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The Disco Years
- US $94.99
- Release Date 04 May 2015
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- Vinyl Box Set
Signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, Jones’ three albums Portfolio, Fame and Muse were produced by none other than Tom Moulton, ‘the father of the disco mix,’ who earned his title by assembling the first continuous mix side of an album in 1974 with Gloria Gaynor’s Never Can Say Goodbye. After working with the Three Degrees, MFSB and Trammps, he was hot property, and Jones seemed a natural choice for him to work with.
‘The Disco Years’ is a beguiling time capsule, bringing together Ms Jones’s three pivotal, era-defining albums recorded for Island Records from the late-‘70s, Studio 54 disco epoch. Produced by Tom Moulton, the undisputed ‘father of the disco mix’, and recorded at Sigma Sound studios in Philadelphia, ‘Portfolio’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Muse’ are three of the most disco-sounding records of all time. Scarcely available on vinyl for many years, ‘The Disco Box’ re-presents the three albums as a single collection over four 180GM vinyl LPs, lovingly remastered and with a bonus LP containing the hard-to-find singles and B-sides from the era.
VINYL ONE: PORTFOLIO, Island ILPS 9470, released December 9, 1977
1. Send In The Clowns
2. What I Did For Love
1. La Vie En Rose
3. That’s The Trouble
4. I Need A Man
VINYL TWO: FAME, Island ILPS 9525, released August 4, 1978.
1. Do Or Die
1. Autumn Leaves
2. All On A Summer’s Night
3. Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City
4. Below The Belt
VINYL THREE: MUSE, Island ILPS 9538, released September 7, 1979.
3. Repentance (Forgive Me)
1. Atlantic City Gambler
2. I’ll Find My Way To You
3. Don’t Mess With The Messer
4. On Your Knees
VINYL LP FOUR: SINGLES
Side A1. Sorry (Long Version)
Released as the a-side of Beam Junction 12” single 12-BJ 1001 (US). 2. That’s The Trouble (Long Version)
Released as the b-side of Beam Junction 12” single 12-BJ 1001 (US). 3. I Need A Man (Long Version)
Released as the a-side of Beam Junction 12” single 12-BJ 1004 (US). 4. La Vie En Rose (Short Version)
Released as the a-side of Island 7” single IS-098 (US) and WIP 6415 (UK).
Side B1. Do Or Die (12” Disco Version)
Released as the a-side of Island 12” single IS 1008 (US) and 12 WIP 6450 (UK). 2. Comme Un Oiseau Qui S’Envole (Long Version)
Released as the b-side of Island 12” single IS 1008 (US) and 12 WIP 6450 (UK). 3. On Your Knees (12” Disco Version)
Released as the a-side of Island 12” single DISD 8869 (US) and 12X WIP 6511 (UK). 4. Don’t Mess With The Messer (Long Version)
Released as the b-side of Island 12” single DISD 8869 (US) and 12X WIP 6511 (UK).
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