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Saturday April 24th, 2021 with Elorious Cain
GIORGIO (PART 3) (repeat broadcast)* September 1st, 2018

On Friday September 21, 2018 GIORGIO MORODER appeared at the Neon disco in Montreal! To celebrate that important event we presented a three part series spotlighting the music and productions of GIORGIO. We continue with the final episode of that series concluding with that eternal electronic sound that GIORGIO is so incredibly famous and loved for. We have included recordings that changed the very nature of popular music forever. We have also included music from some of the various soundtracks he provided music for and some of his productions with rock and new wave artists in the 1980's.
GIORGIO BY MORODER
DAFT PUNK (featuring GIORGIO) - RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES (2LP) - COLUMBIA
BRING THE PROD
GIORGIO MORODER - CAT PEOPLE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) LP - BACKSTREET
GOOD OLD GERMANY
EINZELGANGER - EINZELGANGER (LP) - OASIS
IVORY TOWER
GIORGIO MORODER - THE NEVERENDING STORY (LP) - EMI AMERICA
NEVER ENDING STORY (CLUB MIX)
LIMAHL - 12" - EMI AMERICA
The single most exciting event in the history of ELECTRONIC DISCO occurred in 1977 when the production team of GIORGIO MORODER & PETE BELLOTTE released "I Feel Love" by DONNA SUMMER. It, more than any other recording showed why EURODISCO is one of the most powerful and influential GENRES OF DISCO of all time'. Sure, there were plenty of pure electronic recordings that were very popular before it. But they were usually either intellectual studies or superficial and silly musical knickknacks like the various versions of "Pop Corn". "I Feel Love" was instantly outrageously popular. It spread like wild fire around the planet. For the very first time billions were experiencing a tangible emotional reaction to a stunning simple love song that just happened to be completely electronic. Electronic music had never before reached so many people and captured their imaginations or tugged at their heart strings. It enabled thousands of future electronic recordings to matter. After "I Feel Love" electronic music suddenly became acceptable and palatable, even in the most commercial environments. "I Feel Love" had changed the very nature of popular music forever.
In 1979 there was a crazy remix being circulated out of New York City that was available either as a bootleg single sided white label 12" or on 'reel to reel' tapes. It was an astronomical remix of that very important "I Feel Love" song by DONNA SUMMER which was the work of a young producer called PATRICK COWLEY. The exclusive DISCONET remix service offered that remix in 1980 to limited audience of subscribers only. In 1982 the remaining Casablanca label in Britain finally publicly released it! What the late PATRICK COWLEY did to the original ground breaking 'circular structure' was to add a complementary barrage of raw ELECTRONIC patterns that was psychedelic and at times blaring and demanding. It is considered by many sources to be the single best remix ever done in the history of disco. In fact the actual effects of this remix are still being felt Although it is all ELECTRONIC, it crawls into your mind like a living siren!
I FEEL LOVE (MEGA MIX)
DONNA SUMMER - 12" - CASABLANCA
BEAT THE CLOCK
SPARKS - 12" - ELEKTRA
LOVE NOW, HURT LATER
GIORGIO and CHRIS - LOVE'S IN YOU, LOVE'S IN ME (LP) - CASABLANCA
A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
MUNICH MACHINE introducing CHRIS BENNETT - A WHITER SHADE OF PALE (LP) - CASABLANCA
TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
SPARKS - 12" - ELEKTRA
"Chase" is one of two instrumentals by GIORGIO MORODER from 1978 that caught many millions of imaginations. The other being "Evolution" from his Music From "Battlestar Galactica" And Other Original Compositions (LP) which we featured on last week's show. Still sampled and programmed by deejays today, "Chase" is an engaging demonstration of solitude of motion that dancers simply got lost in.
CHASE
GIORGIO MORODER - 12" - CASABLANCA
FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LOVE
GIORGIO - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (LP) - CASABLANCA
LOST ANGELAS
GIORGIO - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (LP) - CASABLANCA
UTOPIA - ME GIORGIO
GIORGIO - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (LP) - CASABLANCA
LOVE KILLS (EXTENDED REMIX)
FREDDIE MERCURY - 12" - CBS
NOW I NEED YOU
DONNA SUMMER - ONCE UPON A TIME (2LP) - CASABLANCA
WORKING THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT
DONNA SUMMER - ONCE UPON A TIME (2LP) - CASABLANCA
NO. 1 SONG IN HEAVEN
SPARKS - NO. 1 IN HEAVEN (LP) - VIRGIN
CALL ME (THEME FROM AMERICAN GIGOLO)
GIORGIO MORODER (featuring BLONDIE) - AMERICAN GIGOLO (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING) LP - POLYDOR
ROCKIT MISS U.S.A.
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK - FLAUNT IT (LP) - PARLOPHONE
MY OTHER VOICE
SPARKS - NO. 1 IN HEAVEN (LP) - VIRGIN
74 IS THE NEW 24 (LIFELIKE & KRIS MENACE REMIX)
GIORGIO MORODER - Déjà VU (2LP) - RCA
74 IS THE NEW 24
GIORGIO MORODER - Déjà VU (2LP) - RCA
CARRY ON
GIORGIO MORODER featuring DONNA SUMMER - 12" - VIRGIN
Interactive CKCU
Bruce Lodge
This episode of GIORGIO has some of my all time favourties!

