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VA - EMI’s Balearic Compilations [13CD] (2012-2013)

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VA - EMI’s Balearic Compilations [13CD] (2012-2013)

Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: EMI’s Balearic Compilations
Year Of Release: 2012-2013
Label: EMI Music / Parlaphone
Genre: Pop, Rock, Disco, Nu Jazz, Ambient, Reggae, Electronic, Lounge
Quality: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Time: 16:11:08
Full Size: 2.28 gb / 6.20 gb
WebSite: Album Preview

Like Krautrock and Northern Soul, Balearic Beat is a genre not recognized by those who created it. And, like the aforementioned musical categories, it was the Brits who bestowed this name on the sound they “discovered.” As the story goes, UK DJs Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Trevor Fung holidayed in Ibiza, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, in 1987. Chicago’s thumping house beats were sweeping clubland’s most forward-leaning dancefloors while aggressive, four-to-the-floor house remixes started streamlining and homogenizing records originally recorded as R&B, Latin freestyle and synthpop.

But in Ibiza, dance music was still all over the board: Quirky recent Europop hits, New Wave oldies, early house, offbeat disco, art-rock, jazz-funk, world music, dub reggae, near-ambient cuts — nearly any ’70s/’80s style with a syncopated rhythm that felt good in warm weather and got tourists dancing — were all being played at clubs like Amnesia, which sported an open-air dancefloor that heightened the free-spirited Mediterranean vibe.

Oakenfold, Rampling and Fung then brought Ibiza’s eclectic programming philosophy back to London. Unlike other genre trends favored by the DJ cognoscenti, the resulting Balearic Beat didn’t take hold because it was intrinsically pan-genre and anti-trend — like Northern Soul, the name referred to the region that claimed certain records as its own, and not to their place of origin. Balearic’s embrace of anything-goes grooves slower and gentler than house’s pounding 120-and-up BPMs paved the way for massive international hits by Soul II Soul, Enigma and other acts that went on to inspire chillout and trip-hop. As the current wayward programming of Lindstrøm, Aeroplane and other recent EDM fusionists have proven, Balearic is arguably hipper than ever today.

We’re explaining all this because we’d like to share our enthusiasm for a ridiculously entertaining series of compilations that have been in our library since last fall but feel particularly right for this summer. Compiled in Sweden by EMI staffer Jens Peterson Hällefors, the Balearic series is arguably the most out-there digital-only collection of music ever presented by a major label. At 11 volumes specializing in house, rock, soft rock, leftfield dance, electronic, world, reggae, pop, ambient, progressive rock and “blend” (an introductory sampler), Balearic goes deep, deeeeeep into the aesthetic to embrace both familiar cuts and oddities that will delight even the most dedicated diggers. Some are bona-fide Ibiza classics while many are choice cuts presented in the same boundary-crossing spirit, yet with a Scandinavian slant: This is the first time that most of the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish acts presented here alongside their American, English, German, Jamaican, Japanese, Brazilian, French, Belgian, South African, Australian and Spanish brethren have ever snagged a legitimate international release. (We’re crossing our fingers that Hällefors’s latest three Scandinavia-specific Balearic comps will sometime soon be released here.)

So pour a cool beverage, dance around the pool, throw a roof party, head to the nearest beach or simply imagine yourself on vacation with similarly inclined celebrants, and stretch out with these everything-but-the-kitchen-sink collections. If you’d just like to dip your toe (or even shake them), may we suggest our own 30-track playlist that’s sequenced like a Balearic DJ set? Prepare yourself to hear everyone from Simple Minds to Peter Tosh in a way you may never have heard before.

Balearic Scandinavia
01. Monica Zetterlund - Krama Mig Och Dansa (2:28)
02. Bjorn Skifs - Just The Two Of Us (3:19)
03. Solar Plexus - La Folia (4:03)
04. Merit Hemmingson - Nature Boy (3:44)
05. Klaus Schunning - Turbulence (4:40)
06. +1 - Nevermore - Completely Different Dancecut (6:23)
07. Tommy Seebach - Bubble Sex (2010 Remaster) (5:41)
08. Ragnar Grippe - Time & Space (4:35)
09. Vision - (I Wanna) Boogie With You (Instrumental) (7:32)
10. Frank Aleksandersen - Kong Vinter (2011 Remaster) (3:26)
11. Bjorn Skifs - Love Don't Come Easy (2:47)
12. Pugh Rogefeldt - Het (2001 Digital Remaster) (3:45)
13. Roger Running - Tiden Bara Gar (4:32)
14. Zkiffz - Main Street (4:59)
15. Hanne Boel - Give Up (6:00)
16. Harpo - D.J. (3:38)
17. Eva - Britt Strandberg - Morgon (7:06)
18. Bob Azzam - Rain, Rain, Go Away (2:58)
19. Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby (3:22)


