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Classic Cuts collected on Classic Cuts

New compilations bring together hits & lesser known dance numbers.

Universal are issuing a new set of various artists compilations entitled Classic Cuts.

Although not a direct nod to the Classic MasterCuts series of yore, the premise is largely the same, with a set of four new compilations focusing on certain genres from the wealth of the Universal catalogue on both triple CD and double vinyl sets.

Housed under Disco, 80s Funk, Northern Soul and Funk headings, a majority of the tracks are already very familiar from turns such as Elton John, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Kool & The Gang, Marlena Shaw, Commodores, Diana Ross, The Supremes and Sylvester all featured, but there’s also a few nuggets not been seen or heard on a compilation for many years including titles from Sisters Love, A Taste Of Honey, Lamont Dozier, Maze, Cameo, Don Covay and The Undisputed Truth.

Each compilation comes as a double vinyl and single CD and all four editions of Classic Cuts will be released 10 May 2019

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CLASSIC CUTS: 80s GROOVE

LP1 – Side A

  1. Get Down Saturday Night- Oliver Cheatham
  2. Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)- Loose Ends
  3. Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again – Album Version- Roy Ayers
  4. I’ll Be Good- Rene and Angela
  5. Let It All Blow – Single Version- Dazz Band

LP1 – Side B

  1. Twilight- Maze ft. Frankie Beverly
  2. Outstanding – Album Version- The Gap Band
  3. Too Hot – Single Version- Kool & The Gang
  4. Roses Are Red – Radio Edit- Mac Band
  5. Back And Forth – 7″ Version- Cameo

LP2 – Side A

  1. All Night Long – Remix Single Version- Mary Jane Girls
  2. Don’t Look Any Further – Single Version- Dennis Edwards Featuring Siedah Garrett
  3. Treat Her Like A Lady – Single Version- The Temptations
  4. Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent- Gwen Guthrie
  5. Mama Used To Say- Junior
  6. Don’t Stop The Music- Yarbrough & Peoples

LP2 – Side B

  1. Sleep Talk- Alyson Williams
  2. Behind The Groove – Single Version- Teena Marie
  3. Walking Into Sunshine – Edit- Central Line
  4. The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) – Remastered Original Version- Level 42
  5. I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone- Ray Parker Jr.

Single CD

  1. Get Down Saturday Night- Oliver Cheatham
  2. Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)- Loose Ends
  3. Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again – Album Version- Roy Ayers
  4. I’ll Be Good- Rene and Angela
  5. Let It All Blow – Single Version- Dazz Band
  6. Twilight- Maze ft. Frankie Beverly
  7. Outstanding – Album Version- The Gap Band
  8. Too Hot – Single Version- Kool & The Gang
  9. Roses Are Red – Radio Edit- Mac Band
  10. Back And Forth – 7″ Version- Cameo
  11. All Night Long – Remix Single Version- Mary Jane Girls
  12. Don’t Look Any Further – Single Version- Dennis Edwards Featuring Siedah Garrett
  13. Treat Her Like A Lady – Single Version- The Temptations
  14. Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent- Gwen Guthrie
  15. Mama Used To Say- Junior
  16. Don’t Stop The Music- Yarbrough & Peoples
  17. Sleep Talk- Alyson Williams
  18. Behind The Groove – Single Version- Teena Marie
  19. Walking Into Sunshine – Edit- Central Line
  20. The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) – Remastered Original Version- Level 42
  21. I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone- Ray Parker Jr.

CLASSIC CUTS: DISCO

LP1 – Side A

  1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Single Version- Barry White
  2. Boogie Oogie Oogie – Single Version 1 / Remastered 2001- A Taste Of Honey
  3. If I Can’t Have You- Yvonne Elliman
  4. Love Hangover- Diana Ross
  5. Get Down On It – Single Version- Kool & The Gang

LP1– Side B

  1. I’m Here Again- Thelma Houston
  2. Machine Gun- Commodores
  3. Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)- The Stylistics
  4. The Hustle- Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
  5. Car Wash – Single Version- Rose Royce

LP2 – Side A

  1. Philadelphia Freedom – Album Version- Elton John
  2. Never Can Say Goodbye – Single Version- Gloria Gaynor
  3. I Need You- Sylvester
  4. Walking In Rhythm – Album Version- The Blackbyrds
  5. Love Machine – Pt. 1- The Miracles

LP2 – Side B

  1. Hang On In There Baby – Single Version- Johnny Bristol
  2. Contact – Single Version- Edwin Starr
  3. Funkytown – Single Version- Lipps Inc.
  4. You Can Do It- Al Hudson And The Partners
  5. You’re My Driving Wheel – Promo Single Version- The Supremes
  6. Once You Get Started – Album Version-Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

