to D runout, etched): THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ.
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDG

Other Versions (5 of 13)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Paradise (CD, Album)EastWest JapanAMCE-2915Japan1998
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Paradise (CD, Album)Yellow Productions398424686-2France1998
Paradise (2×12", Album)Yellow ProductionsYP043France1998
Paradise (CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)Yellow ProductionsPRO 1020France1998
Paradise (CD, Album)Yellow ProductionsYPCD043France1998

Reviews

chrisnova777's avatar
chrisnova777
Edited 4 years ago
"disco 2000 selector" is sampling Mandrill from (1975) "Peck yer neck" https://www.discogs.com/Mandrill-Solid/release/554688
moslondon9960's avatar
moslondon9960
All Tracks Is Great Mixed, and We Love It;-)
BalooDP's avatar
BalooDP
Bob Sinclar, a DJ that's mostly scoffed at today for his terrible commercial dance tracks and the whole "Gym Tonic" incedent where he steals Thomas Bangalter's track after getting the rights to it and promising NOT to release it, and puts it on his own album.

You see, back in the day, Bob Sinclar didn't make cheesy commercial music that wasn't worth the vinyl it's printed on. He was part of the big French House scene, starting off with his AWESOME remix of "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust. His debut album is a pretty good one, but nothing top-tier, Save for Thomas Bangalter's Gym Tonic none are super great, but they're still worth listening to

The intro is lifted from a movie and is used to set the basis for the concept of "Bob Sinclar", who's supposed to be a former porn-star turned secret agent for the government, all based off of a movie character. Then you get into Get Into the Music, Disco 2000 Selector, and Gym Tonic which are all good examples of the French House genre. New York City Music isn't that great of a track, nor is Ultimate Funk. The Ghetto is probably the second-most catchiest track on the album, sampling George Benson. Visions of Paradise has a catchy vocal repeat, and finishing off the LP is the boring Mo Underground People.

The CD is mixed and has 3 more tracks: Souvenir, Paradise Interlude, and Move Your Body. Souvenir is a a bad interlude track, while Paradise Interlude is a really nice relaxing one that features calming waves. And Move your Body is actually a nice gem of a track that sounds a LOT like a Todd Edwards UK Garage track.

Overall a decent album, much better than his stuff today. The Ghetto, Move Your Body, and Gym Tonic are the best songs to be found on here, but the rest is sort of middle-of-the-road French House. If he had continued with this sound past Champ Elysses, he could've been a really great producer, but unfortunately the whole Gym Tonic incedent threw him out of the scene after two albums. But this album is actually worth checking out.
rewind.musik's avatar
rewind.musik
chronicle written in French on the forum : [FR] Rewind Musik - Chronique Musical
click here : [t=210095]
transairn's avatar
transairn
What ijustspeak said!! 'Cerrone By Bob Sinclar' was a very good album as well. Paradise has a LOT of funky disco samples which keep your butt shaking. 'My Only Love' has wonderful lyrics on it by Lee Genesis. Gym Tonic is the popular one with the Jane Fonda Workout "5 6 7 8 and BACK...2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and BACK..."

I consider this an essential album for the underground house music that pushed me to explore other great artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Cassius, Magda, Phats & Small.
Bourbonman's avatar
Bourbonman
Edited 15 years ago
These days, Bob Sinclar has simply become a joke with his convertion to the commercial scene. Let's backtrack some years and pull this out of the bag. It's a french classic packing several filter-shredding floor rockers . My friends still plays these tracks today (Especially Ultimate Funk, which pulls all the girls to the floor). Gym Tonic was also a big hit, but also responsible for others to call Sinclar a thief for crediting the track to himself when it was Thomas Bangalter who mainly did it.
But stories put aside, it's a marvelous party album in a great sleazy sleeve. It feels so sad to see all these artist sell out for money and saturating the market with shitty music. But this release is just brilliant allround. Hail the golden 90's!