The Complete Verve Remixed Deluxe Box
Audio CD | Extra Tracks, Enhanced, Box Set
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Audio CD, Box set, Enhanced, November 1, 2005
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This box set includes Verve Remixed, Verve Remixed 2, Verve Remixed 3 and a bonus disc with previously unreleased mixes & videos! Featuring remixes by Adam Freeland, Bent, Brazilian Girls, Carl Craig, Dan the Automator, Danger Mouse, De-Phazz, Diplo, DJ Spinna, Dzihan & Kamien, Felix da Housecat, Fila Brazilia, Gotan Project, Jaffa, Joe Claussell, Junior Boys, King Britt, Koop, Layo & Bushwacka, Lyrics Born, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Masters at Work, Matthew Herbert, Max Sedgley, Metro Area, Michael Reinboth, Miguel Migs, MJ Cole, Mondo Grosso, Mr. Scruff, Postal Service, Rae & Christian, Raw Deal, Richard Dorfmeister, RJD2, RSL, Sugardaddy, the Album Leaf, the Funky Lowlives, Thievery Corporation, Tricky, and UFO.
Though variously rooted in hip-hop, rave and dance clubs sensibilities, the art of mixology has evolved into a potent staple of contemporary pop music. That mainstreaming reached a new zenith with the release of the first installment of Verve Remixed in 2002 and continued to expand via two subsequent collections of eclectic jazz/r&b-rooted remixes that found a growing, enthusiasitc audience at public radio and other adult-oriented radio outlets. This set compiles those three savory, largely down-tempo anthologies of jazz-dj fusion, from the reworked takes on classic vocalists like Fitzgerald, Vaughn and Holiday that dominated the first set to the follow-up editions more expansive palette, rounding it out with a bonus disc of previously unreleased session outtakes (including Raw Deals playful reworking of Ramsey Lewis "1-2-3" and Cal Tjaders "Los Banditos" in an electro-dizzy revamp by Michael Reinboth) and extended mixes of others. Also included on that disc are videos for "Is You Is, Or Is You Aint My Baby" by Rae&Christian/Dinah Washington, Felix Da Housecats slinky house take on Nina Simones "Sinnerman" and Sarah Vaughns "Fever" as retooled by Adam Freeland. A groove-savvy collection whose compelling mash-ups of history and fashion succeed in fusing some disparate audiences as well. --Jerry McCulley
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The "bonus" disc is pretty much a waste and it will not be leaving the box again for a while in my house. In other words, if you already have all three, don't bother buying this set.
As for the other three volumes, although there are a smattering of weaker tracks throughout, it was enjoyable enough that after three listens each, I had no reservations about shelling out hard-earned buckage on it.