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Mark RonsonAudio CD
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listen  1. God Put a Smile on Your FaceMark Ronson feat. The Daptone Horns 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Oh My GodMark Ronson feat. Lily Allen 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stop Me (Album Version)Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Toxic (Version Revisited) [Explicit]Mark Ronson featuring Tiggers 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. ValerieMark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Apply Some PressureMark Ronson feat. Paul Smith 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. InversionMark Ronson 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pretty GreenMark Ronson feat. Santo Gold 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. JustMark Ronson feat. Phantom Planet 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. AmyMark Ronson feat. Kenna 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Only One I KnowMark Ronson feat. Robbie Williams 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. DiversionMark Ronson 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. L.S.F. (Version Revisited)Mark Ronson feat. Kasabian 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (June 12, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000PGTF4G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Following up his success in helping produce Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, Mark Ronson's second solo project covers a series of mostly British indie-rock songs but with a funky soul remake. The meeting of two styles you ordinarily wouldn't associate with one another makes for some interesting hybrids. The cover of Radiohead's "Just," done with Phantom Planet is unexpectedly excellent but hearing Tiggers and Ol' Dirty Bastard remaking "Toxic" by Britney Spears will probably leave more folks scratching their heads than nodding them. Overall, the balance is positive and should hopefully open up both indie rock and funk fans to both respective genres. In a class by itself is Winehouse's cover of the Zutons' "Valerie," --the best song Paul Weller and Martha Reeves never made. --Oliver Wang

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A lot has been said about Mark Ronson. Some have called him "a 21st century Quincy Jones," while others know him as one of the worlds finest DJ's with International renown, favored by the decadent fashion cognoscenti, the Hip-Hop elite and anyone in general who likes to party... Now add to that list THE PRODUCER DU JOUR! From his stellar production on Christina Aguilera's multi-platinum "Back To Basics" to his cutting edge contributions on the much buzzed about Lilly Allen album "Alright, Still Back To Black" and the genre bending Amy Winehouse release that's taking fans and critics by storm, Mr Mark Ronson is strutting his stuff, and strutting it well.

With all the production credits for other artists under his belt, he's now turned his attention to his own project, Version, the album the UK critics are calling a Major winner. Version is a beautiful collection of cover songs, re-imagined by Mark. His philosophy on Version was to work with songs he's long loved- while not trying to make them better, he just wanted to make them bounce... From the feel good "Valerie" cover (The Zutons) featuring Amy Winehouse, to the quirky and fun "Oh My God" (Kaiser Chiefs) featurung Lily Allen, to the piece de resistance: "Stop Me" (The Smiths), featuring the soul stirring vocals of newcomer Daniel Merriweather, Version is poised to be the must-have album this summer

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He delivers the goods in style. June 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Mark Ronson's a busy man. He's been producing for Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams, yet has still found time to focus on his own studio album.
Comprised of new versions of old classics, it's a very entertaining listen from back to front, featuring the likes of Amy Winehouse, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Daniel Merriweather and Kasabian, all helping Ronson put his considerably fresh and funky twist on familiar tunes.
Highlights include the late ODB rapping to the Britney Spears refix of Toxic, Winehouse making vast improvements on the original with 'Valerie' and Phantom Planet singing an uber cool version of Radiohead's 'Just'.
Impressively suited for a party play through, this is definitely one to pick up for the nearing summer months.
With "Version", super-producer Mark Ronson has set out to prove that pop voyeurism and experimentalism don't have to be bad things using his own unique re-interpretive style.
Hence, he has assembled an album of spectacular cover versions that deliver very alternative versions of modern classics from Coldplay, The Charlatans, Radiohead and The Smiths.
Some listeners will undoubtedly write it off almost instantly as disastrous. Others may take some convincing.
But for many, "Version" is a brave, bold, blast of an album that almost always gets things right.
Ronson, for his part, emerges as a musical artist of the highest calibre -a music innovator whose funk-strewn re-interpretations effortlessly place themselves on the right side of cool.
On the whole, "Version" is a cut above most cover version compilations, as well as a darn fine party album for the approaching summer season. It probably won't impress the die-hard cynics - but for those willing to open their minds, or anyone in search of some expert funk, it delivers the goods in style.
My picks: "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face", "Oh My God", "Valerie", "Pretty Green", "Amy", "Just" and "Toxic".
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tasty smorgasbord!! April 26, 2007
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Mark Ronson is a UK DJ/producer, and on "Version", he takes other peoples songs, some hits, others obscure, and does his version. The general sound is rich in horns, set to a funky, danceable rhythm, and loads of guest artistes on vocals.

Lead off single, and #2 UK hit "Stop me" is a lovely remake of The Smiths' "Stop me if you think you've heard this one before" which segues into The Supremes' hit "You keep me hanging on" over Hip hop beats. It features the lovely vocals of Australian Daniel Merriweather

Amy Winehouse (whose brilliant "Back to black" album he produced) guests on the sunny Motown-like "Valerie", which was originally done by The Zutons.

Lily Allen (whose lovely album "Alright, Still" he also produced) guests on the retro funk sounding "Oh my God", a remake of the Kaiser Chiefs song.

Britney Spears' hit "Toxic" is slowed down and almost unrecognizable, featuring vocals by Tiggers and a rap by ODB.

