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DIAMONDS & PEARLS

Since the early 90s Rotterdam is known throughout the world of dance music for its many influential creative endeavours and one of these was the short-lived label See Saw. Active between 1991 and 1995, the label was the home to mostly Dutch producers who were just dipping their toes in the waters of house and techno. Or, who already had a whole leg in like Speedy J.

Sandwiched between two of his early releases as The Melody (Discogs detectives know what’s up!) sits The Jewel EP, the only EP Gijs Vroom did under his Diamonds & Pearls alias. A kind stranger online once described the record as effective and joyful and we couldn’t agree more. It’s a mixed bag of zippy breaks, swirling pads, tight Lately basses, and foxy vocal snips and like many records of the era it maximises charm with minimal equipment. It’s these kinds of twelve-inches that stood at the cradle of the Dutch house sound and so it is very deserving of a little nook in your record bag.

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Matt says: A really strong house artefact from 90s Rotterdam (at the time more known for its tougher, harder edged sound). This is a true gem - painfully hard to acquire until now. Props to Late Night Burners for gifting us this handy reissue.

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A1. What You Do To Me
A2. Perspective
A3. What You Do To Disco
B1. Rockin' Your World
B2. Blue Sunday

Prince & The New Power Generation

Diamonds And Pearls - 2023 Remastered Edition

    Paisley Park Enterprises, in Partnership with Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Records, announces expanded reissue of Prince & the New Power Generation’s multi-platinum album Diamonds And Pearls. This 2LP contains Diamonds And Pearls remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.
    Diamonds And Pearls is the thirteenth studio album by Prince, and was the first with his new backing band, The New Power Generation. Featuring six massive international singles, including the hits “Gett Off”, “Cream”, and the iconic title track, the album was a worldwide smash reaching multi-platinum status in the USA and the UK, where it remains his best-selling album.
    The New Power Generation was a band that Prince believed in so wholeheartedly that he gave them co-credit on the cover of Diamonds And Pearls, something he’d only done previously with one other band, The Revolution. The group consisted of Sonny Thompson (vocals & bass), Damon Dickson (vocals & percussion), Rosie Gaines (vocals & keyboards), Michael Bland (drums), Kirk Johnson (vocals & percussion), Tony M (vocals), Levi Seacer, Jr. (bass, guitar & vocals), and Tommy Barbarella (keyboards).


    TRACK LISTING

    Side One
    1. Thunder
    2. Daddy Pop
    3. Diamonds And Pearls
    Side Two
    1. Cream
    2. Strollin’
    3. Willing And Able
    4. Gett Off
    Side Three
    1. Walk Don’t Walk
    2. Jughead
    3. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night
    4. Push
    Side Four
    12. Insatiable
    13. Live 4 Love


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