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Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: John Luongo (6LP) SIGNED EDITION

Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: John Luongo (6LP) SIGNED EDITION

Various Artists

  1. Tina Turner - The Best (Extended Mighty Mix)
  2. John Waite - Missing You (Extended Version)
  3. Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face (Full-length Version)
  4. Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy (Dance Mix)
  5. Huey Lewis & The News - I Want A New Drug (Extended Version)
  6. Rick Springfield - Human Touch (Extended Mix)
  1. Fine Young Cannibals - Suspicious Minds (Suspicious Mix)
  2. ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas (Remix)
  3. Cher - Skin Deep (Extended Dance Mix)
  4. Bananarama - Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (U.S. Extended Version)
  5. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (Extended Dance Version)
  6. Falco - Junge Roemer (Specially Remixed 12” Version)
  1. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Extended Version)
  2. Camouflage - The Great Commandment (U.S. 12” Mix)
  3. Camouflage - The Great Commandment (U.S. 12” Mix)
  4. Visage - Fade To Grey (U.S. 12” Version)
  5. Soft Cell - Insecure…me? (U.S. Extended Version)
  6. Bill Nelson - Acceleration (Long Version)
  1. ABC - The Look Of Love (Part 3 - Dance Version)
  2. Cabaret Voltaire - Crackdown (12” Version)
  3. Blancmange - Blind Vision (Extended Version)
  4. Level 42 - The Chinese Way (New York Remix)
  5. I-level - Give Me (U.S. Remix)
  6. The Quick - Zulu (12” Mix)
  1. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Save The Overtime (For Me) (12” Mix)
  2. KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up (12” Version)
  3. A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (New Boogie Mix)
  4. Serge Ponsar - Out In The Night (12” Version)
  5. Fantasy - You’re Too Late (12” Extended Mix)
  6. North End - Kind Of Life (Kind Of Love) (12” Vocal)
  1. Ms. Sharon Ridley - Changin’ (Full-length Version)
  2. Melba Moore - You Stepped Into My Life (John Luongo Remix)
  3. Patti Labelle - Music Is My Way Of Life (John Luongo Remix)
  4. Jackie Moore - This Time Baby Special (Special 12” Version)
  5. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - Shine On Silver Moon (12” Mix)
  6. Dan Hartman Featuring Loleatta Holloway - Relight My Fire (The Historical 1979 Remix)

About this release

Includes a limited edition signed print.

Following on from the highly successful first two editions of Dance Masters featuring the classics mixes from maestros Shep Pettibone and Arthur Baker the spotlight turns to another remix legend, John Luongo.

Boston born, John is one of the truly legendary DJ’s and remixers of the Disco era. John got his break at Epic by overdubbing percussion from salt shakers and spoons onto a promo and then passing them back the tape. This resulted in him being flown to New York, and put in a studio (of his choice) to mix and produce Melba Moore`s “You Stepped Into My Life”. From this point everything he touched was a hit. He went onto remix Disco classics by Jackie Moore “This Time Baby”, Dan Hartman “Vertigo / Relight My Fire” and Patti Labelle Music Is My Way Of Life”.

John, however was not afraid of remixing artists that didn’t fit into the disco genre and this attitude is borne out by the tracklisting of this compilation on which Gladys Knight and The Pips rub shoulders with ZZ Top and Billy Idol, and Baltimora appears alongside Bill Nelson and I-Level.

“…if you played this whole thing, just put it on and didn’t tell anyone it was me, they’d say ‘boy, what a great group of songs this is!’” John Luongo

The collection is housed in a beautiful lift-off-lid box, with a 16 page booklet featuring foreword by Arthur Baker, an in-depth essay written by Alexis Petridis (Rock and Pop reviewer for The Guardian) and complete with rare photos from John’s personal collection plus a limited signed insert.

All tracks remastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering.

A 43-track 4CD edition is also available, along with a 2LP vinyl edition featuring 16 highlights.