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Black is back,
This review is from: Black Celebration: Remastered (CD & DVD) (Audio CD)
This entire series of re releases has been great but the highlight for me has to be Black Celebration.
As most fans fave DM release, it has certainly stood the test of time and just goes to show how original the lads really were.
Gareth Jones and Daniel Miller took a long time to produce and mix the album but the end result was worth the wait as the sounds still work well and the atmosphere that was created has not been lessened by time.
Standout tracks besides the singles are the title track, as well as Fly on the windscreen which was rescued from the b side of Its called a heart, and given a shot in the arm. Also stunning are the ballads that Martin sings. The 5:1 remix, like all the other re-releases gives a completely new take on the album and sounds totally different to the CD version, a real treat for the ears esp played using DTS.
The Documentary, covering the period 1985-86 is a real bonus as it is almost an hour long compared to the other album documentaries that are about 30 mins in length. The BC docu includes some stunning and rare footage of their 86 world tour, (wouldnt it be great to have it released in its entirity on DVD, hint, hint) as well as studio footage of the making of BC and behind the scenes clips from the relevant videos.
A must buy for fans and newcomers to the band alike.