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Disco Fever, Vol. 1 [Dressed to Kill]

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Disco Fever, Vol. 1, released by the BMG-distributed Dressed to Kill label, appears to include 15 hits, some of which even happen to be disco. (Several titles, like the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and Phyllis Nelson's "Move Closer," have no business appearing on any kind of disco compilation.) However, despite the complete lack of indication, it is made of inferior re-recordings and live performances -- not one of these selections is an original recording, so it should be avoided. This is a nasty trick on the part of the label. To make matters worse, there's a second volume, while on Vol. 1 they weren't even alert enough to spell Nelson's name correctly.

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