Anyone who knows a little of the life of Stuart Price won't have been expecing a release simply intended to pass quietly into Fabric's back catalogue. Price always manages to pull of something at least notable, at most stunningly clever. And so it is here: The mix from the excellent Royksopp 'Remind Me' remix into Strauss's ASZ (is it just me or does anyone else detract a sense of glee when DJs acknowledge the original music masters?) and then into Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams, is teriffic.
In fact the majority of this set is top draw, with the Royksopp edit and Crazy P***s's Give it Up the picks, whilst the remix of Steve Miller Band's 'Abracadabra' is the pic of the frequent retro scatterings.
The ending, though, is a shame. What some may praise as diversity is out of place and unwelcome, and an attempt to cram as many styles into this (1-CD) set as possible. Moreover, although I'm no musical pigeon-holer - I collect everything from Russian master Dmitry Shostakovich to prog house maestro Anthony Pappa - I'm not into punk/indie/rock, so its arrival at the end of a disco/electro release was disappointing. A top CD, but it ends at track 17 for me.