Selection of remixes by friends/fans of Mark and S'Express, plus a few covers (or reinterpretations that are effectively covers). Being particularly fond of the originals I initially got the 12" Excursions EP just to see what sort of remixes Mark was including in the project, and most were very good. On this CD album one of the remixes pops up again, albeit as a shorter 'album edit', and we have a new selection of some very credible, and creative, revamps/remixes.
The last 2 tracks are strict covers, both far more acoustic and not dance-orientated in any way, but they are both really good and a nice way yo end off the album. The remix of C.O.M.A. is almost entirely non-electronic, and focuses more on some of the sub-melodies in the original than the main lead, so its quite a culture shock (but in a good way).
The Pimps Opus update is for me the only track that should have been dropped, as its 'lad going to the red light area' lyrics/sentiment, and completely re-sung chorus vocals, simply grate - definitely the weak spot IMHO There is a far better proper remix on here too, with Billie Ray Martin's original vocals much higher in the mix, and sounding great (as opposed to grate!). Some of the other remixes are slower than the originals, but this adds a new dynamic, and you're not usually far away from the next uptempo electro stomp. The compiling and sequence is really good.
If you get the Amazon auto-rip you also get 3 extra extended mixes, including both mixes of Mantra For A State of Mind, which are excellent, and the bonus Primal Scream cover of the same track (some new lyrics). This was previously a vinyl-only RSD 2016 release, and an interesting version.
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- Label: Needle Boss Records
- Copyright: Mark Moore
- Total Length: 1:47:30
- ASIN: B01FGSE4KM
- Customer reviews: 12 customer ratings
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