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Disco Discharge Presents Box Of Sin: 5CD Box Set


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The influence that 80s gay nightlife had on electronic music, pop music in general and the evolution of clubbing for subsequent generations is pretty much incalculable. In spite of the shadow of AIDs and reactionary political and media forces both at home and in the USA, the period 1980 – 1990 bore witness to a dazzling explosion of dance music that artfully drew a line from the peak of late-70s disco to the emergence of house and its 90s glory days. The art of the 12” single, the thrill of the remix, the rise of the superclub, the electronic spark of chart pop, the challenging of gender barriers... all had their origin in the gay clubs. It’s not unreasonable to make the claim that by the end of the 80s, virtually ALL chart pop music sounded like it had its origins on the dancefloors of Heaven nightclub! Over 4LPs and 24 tracks, ‘Box Of Sin’ strives to tell the story of that decade, and to tease apart the strands of 80s gay clubbing to show a period of unrivalled creativity and disco diversity. Via the box’s themed discs it shows how high- energy became house, how gender-bending synth bands took over the pop charts, how pop stars the whole world over found a route to fame via the gay clubs, and how the era’s biggest producers aimed their masterworks purely at the dancefloor. High energy, deep house, Eurobeat, synthpop, divas, acid house... all combine to paint a picture of a rich and vibrant lifestyle.

Along the way, Box Of Sin unearths some overlooked gems rarely compiled today: meanwhile some of the decade’s biggest names in club music gather to get into the picture – from Whitney Houston to Dead Or Alive, Bananarama to Bronski Beat, Aretha Franklin to Inner City. Based on the actual club charts at the time and with a stunning design package inspired by the small ads section of 80s gay press, Box Of Sin comes fully annotated and with an introduction by renowned gay author Paul Burston. Throughout, it’s illustrated with photography documenting 80s gay clubbers in action, provided for Demon by The Bishopsgate Institute, the UK’s LGBTQ+ archive. The project also resurrects the much-loved brand ‘Disco Discharge’, a recognisable hallmark of quality among collectors and aficionados of club music heritage.

CD1: 'HIGH ENERGY’ Deluxe Drama From The Decade’s Divas 1. High Energy (Extended Version)-Evelyn Thomas-1984-7.51 2. I Like You (Extended Version) – Phyllis Nelson-1985-7.21 3. The Boys Come To Town (Extended Version) – Earlene Bentley-1983-8.07 4. In The Evening (Original 12" Version)-Sheryl Lee Ralph-1984-6.16 5. Jump (For My Love) (12” Long Version) – The Pointer Sisters- 1984-6.28 6. Body Rock (Dance Mix)-Maria Vidal-1984-6.30 7. Another Night (Dance Mix)-Aretha Franklin-1985-6.40 8. They Say It’s Gonna Rain (The Zulu Mix) – Hazell Dean-1985-7.11 9. Tell It To My Heart (Club Mix)-Taylor Dayne-1987-6.46 10. Love Will Save The Day (Extended Remix)-Whitney Houston-1988-7.59 11. This Time I Know It's For Real (Extended Remix)-Donna Summer-1989-7.2

CD2: ‘PASSION’ Boys Town’s Bona Bonus Beats 1. Passion (Full Length Album Version)-The Flirts-1982-5.04 2. The Male Stripper (Original Extended U.S. Remix)-Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish-1987-7.51 3. Love Reaction (12" Version)-Divine-1983-5.34 4. So Many Men So Little Time (Extended Version)-Miquel Brown-1983-8.14 5. Give Me Your Love (Ultimix) - Sisley Ferré-1987-7.14 6. Midnight Lover (12" Version)- People Like Us-1985-7.34 7. Rocket To Your Heart (Remix)-Lisa-1983-9.35 8. Heartbeat (One Two Three Mix) – Vivien Vee- 1987-6.56 9. Tonight (Italo Remix) – Ken Laszlo-1987-6.53 10. Can't Take My Eyes Off You (12” Version)-Boys Town Gang-1981-9.31

CD3: 'RELAX' Alternative Joys & Boys With Toys 1. No G.D.M. (Dedicated To Quentin Crisp) (12" Version)-Gina X Performance-1981-5.55 2. Memorabilia (Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version)- Soft Cell-1982-5.27 3. Why? (12” Version)-Bronski Beat-1984-7.48 4. Relax (New York Mix)-Frankie Goes To Hollywood-1983-7.26 5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)-Dead Or Alive-1984-8.01 6. Endless Road (High Energy Dance Mix)- Time Bandits-1985-7.33 7. Obsession (12" Dance Mix)- Animotion-1985-6.07 8. No Memory (Extra Sensory Mix)- Scarlet Fantastic-1987-8.16 9. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Remix)- Liza Minnelli-1989-5.57 10. Don't Leave Me This Way / Sanctify (Gotham City Mix 2) - The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris- 1986-11.08

CD4: 'YOU CAME' Bouncing Bops At Poppers O’ Clock 1. New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Remix)- Bucks Fizz-1986-9.28 2. Love In The First Degree (Jailers Mix)-Bananarama-1987-6.02 3. Fascinated (Club Mix)-Company B-1986-7.33 4. Oh L'Amour (The Extra Beat Boys 12” Mix) -Dollar-1987-6.53 5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now (Club Mix)- Samantha Fox- 1987-7.00 6. You Came (The Shep Pettibone Mix)-Kim Wilde-1988-7.36 7. Shattered Glass (Extended Version)- Laura Branigan-1987-7.14 8. Call Me (Viva Mix)- Spagna-1987-5.40 9. I'm Your Man (Club Mix)- Barry Manilow-1985-6.11 10. In Private (12” Version)-Dusty Springfield-1989-7.16 11. HitThatPerfectBeat(InstantMix)-BronskiBeat-1985-8.28

CD5: ‘TOUCH ME’ Future Shock From The New Kids On The Block 1. Break 4 Love (Drop The Panties)- Raze – 1988-5.25 2. Someday (Club Mix)- CeCe Rogers-1987-7.17 3. Promised Land (Club Mix)- Joe Smooth- 1988-5.09 4. It's Over Now (Basement Boys Mix)- Ultra Naté- 1989- 7.48 5. Wait (Long)- Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle- 1989-6.45 6. No Clause 28 (Emilio Pasquez Space Face Full Re-Mix)- Boy George-1988-6.21 7. Burn It Up (12" Version)- Beatmasters with P.P. Arnold-1989-6.19 8. Big Fun (Original 12’ Mix)- Inner City-1988-7.41 9. Theme From S ‘Express (12" Version)-S ‘Express-1988-5.58 10. Helyom Halib (Part One)- Cappella-1989-6.32 11. Touch Me (Sexual Version)- The 49-ers- 1989-5.54 12. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going- Jennifer Holliday-1982-4.06

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