The Maximo Park song "Apply some pressure" is given a slight ska feel, set to an almost marching beat. Vocals by Paul Smith.

Kasabian show up on a funky remake of their "L.S.F", while Coldplay's "God put a smile on your face" gets the big horn section treatment.

Robbie Williams (his "Rudebox" album was also produced by Mark) shows up on the Shaft-like remake of The Charlatans "The only one".

I like it!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark's Version of other hits!! July 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Mark Ronson is a DJ/producer, and on "Version", he takes other peoples songs, some hits, others obscure, and does his version using guest vocalists. The general sound is rich in horns, set to a funky, danceable rhythm, and loads of guest artistes on vocals. The album has already hit #2 in the UK.

Lead off single, and #2 UK hit "Stop me" is a lovely remake of The Smiths' "Stop me if you think you've heard this one before" which segues into The Supremes' hit "You keep me hanging on" over Hip hop beats. It features the lovely vocals of Australian Daniel Merriweather

Amy Winehouse (whose brilliant "Back to black" album he produced parts of) guests on the sunny Motown-like "Valerie", which was originally done by The Zutons.

Lily Allen (whose lovely album "Alright, Still" he also produced parts of) guests on the retro funk sounding "Oh my God", a remake of the Kaiser Chiefs song. It is currently in the UK top 20.

Britney Spears' hit "Toxic" is slowed down and almost unrecognizable, featuring vocals by Tiggers and a rap by ODB.

The Maximo Park song "Apply some pressure" is given a slight ska feel, set to an almost marching beat. Vocals by Paul Smith.

Kasabian show up on a funky remake of their "L.S.F", while Coldplay's "God put a smile on your face" is an instrumental which gets the big horn section treatment.

Robbie Williams (his "Rudebox" album was also part produced by Mark) shows up on the Shaft-like funky remake of The Charlatans "The only one".

I like it!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The man's done good March 1, 2008
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With his smug smirk, his quirky accent (not quite British, not quite east coast American) and his irritating habit of dropping celebrity names into every interview I've certainly seen of him, Mark Ronson is a man I've found difficult to like.

But the producer & DJ to the stars (he played at Tom Cruise's wedding, apparently) makes darn good music, there's no running away from that. He was responsible for half of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, produced a track on Lily Allen's Alright, Still and a track on Adele's 19, which I'm really getting into at the moment.

On this album - a selection of cover versions - he displays an incredible talent for musical reinterpretation. I've been resisting this album ever since it came out but eventually caved in. I'm so glad I did. I feel like I already own it anyway, as I know all the singles he's released from it so far (from the radio) and really love the innovative and thought provoking videos he put out to promote them.

The man is certainly eclectic, going over tunes by the likes of The Zutons, Coldplay, Radiohead, The Jam, Britney Spears, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian, just to name a few, and reinterpreting their music in ways that I personally find very difficult to categorise. It's good stuff though; modern with a hint of retro with some banging beats. My favourites include "Stop Me" featuring Daniel Merriweather, "Valerie" featuring Amy Winehouse and "Oh My God" featuring Lily Allen. They all sound much better on my system at home than they did on the radio or on MTV Base.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album
This is a great album. Start to finish it's full of interesting guest vocalists doing pleasantly unexpected covers. It's a cool one to have on vinyl too. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrew McCullen
2.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic mix
The first song I heard was Valerie featuring Amy Winehouse. I've come to lover her distinctive voice and style. I'm rather enjoying the horns and soulful rhythms. Read more
Published on April 4, 2011 by Jo King
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
I was very excited before receiving this item, and was even more elated when I was actually holding the flawless cop in my hand. Read more
Published on December 24, 2009 by Victor C. Mercado Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronson delivers
Mark Ronson is talented beyond his years and this album shows that he is more than someone who can tip a hat to the 60s. Read more
Published on June 9, 2009 by A. Whitney
5.0 out of 5 stars New Yorker wins Brits - here's how
Mark Ronson is one of those Americans who can do no wrong in the UK at present - and this album shows why he won an award at the 2008 Brits. Read more
Published on September 5, 2008 by Mr. Andrew A. Shaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Surprise package. I had only heard the Radiohead 'Just' cover once before and bought the album on spec. A great eclectic mix with a mix of horns, groove, soul and funk.
Published on August 17, 2008 by Mark S. Kehoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Ronson
Nice Variety of vocal and musical; in several arrangements, Ronson skillfully blends "big band" and modern sounds in a catchy, distinctive style not common in USA
Published on April 26, 2008 by Golfing Steve
3.0 out of 5 stars This is my Version
I like this cd. The songs that are good are real good but over half of the cd is kind of "what the hell is this". But its a good cover album, its still a good buy.
Published on April 5, 2008 by The Vulture
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and fun from start to finish
Mark Ronson has been around for a while but really skyrocketed up the "it" list after producing Lily Allen's "Alright, Still" and Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" to stardom in 2006... Read more
Published on April 1, 2008 by Paul Allaer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark
I enjoyed this album so damn much! He is bringing the soul sound back. If you love music that will not just sample and repeat, listen to Mark. Read more
Published on February 17, 2008 by M. Holley
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