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Future Retro

Devo , B-Movie , Book of Love , Morrissey Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. The Walk (Infustion Mix )The Cure 5:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Situation (Richard X Remix)Yaz 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lips Like Sugar (Way Out West Remix Edit)Echo And The Bunnymen 4:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Need You Tonight (Static Revenger Mix Edit)Inxs 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Shake The Disease (Tiga Remix)Depeche Mode 6:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. A Little Respect (Jades Alliance 'Electrospect' Remix)Erasure 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. New Song (Peter Black & Hardrock Striker Mix Edit)Howard Jones 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Forever Young (Hamel Album Mix)Alphaville 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bizarre Love Triangle (The Crystal Method Extended Mix)New Order 6:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Elite Force Mix)Grandmaster & Melle Mel 7:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Girl U Want (Black Light Odyssey Mix)Devo 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Nowhere Girl (Adam Freeland Remix)B-Movie 7:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Boy (DJ Irene Rockstar Mix)Book Of Love 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Suedehead (Sparks Mix)Morrissey 6:36$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (January 24, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • ASIN: B000DZ94Z4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The 1980's brought the advent of MTV and the ascendancy of "New Wave" music to global popularity. Heavily fusing rock with synthesizers, emotive lyrics, and powerful performances-as dramatized in the emerging art from of the music video-the genre, over time, spawned the alternative music scene, club culture, techno/house, electronica, and more. It also gave rise to the DJ as star, a phenomenon stronger today than ever. While still loving his original vinyl versions, compilation producer Craig DeGraff, a child of the 80s with a contemporary pop culture outlook, craved to take "my favorite songs of all time and have my favorite DJs and artists remix them." That dream comes true with Rhino's collection of supertight, all-new turnable reinventions of massive hits from the '80s! Rhino. 2006.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't get much better than this... August 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Classic underground music from my teens remixed using today's underground electronic/techno sensibilities. How much more can one ask for other than perhaps longer versions of a few of the tracks.

Note to naysayers -- these aren't fluffy, cheese trance remixes. Because the remixes are more in tune with the "electroclash/discopunk" sound of the past 5 years than with the Eurotrance of the late 90s, a lot of the original rock/new wave feel is still present with live bass and guitars incorporated into the techno framework.

Anyone who would like one CD to bridge the 20 years b/w two distinct eras of groundbreaking music needs to own a copy of this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Future Retro March 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic, simply the best Retro 80's CD I own. Would be 5 star rating only a little dissapointed with "White Lines" cover. Apart from this the CD lives in my car and is played always.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The 80's are back! Again? March 9, 2006
By i.m.
Format:Audio CD
How many Remixes did I hear...

How many Cd's/ Vinyls i bought and played to know one thing:

There's Nothing Like the O.G. Versions.


This Compilation is extraordinary!

Try to listen to The Cure, Morrissey and Depeche Mode!

BUT 2:

They're totally Housed! So If You Are not into Housebearts. Don't get yourself this compilation. But If you are, you'll give the compilation 10 stars rating! :o)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change of pace January 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Okay, dance remix albums are typically not my thing. However, Future Retro knows exactly how to tap into an audience my age. The concept of this collection is to take new wave and pop-rock songs of the eighties and have them remixed by some of today's hottest DJ's. As is the case with most remixes, most of the songs are cut down to a few lines, but the final product still struck a chord with me.

