Delerium; Dubfire; Cloak; Fatboy Slim; Ludovic Navarre; Mark Bates; Max Graham; Mike Truman; Oliver Lieb; Pierre Marchand; Rhys Fulber; Rollo; Sharam; BT; Tiesto; Utah Saints; Way Out West
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Album Notes and Credits
This is part of Nettwerk America's PLASTIC COMPILATION series.
Personnel: BT (vocals, guitar, programming); Leigh Nash (vocals); Richard Fortus (guitar); Mark Bates (keyboards, programming); Rollo (programming).
Audio Mixers: Alan Moulder; Ludovic Navarre; Pierre Marchand; Utah Saints; Way Out West.
Audio Remixers: Dubfire; Dusted; Max Graham; Oliver Lieb; Sharam.
Recording information: Treeline Studios, Los Angles, CA.
Illustrator: John Rummen.
Arrangers: Sacha Puttnam; BT.
These Plastic Compilation remix albums have a been a great idea right from the start -- take a bunch of songs by artists from various labels and various pop music subgenres, hand them over to a variety of remix artists, and watch what happens. As often as not, what's happened has been inspirational. In particular, the Sarah McLachlan remixes always seem to stand out -- partly because her breathy, earnest voice and post-folky songs just cry out for an aggro-dance treatment, and partly because that earnest, breathy voice is just so darn pretty that its juxtaposition with techno beats is just counterintuitive enough to make listeners smile all over. She's here on the fifth volume in the series, her "Sweet Surrender" given a bracing house treatment at the hands of DJ Tiesto. Fatboy Slim is here, too, for no apparent reason (can't the man do his own remixes?), as well as some lesser lights: Jan Johnston (in another DJ Tiesto house mix) and Maurice, for example. This ends up being a nice entry in the series, though perhaps not essential; so far, the nod still goes to the brilliant Plastic Compilation, Vol. 2. ~ Rick Anderson
Finished Symphony - Hybrid
Sweet Surrender - Sarah McLachlan (DJ Tiesto mix)
Mind Circus - Way Out West (Dance mix)
Feline - Maurice (Original Union radio edit)
Star 69 - Fatboy Slim
All The All, The - Lo Fidelity All Stars
Lost Vagueness - Utah Saints (Oliver Lieb mix)
Flight 643 - DJ Tiesto (Original mix)
Flesh - Jan Johnston (DJ Tiesto mix)
Shame - BT (Way Out West mix)
Always Remember To Respect And Honour Your Mother Part One - Dusted (Euphoric mix)
Redemption - Conjure One (Max Graham's Dead Sea mix)