Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The ambitiously-named Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1 was released in the wake of producers Robert Clivillés and David Cole's success with the dance-pop confection of C+C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat. Bloated at 13 tracks, Greatest Remixes nevertheless succeeds by revisiting what made us sweat in the first place. The blatant "C+C Music Factory MTV Medley" runs through each single's memorable hook, and ups the danceable ante with beats that bring the music back into the club where it was born. At first, a re-recording of U2's "Pride In the Name of Love" would seem sacrilegious, or at least ill-advised. But the Factory finds a way to pull it off, employing a coed duet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The ambitiously-named Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1 was released in the wake of producers Robert Clivillés and David Cole's success with the dance-pop confection of C+C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat. Bloated at 13 tracks, Greatest Remixes nevertheless succeeds by revisiting what made us sweat in the first place. The blatant "C+C Music Factory MTV Medley" runs through each single's memorable hook, and ups the danceable ante with beats that bring the music back into the club where it was born. At first, a re-recording of U2's "Pride In the Name of Love" would seem sacrilegious, or at least ill-advised. But the Factory finds a way to pull it off, employing a coed duet style, some serious bass, and a throaty gospel chorus to marry the original's grandeur to the reversion's insistent club beats. The outro breakdown is a nice touch, too. Greatest Remixes is fleshed out with re-workings of Clivillés and Cole's productions outside of C+C Factory. Of these, the best is a remix of the Cover Girls' "Because of You." It retains its infectious freestyle vibe, but additional keyboard squiggles and drum programming give the song an edgy feel that's even more dancefloor-friendly. Nothing else really hits with the same immediacy; the remix of David Cole's simpering ballad "You Take My Breath Away" is just selfish. But the inclusion of "Do It Properly" from an early C + C incarnation known as Two Puerto Ricans, A Black Man & a Dominican and the remix of a Chaka Khan track from 1980 does add some texture and posterity to a set that's otherwise doomed to in-the-moment status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2000
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079893076041
  • Catalog Number: 30760

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 C & C Music Factory MTV Medley (5:16)
  2. 2 Because of You - The Cover Girls (5:20)
  3. 3 Don't Take Your Love Away - Lydia Lee Love (6:30)
  4. 4 Two to Make It Right (5:58)
  5. 5 Pride (In the Name of Love) (5:26)
  6. 6 Let the Beat Hit 'Em (4:53)
  7. 7 Mind Your Business (4:21)
  8. 8 You Take My Breath Away - David Cole (5:48)
  9. 9 A Deeper Love (5:37)
  10. 10 Clouds (6:17)
  11. 11 True Love (8:39)
  12. 12 Notice Me (5:07)
  13. 13 Do It Properly (5:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clivillés & Cole Primary Artist, Track Performer
C+C Music Factory Track Performer
The Cover Girls Track Performer
Will Downing Background Vocals
Lisa Lisa Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer, Track Performer
Paul Pesco Guitar, Vocals
Sandeé Track Performer
Seduction Track Performer
Martha Wash Vocals
Freedom Williams Vocals
Karen Bernod Background Vocals
Billy Track Performer
Chaka Khan Track Performer
Robert Clivillés Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
David Cole Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Deborah Cooper Vocals, Background Vocals
Ricky Crespo Keyboards
Zelma Davis Vocals
Craig Derry Background Vocals
Alan Friedman Overdubs
Carole Sylvan Background Vocals
Norma Jean Wright Background Vocals
Tonya Wynn Vocals
April Harris Vocals
Angel Sabater Vocals
2 Puerto Ricans, A Black Man & A Dominican Track Performer
Technical Credits
U2 Composer
James T. Alfano Programming
Fernando Aponte Engineer
Bonzai Jim Caruso Engineer
Robert Clivillés Arranger, Producer
David Cole Arranger, Producer, keyboard arrangements
Ricky Crespo Producer
Alan Friedman Programming, Producer
Alec Head Engineer
Richard Joseph Engineer
Acar S. Key Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer
Bruce Miller Engineer
Ken Taylor Composer
Tonya Wynn Composer
Barbera Aimes Engineer
Jim Caruso Producer, Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Joe Hornof Programming
Larry Yasgar Executive Producer
Ken Nahoum Art Direction
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