Balearic Scandinavia 2
1. Röyksopp – Forsaken Cowboy
2. Les Big Byrd – Zig-Smile
3. Jan Kask – Golden Heart
4. Deportees – Not Tonight
5. Mental Overdrive – Cheese Royale (Dr. Sennep & The Hot Dog´s Remix)
6. Me And My Army – Epilogue (Remix/Radio Edit)
7. Paola – Above The Candystore
8. Vinnie Who – Remedy (Penguin Prison Remix)
9. Bertine Zetlitz – Snow On A Hot Day (Erot Remix)
10. Weeping Willows – Falling (Spatio Kass Club Mix)
11. Pacific! – Villanova Sunset
12. When Saints Go Machine – Kelly
13. Kleerup – Chords
14. Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes (Kleerup & Enochson Remix)
15. Alanïa – Jah Jah Is Coming
16. Dungen – Solen Stiger Upp (Del 1 & 2)
17. Heed – Seldom Seen
18. Anja Garbarek – Stay Tuned


Balearic World
1. Jesus Loves You – Bow Down Mister
2. 20th Century Steel Band – Endless Vibrations
3. Quarteto Em Cy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
4. Os Borges – Em Familia
5. Ahmadu Jarr – Temne
6. David Byrne – The Last Emperor (Main Title Theme)
7. Japan – Visions Of China
8. Ron Goodwin & His Concert Orchestra – Windows Of The East
9. Indian Vibes – Mathar
10. Phil Manzanera – Criollo
11. Pino Daniele – Sotto ´O Sole
12. Bengt Palmers – Sambaolek
13. Françoise Hardy – Suzanne
14. Evinha – Setembro
15. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Air A Danser
16. Duncan Browne – Over The Reef
17. Merit Hemmingson – Jämtländsk Brudmarsch ´73
18. Elza Soares – O Pato
19. Martin Denny – Tahitian Sunset


Balearic Soft Rock
1. Little River Band – It´s A Long Way There
2. Brian Protheroe – Pinball
3. Barclay James Harvest – Crazy Over (You)
4. Julie Felix – Snakeskin
5. Kevin Ayers – Song For Insane Times
6. Bryan Ferry – You Go To My Head
7. The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
8. Julian Lennon – Well I Don´t Know
9. Eldkvarn – Kärlekens Tunga
10. Roxy Music – The Space Between
11. Russ Ballard – Voices
12. Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
13. Ragnar Grippe – Babylon
14. Roger Rönning – Står Vid Ett Vägskäl
15. Björn Skifs – Alltför Sent (It´s Too Late)
16. Bobby Goldsboro – Summer (The First Time)


Balearic Rock
1. Cozy Powell – Dance With The Devil
2. Simple Minds – Theme From Great Cities
3. Rheingold – Dreiklangdimensionen
4. The Flying Lizards – Money B
5. Kåre & The Cavemen – Gallery Oslo (A Long Days Flight ´Till Tomorrow)
6. Suzi Quatro – Skin Tight Skin
7. C.C.S. – Hang It On Me
8. The Stranglers – Peaches
9. Killing Joke – Requiem
10. That Petrol Emotion – Abandon (Boys Own Mix)
11. Fad Gadget – State Of The Nation
12. The Edge – The Strange Party
13. Hawkwind – Silver Machine


Balearic Reggae
1. Horace Andy – Spying Glass
2. Sly Dunbar – Oriental Taxi
3. Peter Tosh – Dubbing In Buk-In-Hamm Palace
4. The Mighty Diamonds – Bodyguard
5. The Gladiators – Stick A Bush
6. Culture – The International Herb
7. Burning Spear – Farover
8. Prince Far I – Foggy Road
9. U-Roy – The Great Psalms
10. Keith Hudson – Too Expensive
11. Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
12. Culture Club – Murder Rap Trap (feat. Captain Crucial)
13. Tapper Zukie – M P L A
14. The Latin Kings – Kings Of Kings
15. The Specials – Ghost Town


Balearic Prog
1. The Edgar Broughton Band – There´s No Vibrations, But Wait!
2. Life – Sailing In The Sunshine
3. Babe Ruth – The Mexican
4. Solar Plexus – Det Är Inte Båten Som Gungar - Det Är Havet Som Rör Sig
5. Soft Machine – Over´N´Above
6. Steve Hillage – Unidentified
7. Merit Hemmingson – Mandom Mod Och Morske Män
8. Eloy – Mighty Echoes
9. Energy – John
10. Solution – Divergence
11. Storm – Lt. Calley Bjuder Upp
12. Faust – The Sad Skinhead
13. Gong – Mandrake
14. David Sylvian – Taking The Veil


