Disco no Tetsujin – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 23, 2011

Disco no Tetsujin
Release Date: 11/23/11
Price: 2095 yen

Sequel to last year’s Disco no Tatsujin (Tatsujin = Master, Tetsujin = Iron Man). Somehow Boys Town Gang’s version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” makes another appearance despite already being on the first release, but the rest of the track list is different. I believe this CD contains full-length versions, so nonstop mix fans should stay away.

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23Nov

Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 14, 2011

Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop
Release Date: 1/18/12 1/25/12
Price: 2381 yen

Update (12/27/11): Final track list has been revealed. There are seven “new” tracks, meaning that they’ve never appeared on Dancemania before. The bonus track is Wink’s Japanese cover of “Turn It into Love.”

Now get to work on Dancemania Speed Sparkle, EMI.

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14Nov

Let’s Dance -Super 80s Disco Hits- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 7, 2011

Let’s Dance -Super 80s Disco Hits-
Release Date: 12/7/11 12/21/11
Price: 2857 yen

2-disc compilation from EMI celebrating Roppongi disco hits.

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7Nov

Disco no Tatsujin – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 19, 2010

Disco no Tatsujin
Release Date: 11/24/10
Price: 2000 yen

Disco hits from 1970-2000. If I’m not mistaken, the songs are actually arranged in chronological order.

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19Nov

Disco no Tatsujin – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 25, 2010

Disco no Tatsujin
Release Date: 11/24/10
Price: 2000 yen

The title translates to “Disco Master.” Basically, it’s another excuse for Victor to repackage their usual 70s and 80s repeats.

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25Oct

Disco Around 50 Let’s Groove ~ Surfer – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 19, 2010

Disco Around 50Disco Around 50 Let’s Groove ~ Surfer
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

Sony’s entry in the Disco Around 50 series will focus on Surfer Disco, whatever that is.

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19Jan

Disco Around 50 Hello Mr. Monkey ~ Step – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 18, 2010

Disco Around 50Disco Around 50 Hello Mr. Monkey ~ Step
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

Victor’s entry in the Disco Around 50 series will focus on Step music.

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18Jan

Disco Around 50 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 17, 2010

Disco R50Disco Around 50 Super Freak ~ Soul & Funky
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

No surprises here; the final list is exactly the same as the early one. EMI have set up a special website for the cross-label series: http://www.emimusic.jp/st/series/ar50/

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17Jan

Around 40 Eurobeat 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 15, 2010

R40 Eurobeat 2Around 40 Eurobeat 2
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2381 yen

Not much has changed between the early list and the final one. I wonder how much longer this series can last, because they’ve used up most of the bigger hits by now.

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15Jan

Disco Around 50 Let’s Groove ~ Surfer – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 28, 2009

Disco Around 50Disco Around 50 Let’s Groove ~ Surfer
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

Sony’s entry in the Disco Around 50 series will focus on, umm, surfer music? The track list is very similar to Sony’s aborted Shibuya Disco Hits release.

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28Dec

Disco Around 50 Hello Mr. Monkey ~ Step – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 27, 2009

Disco Around 50Disco Around 50 Hello Mr. Monkey ~ Step
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

Victor’s entry in the Disco Around 50 series will focus on Step music. I’m not really sure what that means, but apparently Arabesque’s “Hello Mr. Monkey” exemplifies it. The track list is very similar to Victor’s aborted Shinjuku Disco Hits release.

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27Dec

Disco Around 50 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2009

Disco Around 50 Super Freak ~ Soul & Funk
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2400 yen

Whoa, total déjà vu. The track list is very similar to EMI’s aborted Roppongi Disco Hits compilation, which was supposed to come out this past September. It appears that EMI, Sony, and Victor will be giving the series another try, rebranding it “Disco Around 50” instead of “Gotouchi Disco.” Sony and Victor haven’t announced their releases yet, but you can bet they’ll be out on the same day. Unless, of course, they cancel the series again.

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20Nov

Around 40 Eurobeat 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 19, 2009

Around 40 Eurobeat 2
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2381 yen

January is certainly becoming the month of surprise sequels. Around 40 Eurobeat did reasonably well in sales, but it wasn’t exactly a huge hit. Disco R35 before it sold much, much better yet it never got a sequel. In any case, “eurobeat” seems to be a fashionable word again in Japan, so I guess EMI will milk it as much as possible.

Most of the announced tracks thus far should be familiar to fans of Dancemania Super Classics. The problem with 80s eurodance compilations is that by definition they have to be 100% repeats. 🙁

Included as a bonus track is Youni Oginome’s Japanese cover of “Dancing Hero,” better known to most fans as “Eat You Up.”

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19Nov

Disco 80’s presents Around 40 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 25, 2009

Disco 80's Around 40Disco 80’s presents Around 40
Release Date: 9/2/09
Price: 2427 yen

Mostly repeats on this latest attempt to cash in on the Around 40 fad.

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25Sep

Gotouchi Disco Hits Series – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on August 27, 2009

I did a few posts recently about a series of Disco albums from EMI, Sony, and Victor. The releases, titled Shinjuku, Roppongi, and Shibuya Disco Hits, were supposed to feature disco hits popular in each area of Tokyo and were all set for release on September 16. Due to unknown reasons, however, the whole series has been postponed and possibly canceled altogether. I’ll post an update in the future if plans change.

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27Aug