FINALLY, all the 12" versions from one album make it to CD
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For starters, let's hope all the DOA albums from the 80s get reissued in this fashion, considering you're most likely to find one of the two 12" versions of You Spin Me Round on any compilation, although a couple of their other SAW mixes have finally surfaced on compilations.
Ironically, this first DOA album is the last I would have expected to see reissued with all the 12" versions, allowing me to get rid of every vinyl 12" I had from this album (including the oddly non-DOA sounding b-sides). I agree with the other reviewer that the song order is a surprise for those of us who were used to the US song order, but as a note to that reviewer, I think maybe there is a defect in the indexing of the particular CD you got, because the issues you described are not apparent on my CD. Comparing those tracks to the versions on my original US CD, each song begins and ends exactly the same when you go directly to the track, without misplaced intros to any track being tagged onto the end of the song before it.
For collectors, if you loved the song order of the US version, then you may have to keep that CD as well, but this CD is a MUST for the 12" versions of all the singles. You get:
13. Misty Circles (9:10)
14. What I Want (6:12)
15. I'd Do Anything (5:22)
16. That's The Way I Like It (5:52)
17. Keep That Body Strong (3:38)"
This is what DOA fans were waiting for !
dneaeade | Paris, France | 02/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally all their early 12 inch mixes and unavailable b-sides on CD. Even though I find it a bit strange that another record company has to release it since Sony/BMG didn't seem to care, shame on them, we, the fans, will be eternally grateful to Cherry Red records and Scott Davies. Thank you very much. And the 16-page booklet is breathtaking.
For the first time, this album is worth listening for, bonus tracks and improved sound, nice, it's the 80's again. I can't get enough of Misty Circles' dance mix, nine minutes of joyful mayhem, amen. My only regret is that the bonus tracks are almost melted into each other to fit the mood of the album which is like that too, but since they were taken from different 12 inch singles, I wouldn't have it done it that way myself, but I'm grateful anyway.
And since I've heard that only a thousand copies were released, you'd better buy it, before it's too late, I know I did."
Stefan Hayes | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This perfect LP was made even better by the additional tracks! Wonderfully simple bass lines and rhythm keep this disc spinning for days!"