Pot of Gold: Remixes

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Alice Russell's Pot of Gold, was issued at the end of 2008 by American independent imprint Six Degrees. It was met with wide critical acclaim for its strict adherence to soul tradition. That said, there is so much pure emotion in Russell's voice and discipline in her phrasing, that none of what she presented sounds staid or overly reverential -- check out the gospel-frenzied reading of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." Six Degrees steps up in 2009 with this 22-cut, double-disc remix collection; eight were sourced from Pot of Gold proper and most of these have multiple versions Some of the artists assembling these remixes include DJ Vadim, Mocean Worker, Ohmega Watts, Llorca, Shawn ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Alice Russell's Pot of Gold, was issued at the end of 2008 by American independent imprint Six Degrees. It was met with wide critical acclaim for its strict adherence to soul tradition. That said, there is so much pure emotion in Russell's voice and discipline in her phrasing, that none of what she presented sounds staid or overly reverential -- check out the gospel-frenzied reading of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." Six Degrees steps up in 2009 with this 22-cut, double-disc remix collection; eight were sourced from Pot of Gold proper and most of these have multiple versions Some of the artists assembling these remixes include DJ Vadim, Mocean Worker, Ohmega Watts, Llorca, Shawn Lee, DJ Day with Clutchy Hopkins, Ticklah, and Clonious to name a few. Standouts include the killer dubwise version of the Emrika redo of Russell's signature tune, "Hurry on Now," that re-creates it via minimalist techno and stretched-out, abstract, digital dub. The abstraction of LJM's remix of "Lights Went Out" keeps the barest essential of the melody, shimmering over the entire tune with a violin, scratchy ambience, and an extremely minimal looped rhythm track. Lee's take on "Two Steps" is hard bubbling bass, popping handclaps, and cracking breakbeat soul atmospherics with in-your-face guitars, strings, and organ take the track back to the late '60s while keeping it in the moment. Llorca's driven, late-'60s funk-styled version of "Got the Hunger?" tune is the best of the four versions here. "Universe," by Dusty, reinvents Russell as a jazz singer with flute and Grant Green-styled guitar, and a doubled-timed snare in the backdrop that breaks in all the right places with a bridge built of pure Brazilian samba. This set is for the fans and version collectors to be sure, but it's a thoroughly enjoyable listen all the way through with many surprises; all of them enhancing the not-always-immediately-noticeable subtleties in the many dimensions of Russell's voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036116429
  • Catalog Number: 1164
  • Sales rank: 151,134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Us Be Loving (4:06)
  2. 2 Got the Hunger? (6:58)
  3. 3 Living the Life of a Dreamer (8:15)
  4. 4 All Alone (3:24)
  5. 5 Universe (5:43)
  6. 6 Two Steps (3:06)
  7. 7 Hurry on Now (6:39)
  8. 8 Lights Went Out (2:54)
  9. 9 Let Us Be Loving (3:47)
  10. 10 Living the Life of a Dreamer (5:25)
  11. 11 Got the Hunger? (5:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Two Steps (3:42)
  2. 2 All Alone (3:48)
  3. 3 Got the Hunger (5:07)
  4. 4 Universe (4:28)
  5. 5 Two Steps (4:39)
  6. 6 Lights Went Out (5:44)
  7. 7 Got The Hunger (6:50)
  8. 8 All Alone (4:18)
  9. 9 Let Us Be Loving (4:17)
  10. 10 Got the Hunger (3:59)
  11. 11 Universe (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Russell Primary Artist, Vocals
Shawn Lee Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Florian Riedl Flute, Pandeiro, Tamborim
The Jazz Mafia Horns Horn
Ari Goreman Bass
Laura J. Martin Vocals
Technical Credits
Mr. Scruff Engineer, Remixing, Additional Production
Mocean Worker Remixing, Additional Production
Shawn Lee Remixing, Additional Production
Ticklah Instrumentation
Pierre Duplan Engineer
Alice Russell Composer
Ludovic Llorca Remixing, Additional Production
Justin Boland Producer
Andy Kingslow Engineer
Ben Burns Engineer
Alex Cowan Composer, Engineer
Hiro Awanohara Remixing, Additional Production
Kidkanevil Remixing
Clutchy Hopkins Arranger, Producer
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Producer
G. Roberts Remixing
Christian Latham Instrumentation
Samira Anderssond Assistant Photographer
Christoph Doepke Remixing, Additional Production
Herma Puma Remixing, Additional Production
Oz McGuire Layout
Pimpernel Jones Engineer
Laura J. Martin Instrumentation
John Walsh Sleeve Design
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