THE BEST REMIX COMPILATION OF 2008
Salvador Quiauhtlazollin | MEXICO DF | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a remix collector, as I am, this will be a jewel to your collection:
A-ha: Take On Me (Extended Version) (4:48) Easy, but always cool.
New Order: Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep's Extended Dance Mix) Great.
Desireless: Voyage Voyage (Extended Remix) Unknown outside France and Mexico
Echo & The Bunnymen: Lips Like Sugar (12" Mix) Better than the version on The Lost Boys
Gene Loves Jezebel: Desire (Extended Version)
B-52's: Roam (Remix) Great
Love And Rockets: Ball Of Confusion (12" UK Mix) You must dance it.
The Cars: Hello Again (Remix Version) Their only remix.
Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix) The version with S-A-F-E-T-Y
Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight (Extended Version) The mix that gives Mr. Ben Liebrand all his glory! Ultra super rare! The CD single is expensive.... ESTUPIDAMENTE CARO!
Caroline Loeb: C' Est La Ouate (Extended Version) Great
Prince: Kiss (Extended Version) mmmmm....
Alphaville: Big In Japan (Extended Vocal) THE REAL MIX! ULTRA RARE
Matt Bianco: Yeh Yeh (Dance Mix) Very fun
Peter Schilling: Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Extended Club Version) Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom's a junkie
Dream Academy: Life In A Northern Town (Extended Version) remember 1985?
Anything Box: Carmen (Revisited) Good
Yes: Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Ben Liebrand Remix) ULTRA RARE. ULTRA GOOD. Ben Liebrand get inside my mind and stole the remix I dream on.
M/A/R/R/S: Pump Up The Volume (USA 12") The start of the revolution
Why are you waiting for? Buy it.
rougb | Bloomfield, NJ United States | 02/14/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
1.1 A-ha Take On Me (Extended Version) (4:48)
Written-By - Magne Furuholmen , Morten Harket , Pal Waaktaar*
1.2 New Order Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep's Extended Dance Mix) (6:44)
Remix - Shep*
Written-By - B. Sumner* , G. Gilbert* , P. Hook* , S. Morris*
1.3 Desireless Voyage Voyage (Extended Remix) (6:40)
Written-By - D. Dubois* , J. M. Rivat*
1.4 Echo & The Bunnymen Lips Like Sugar (12" Mix) (6:41)
1.5 Gene Loves Jezebel Desire (Extended Version) (5:44)
1.6 B-52's, The Roam (Remix) (8:19)
1.7 Love And Rockets Ball Of Confusion (12" UK Mix) (7:18)
1.8 Cars, The Hello Again (Remix Version) (5:56)
1.9 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix) (4:34)
1.10 Tones On Tail Go! (Club Mix) (4:27)
2.1 Phil Collins In The Air Tonight (Extended Version) (7:37)
2.2 Caroline Loeb C' Est La Ouate (Extended Version) (5:49)
2.3 Prince Kiss (Extended Version) (7:17)
2.4 Alphaville Big In Japan (Extended Vocal) (6:57)
2.5 Matt Bianco Yeh Yeh (Dance Mix) (4:35)
2.6 Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Extended Club Version) (8:09)
2.7 Dream Academy, The Life In A Northern Town (Extended Version) (5:16)
2.8 Anything Box Carmen (Revisited) (5:39)
2.9 Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Ben Liebrand Remix) (6:17)
Remix - Ben Liebrand
2.10 M/A/R/R/S* Pump Up The Volume (USA 12") (6:46)
Mostly a rehash of 12" mixes previously on other compilation
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 11/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since other reviewers have already listed the track lengths, I'll just add a couple of notes. All tracks on CD1 have been on other compilations, but since some of those compilations are out of print, this is good for those who missed the boat the first time. CD2 has a couple of welcome surprises. Most important is the Ben Liebrand mix of Owner of a Lonely Heart. The original 12" version, called the "red and blue mix," which has been featured on other collections, is not a full vocal version, but a mostly instrumental dub mix. What liebrand did was take the dub mix and use it to create a genuine 12" vocal mix, which is awesome. the "revisited" mix of Carmen by Anything Box is one I've never seen on CD before, so that's a treat. The 'extended version' of Phil Collins was actually a remix done in 1988, 6 years after the original mix came out, so it's not an actual extended version of the original mix. And finally, the much sought after ORIGINAL 12" mix of Alphaville may finally be here on CD, but it's about 30 seconds short--you can find the full length version of this original mix on I Love Disco 80s Volume 3."