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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 it's 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 it's origins on the dancefloors of Heaven nightclub! Over 5CDs Box Of Sin strives to tell the story of that decade across 54 tracks, 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 recognizable hallmark of quality among collectors and aficionados of club music heritage.
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 it's 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 it's origins on the dancefloors of Heaven nightclub! Over 5CDs Box Of Sin strives to tell the story of that decade across 54 tracks, 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 recognizable hallmark of quality among collectors and aficionados of club music heritage.
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Disco Discharge Presents Box Of Sin / Various (Uk)
Artist: Disco Discharge Presents Box Of Sin / Various
Format: CD
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1. High Energy (Extended Version) - Evelyn Thomas 1984
2. I Like You (Extended Version) - Phyllis Nelson 1985
3. The Boys Come to Town (Extended Version) - Earlene Bentley 1983
4. In the Evening (Original 12" Version) - Sheryl Lee Ralph 1984
5. Jump (For My Love) (12" Long Version) - the Pointer Sisters 1984
6. Body Rock (Dance Mix) - Maria Vidal 1984
7. Another Night (Dance Mix) - Aretha Franklin 1985
8. They Say It's Gonna Rain (The Zulu Mix) - Hazell Dean 1985
9. Tell It to My Heart (Club Mix) - Taylor Dayne 1987
10. Love Will Save the Day (Extended Remix) - Whitney Houston 1988
11. This Time I Know It's for Real (Extended Remix) - Donna Summer 1989
12. Passion (Full Length Album Version) - the Flirts 1982
13. The Male Stripper (Original Extended U.S. Remix) - Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish 1987
14. Love Reaction (12" Version) - Divine 1983
15. So Many Men So Little Time (Extended Version) - Miquel Brown 1983
16. Give Me Your Love (Ultimix) - Sisley Ferré 1987
17. Midnight Lover (12" Version) - People Like Us 1985
18. Rocket to Your Heart (Remix) - Lisa 1983
19. Heartbeat (One Two Three Mix) Vivien Vee 1987
20. Tonight (Italo Remix) - Ken Laszlo 1987
21. Can't Take My Eyes Off You (12" Version) - Boys Town Gang 1981
22. No G.D.M. (Dedicated to Quentin Crisp) (12" Version) - Gina X Performance 1981
23. Memorabilia (Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) - Soft Cell 1982
24. Why? (12" Version) - Bronski Beat 1984
25. Relax (New York Mix) - Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983
26. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (Murder Mix) - Dead or Alive 1984
27. Endless Road (High Energy Dance Mix) - Time Bandits 1985
28. Obsession (12" Dance Mix) - Animotion 1985
29. No Memory (Extra Sensory Mix) - Scarlet Fantastic 1987
30. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Remix) - Liza Minnelli 1989
31. Don't Leave Me This Way / Sanctify (Gotham City Mix 2) - the Communards with Sarah Jane Morris 1986
32. New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Remix) - Bucks Fizz 1986
33. Love in the First Degree (Jailers Mix) - Bananarama 1987
34. Fascinated (Club Mix) Company B - 1986
35. Oh L'amour (The Extra Beat Boys 12" Mix) - Dollar 1987
36. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now (Club Mix) - Samantha Fox 1987
37. You Came (The Shep Pettibone Mix) - Kim Wilde 1988
38. Shattered Glass (Extended Version) - Laura Branigan 1987
39. Call Me (Viva Mix) - Spagna 1987
40. I'm Your Man (Club Mix) - Barry Manilow 1985
41. In Private (12" Version) - Dusty Springfield 1989
42. Break 4 Love (Drop the Panties) - Raze Raze 1988
43. Someday (Club Mix) - Cece Rogers 1987
44. Promised Land (Club Mix) - Joe Smooth 1988
45. It's Over Now (Basement Boys Mix) - Ultra Naté 1989
46. Wait (Long) - Robert Howard ; Kym Mazelle 1989
47. No Clause 28 (Emilio Pasquez Space Face Full Re-Mix) - Boy George 1988
48. Burn It Up (12" Version) - Beatmasters with P.P. Arnold 1989
49. Big Fun (Original 12' Mix) - Inner City 1988
50. Theme from S 'Express (12" Version) - S 'Express 1988
51. Helyom Halib (Part One) - Cappella 1989
52. Touch Me (Sexual Version) - the 49-Ers 1989
53. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday 1982

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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 it's 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 it's origins on the dancefloors of Heaven nightclub! Over 5CDs Box Of Sin strives to tell the story of that decade across 54 tracks, 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 recognizable hallmark of quality among collectors and aficionados of club music heritage.
        
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