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Certainly not a failure!
on 24 October 2001
This is a remix album compiling some versions that have previously been available as b-sides as well as tracks that are exclusive to this disc. Eight of the Nine different titles featured on this (12 track) album, appeared on 'Quiet is the new loud', some of which are almost unrecognisable in their new forms. However, this is not a bad thing by any means. The originals were soothing and amazing in their simplicity, whereas the versions included here are much more layered, containing extra 'noises' in the mix (including the sound "of wind from the top of Sandviksfjellet" on 'i don't knowwhat i can save you from') and many more instruments. The remixers have paid amazing respect to the sound that kings have developed, retaining the delicacy of the songs, while adding depth to the melodies.
I didn't know what to expect when this album dropped through my letterbox. I was concerned it would be sitting on my shelf, next to the brilliant 'Quiet is the new loud', as the runt of the litter, but i was overjoyed to find that it will spend less time on the shelf and more time in my cd player, filling my room with its sheer quality.