Disco Box (4-CD)

by Various Artists
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: February 16, 1999
  • Label: Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 2/19-2/26/99, pp.133-134
"...You...couldn't find a more convincing defense of the form, in case anyone still needs one. The mere fact that the box collects 80 tracks without running into one bum patche makes the ultimate case for a style that once stood as the most maligned cultural expression since mime..." - Rating: B+

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • 2.Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
  • 3.Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
  • 4.Honeybee - Gloria Gaynor
  • 5.Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas
  • 6.Get Dancin' - Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes / Sir Monti Rock III
  • 7.Shame, Shame, Shame - Shirley & Company
  • 8.Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
  • 9.Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • 10.Hustle, The - Soul City Orchestra / Van McCoy
  • 11.It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares
  • 12.Fly, Robin, Fly - The Silver Convention
  • 13.I'm on Fire - 5000 Volts
  • 14.Love Machine, Pt. II - The Miracles
  • 15.You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
  • 16.Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
  • 17.That's the Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • 18.More, More, More, Pt. 1 - Andrea True
  • 19.Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
  • 20.Turn the Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • 2.Get up and Boogie - The Silver Convention
  • 3.Fifth of Beethoven, A - Big Apple Band / Walter Murphy
  • 4.Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • 5.Car Wash - Rose Royce
  • 6.Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • 7.Best Disco in Town, The - The Ritchie Family
  • 8.Disco Inferno - The Trammps
  • 9.Boogie Nights - Heatwave
  • 10.I Feel Love - Donna Summer
  • 11.Keep It Comin' Love - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • 12.Dance With Me - Pete Brown / Betty Wright / Peter Brown
  • 13.Everybody Dance - Chic
  • 14.Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King
  • 15.Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
  • 16.Get Off - Foxy
  • 17.I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round) - Alicia Bridges
  • 18.In the Bush - Musique
  • 19.Hot Shot - Karen Young
  • 20.Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb
  • 2.Y.M.C.A. - The Village People
  • 3.Freak, Le - Chic
  • 4.I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • 5.Livin' It up (Friday Night) - Bell & James
  • 6.Instant Replay - Dan Hartman
  • 7.You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
  • 8.I Want Your Love - Chic
  • 9.Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
  • 10.Disco Nights (Rock Freak) - GQ
  • 11.Love and Desire, Pt. 1 - Arpeggio
  • 12.He's the Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
  • 13.Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
  • 14.Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • 15.Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • 16.Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
  • 17.Good Times - Chic
  • 18.Don't You Want My Love - Debbie Jacobs
  • 19.H.A.P.P.Y. Radio - Edwin Starr
  • 20.I Shoulda Loved Ya - Narada Michael Walden
  • 21.We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Heart of Glass - Blondie
  • 2.Lost in Music - Sister Sledge
  • 3.I'm Caught up (In a One Night Love Affair) - Inner Life
  • 4.Got to Love Somebody - Sister Sledge
  • 5.Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • 6.Celebration - Kool & the Gang
  • 7.Lover's Holiday, A - Change
  • 8.I Like What You're Doin' to Me - Young & Company
  • 9.Glow of Love, The - Change
  • 10.Cruisin' the Streets - Boys Town Gang
  • 11.On the Beat - The B.B. & Q. Band
  • 12.Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
  • 13.Get Down on It - Kool & the Gang
  • 14.It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
  • 15.Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
  • 16.I.O.U. - Freeez
  • 17.Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • 18.Change of Heart - Change
  • 19.Fresh - Kool & the Gang

Product Description:

THE DISCO BOX includes a 60-page book featuring an essay by Brian Chin, liner notes by Vince Aletti, essential album discography by Michael Freedberg, and contributing remarks by various disco era DJs.
Compilation producers: David McLees, Brian Chin.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot, Ken Perry, Stewart Whitmore, Geoff Sykes.
Audio Remasterers: Ken Perry; Stewart Whitmore; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Authors: Michael Freedberg; Barry Walters; Brian Chin .
Arrangers: Gene Page; Tony Eyers; Greg Diamond; Harold Faltermeyer; Art Wright; Jack Faith; Andy Kahn; Mauro Malavasi; Michael Omartian; Norman Harris; Patrick Adams; Paul Sabu; Arthur Wright; Simon Soussan; Thor Baldursson; Van McCoy; Wade Marcus; Walter Murphy; Warren Schatz; Barry White; Terry Lewis; Bob Esty; Greg Mathieson; Bruce Miller.
The golden age of '70s disco was the last period of strictly AM radio-driven pop hits. (The MTV '80s hit parade led by Michael Jackson, Madonna and ZZ Top is another story altogether.) Disco records, therefore, had to sound fabulous on the air and they did, with production techniques that remain influential to this hip-hop driven day. On the outside of Rhino's super-deluxe 4-CD THE DISCO BOX, master remasterer Bill Inglot actually receives the simple and rather grand credit "Sound," as if to emphasize the special aural quality of these tracks.
Rhino, Inglot and co. have done a characteristically superb job in assembling this definitive disco compilation. Every major hit is included, from the ridiculous (Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes' "Get Dancin'") to the sublime (Sister Sledge's "Lost In Music".) Though four discs may seem like too much of a good thing--an item for collectors only perhaps-- a mere glance at the track list reminds us just how many great songs came out of this allegedly tacky era.
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