Various ‎– Die Maxi Hits – Summer ’88 PART ONE (German Double Vinyl LP)

A double album compilation of 12″ mixes concentrating on mostly commercial Pop Dance stuff with a few odd European artists thrown in.

It’s start of with the classic Clivillés & Cole mix of the Bruce Springsteen cover of Pink Cadillac by Natalie Cole. Phil Harding is in full PWL mode with his remix of Jermaine Stewart’s “Get Lucky” (written by Hot Chocolate Errol Brown and Simon Climie from Climie Fisher!!) David Todd remixes actress turned singer, Tracie Spencer, sounding very much like Madonna and my favourite from this side with some great keyboards. The side closes with B.V.S.M.P.  (short for  Baby Virgo – Shocking Mister P.) a pop/rap crossover.

The first of some strange track choices come in next with Eddy Grant’s politically charged, anti-apartheid POP song, “Gimme Hope Jo’Anna” ???? German pop star, Sandra makes an appearance next with synth heavy, pan pipe led “Heaven Can Wait” mixed by Michael Cretu (soon to form the band Enigma) Another German soul/funk star emerges with Glen P. Stone with the funky “Groovin'” , a cover version originally made famous by The Young Rascals. Closing this first half is the French singer Guesch Patti with the rocky “Let Be Must The Queen” – not sure about that translation!

EMI ‎– 186 7 90894 1maxi

A1 Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac (Club Vocal) 7:36
A2 Jermaine Stewart Get Lucky (Extended Remix) 6:15
A3 Tracie Spencer Symptoms Of True Love (The Symptomatic Dance Mix) 6:18
A4 B.V.S.M.P. Be Gentle (European Club Mix) 5:11
B1 Eddy Grant Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Extended Version) 4:52
B2 Sandra Heaven Can Wait (Extended version) 7:38
B3 Glen P. Stone Groovin’ 5:52
B4 Guesch Patti Let Be Must The Queen (Version Longue) 5:23



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