Monday, December 18, 2006

Dancing dancing in paradise..



El Coco - Dancing In Paradise (1978, AVI/Quality)

I know I said I'd update yesterday. Once again I'm late (as usual), I wanted to get the Disco Delivery done yesterday, but let's just say my Saturday night went on a little longer than I anticipated (not that I'm complaining or anything)..

I'm hoping to work on the upcoming Disco Delivery entry some more tonight, in the mean time here's one of my favourite El Coco records, hell, probably one of my all time favourite disco records.. "Dancing In Paradise" is to me, one of the best things Rinder & Lewis ever did. Starts off with some of the most exquisite strings, then goes into that equally exquisite synth driven melody... It all comes together in what is truly one of the most sublime, escapist disco records I've ever heard..

I remember I first heard this track, not on it's own, but sampled on Ultra Naté's "Dear John," a great song off her excellent "Stranger Than Fiction" (2001, Strictly Rhythm) album. One of the best uses of a disco sample that I've heard so far.

Anyway, Rinder and Lewis are one duo whose productions I've really been taking a shine to in the last while or so. Most recently, I got their excellent "Seven Deadly Sins" LP in the mail, but unfortunately, decent copies of the "Dancing In Paradise" LP always seem to elude me. So until I get that, here's a rip of the 12'' I got a couple of months ago..

Hope this'll tie you all over until then, as for the next Disco Delivery, here's a hint: think "connection" and "movement."

LINKS:
EL COCO - DANCING IN PARADISE LP @ DISCOGS
EL COCO - DANCING IN PARADISE US 12'' @ DISCOMUSIC.COM
EL COCO = DANCING IN PARADISE US 12'' @ DISCOGS
EL COCO @ DISCOMUSEUM.COM
EL COCO @ ALL MUSIC GUIDE

PURCHASE:
EL COCO - GREATEST DISCO HITS CD (INCLUDES "DANCING IN PARADISE") | CDUNIVERSE.COM | AMAZON.COM | AMAZON.CA | AMAZON.CO.UK | AMAZON.DE | AMAZON.FR

PREVIOUS RELATED ENTRIES:
DISCO DELIVERY #25 - RINDER & LEWIS - WARRIORS (1979, AVI/QUALITY)


CATEGORIES: MINI DELIVERIES

3 comments:

FunkyChris said...

Yes, El Coco is great. I bought the CD half a year ago. Sad that only "Dancing In Paradise" is full length :(

Anonymous said...

yes this is a good song i managed 2 get a very good lp print of dancing in paradise a few weeks back on ebay and i picked it up for next to nothing is in mint condition as well. bought it from belgium

Tommy said...

Thanks for the comments! :)

Yeah, it's too bad most of the tracks are edited down.. That's one of the reasons why I've held off getting that El Coco CD.. It's a great introduction, but they deserve much better. Hopefully Universal or someone will do a proper CD retrospective sometime, or better yet, release more of their albums on CD.. So far their second album was reissued in Japan, hope others will follow sometime soon..

Sounds like a good find anon, my search for "Dancing In Paradise," on eBay and elsewhere continues..

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