Single CD

  1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Single Version- Barry White
  2. Boogie Oogie Oogie – Single Version 1 / Remastered 2001- A Taste Of Honey
  3. If I Can’t Have You- Yvonne Elliman
  4. Love Hangover- Diana Ross
  5. Get Down On It – Single Version- Kool & The Gang
  6. I’m Here Again- Thelma Houston
  7. Machine Gun- Commodores
  8. Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)- The Stylistics
  9. The Hustle- Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
  10. Car Wash – Single Version- Rose Royce
  11. Philadelphia Freedom – Album Version- Elton John
  12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Single Version- Gloria Gaynor
  13. I Need You- Sylvester
  14. Walking In Rhythm – Album Version- The Blackbyrds
  15. Love Machine – Pt. 1- The Miracles
  16. Hang On In There Baby – Single Version- Johnny Bristol
  17. Contact – Single Version- Edwin Starr
  18. Funkytown – Single Version- Lipps Inc.
  19. You Can Do It- Al Hudson And The Partners
  20. You’re My Driving Wheel – Promo Single Version- The Supremes
  21. Once You Get Started – Album Version-Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

CLASSIC CUTS: FUNK & SOUL

LP1 – Side A

  1. California Soul – Album Version- Marlena Shaw
  2. Smiling Faces Sometimes – Katalyst Mix- The Undisputed Truth
  3. Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)- Maceo And The Macks
  4. Shake Your Rump To The Funk – Single Version- The Bar-Kays
  5. Think (About It) – Single Version- Lyn Collins

LP1 – Side B

  1. I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You- Leon Haywood
  2. I Like What You Do – Album Version- Commodores
  3. ABC – Single Version- The Jackson 5
  4. Think- James Brown
  5. Hang Out & Hustle – Single Version- Sweet Charles

LP2 – Side A

  1. Got To Give It Up – Pt.1- Marvin Gaye
  2. Unwind Yourself – Remix- Marva Whitney
  3. Jungle Boogie – Album Version- Kool & The Gang
  4. Hard To Handle- Patti Drew
  5. Pass The Peas- The J.B.’s
  6. Shaft In Africa (Addis) – From “Shaft In Africa” Soundtrack- Johnny Pate

LP2 – Side B

  1. Light My Fire – Album Version- Stevie Wonder
  2. Brown Baby – Alternate Version- Diana Ross
  3. Take Off Your Make Up- Lamont Dozier
  4. Give Me Your Love – Single Version- Sisters Love
  5. Coffy Is The Color – From The “Coffy” Soundtrack- Roy Ayers Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wayne Garfield
  6. Float On – Single Version- The Floaters

Single CD

  1. California Soul – Album Version- Marlena Shaw
  2. Smiling Faces Sometimes – Katalyst Mix- The Undisputed Truth
  3. Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)- Maceo And The Macks
  4. Shake Your Rump To The Funk – Single Version- The Bar-Kays
  5. Think (About It) – Single Version- Lyn Collins
  6. I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You- Leon Haywood
  7. I Like What You Do – Album Version- Commodores
  8. ABC – Single Version- The Jackson 5
  9. Think- James Brown
  10. Hang Out & Hustle – Single Version- Sweet Charles
  11. Got To Give It Up – Pt.1- Marvin Gaye
  12. Unwind Yourself – Remix- Marva Whitney
  13. Jungle Boogie – Album Version- Kool & The Gang
  14. Hard To Handle- Patti Drew
  15. Pass The Peas- The J.B.’s
  16. Shaft In Africa (Addis) – From “Shaft In Africa” Soundtrack- Johnny Pate
  17. Light My Fire – Album Version- Stevie Wonder
  18. Brown Baby – Alternate Version- Diana Ross
  19. Take Off Your Make Up- Lamont Dozier
  20. Give Me Your Love – Single Version- Sisters Love
  21. Coffy Is The Color – From The “Coffy” Soundtrack- Roy Ayers Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wayne Garfield
  22. Float On – Single Version- The Floaters

CLASSIC CUTS: NORTHERN SOUL

LP1 – Side A

  1. I’m Gonna Love You A Long Time- Patti & The Emblems
  2. You Got The Love I Need- The Undisputed Truth
  3. Let’s Wade In The Water- Marlena Shaw
  4. Seven Day Fool- Etta James
  5. My Weakness Is You – Single Version- Edwin Starr
  6. Pow Wow- Manny Corchado

LP1 – Side B

  1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Stereo Version- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  2. Sweeter Than The Day Before – Single Version- The Valentinos
  3. Potion Of Love- The Ambers
  4. In Orbit- Joy Lovejoy
  5. It Ain’t No Big Thing- The Radiants
  6. No One Could Love You More- Gladys Knight & The Pips
  7. Happy- William Bell

LP2 – Side A

  1. It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need)- Don Covay
  2. Nobody But Me- The Human Beinz
  3. Moody Woman – Album Version- Jerry Butler
  4. Suspicion – 1999 Originals Best Of Version- The Originals
  5. First I Look At The Purse – Stereo Version- The Contours
  6. Shoes – Single Version- Bobby Bland

LP2 – Side B

  1. This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me) – 1994
  2. Love Starved Heart Version (Mono)- Marvin Gaye
  3. What Can I Do- George Kirby
  4. I Surrender- Eddie Holman
  5. As Long As I Have You- Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
  6. Stormy – 2000 Box Set Version- Diana Ross & The Supremes
  7. All I Do Is Think About You- Tammi Terrell

