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Disco Fever: Turn the Beat Around

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Time/Life's Disco Fever series continues with a volume subtitled "Turn the Beat Around," which contains another round of major disco hits that have been compiled many -- make that many -- times before. In order to pack as many tracks as possible onto the disc, Time/Life uses all the radio-edit versions, which are often significantly shorter and inferior to the full album or extended 12" versions. This won't bother casual disco fans who are buying their first compilations, since the disc does wrap up a significant chunk of disco's most popular singles. Highlights include Heatwave's "Boogie Nights," Diana Ross' "Love Hangover," Teena Marie's "I Need Your Lovin'," Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way," and Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You."

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