Some welcome news for all the disco devotees:  Harmless Records has officially announced the details for the next set of Disco Discharge releases.  Schlockmania is a big booster of this series and this quartet of new double-disc releases all look like winners.  As with previous installments, each set will be a double-disc collection of vintage disco remastered from the original tapes and presented in their album-length or 12-inch versions.  Read on for all the disco details, including titles and full track-listings…

DISCO DISCHARGE

Disco Fever USA / Mondo Disco / Euro Beats / Cruising The Beats


RELEASED FEBRUARY 7TH
HARMLESS

When Mr Pinks and co. conceived the idea of ‘Disco Discharge’ at the back corridors of Harmless Records, little did they know of the impact it would cause, let alone being given the opportunity to build upon their brave concept and see it grow as the most successful quality disco series in the world!

Disco Discharge resonates with the disco-hungry aficionados, serious vinyl collectors, the disco curious and a younger generation of DJs, producers and music lovers who are beginning to appreciate the quality of the musicianship and production values of the vast repertoire that falls under the ‘disco’ umbrella. Also remarkable, is how current disco still sounds and with DJs embracing a cross-genre of styles in their sets, quality disco tracks stand out like diamond-studded gems.

Disco has surpassed the notion of being just another trend as it is now a fixed stable in most dance music festivities. It has well and truly had its revenge! Horse Meat Disco’s NYC Downlow is one of the most successful festival stage concepts packing in the crowds at Glastonbury, Bestival and Lovebox. Even the Chic Organization reformed with Nile Rodgers having the crowds at Bestival in synchronised dancing to Rodgers-penned classics such as Sheila B Devotion’s ‘Spacer’.

As always the process of putting together the new series has been a total labour of love.The latest four double CDs are divided in four distinct categories – Disco Fever USA, Mondo Disco, Euro Beats and Cruising The Beats with sleeve notes provided by Alan Jones (co-author of best selling book ‘Saturday Night Forever: The Story of Disco).

The music time-line spans the 1970s right through to the mid 1980s balancing a perfect blend of well-known classics with more obscure gems, all in their full 12’ glory or long album versions sourced from the best quality master tapes some of which having to be baked in order to achieve the optimum sound quality. A host of tracks make their appearance on CD for the first time such as Patrick Juvet’s ‘Got A Feeling’, Voyage’s ‘Souverins’ Instrumental, Who’s Who ‘Hynodance’ (produced by Thomas Bangalter’s dad!) and Noel’s ‘Dancing Is Dangerous’ alongside a welter of hard-to-find rarities and ultra collectible gems. Some of the notable rarities include Disco Discharge exclusive and previously unreleased track by Adrian Baker, ‘Don’t Take The Night Away’, Gepy & Gepy’s Italian Disco rarity ‘Body To Body’, Dennis Parker’s cult classic ‘Fly Like An Eagle’, the rare Tom Moulton Mix of Claudja Barry’s ‘Why Must A Girl Like Me’, Raquel Welch’s Hi NRG classic ‘This Girl’s Back In Town’, Technique’s ‘(Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight’ and Jonny Mathis’ ‘Begin The Beguin’.

Totalling 88 tracks across 8 discs this series unashamedly takes in the classics the obscure and collectable, the cool and the camp, the afro, the gay and the euro…this disco sees no colour!

Full Tracklisting:

Disco Fever USA
Disc one
1) Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You (Original Album Version) 8.19
2) Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle (Original 12” Mix) 8.35
3) Richard T Bear – Sunshine Hotel (Original 12” Mix) 6.09
4) THP Orchestra – Two Hot For Love (Original 12” Mix) 6.44
5) Claudja Barry – Why Must A Girl Like Me (Tom Moulton Album Version) 7.29
6) Cissy Houston – You’re The Fire (Original Album Version) 5.58
7) Marlena Shaw – Love Dancing (Original 12” Mix) 7.56
8- Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (Original 12” Instrumental Mix) 6.17
9) John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Holler (Original Album Version) 6.03
10) Slick – Space Bass (Original 12” Mix) 7.06
11) Chuck Cissel – Cisselin’ Hot (Original 12” Mix) 5.32

Disc two
1) Boys Town Gang – Yester-Me, Yester- You, Yesterday (Original Album Version) 5.14
2) Tedddy Pendergrass – Life Is A Song Worth Singing (Original Album Version) 4.12
3) Double Discovery – Step On Out (Original Album Version) 4.03
4) Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch – One Love (Original 12” Version) 8.02
5) Johnny Mathis – Begin The Beguine (Special Disco Version) 8.29
6) Area Code (212) – Duke’s Train (Original Album Version) 6.53
7) Ultimate – Ritmo De Brazil (Original Album Version) 4.49
8- Paradise Express – Dance (Original 12” Mix) 8.17
9)Gloria Gaynor – Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away (Nocturna’a Theme)(Original Disco Mix From The Soundtrack To Nocturna) 7.27
10) Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Now (Original 12” Mix) 7.56
11) Vicki Sue Robinson – Nighttime Fantasy (Original Disco Mix From The Soundtrack To Nocturna) 9.25