Balearic Pop
1. Laid Back – Fly Away / Walking In The Sunshine
2. Duran Duran – Save A Prayer (Night Mix)
3. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy (Midnight Mix)
4. Belouis Some – Imagination (12" Version)
5. Talk Talk – Life´s What You Make It (Extended Version)
6. Kim Carnes – Draw Of The Cards
7. It's Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim´s Tune) (Remix)
8. Sheena Easton – Ice Out In The Rain
9. Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
10. Frazier Chorus – Walking On Air
11. The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain
12. China Crisis – Wishful Thinking
13. Johnny Hates Jazz – My Secret Garden
14. UB40 – Don´t Break My Heart
15. Julia Fordham – Happy Ever After


Balearic Leftfield
1. Hot Chocolate – Put Your Love In Me
2. Diggy Tal & The Numbers – If It's Love That You Want (Instrumental)
3. Allez Allez – Flesh And Blood
4. I-Level – In The River (Dub Instrumental)
5. Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science (Extended Version)
6. Fun Boy Three – Faith, Hope And Charity
7. Simple Minds – This Fear Of Gods
8. Savage Progress – My Soul Unwraps Tonight (Extended Version)
9. D.A.F. – Kebabträume
10. Human League – Hard Times (Instrumental Version)
11. Duran Duran – Planet Earth (Night Mix)
12. Telex – Raised By Snakes
13. Laid Back – White Horse (U.S. Edit)
14. Micke Hagström – Body Language
15. The Men – I Don't Depend On You
16. Steve Hillage – Time Lines
17. Ragnar Grippe – Stonehenge


Balearic House
1. Adeva – Musical Freedom
2. Soul II Soul – Happiness (Dub)
3. Judy Cheeks – So In Love (The Real Deal) (Sasha´s Quat Mix)
4. Inner City – Big Fun (Original 12" Mix)
5. Bertine Zetlitz – Getting Out (Björn Torske Remix)
6. The Micronauts – The Jag
7. Dr. Erik – Det Eneste Jeg Vil Er Å Ha Det Fett (Strait Klubbmix)
8. Kym Mazelle – Useless (I Don´t Need You Now) (12" Mix)
9. Photek – Mine To Give (David Morales World Mix)
10. Stacey Pullen – Vertigo
11. Mental Overdrive – About Erot (Tore Fra Singapores Usikker Musiker Mix)
12. Jesus Loves You – Generations Of Love (Oakenfold Mix)
13. Frazier Chorus – Nothing (The Land Of Oz Mix)
14. Loose Ends – Hangin´ On A String (Frankie Knuckles Remix)


Balearic Electronic
1. Human League – Being Boiled
2. Logic System – Unit
3. D.A.F. – Der Räuber Und Der Prinz
4. Ragnar Grippe – Electricity
5. Telex – Brainwash
6. J.J. Burnel – Do The European
7. Laid Back – So Wie So
8. Anne Clark – Our Darkness
9. The Assembly – Stop/Start (Extended Version)
10. Nils Landgren – Computer Love
11. Heaven 17 – I´m Your Money
12. Ultravox – Mr X
13. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Messages (10" Single Version)
14. China Crisis – No Ordinary Lover
15. When In Rome – The Promise (Coliseum Club Mix)


Balearic Blend
1. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Music For A Found Harmonium (3:38)
2. Eloy – Horizons (3:20)
3. Simple Minds – Seeing Out The Angel (Instrumental Remix) (6:31)
4. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (4:07)
5. Public Image Limited – Death Disco (12" Remix) (6:42)
6. Sly Dunbar – Sesame Street (3:15)
7. Labi Siffre – Watch Me (3:31)
8. Working Week – Venceremos - We Will Win (7" Edit) (4:41)
9. Spandau Ballet – Feel The Chant (12") (5:47)
10. Kajagoogoo – The Lion´s Mouth (Beast Mix) (5:37)
11. Roxy Music – The Main Thing (Extended Remix) (7:41)
12. Logic System – Clash (4:21)
13. Bryan Ferry – Don´t Stop The Dance (Special 12" Remix) (5:46)
14. Little River Band – Curiosity Killed The Cat (3:43)
15. Marcos Valle – Previsao Do Tempo (3:35)


Balearic Ambient
1. Propaganda – La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo
2. Japan – Ghosts
3. Michael Brook – Distant Village
4. Roxy Music – India
5. Talk Talk – The Rainbow
6. Steve Hillage – Leylines To Glassdom
7. Björn Olsson – Avtagande Verklighet (Fading Reality)
8. Klaus Schønning – Cygnus
9. China Crisis – Jean Walks In Fresh Fields
10. Soft Machine – Lotus Groves
11. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Paul´s Dance
12. Amorphous Androgynous – Mountain Goat
13. Harold Budd – Ice Floes In Eden





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