Not The Party's best...but has some gems.
Johnny Stanwyck | Palm Springs, CA | 06/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""In the Meantime, In Between Time" was released to tide fans over until The Party's "official" second album "Free" could be released. It kicks off with a bang, with a techno-infused cover of Dokken's "In My Dreams" which was The Party's biggest hit. Covers of "Private Affair," "I Know What Boys Like," "My Generation," and "Spiders and Snakes" also feature, with varying degrees of success, but their cover of "Peace, Love and Understanding" is their greatest track. They capture the songs feeling and it's message perfectly, bringing it squarely into the 1990s, and it still works today, more than ten years later. The rest of the album is basically remixes of tracks off their first album, and "Adult Decision" which was the B-Side of their "That's Why" single. While the originals are great tracks, the remixes are slightly less than thrilling. "Sugar is Sweet" loses it, erm, sweetness, and "Adult Decision" is just messy (the original was much better.) All in all, not a bad listen. I was crazy about this CD when it came out in 1991, but over time, I find myself more drawn to their other three releases, especially "The Party's Over...Thanks for Coming.""