Genius of Time

Genius of Time

by Larry LevanLarry Levan

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Overview

Since 1980, there has been an assortment of compilations devoted to DJ Larry Levan, including multiple anthologies devoted to the man's remixes of Salsoul and West End tracks, and Journey Into Paradise, a set of Warner-distributed selections that combined material he remixed or merely played. Genius of Time, released in Europe through Universal, has the widest reach of them all, and concentrates on Levan's radical alterations. None of the tracks originated on Salsoul, a frequent client, so career highlights such as like Inner Life's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Up" aren't included. Instead, a judicious portion comes from the Island label, the source of four delectable, dubbed-out mixes of songs recorded by Gwen Guthrie with the Compass Point All-Stars. Another Island post-disco classic here is the monstrous Levan mix of ex-Hi Tension vocalist David Joseph's "You Can't Hide (Your Love from Me)," merely a slightly nutty, relatively tame tune in original form. There's a fair amount of overlap with previous Levan comps and other well-regarded various-artists sets, but quite a few -- Merc & Monk's "Carried Away," Jeffrey Osborne's "Plane Love," and Bert Reid's "Groovin' You" among them -- also appear on a legitimate compact disc release for the first time.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602547432582
catalogNumber: 5081067
Rank: 62549

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Levan   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Arthur Russell   Composer
Grace Jones   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
David Joseph   Composer
Eric Mercury   Composer
Rodney Brown   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Hal Davis   Composer
Michael DeBenedictus   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Composer
Bernard Fowler   Composer
R. Bernard Fowler   Composer
Loris Holland   Composer
Benny Medina   Remixing
Stefano Pulga   Composer
Bert Reid   Composer
Deborah Thomas   Composer
Darryl Thompson   Composer
Fred Zarr   Composer
Larry Levan   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Lipson Francis   Composer
Willie Lester   Composer
Ira Antelis   Composer
Tamy Smith   Composer
Mitchell Bottler   Composer
Chris Menist   Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes
Luciano Ninzatti   Composer
Brodie Williams   Composer
T.S. Monk   Composer
Norma Helms   Composer
Robert Byron Wright   Composer
Charles Veal   Composer
Judy Weinstein   Remixing
David Wollinski   Composer
Linton Charles Beckless   Composer
Lawrence Philpot   Composer

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