|1-2||–Phreek||Weekend (12" Extended Version)
Mixed By – Issy Sanchez
Mixed By – Lew Hahn
|1-4||–Patrice Rushen||Haven't You Heard
Remix – F. Byron Clark
|1-5||–Positive Force||We Got The Funk (12" U.S. Re-Edit Version)||7:17|
|1-6||–Janice McClain||Smack Dab In The Middle||6:50|
|1-7||–Dee Dee Bridgewater||Bad For Me (12" Version)
Mixed By – Billy Kessler
|1-8||–Taana Gardner||Heartbeat (Club Version)||9:53|
|1-9||–David Joseph||You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)||6:46|
|1-10||–Man Friday||Love Honey, Love Heartache (12" Vocal Version)||5:19|
|1-11||–Peech Boys||Don't Make Me Wait (12" Extended Version)||7:25|
|2-01||–Womack & Womack||Baby I'm Scared Of You
Mixed By – Rik Pekkonen
|2-2||–Sister Sledge||Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix)
Remix – Nile Rodgers
|2-3||–Five Special||Why Leave Us Alone (12" Long Version)
Mixed By – Rick Gianatos
Mixed By – Steve Bruno
|2-5||–Lace||Can't Play Around (12" Vocal Version)||5:30|
|2-6||–Inner Life||Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version)||10:31|
|2-7||–Gwen Guthrie||It Should Have Been You (12" Vocal Version)||7:08|
|2-8||–Change||A Lover's Holiday (12" Version)
Mixed By – Jim Burgess
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*
|2-10||–Talking Heads||Once In A Lifetime
Mixed By – Brian Eno, Dave Jerden, David Byrne, Johnny Potoker*
|2-11||–Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C.||Love Has Come Around (12" Version)||7:52|
|8122-70019-1||Various||Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (2x12", Comp)||Rhino Records||8122-70019-1||UK||2006|
|8122-73341-2||Various||Journey Into Paradise (The Larry Levan Story) (2xCD, Comp)||Rhino Records , Warner Strategic Marketing||8122-73341-2||Europe||2006|
|R1 70019||Various||Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (2x12", Comp)||Rhino Records||R1 70019||US||2006|
Larry Levan: Live At The Paradise Garage, a recently reissued two-CD set of a Levan set from 1979, makes the case for Levan’s worth as an original turntable talent. Rhino’s new compilation Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story rectifies that. The result is the National’s widest-ranging and most surprising effort to date.
One look at Journey into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story will incite skepticism from many longtime disco collectors. How can the Warner-distributed Rhino justify a title so definitive when the compilation is so heavily weighted toward Warner-distributed material? (Levan did happen to remix and play a lot of Warner-distributed singles.
Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (Remastered), 2006. Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (Remastered), 2006.
Album cover art for Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story that I created for Rhino Records (2006). Art Direction by Masaki Koike. It was fun doing this artwork using a Cintiq Wacom tablet. I did this one after I had worked on my friend Tam's Birthday Invite: ww. lickr. It was a one print run as a CD and a vinyl LP. The album is pretty good if you like dance music and disco.
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Going Into the City Consumer Guide: 90s Grown Up All Wrong Consumer Guide: 80s Consumer Guide: 70s Any Old Way You Choose It Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough. But mostly it showcases the ambient abandon and steady-state serial orgasm of 12-inch singles often fashioned by Levan himself, cutting extravagrant orchestration with spare percussion and breaks he could protract to infinity if the mood was on him. Not really infinity, of course-not here, and not at the Paradise Garage either. The sun always did come up. And Levan died in 1992.
1. Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You. 05:41. 2. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix).