Soul Jazz Readies New Compilation of Chicago Acid

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The London-based Soul Jazz label has announced details of a forthcoming compilation, Acid - Mysterons Invade The Jackin’ Zone: Chicago Acid and Experimental House 1986-1993 (artwork above), which is due for release on April 2. The two-disc (or double-vinyl, for those so inclined) package compiles digitally remastered versions of acid-house classics from its integral years in Chicago, as well as a graphic novel, a collectors postcard set, and stickers. The graphic novel, Mysterons Invade the Jackin' Zone, is by Italian artist Paolo Parisi, who also recently released a book on John Coltrane. The compilation, which is packed with tunes from key acid-house producers of the time, such as Phuture, Mr. Fingers, Armando, and Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, coincides with a remastered version of Soul Jazz's similarly minded collection from 2005, Acid: Can You Jack?. The tracklist for Acid - Mysterons Invade The Jackin’ Zone is below.

Disc One:
1. Acid Wash - Hallucinate
2. Risque Rhythm Team - The Jackin Zone
3. Armando - 151
4. A Blackman, A Blackman and Another Blackman (Farley Jackmaster Funk) - I Believe
5. Phuture - Slam
6. Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It
7. JM Silk - Music is the Key (Basement Mix)
8. Pleasure Zone - I Can Understand It
9. Jack Rabbit - Rabbit Trax
10. The Children - Freedom (Factory Mix)
11. Mr. Fingers - Ecstacy

Disc Two:
1. Acid Wash - Love Track
2. Devotion - Strength of Bass
3. Virgo (Marshall Jefferson) - Go Wild Rhythm Tracks
4. Housemaster Boys - House Nation
5. Cool McCool - World Turns Around
6. Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine
7. Rocky Jones - Choice of a New Generation (Choice of the Underground)
8. Adonis - No Way Back
9. The Unknown - Abstract Expressionism
10. Mr. Fingers - The Juice
11. Bizzy B - The Night Calls