Shalamar

The Ultimate Best of Shalamar

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Released in 2011 by the Spectrum label (via Sanctuary and Universal UK), this two-disc set is one of the best Shalamar anthologies. The first disc contains 19 tracks, mostly single and album edits of the group’s A-sides from 1977’s “Uptown Festival Medley” through 1987’s “Games.” With the exception of “Dancing in the Sheets” -- its inclusion likely a licensing issue, since it appeared on the Footloose soundtrack, a Columbia release -- the disc has every song a casual fan needs. The second disc is packed with 13 12” versions, almost all of which trump their album-bound and radio-edit counterparts on disc one.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:33
2 4:01
3 3:26
4 3:59
5 3:48
6 3:42
7 3:42
8 3:35
9 3:49
10 5:02
11 3:48
12 3:38
13 4:27
14 3:44
15 4:14
16 4:00
17 3:32
18 3:39
19 4:07

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 8:45
2 6:15
3 7:07
4 6:43
5 5:10
6 6:15
7 4:18
8 7:20
9 6:16
10 5:04
11 5:01
12 5:26
13 4:35
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