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Casino Classics - Remixes
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Double CD Collection with Remixes of their Best Tracks from Pre-eminent Mixers as the Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, Andy Weatherall, Underworld, Lionrock, Way Out West, Death in Vegas and Many More. The First Disc was Inc... more »
Double CD Collection with Remixes of their Best Tracks from Pre-eminent Mixers as the Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, Andy Weatherall, Underworld, Lionrock, Way Out West, Death in Vegas and Many More. The First Disc was Included in the Special Edition of their First Best of Collection, 1995's "Too Young to Die". For this Collection, a Second Disc of Remixes was Added with More Tracks to Round it Out.
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St. Etienne is merely a platform for some of these artists.
Cary S. Whitt | Columbus,Ohio USA | 07/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is NOT a typical St. Etienne disc. This is a electronic complilation, and a fine one at that. Very rarely do we see the original tracks true colors as most of these artists have opted for a more obsure version of the song they "covered". I will say for me disc 2 is much better. Starting with "Angel" and ending with "Angel", disc 2 contains many diiferent feels and many different styles. Whether is the god-like trance of Underworld's "Cool Kids Of Death", or Lionrock's "Nothing Can Stop Us", it showcases some great tunes! Other highlights includes tracks by Death In Vegas, Monkey Mafia and Primax. Disc one has some treasure as well. Chemical Brothers do their fine version of "Motorway", and Aphex Twin does his own thing to "Who Do You Think You Are". If you are a fan of Underworld I highly recommend this based on their track alone. I doubt this will ever see the light of day here in the states, so if can spare a few extra dollars, you'll come away with a nice complitaion for electronic music collection."
Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 4
Laurence Upton | Wilts, UK | 11/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We Brits should be proud of having produced St Etienne, an utterly contemporary sounding group who regularly flitted up the charts in the nineties with their sure footed pop sensibilities and Sarah Cracknell's languid vocals. They could effortlessly draw from the music of previous decades, yet were not afraid to be avant-garde, and at the same time had one foot firmly in the dance camp.
This is evidenced here by the cutting edge remixers they commissioned for the numerous white labels and B-sides they released and some they didn't. Some of the best are gathered within these covers: The Chemical Brothers, Secret Knowledge (Kris Needs), The Aloof (Jagz Kooner), Andrew Weatherall, The Aphex Twin, David Holmes, Death In Vegas, Lionrock, Underworld and Broadcast, many of them still unknown names at the time.
The highly anthologised Weatherall "mix in two halves" of Neil Young's Only Love Can Break Your Heart is present and correct as is the mighty 14 minute version of Cool Kids Of Death remixed by Underworld and the famous Trouser Assassin mix of Pale Movie.
Disc 1 begins and ends with versions of Like A Motorway, while Disc 2 bookends versions of a new song called Angel and features several other new songs and mixes, including the best track of all, a Monkey Mafia reworking of a 1991 B-side called Filthy, featuring the vocals of Q-Tee and a sample of Tone-Loc's Wild Thing"
Here There and Everywhere
Laurence Upton | 07/21/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music on this remix album is pretty inconsistent in terms of style. Fortunately, the quality is high throughout most of the CD. Like most listeners, I didn't really think much of the Like A Motorway remixes. My favorite tracks, though, were He's On The Phone (I hadn't heard the original of this one, so it was a great surprise), and the remix of Filthy. The Filthy remix is much different from anything else on the album - its roots are in big beat techno as opposed to Abba-type pop. It totally rocks! However, I guess the big beat style is at odds with many Saint Etienne's fans tastes. Oh well. If you are a Saint Etienne fan, however, I'm sure you'll find at least half of the material is worthwhile. The remixes are well selected, and rarely induce listener boredom."