Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rain / Up Down Suite / Waiting
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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S. Butler | Pittsburgh, PA | 05/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This maxi-single consists of four tracks: First is the Radio Remix of "Rain." Keeping in mind this is the only commercially availible remix of this great song (that I know of), it isn't half bad. It's nothing great and you'll probably only listen to it once in awhile. Next is a remix of the "Waiting," off the Erotica album as "Rain" is. It's a vastly superior version of the song, the original having been overproduced as much of Erotica was. The lyrics are all the same but the vocals are all completely redone and are superior to the original's. It features a decent and appropriate rap by Everlast, a member of House of Pain at the time this was recorded, and now solo and of "What's It's Like" fame. The third track is a B-side, "Up Down Suite." It's a decent club song, weighs in at over 12 minutes, and is mainly instrumental. The only vocals are a dialog at the beginning with a trippy effect applied and a sample of Madonna chanting "Up, down, up, down." The beat is reminiscent of "Fever" (and is probably borrowed from it) and has a saxophone sample trilling over it. On MTV years ago they played this in a rockumentary about Madonna; The only differance was the version they used had actual lyrics... this one doesn't however, as I said. The final track is the album version of "Rain" that we all know and love."
Some facts regarding Rain
Devon Kostik | Sweden | 09/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are two remixes of "Rain" on the European version of this release, "Remix Edit" and "Radio Remix". The latter is the one available here.
The remix of "Waiting" is fun, but not more.
"Up-Down Suite" is the most intrersting song on this single.
It's like a really extended dub version of the Madonnasong "Goodbye To Innocence" (available on "Just Say Roe") and features the first verse from "Goodbye", but heavily twisted vocals, so you can't really hear what she's saying.
(There are some who believe that I owe them something
But they're wrong, I owe nothing to no one but myself
And there are some who say they created me
But only my parents have that acclaim
I took it from there)
The videoremix of Fever is only available on the European version."
S. Butler | 06/20/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"this is more of an EP than a mxi-single
1. Rain/Radio Mix: this is a much tamer version, and, somehow takes away the power of the original. It's not bad, but it's not better than the original.
2. Waitin/Remix: i like this mix although i usually hate hip hop music. i think she actually redid some of the vocals on this mix
3. Up Down Suite: this is an extended dub of a song called "Goodbye To Innocence", which can be found on the compilation "Just Say Roe". Goodbye To Innocence is much better than up down suite so go check that one out.
4.Rain/LP: of course, the origingal. very good"