Monday, 21 April 2008

Electro: The Ultimate Boxed Set


I don't know about you but when I was a lad the only way to hear the latest Electro (rock/funk) tracks was by listening to 'The Boss in London', Mike Allen on Capital Radio.

I used to tape some of his shows and although these cassettes are badly edited (by a younger Benzini) they still have a special place in my achy-breaky heart.


The only other way to hear Electro back then was to purchase the essential Streetsounds' Electro series on vinyl or cassette. I've long since collected the whole series from the Crucials to the UK special but so far these have never made it onto cd.

Until now that is. You can get the whole lot in a fancy, spanky package with the same old classic design on the front. I just wonder if it will still sport the immortal slogan, 'Electro is aural sex'?



5 comments:

jerry said...

How did I ever miss the release of this?!
Does anyone know what quality the mp3's are?

Benzini said...

Not sure of the quality of these. Check this as well for more on the Electro series http://www.electro-vault.co.uk/electrodvd.shtml

jerry said...

Thanks for the link. I bought the Hard To Find Records bootleg of Electro 6 about 8 years ago and the quality was appalling. They'd recorded from a really poor copy of the LP, I could have done a better job myself.

I'd quite like to buy this "Ultimate Boxed Set", but £50 is quite steep. £20 would be more realistic.

By the way, love the blog!

jerry said...

Thanks for the link. I bought the Hard To Find Records bootleg of Electro 6 about 8 years ago and the quality was appalling. They'd recorded from a really poor copy of the LP, I could have done a better job myself.

I'd quite like to buy this "Ultimate Boxed Set", but £50 is quite steep. £20 would be more realistic.

By the way, love the blog!

Benzini said...

I definitely agree that the price is a little steep at £50.
My vinyl copy still plays like a beauty though.

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