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Walking in the Neon
  • Artist: Peter Richard
  • Label: Dark Entries
  • UPC: 730669337352
  • Item #: 1246200X
  • Genre: Pop
  • Release Date: 7/8/2014
  • Rank: 1000000000
Price: $12.99
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Walking in the Neon on 12Inchsngl

Dark Entries Editions is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Italo disco club hit "Walking in the Neon."

Peter Richard was the alias adopted in 1979 by producer and vocalist Walter Beinat. His best known song was "Walking in the Neon," released as a maxi-single on Italian label Good Vibes in 1985. For this single, Richard teamed up with the production duo of GIGI FARINA and FRANCO RAGO ('LECTRIC WORKERS, DECADENCE, EXPANSIVES and WANEXA), who penned the track with help from CHUCK ROLANDO of the Italian disco group PASSENGERS. The arrangement was done by disco pioneer CELSO VALLI, who wrote club classics for Macho, Azoto, Passengers and Tantra, to name a few.

On the A-side is the Club Version, an uptempo classic that sounds like a dream encounter between mid-'80s New Order and hi-NRG legends Patrick Cowley and Bobby Orlando. Clocking in at nearly nine minutes, it is purely dance-floor oriented on an epic scale, with evolving hooks and melodies. The B-side features a shorter dub version with extended breaks and bass lines.

Both tracks have been remastered for vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley; the 12-inch is pressed on neon orange vinyl, as it was when originally released in 1985.