2:41 PM, April 23rd, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Thanks for your comment Bruce!

11:21 AM, April 24th, 2021
Wendy
Never ending story....... ah aha haha

1:21 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Happy you're listening Wendy!

1:23 PM, April 24th, 2021
Manning
Excellent history lesson. I never heard this show when it originally aired in 2018. Happy to hear i t now.

1:39 PM, April 24th, 2021
John Simpson, Gatineau, Quebec
Dynamite mix!

1:41 PM, April 24th, 2021
Don Redding
I have a Chris Bennett jazz cd that doesn't sound like those recordings. Curious

1:46 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Manning, John Simpson and Don - Thank You for the feedback!

1:49 PM, April 24th, 2021
Gerry Manx
W O W !!!!!!!

1:58 PM, April 24th, 2021
robert p in gatineau
Great to hear all this music. Thanks.

2:00 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you for the positive comment Gerry Manx. Very happy to hear that you're listening Robert P!

2:02 PM, April 24th, 2021
Art
Heard this instrumental of CBC Radio 4 years ago.

2:07 PM, April 24th, 2021
J.S.
The late great FREDDIE MERCURY doing electrorock! Get it.

2:09 PM, April 24th, 2021
J.S.
The late great FREDDIE MERCURY doing electrorock! Get it.

2:09 PM, April 24th, 2021
J.S.
The late great FREDDIE MERCURY doing electrorock! Get it.

2:09 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Art and J.S. - Thank you for the comments.

2:11 PM, April 24th, 2021
Randy
3rd show u played Donna Summer. Did u ever meet her?

2:14 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
I did at the Bluesfest Randy, many years ago.

2:16 PM, April 24th, 2021
Esther
Really enjoying the program. Adding to our calendar for the future, thanks!

2:29 PM, April 24th, 2021
Heavy Lina
Flash back to the great days of dancing in Montreal! Thank you!!

2:34 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Esther - Thank you for the comment! Remember that this is a rebroadcast from 2018 because of the Pandemic. The Giorgio Moroder appearance at Neon disco in Montreal already occurred. I'm sure Giorgio will come back to Canada at some point in time.

2:34 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Happy you're listening Heavy Lina!

2:36 PM, April 24th, 2021
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you to everybody who listened and a special thanks to the folks that left comments on the interactive section! All the best!

2:58 PM, April 24th, 2021
Simon
The best of Giorgio.

10:36 AM, April 26th, 2021