Top positive review
Beautifully thought-out CD
on 1 October 2017
The four tracks on this CD (17mns alltogether between the ultimate and extended remixes of "Together", "Glad all over" and "I cried for us") were all produced between June and September 2010. This is incredibly fast and consdering the quality of the music, pretty spectacular.
We said all the good things we thought about the title track in our review of the first CD.
The second CD is actually better (there are an extended mix and two new songs on top of the "Ultimate mix" of Together - which we were at pains to distinguish from the "Radio mix").
The extended mix, produced by Tim Powell, is beautiful and enhances the quality of the song - this is an old style remix that does not try to re-invent the wheel but it makes the song proud.
In-between the two versions of "Together", that talk about the possibilities of a beautiful, long-term relationship, the Boys have inserted two songs as B-sides. One produced for an encore during their Blackpool concert ("Glad all over" - a cover of a 1960s song), and the other (also a cover) as a tribute for the death of Kate McGarrigle, the mother of Rufus Wainwright ("I cried for us"). Both are depicting the two sides of a relationship (the enthusistic beginning and the sorry end) and as such this CD is magnificently thought out.
Muscially the two tracks are superb - tribute to the original songs, but as cover specialists, the Boys manage to make these two songs their own - difficult to choose one over the other - they are spot on and make the rest of the PSB canon proud.
A really good CD.