Covers 80s Remixed

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Duncan Sheik may not be a prime candidate for remixes but his 2011 reimagining of classic new wave hits begged for a bit of color. And so, 2012's Covers 80s Remixed, where the synth-heavy songs he stripped of synths, once again have electronics in the mix. Here, the songs sound a bit more classically "80s" than they did on the original album, but the reflective tone of Sheik's rearrangements haven't been lost. This is still quiet and slow, a tasteful dose of nostalgia that appeals to Gen-X'ers who have memories of Tears for Fears, Japan, Howard Jones, and Love & Rockets but haven't listened to them in years. In this context, with added keyboards, they feel ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Duncan Sheik may not be a prime candidate for remixes but his 2011 reimagining of classic new wave hits begged for a bit of color. And so, 2012's Covers 80s Remixed, where the synth-heavy songs he stripped of synths, once again have electronics in the mix. Here, the songs sound a bit more classically "80s" than they did on the original album, but the reflective tone of Sheik's rearrangements haven't been lost. This is still quiet and slow, a tasteful dose of nostalgia that appeals to Gen-X'ers who have memories of Tears for Fears, Japan, Howard Jones, and Love & Rockets but haven't listened to them in years. In this context, with added keyboards, they feel even more like their memories than they did before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Mri Associated
  • UPC: 020286212263
  • Catalog Number: 21222
  • Sales rank: 136,129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shout - Rachael Yamagata (4:09)
  2. 2 What Is Love (3:13)
  3. 3 William, It Was Really Nothing (4:25)
  4. 4 Gentlemen Take Polaroids (5:50)
  5. 5 Kyoto Song (3:52)
  6. 6 Stay (5:07)
  7. 7 Love Vigilantes (4:52)
  8. 8 Life's What You Make It - Rachael Yamagata (4:46)
  9. 9 Stripped (4:05)
  10. 10 So Alive (4:20)
  11. 11 The Ghost In You - Holly Brook (5:30)
  12. 12 Hold Me Now (8:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duncan Sheik Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Glockenspiel, Steel Guitar, Harmonium, Marimbas, Ukulele, Guitar (Nylon String)
Rachael Yamagata Vocals
Holly Brook Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jason Hart Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Daniel Ash Composer
John Ashton Composer
Tom Bailey Composer
Tim Butler Composer
Alannah Currie Composer
Tim Friese-Greene Composer
Martin Gore Composer
Kevin Haskins Composer
Mark Hollis Composer
Peter Hook Composer
Howard Jones Composer
Joe Leeway Composer
Johnny Marr Composer
Roland Orzabal Composer
Duncan Sheik Remixing, Tape Echo
Ian Stanley Composer
David Sylvian Composer
Richard Butler Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
John Frankenheimer Legal Counsel
Ben Casey Remixing
El-P Remixing
Bookworm Remixing
Samantha Ronson Remixing
Dresden Remixing
16 Bit Lolitas Remixing
Chico Mann Remixing
Gabriel Remixing
Steven Morrissey Composer
Robert Bell Composer
David Haskins Composer
Robert James Smith Composer
Chi Duly Remixing
Bernard Dickens Composer
Paul Gerard Buchanan Composer
William Stephen Bryant Composer
Jerrod Wilkins Management
Max Tannone Remixing
Terry Urban Remixing
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