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1: just to remind you, the album version of joyful girl doesn't have any drums whatsoever. this version has sort of trip-hoppy drums and diff vocals (smoother and less angsty). i think the guitar was re-recorded also. this mix was to accompany the music video, so the vibe is more torch-y. this also has some spoken samples from a speech by a guy (preacher maybe?), although i don't recognize who.
2: very similar to the first mix. the beats are either extremely similar or the same. the vocals were recorded yet again, though, and are a bit more interesting. this doesn't have the speech samples, although it does include the bits of scratching samples the first mix did.
3: an extended version of track 2. the extended section is mostly a two-minute coda where there are more improvised vocals (nicely layered) of the lyrics "joyful girl". this is prob. my fav mix of the bunch.
4: new vox again and no guitar. the orchestra doesn't do a whole lot here, but in the instrumentals the brass really blooms. the arrangement doesn't really change on each repetition though, but it has a very nice ambience. an enjoyable track.
5: new vox. this is another trip-hoppy beat, and the song is much less raucous than the album version and more coy. think "pixie" from little plastic castle. includes the sample of andy s. singing from the beginning of the album version.
6: better than the version from living in clip. good to have, but again not essential.
overall, as i said, this is entertaining and good for completists and adds another dimension to the force that is ani. def. not essential though.
If I had to pick my favourite version, it would probably be the live version with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (track 4), which is simply exquisite. Just hit the Repeat button and fall into the arms of the Great Mother.
this disk is just a bunch or remixes of joyful girl. it does, however, contain a beautiful and amazing version of both hands which is one of my favorite ani songs. this made it worth it to me, but this was also during a time where i was paying lots of money for ani bootlegs. that day in my life has passed and this cd doesn't get much play anymore, certainly not the air time that her other albums do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good song. But to me the first and second track sound the same and it differs a little in the live. Read morePublished on February 4, 2004 by Dance Dance Dance
The only thing which would cause me more shame and less joy is admitting that i shelled out 14.00 to buy this musical embarrassment.Published on March 30, 2002
Four Amazingly unique versions of one of the best songs off the 1996 release Dilate. This is an amazing song and I was overjoyed that Ani included the funked up version of... Read morePublished on July 24, 2000
Who knew one song could have so many sounds? Each time Ani DiFranco plays, something different results. Read morePublished on August 7, 1998
I saw Ani live and she is just the best. She is so high on life and it was just the most amazing concert that I've ever seenPublished on July 10, 1998 by email@example.com
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