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Dance Traxx [Atlantic, 1986]
Disco not only lives but goes pop, just like all those bizzers who blew their collateral on it years ago dreamed it would. Not C-Bank or Mantronix--hardcore dance acts today are cult gods just like Barabbas and Don Ray last time. But here on these two discs, cunningly remixed and segued as is only mete, you get the only Phil Collins Isleys rip you need own, the only Laura Branigan Donna Summer rip you need own, and the only Yes Art of Noise rip you need own. Plus the compleat Shannon in two parts. And now that I've clued you in just promise me this--if you like the Steve Arrington you'll take a flier on the album. A-