To be honest I was a bit wary whether to buy this album or not, as I'm not always a fan of cover versions, but as Clan Of Xymox are one of my main favourite bands that I like to follow these days, my curiosity got the better of me, plus most of the original tracks which have been covered, I used to listen to in my childhood/teenage years, so I am on very common ground here.
I can only repeat what the other reviewers have said here, "Venus" and "Heroes" are the main stand out tracks for me, because of the additional sounds and music, I just love the way Ronny Moorings has put his own identity into these covers. As for "Red Light" I actually prefer the Clan's version to the original also, it sounds more alive to me. However a couple of the other covers have had some of the original sounds pushed to the back, while other sounds have been brought forward, like "Blue Monday" for example, the bass is very distant, so the drum beats and synths stick out more, which unfortunately doesn't really work too well for me, until much later when things begin to pick up and get moving. The rest of the tracks, which are all very similar to the originals, do have a slight added twist to them though, done of course in the more traditional well known familiar Clan of Xymox style. My real favourites have got to be "A Forest", "Alice" and "Decades".
At the end of the day, whether you or I are familiar with all the originals or not, here is an album which is very enjoyable, full of classics, nostalgia and different styles, from Pop to New Wave, Gothic to Industrial. I will most certainly be playing this album of Ronny's interpretations much more than I thought I would, long after the midnight hour.