New Old Songs

New Old Songs

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by Limp Bizkit
     
 

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Limp Bizkit have proved that their success with the contagious breakthrough single “Nookie” was to be no flash in the pan. But this remix project aims to bring Fred Durst and company closer to the hip-hop community, which largely ignores them. And Limp should be commended for giving some top producers such as the Neptunes, Timbaland, P. Diddy,

Overview

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Limp Bizkit have proved that their success with the contagious breakthrough single “Nookie” was to be no flash in the pan. But this remix project aims to bring Fred Durst and company closer to the hip-hop community, which largely ignores them. And Limp should be commended for giving some top producers such as the Neptunes, Timbaland, P. Diddy, Butch Vig, and William Orbit carte blanche in retooling their biggest tunes, including a pair of “Nookie” remixes and no less than five versions of the band’s “My Way.” Rather than a Limp Bizkit vanity project, the disc becomes a vehicle for the real stars of the show -- the production talent. The Neptunes add a string-laden, vintage disco intro to a stripped down "Nookie" that sips the honeyed hook from the original and casts away the heavy riff sting. Similarly, Timbaland's "Take a Look Around," which brings in rappers E-40 and 8-Ball, pumps down the volume but retains the smoldering anger. Limp's own DJ Lethal, who mans the console for a brace of tunes, plays things closer to the vest, turning "Counterfeit" into a guitar-hero showcase and leaving "Break Stuff" to roll around in its own mess. The various takes on "My Way" offer the most surprises, with DJ Premier conjuring a new wave vibe from the tune's simple melody and the Dub Pistols using it as a palette to paint a picture of Kingston, Jamaica, circa 1978. There once was a time when rock 'n' roll producers ran the show, minting singing sensations and fresh teen stars. In more than one way, this sampler of today's top celebrity producers makes everything old new again.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
New Old Songs is the remix album from rap-rock superstars Limp Bizkit. The band gets a lot of criticism, some deserved and some not, for their songwriting skills. But as this album proves, they actually have a very solid formula. The group's resident turntablist DJ Lethal has three remixes on the album, while Durst and Josh Abraham do a great remix of "Faith" by adding on bits and pieces of David Bowie's "Fame" and a decent rap by Everlast. And DJ Premier's mix of "My Way" is quite impressive, keeping it much like the original except for some great scratching and samples. The best remix might be Butch Vig's version of "Nookie," which sounds more like Fatboy Slim with its thick beat and dirty keyboards.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949319229
catalogNumber:
493192

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Limp Bizkit   Primary Artist
Everlast   Track Performer
Paul Logus   Guitar
Mario Winans   Multi Instruments
Xzibit   Track Performer
Timbaland   Vocals
Bosko   Electric Guitar,Talk Box
Grisha Dimnant   Guitar
Troy Van Leeuwen   Guitar
Scott Storch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

William Orbit   Remixing
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Remixing
DJ Lethal   Composer,Producer,Remixing
DJ Premier   Producer,Remixing
Terry Date   Producer
Paul Logus   Engineer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Butch Vig   Remixing
Scott Weiland   Producer
Mario Winans   Remixing
Limp Bizkit   Composer,Producer
Timbaland   Remixing
Bosko   Programming,Engineer,Remixing,Instrumentation
Ross Robinson   Producer
Fred Durst   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Dub Pistols   Remixing
Josh Abraham   Producer,Remixing
Neptunes   Remixing
Senator Jimmy D   Engineer,Remixing
Billy Bush   Pro-Tools
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Wes Borland   Composer,Cover Art
DJ Monk   Remixing
John Otto   Composer
Track Mack   Remixing
Sam Rivers   Composer

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New Old Songs 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album is the best of them all! All the great classics (Break stuff, Take a look around,Rollin and My Way) But a personal favourite has to be Getcha Groove on! Great work boys!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although Limp Bizkit are a metal band, Fred and the crew excelled themselves with New Old Songs. I was pleasantly surprised by this album, as i am not a big fan of Garage or Hip-Hop. If you only like Limp Bizkit from a Metal stand point, this is not the abulm for you, hopefully, when they find a new guitarist, their next album will be heavier than all the others combined, and i am looking forward to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
iv heard better from other bands some of these remixes are just out of place and im pretty sure not every limp bizkit owns this album i only think this album is good for if you are missing this album in your limp bizkit cd collection its okay but its not limp bizkits best album this album is in the bargin bin i bought it it sort of sounds cool but too much rapping on this album plus britney spears can come up with better ideas than this album limp bizkit only made this album to appeal more to the trendy people who are either in high school or middle school i just prefer listen to their first 3 albums and leaving this remix album in the dust