The Best Of Ten City

Label Ibadan Records UPC 4260221740390
Cat. no. IRC037-2 Out 2001-09-01
Format CD Genre Deep House
charted by:
Andy Roda, Argy, MKL, Steffi

An album of Old-School Soul with that Chicago early House bump!

When Byron Stingily, Byron Burke and Herb Lawson got together to form Ten City in 1985, they created a legendary and revolutionary group. By introducing live music and songwriting into an electronic sound that was then at a nascent stage, they helped set the scene for the development of vocal Chicago house. This compilation presents 10 of Ten City's best tunes from over the years, spanning their early Atlantic years and beyond with massive singles like "Devotion" (from their debut album Foundation, co-produced with Marshall Jefferson) and evergreen classic "That's The Way Love Is" which managed to get into the UK top 10. Elsewhere, cuts such as "Right Back To You", "Whatever Makes You Happy", "Deep Kiss", "Suspicious", "My Peace Of Heaven", "All Loved Out" and "Nothing's Changed" all highlight the band's way with arrangements and knack of writing catchy and spiritual tunes. Many of the tracks featured are rare demo versions and extended remixes previously only available on vinyl, and there's a couple of remixes from veterans Joe Claussell and Kerri Chandler that help bring some material up to date. This is a truly essential snapshot of a truly influential band. --Paul Sullivan for

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Track# Artist(s) Track title Length
01 Ten City Devotion (Club Mix) 06:49  
02 Ten City That's The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Extended Version) 08:11  
 (re)mixed by: Timmy Regisford
03 Ten City Right Back To You (Extended Mix) 09:01  
04 Ten City Whatever Makes You Happy (Classix Dub) 07:29  
 (re)mixed by: Kerri Chandler
05 Ten City Deep Kiss 04:32  
06 Ten City Suspicious 04:36  
07 Ten City Nothing's Changed (Vocal Remix by Joe Claussell) 06:14  
 (re)mixed by: Joe Claussell
08 Ten City Only Time Will Tell (Original Demo Mix) 09:13  
09 Ten City All Loved Out 04:59  
10 Ten City My Peace of Heave (David Morales Extended Version) 06:39  
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