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Various - Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985 mp3 album

Various - Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985

Musician: Various
Album title: Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985
Style: Italo-Disco, Disco
Released: 2008
Country: US
Size MP3 version: 1640 mb
Size APE version: 1201 mb
Size WMA version: 1617 mb
Rating ✫: 4.8
Votes: 700
Genre: Electronic / Funk

Various - Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985 mp3 album

Various - Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985 mp3 album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Five Letters Tha Kee Tha Tha
Producer – Denis DesrouvresWritten-By – Claude Vallois, Denis Desrouvres
2 Kasso Brazilian Dancer (DJ Version)
Producer – Claudio Simonetti, Giancarlo MeoWritten-By – Linda Wesley, Walter Martino
3 Number One Ensemble Flor De Coca
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Massimo SalernoWritten-By – Massimo Chiodi
4 Kano Now Baby Now
Producer, Written-By – Luciano NinzattiWritten-By – Stefano Pulga
5 Freddy The Flying Dutchman & The Sistina Band* Wojtyla Disco Dance (Part 1)
Arranged By – Alberto RadiusProducer – R.C.F.Written-By – Elio Aldrighetti, Stefano Pulga
6 Firefly Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)
Producer, Written-By – Mariella Cavalieri, Maurizio Sangineto
7 D.D. Sound Burning Love
Arranged By – Charly RicanekWritten-By – Angelo La Bionda, Carmelo La Bionda, Richard Palmer James*
8 Revanche 1979 It's Dancing Time
Producer – Jacques Fred PetrusWritten-By – Alan Taylor , Mauro Malavasi
9 Red Dragon Band Let Me Be Your Radio (Part 1)
Arranged By – Fred FerrariMixed By – Terence FultonWritten-By – A. Ferrari*, R. Hanson*
10 Rainbow Team Dreaming
Producer – Maurice CavalieriWritten-By, Arranged By – Franco Bernardi, Michele Violante
11 Easy Going Do It Again
Producer, Written-By – Giancarlo MeoWritten-By – Claudio Simonetti
12 Tullio De Piscopo 'E Fatto 'E Sorde! E? (Money Money) (Maxessa Edit)
Arranged By – Corrado Rustici, Tullio De PiscopoEdited By – Maxessa*Producer – Willy DavidWritten-By – Tullio De Piscopo
13 Valentine Tina Are You Ready (Instrumental)
Written-By – Didier Visex*, Etienne Roda Gil*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Strut
  • Copyright (c) – Strut
  • Mastered At – See Why Audio


  • Compiled By – Stevie Kotey
  • Coordinator [Licensing Co-ordination And Artist Liaison] – Martina Pini
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordination] – Joel Davies, Quinton Scott
  • Design [Package] – Auto
  • Liner Notes [Sleeve Notes] – Bill Brewster
  • Mastered By [Audio Restoration By] – Colin Young


Compiled by Stevie Kotey (Ambassador's Reception).
Audio restoration and re-mastering at See Why Audio, London.

This compilation: ⓟ & © 2008
Strut is part of the !K7 label group.
Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 730003 303623
  • Label Code: LC 07306

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STRUT036CD Various Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985 ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) Strut STRUT036CD US 2008
STRUT036CD Various Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics - 1977-1985 ‎(CD, Comp, Promo, Pla) Strut STRUT036CD Germany 2008

a missed opportunity thinking about how many magnificent classic period of the first Italodisco treated from 77 to 85 ( see Vivien Vee , Klein & MBO , Capricorn and you could go on for hours .. ) more essential here that you could put the subtitle of rarity , between the good things you could also say that from the first to unidicesima song , there are many good pieces of large manufacturers era Malavasi , Simonetti , Pulga primarily ..but the last 2 tracks ruin an operation that would be quite good, but one can not but wonder why there has been a wider operation of classic titles , I say to fans of Strut I hope that in a not too distant future you rifacciate alive with a second volume can raise the shortcomings of the first chapter
Although marketed as "Italo Disco Classics", this compilation isn't exactly filled with what people think of when they hear the terms "Classics" or "Italo Disco". Italo Disco is normally 1982-1986 drum machine and/or synth-dominated, disco-style (but increasingly pop) productions of Italian origin, or things with a very similar sound. And you'd think classics would be well-known tracks, right?Instead, the album is mainly obscure tracks in the more traditional acoustic and electric disco and boogie veins. On top of that, Five Letters and Revanche are French. Well, OK, Revanche has one Italian member, but the point remains that it's not even 100% "made in Italy", which IMHO is a prerequisite to using the term Italo. I can forgive the abuse of "Classics", but I feel the phrase "Italo Disco" shouldn't be used for these styles of Italian disco & boogie. It cheapens the compilation and lowers my opinion of the Strut label; clearly they were using the term to sell more copies. Also, the mastering of a few tracks is questionable—why such poor dynamic range on the Kano and Easy Going tracks? Why is "Wojtyla Disco Dance (Part 2)" played pitched down 8% (and listed as Part 1)?Nevertheless, most of the music is of Italian origin, and the selections are all very good. For the obscure, quality music alone, it's a compilation worth getting.