Conditions Remixed, a concept most alternative/rock bands don't usually consider or bother doing. Conditions is a great album all the way through, chock a block with fantastic songwriting, so I was a little tentative about ordering this 2LP vinyl set but at the time it was only @ £16 so given how quickly the Conditions vinyl sold out it was easy to take a chance on.
The opening track is great, has a bit of an "Underworld" vibe to it and if you like Underworld you may well like quite a few tracks on here. I absolutely love the first two tracks in their entirety that span SIDE A, so this side has gotten quite a few plays. Dougie's vocals at the end of Love Lost (Sister Bliss and Rollo Mix) are superbly implemented.
I always thought that Sweet Disposition would be a hard song to remix and I'm not wrong here. It's not bad by any means, but the angle it was approached just didn't work. I think more could have been done with the stem of just the guitar riff. Working over that. There is some melody lost throughout and it's one of those moments like some of the "Born Slippy" remixes where melody was really required to anchor the song.
The European pressing is really nice, very quiet vinyl. Thank you to Infectious for spreading this one out over 2LP's so it has lots of room to breathe, a great choice. The gatefold packaging is really nice too.
All in all this is a great record and I'm very happy it's in my collection. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is just because of how brilliant the original is. This has to be rated every so slightly lower, but yeah it's a cracker.