Single CD

  1. I’m Gonna Love You A Long Time- Patti & The Emblems
  2. You Got The Love I Need- The Undisputed Truth
  3. Let’s Wade In The Water- Marlena Shaw
  4. Seven Day Fool- Etta James
  5. My Weakness Is You – Single Version- Edwin Starr
  6. Pow Wow- Manny Corchado
  7. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Stereo Version- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  8. Sweeter Than The Day Before – Single Version- The Valentinos
  9. Potion Of Love- The Ambers
  10. In Orbit- Joy Lovejoy
  11. It Ain’t No Big Thing- The Radiants
  12. No One Could Love You More- Gladys Knight & The Pips
  13. Happy- William Bell
  14. It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need)- Don Covay
  15. Nobody But Me- The Human Beinz
  16. Moody Woman – Album Version- Jerry Butler
  17. Suspicion – 1999 Originals Best Of Version- The Originals
  18. First I Look At The Purse – Stereo Version- The Contours
  19. Shoes – Single Version- Bobby Bland
  20. This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me) – 1994
  21. What Can I Do- George Kirby
  22. I Surrender- Eddie Holman
  23. As Long As I Have You- Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
  24. Stormy – 2000 Box Set Version- Diana Ross & The Supremes
  25. All I Do Is Think About You- Tammi Terrell

17 responses to Classic Cuts collected on Classic Cuts

  1. Alan Mitchell says:

    Very much a charity shop find. Can’t imagine the LPs sounding great. K-Tel?

  2. Old Guy says:

    This is long before automated radio stations controlled by the few big media companies, where 95% of stuff listed here was never played in the midwest except Chicago or Milwaukee or Minneapolis. You aren’t going to have huge sales in this kind of stuff if the remixed and longer versions of what we heard isn’t released. Example – Shannon: Let The Music Play (the approx 4:30 single mix). No where to be found except the typical bad sound quality Time-Life disc (Mid-80’s disc of 80’s collection).

  3. Kauwgompie says:

    Some rare tracks, great albums!

  4. O(+> Peter B says:

    The Classic MasterCuts compilations from Beechwood Music were superb. They had a decent portion of high quality rarer tracks and would go for full length versions where possible.

  5. MARK says:

    The recent “101 Disco Classics” budget 5-disc set contains a lot of Disco-Funk classics and makes for an entertaining “playlist”:
    https://www.discogs.com/Various-101-Disco-Classics/release/11426130
    (but of course I already had a lot of these tunes on numerous Anthologies and Best Of’s…)
    I also really enjoy this Club Motown collection which includes many extended remixes of 80s Motown hits and a few rarities:
    https://www.discogs.com/John-Morales-Club-Motown/master/725737

  6. Callage says:

    Straight to the supermarket is the new music industry equivalent of ‘straight to video’.

  7. Tom Walsh says:

    These all have some superb tracks on them. A great option for those of us who don’t have them on 7,12, lps etc

  8. Dr Volume says:

    Hurry while stocks linger.

    Jeez, that must surely be the blandest, most Route One album “artwork” ever. Looks like the thumbnail image you get on a Spotify playlist…is that deliberate in order to hook in people that get their music from those “morning coffee/daily workout” playlists and encourage them to buy a record – or did they just have zero budget for design and artwork so just grabbed a royalty free image and knocked something up on a Windows 98 PC?

    • Robert Lett says:

      Dr. Volume exactly, an immediate no just from the “art”.Right or wrong I always assume if no care is taken with the packaging then shoddiness likely follows through the whole production. It’s really lame. Pass.

  9. mike says:

    Good double cd sets four times cheaper, not sure who they would appeal to.

    • Alan says:

      Spectrum normally do their 3 disc sets at the same price so probably over-priced for the label. Be down to £4.99 in a week or two.

  10. Adrian says:

    Some
    The funk and soul one looks good, all about random,but much more interesting tracks than most budget compilations – the CD price is a steal and given that you could easily pay £20 for just a couple of rare tracks on vinyl I might be tempted by a couple of these. Agree it’s classic mastercuts but without the same understanding of the material,but the music is fine

  11. Alan says:

    These would have been better as 3cd sets which Spectrum usually do and was what I expected when they were first on Amazon. Single CDs with cropped versions not gonna work for most of the target market. Shame as although a lot of the tracks are the usual there are some which are not normally on this sort of compilation.

  12. Francis says:

    Prefer compilations like these to have the extended versions, especially when disco tracks, so I will not be bothering with any of them.

  13. Simonf says:

    Got most of the best tracks here on various formats; 7″ , 12″, LPs and CDs so it’s a no from me. Looks like they’ve been compiled by somebody on work experience. You’d be better off tracking down the vastly superior Mastercuts collections that Paul mentions in his intro.

    • Chris Squires says:

      I think it’s Ian Wade on this occasion, poor chap.

      we’re not used to having two of you doing the dirty work.

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