What child of the eighties didn't grow up listening to INXS, The Cure, Howard Jones, New Order, and Devo? It's this kind of familiarity that will draw you into Future Retro. These remixes could never replace the originals, but they're a refreshing change of pace. Might I add, The Cure never sounded so happy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Lindsay
Format:Audio CD
This CD is amazing! Some of the remixes are even BETTER than their 80s counterparts, if you can believe that. Yaz's "Situation," Depeche Mode's "Shake the Disease," and Erasure's "Respect" are examples of this, in my opinion. Honorable mention goes to "Need You Tonight" and "Sugar Kisses," in which it can be said that both remixes seem to add a fresh new spins to the originals. However, the updated "Bizarre Love Triangle," while still in keeping with the spirit of the original song, also loses that "oomph" in the process. And the Morrissey remix is just plain ghastly. With the exception of the blended "Morrissey over Morrissey" Christmas caroler effect at the end of the song, it is all over the place in terms of direction. But overall, the CD is a great buy and a must-have for any 80s obsessed music fan. You won't be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Blast From The Past March 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Being a teenager during the 80's meant that electro pop was THE music to listen to and this album reminds you what great times they were. Brought up to date by todays DJ's the tracks sound as fresh as when I first bought some of them s 12" singles. The stand out tracks are. Depeche Mode, New Order, INXS, Yaz and Echo and The Bunnymen. Overall a very enjoyable album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dance dance dance March 8, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Bringing back the club hits from the 80s mixed into an electronic techno funk, and you have this CD!! I keep playing it over and over. Everyone that hears me play it wants to know where did I get such a mix of 80s club hits??
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better!! February 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Since 2005 I have been waiting patiently for this release.

I have to say that the selection of artists remixed is disappointing. The Cure remix is the first track & the highlight for me. It is a heavier remix than the one on the mixed up album. I also enjoyed the INXS remix. New Order's remix was ok but didn't really work I feel. Echo was ok but the Morrissey remix closing the cd is an embarrassment. Overall some good remixes but not enough great ones to warrant purchase. I loved the 80's & most of the artists featured but feel only 1 or 2 tracks do any justice to the originals.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pop goes on
This little sample is a good compilation of some songs created in the 80s and in general the new arrangements work well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marcelo Cerveira
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Wave in a New way
The various mixes contained on this LP paint some of my old wave favorites in a new light. I just can't get enough! And now I can enjoy them on vinyl—love it!!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gerald Proctor II
3.0 out of 5 stars rejects
I have the 'real' remixes of most, if not all, of these songs; CD singles, etc. and this appears to be a compilation of mixes that each of these artists rejected from adding to the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by lokey
5.0 out of 5 stars where's the next one?
this is a fantastic disc.

bear with me, this is relevant...

i'd been driving around the same pos car for ten years, the last five of which, i had no antenna,... Read more
Published on August 15, 2010 by curtis e. flush
4.0 out of 5 stars Great mixes!!!
I really only listen to the Alphaville mix "Forever Young"....that one is my favorite. I must say that the other hits are remixed very well; I am impressed. Read more
Published on March 19, 2010 by Andrew Shortt
4.0 out of 5 stars Needed to listen a few times...
But it grew on me. It is now a staple in my car CD player. Most of the mixes keep the flavor of the originals. Some of them sound totally different. Love it.
Published on November 12, 2007 by Eric A. Standridge
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Remixes
Some of the songs I did not remember but some of the ones I did, were pretty good. The DEVO one was my favorite and Echo and The Bunnymen was a good one also; in my opinion that... Read more
Published on September 27, 2007 by AJL
2.0 out of 5 stars 80's remixed versions
Sometimes Adding techno beats or bass on a retro song kill the feeling of the originality of the hit. Read more
Published on August 8, 2007 by N. Rubi
5.0 out of 5 stars Future Retro is Amazing! Totally unexpected!
I am truly amazed at how good Future Retro is! Great compilation. I am a DJ. When I play Future Retro remixes, everytime the dance floor gets moving. Read more
Published on June 28, 2007 by M. E. Miyasaki
5.0 out of 5 stars At its best revisited
Hoping to see more releases of the particular Rhino category.
Some slight misses, but it excels by the very high standard of who remixed what.
Published on June 17, 2007 by Uncle Remix
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Separate tracks or DJ mix?
they are all separate tracks, not mixed together.
Mar 19, 2006 by elasticaspirations |  See all 3 posts
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