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Electro - Released August 1, 2013 | Mute, a BMG Company
Dance - Released July 1, 2015 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
Since 1980, there has been an assortment of compilations devoted to DJ Larry Levan, including multiple anthologies devoted to the man's remixes of Salsoul and West End tracks, and Journey Into Paradise, a set of Warner-distributed selections that combined material he remixed or merely played. Genius of Time, released in Europe through Universal, has the widest reach of them all, and concentrates on Levan's radical alterations. None of the tracks originated on Salsoul, a frequent client, so career highlights such as like Inner Life's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Up" aren't included. Instead, a judicious portion comes from the Island label, the source of four delectable, dubbed-out mixes of songs recorded by Gwen Guthrie with the Compass Point All-Stars. Another Island post-disco classic here is the monstrous Levan mix of ex-Hi Tension vocalist David Joseph's "You Can't Hide (Your Love from Me)," merely a slightly nutty, relatively tame tune in original form. There's a fair amount of overlap with previous Levan comps and other well-regarded various-artists sets, but quite a few -- Merc & Monk's "Carried Away," Jeffrey Osborne's "Plane Love," and Bert Reid's "Groovin' You" among them -- also appear on a legitimate compact disc release for the first time. ~ Andy Kellman
Electro - Released October 15, 2015 | Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Trip Hop - Released January 1, 1995 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Electro - Released June 15, 2015 | Parlophone France
Electro - Released October 6, 2014 | Warp Records
Electro - Released February 23, 2014 | Kif music
Electro - Released June 3, 2013 | Domino Recording Co
Electro - Released May 17, 2013 | Columbia
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