Mondo Disco
Disc one
1) Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling (Original 12” Mix) 5.42
2) 5000 Volts – Doctor Kiss Kiss (Original 7” Version) 3.07
3) Gepy & Gepy – Body To Body (Original 12” Mix) 7.39
4) Who’s Who – Hypnodance (Original Album Version) 4.47
5) Boney M – He Was A Steppenwolf (Original Album Version) 6.52
6) Supermax – African Blood (Original 12” Mix) 8.34
7) John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – Bourgie Bourgie (Original 12” Mix) 6.10
8- Grand Tour – Flight From Versailles (Original Album Version) 5.02
9) Space – Prison (Original Album Version) 6.17
10) Voyage – Lady America (Original Album Version) 6.52
11) Cerrone – Call Me Tonight (Original Album Version) 7.36
12) Claudja Barry – Trippin’ On The Moon (Original 12” Club Mix) 7.54

Disc two
1) Technique – (Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight (Original 12” Mix) 4.28
2) Passengers – The Last Romantic (Original Album Version) 4.30
3) Liquid Gold – My Baby’s Baby (Original Album Version) 6.10
4) Adrian Baker – Don’t Take The Night Away (Previously Unreleased) 7.41
5) Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain (Original Album Version) 6.27
6) Voyage – Souvenirs (Instrumental Album Version) 6.20
7) Azoto – San Salvador (Original 12” Mix) 6.51
8- The Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (original 12” Mix) 6.43
9) Andy Williams – Love Story (Original 12” Mix) 9.41
10) Disco Circus – Over And Over (Original 12” Mix) 9.01
11) La Bionda – Deserts of Mars (Original Album Version) 6.34

Euro Beats
Disco One
1) Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (Original 12” Mix) 7.32
2) The Twins – Desert Place (Original 12” Mix) 6.01
3) Modern Talking – Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) (Original 12” Mix) 5.23
4) Meccano – Activate My Heart (Original 12” Mix) 5.12
5) Taffy –Walk Into The Daylight (Original 12” Mix) 5.18
6) Fun Fun – Baila Bolero (Original 12” Mix) 9.23
7) Cruisin’ Gang – Chinatown (Original 12” Mix) 6.07
8- Sabrina – Boys (Original 12” Dub) 5.37
9) Deborah – Danger For Love (Original 12” Mix) 5.34
10) Green Olives – Jive Into The Night (Original 12” Mix) 6.20
11) Gipsy & Queen – Gipsy Queen (Re-edit) 5.53

Disc two
1) Moon Ray (Raggio Di Luna) – Comanchero (Original 12” Mix) 7.53
2) Kano – Can’t Hold Back (Original 12” Mix) 7.07
3) Stefano Pulga – Love Taker (Original 12” Mix) 6.21
4) Passengers – He’s Speedy Like Gonzalez (Original 7” Mix) 4.00
5) Raffaella Carra – 1,2,3,4 Dancing (Original Album Version) 3.07
6) Digital Emotion – Get Up Action (Original 12” Mix) 5.48
7) L-Vira – Talkin’ About Rambo (Original 12” Mix) 6.51
8- The ‘V’ Project featuring Vanelle – First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love (Original 12” Mix)6.00
9) Doctors Cat – Feel The Drive (Original 12” Instrumental Mix) 5.53
10) Cruisin’ Gang – America Medley With Machinery (Original 12” Mix) 7.28
11) DJ Professor Feat Zappala – We Gotta Do It (Original 12” Mix) 8.51

Cruising The Beats
Disc one
1) Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Original 12” Mix) 9.35
2) Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Original 12” Mix) 9.38
3) Voyage – Golden Elderado (Original Album version) 4.56
4)Who’s Who – Palace Palace (Original 12” Mix) 5.40
5) Night Force – Dance (Original 12” Mix) 6.42
6) Noel – Dancing Is Dangerous (Original 12” Mix) 9.14
7) Lifeforce – What A Way To Go (Original 12” Mix) 4.51
8- Norma Lewis – Maybe This Time (Original 12” Mix) 6.48
9) Sleeping Lions – Sound Of My Heart (Slightly Baroque) (Original 12” Mix) 6.30
10) Claudja Barry & Ronnie Jones – The Two Of Us (DISCONET Extended Remix) 8.30

Disc two
1) Janet D’Eon – Anything You Like (Original 12” Euro Mix) 5.53
2) Ellie Warren – Satellites (Original 12” Mix) 8.41
3) Jackie Rawe – I Believe In Dreams (Original 12” Mix) 7.26
4) Raquel Welch – This Girl’s Back In Town (Original 12” Mix) 6.46
5) Waterfront Home – Take A Chance On Me (Original 12” Mix) 5.39
6) People Like Us – Midnight Lover (Original 12” Mix) 7.34
7) Bobby O – Suspicious Minds (Original 12” Mix) 6.29
8- Fantastique – Mama Told Me (Original 12” Mix) 5.37
9) Area Code (212) – Manhattan Shuffle (Original 12” Mix) 6.12
10) Technique – Can We Try Again (Original 12” Mix) 5.10
11) Patrick Juvet – The “Gay Paris” / French Pillow Talk (Original Album Medley) 11.18