Sunday, August 9, 2009

A CHA CHA AT THE OPERA (DISCO CONCERTO) - A CHA CHA AT THE OPERA

Zues B. Held (born Bernd Held in Freiburg Germany 24th August 1950) was the producer and inspiration behind the UK Liverpool based group known as Dead Or Alive. Their greatest hit was "You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)" which still sells well all around the world and has numerous remixes floating in the disco stratosphere.

Zues B. Held also cut some interesting club mixes, one of them, "A Cha Cha At The Opera (Disco Concerto)" came out in 1982 on Island records, it didn't sell all that well in the USA but did OK in Europe and did well in the Oz club charts.


It followed the work pioneered by Malcolm MacLaren who put opera to a dance beat. It has a hook laden riff which would have been perfect for a Dead Or Alive song.


For download is the 12" mix:

http://rapidshare.com/files/265442250/a_cha_cha_at_the_opera_-_a_cha_cha_at_the_opera__ext_vinyl_tom_mix_.mp3

3 comments:

  1. hello, can they b side
    A Cha Cha At The Opera (Part Two)
    ? Bring
    thank you

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  2. this is freakin' deadly! Zeus B Held did some amazing productions...for me the best work was the remixes he did with the UK band Fashion in the early 80s...he also did a few solo albums that are well worth checking out...

    is the previous poster correct...there is a Part Two to this?!!?? Is that a more dubbier version or more of the same?

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  3. Hi

    The Rapidshare link is dead - can you please reupload it?

    Thanks, Riccles

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