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The icy cool MacKenzie -reissued/remastered at last!
on 10 August 2006
Since it's fairly quick deletion after original release in 1992 this item has turned up second hand for anything up to £100 - due to limited pressing and apparent unlikely reissue. Thankfully the MacKenzie family, Jude and 'believers' at Virgin/EMI/Circa now give every Billy/Associates/Yello fan the chance to get this album at a truly reasonable price. It's been remastered, though generally the original recordings were pretty good, and the inner artwork improved, so you read the lyrics easier! The bonuses are quite nice if you don't have the CD singles of the time, "Look What You've Done" is a quality track (note this is the standard CDs/12" version, not called "Marital Mix" at the time). "Because You Love" appears on The Glamour Chase remaster in the same form, but as it was recorded with Boris Blank of Yello with several other tracks at the time, does fit. One small gripe, there is no inclusion of the mega-rare "Outernational 2", which only appeared on the promo Pastime Paradise CD single (why?). But other than that this is a long overdue reissue of Billy versus smooth electronica - his voice cuts through beautifully, and although a far cry from Fourth Drawer and Sulk mayhem is infinitely better than the interim "Wild And Lonely". Buy it before they delete it again!