OK! NOW Were talking! This is where things started hotting up. As the cover says "Including Italo Disco" taken from the Italo Disco series of albums (Import Only). This one they finally move away from the crappy funk-dance sounds of the previous volumes and head into major dance territory.
Brilliant numbers on this. Artists like Modern Talking are back, a Divine Medley is in there with his "Shoot Your Shot" classic hit. Hazell Dean is in there with her smash "They Say Its Gonna Rain" (Official #1 South African Chart Hit) I can imagine this album sold BIG. Brilliant tracks from Hot Cold, Piano Fantasia, 7th Avenue, Grant Miller (remember that riff?). Fancy killed with "Bolero" still one of his best (Another double for Fancy here). Ken Laszlo has his big hit "Tonight".
The song that sets the mood for this entire album has to be Koto with "Visitors" spooky and fantastic it is one of my all time favorites.
Fantastic cover from Lee Selsick. Andrew Wood makes his first appearance and sticks around for many more. Oddly Enough they name the first side "Italo Side" then forget to name the rest of the sides! Really a stand-out compilation though. Brilliant! But it still gets better...
Side One Dial My Number - Lolly Peterson
I Find The Way - Roger Meno
Cha Cha Cha - Finzy Kontini
Living In The Shuttle - Torrevado
Side Two They Say It's Gonna Rain - Hazell Dean
Cheri Cheri Lady - Modern Talking
Love Is Like A Game - Hot Cold
Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again) - Fancy
Side Three Song For Denise - Piano Fantasia
Tonight - Ken Laszlo
Divine Medley: Walk Like A Man / You Think You're A Man / Shoot Your Shot - Divine
Side Four Check It Out - Fancy
Red For Love - Grant Miller
Visitors - Koto
Love's Gone Mad - 7th Avenue
Mixed By: Andrew Wood
Engineered: Peter Pearlson
Cover: Lee Selsick
SALES STATUS: OFFICIALLY GOLD SALES STATUS (Best Seller in the Series!)
Label: Principal Records Catalog#: HEDD 5 Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Mixed Country: South Africa Released: 1986 Genre: Electronic Style: Italo-Disco, Hi NRG Credits: Artwork By - Lee Selsick DJ Mix - Andrew Wood (3) Engineer - Peter Pearlson