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Future Retro [Import]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Audio CD (24 Jan 2006)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000C3H4NG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,277,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall . . . fantastic 9 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's a pleasure to get hold of some remixes that, in most cases, do the original songs justice. More often than not, a remix strips the soul out of a classic song and can simply leave you feeling empty.
On Future Retro the mixes are mostly sympathetic and produce a quality result. This is usually down to good matching between artist & mixer but also to the stregnth of the original songwriting/performance (to wit: Depeche Mode = very strong; Alphaville = err, not so strong).
Highs: Cure/New Order/Depeche Mode & Morrissey
Lows: Howard Jones (New Song was never a good song)/Alphaville/that funny Space Invader noise on Bizarre Love Triangle . . .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't get much better than this... 29 Aug 2006
By John J. Tabellione - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Classic underground music from my teens remixed using today's underground electronic/techno sensibilities. How much more can one ask for other than perhaps longer versions of a few of the tracks.

Note to naysayers -- these aren't fluffy, cheese trance remixes. Because the remixes are more in tune with the "electroclash/discopunk" sound of the past 5 years than with the Eurotrance of the late 90s, a lot of the original rock/new wave feel is still present with live bass and guitars incorporated into the techno framework.

Anyone who would like one CD to bridge the 20 years b/w two distinct eras of groundbreaking music needs to own a copy of this!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Future Retro 20 Mar 2006
By G. M. Greville - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic, simply the best Retro 80's CD I own. Would be 5 star rating only a little dissapointed with "White Lines" cover. Apart from this the CD lives in my car and is played always.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh new spins on some of the best the 80s had to offer! 22 Jun 2006
By Lindsay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is amazing! Some of the remixes are even BETTER than their 80s counterparts, if you can believe that. Yaz's "Situation," Depeche Mode's "Shake the Disease," and Erasure's "Respect" are examples of this, in my opinion. Honorable mention goes to "Need You Tonight" and "Sugar Kisses," in which it can be said that both remixes seem to add a fresh new spins to the originals. However, the updated "Bizarre Love Triangle," while still in keeping with the spirit of the original song, also loses that "oomph" in the process. And the Morrissey remix is just plain ghastly. With the exception of the blended "Morrissey over Morrissey" Christmas caroler effect at the end of the song, it is all over the place in terms of direction. But overall, the CD is a great buy and a must-have for any 80s obsessed music fan. You won't be disappointed!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change of pace 30 Jan 2006
By George Dionne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Okay, dance remix albums are typically not my thing. However, Future Retro knows exactly how to tap into an audience my age. The concept of this collection is to take new wave and pop-rock songs of the eighties and have them remixed by some of today's hottest DJ's. As is the case with most remixes, most of the songs are cut down to a few lines, but the final product still struck a chord with me.

What child of the eighties didn't grow up listening to INXS, The Cure, Howard Jones, New Order, and Devo? It's this kind of familiarity that will draw you into Future Retro. These remixes could never replace the originals, but they're a refreshing change of pace. Might I add, The Cure never sounded so happy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The 80's are back! Again? 9 Mar 2006
By i.m. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
How many Remixes did I hear...

How many Cd's/ Vinyls i bought and played to know one thing:

There's Nothing Like the O.G. Versions.

BUT:

This Compilation is extraordinary!

Try to listen to The Cure, Morrissey and Depeche Mode!

BUT 2:

They're totally Housed! So If You Are not into Housebearts. Don't get yourself this compilation. But If you are, you'll give the compilation 10 stars rating! :o)
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