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Some Bizarre - Don't Be Afraid Album

Some Bizarre - Don't Be Afraid Album

Performer: Some Bizarre
Title: Don't Be Afraid
Released: 1983
Cat#: ART 1009
Label: Il Discotto Productions
Country: Italy
Style: Italo-Disco
Category: Electronic
Size MP3: 1373 mb
Size FLAC: 1875 mb


1Don't Be Afraid (Instrumental Version)6:07
2Don't Be Afraid (Vocal Version)6:07


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ART 1009Some Bizarre Don't Be Afraid ‎(12")Il Discotto ProductionsART 1009Italy1983
AL18Some Bizarre Don't Be Afraid (Remixes 2017) ‎(CD, Maxi, Ltd)Analog LanguageAL18Poland2017
DE-117Some Bizarre Don't Be Afraid ‎(12", RE, RM)Dark EntriesDE-117US2016


  • Arranged ByTiberio Scarfone
  • Arranged By [Lyrics]Stefano Brignoli
  • Music ByMarino Scarabelli
  • Producer, Mixed ByM. Scarabelli, T. Scarfone
  • Vocals [Uncredited]Stefano Brignoli


Limited metallic gold vinyl pressing.
Most copies contain some surface noise.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ART 1009 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ART 1009 B
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.


  • Distributed By – Il Discotto Productions



dark entries reissue incoming. sound quality should undoubtedly be superior to this pressing, and at a better price point than the extremely rare black version. there's even a new front cover design
I completely agree. I really look forward to seeing what Dark Entries Editions do next.As long as it's not Girl Of The 80's, which I just spent the best part of $100 on... :P
thanks a lot... interesting to hear the mastering differences between the two. i'm quite happy with the reissue myself as well, but as i've said before elsewhere, even the highest quality repress isn't a 100% replacement for the original, and never will be; reissues & originals are best thought of as separate entities.that said, quality reissues like this are still important, since they make the music more accessible for a price more within reason to most people. I definitely intend to keep looking for the originals, as collectors' pieces, but the DE reissue is a solid listening copy. they have yet to disappoint with their italo reissues and I hope to see more good things from them in future.
Ok puffketeer, so my copy finally arrived. I have a few observations:1. There is a tempo difference of almost 1bpm between the original and this Dark Entries issue. The original 12" runs at 119.37bpm, and the Dark Entries runs at 120.19bpm.2. While the original is 33rpm, the Dark Entries reissue is 45rpm. You would think that this makes for a louder pressing, when the reverse is in fact true.Here is a short sample from each recording:Dark Entries reissue - (DEAD LINK)Original Il Discotto Productions 12" - (DEAD LINK)So overall, I'm happy with the Dark Entries reissue. The fact that it's quieter is actually something of a relief, as to go any louder than the original pressing would certainly have resulted in clipping. The slightly faster tempo looks to be the more correct one, as I assume the original track was designed for 120bpm exactly. My Audio Technica AT-LP1240 (while being direct drive) is probably still to blame for this. Even Technics 1200's have this (very minor) issue.Now for the more trivial matter, that being the artwork. While I appreciate that Dark Entries made a picture sleeve for this, I would have probably been more happy with a DE-branded reproduction of the original generic Il Discotto Productions company sleeve. The Dark Entries sleeve is not bad per se, you can see that they're trying to emulate that mid-80's aesthetic, but it kinda falls short. Hey, as I said, it's a trivial matter and I appreciate them trying.I'm really looking forward to seeing what Italo gems they give new life to next.
i'd be interested myself... for me, reissues do not preclude wanting to find the original pressings, they're just a way to have the music in a more affordable package until I can find the original as wellthough of course, since this is dark entries we're talking about, I have no doubt as to the quality of the reissue
I'm looking forward to this reissue, as I own a NM copy of the original black vinyl. I'm going to do an A-B test recording to see what differences (if any) there are.People are welcome to hit me up for .wav sample requests once I get my copy.I'm using an Audio Technica AT-LP1240 (standard RCA cables, not USB connection) with a Nagaoka MP-110 through a Marantz 2220b, so I think my setup is decent enough to tell any differences in playback.

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