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|Legendary Pink Dots|
Pre Millennial Single
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Updated versions of classic Dots material
Byron the Bulb | 07/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This EP contains three re-interpretations of favourite Dots tracks from earlier records, plus a remix of a track from the concurrently released LP, "Nemesis Online." All of the reinterpretations attempt to duplicate the Dots' live sound, with lots of swirling, distorted keyboard riffs and insane rants from Edward Ka-Spel. The high points of this release are easily the reworkings of "City of Needles" from the album "Shadow Weaver" and "Andromeda Suite" from "Chemical Playschool 8&9". "Needles (Version Sirius)" is actually completely different than its original version, borrowing only its basic keyboard riff; this revised version is much longer and more intense. The lyrics are based upon an actual mass suicide by a European cult; they take the form of a monologue spoken by a father, trying to convince his son to join the cult's after-life exodus to Sirius. Those who have seen this track live will appreciate the need to re-record it. "Andromeda Suite '98" condenses the original CPS 8&9 release from 20 minutes to a more coherent 10, and improves the sound-quality. The track is an example of the kind of lengthy psychedelic experiment that the Dots excel at; it's broken into roughly three parts, with a melodic opening, middle part with ambient keyboard noodling, and triumphant close. The only throw-away track on the CD is the re-interpretation of Hellsville, which is annoyingly repetitive."
Legendary Pink Dots - 'Pre-Millennial Single' (Soleilmoon) C
Mike Reed | USA | 12/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though this four-track maxi-single(don't hear that term everyday,do you?)is very much over-priced,it's still a good choice for all true Pink Dots fans.Track listing is: the wonderous "Hellville '98"(6:08),"Needles"(10:04),the mind-blowing "Andromeda Suite '98"(11:08) and Abracadabra ZZZZ"(6:04). There are some times on this CD single when you can hear just HOW talented vocalist / frontman Edward Ka-Spel really is. I assume these are extras left over from their 'Nemesis Online' disc. Good experimental psych!"