Rarities & Remixes

Rarities & Remixes

by Point of Grace
     
 

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Sugar-sweet pop foursome Point of Grace have hit upon a very clever solution to what must have been a quite pressing problem: the all-female group won't issue a new release until early 2001, but fans are clamoring for a follow-up to the 1998 blockbuster STEADY ON. What to do? How about a not-quite retrospective that is a certain must-have

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Sugar-sweet pop foursome Point of Grace have hit upon a very clever solution to what must have been a quite pressing problem: the all-female group won't issue a new release until early 2001, but fans are clamoring for a follow-up to the 1998 blockbuster STEADY ON. What to do? How about a not-quite retrospective that is a certain must-have for any serious POG fan. RARITIES & REMIXES is a collection of some greatest hits ("The Great Divide"), compilation project gems ("Forever On And On," from the 1999 STREAMS release), and hard-to-find cuts culled from the group's now out-of-print 1992 indie, SAY SO. It's a hoot to hear the pre-major label POGsters; their signature harmonies are as strong as ever, though the jazzy vocal arrangement of the SAY SO cuts is reminiscent of First Call (a group quite popular at the time, before the Michael English/Marabeth Jordan scandal pushed them out of the limelight). It's obvious how much POG has benefited from bigger production budgets and better material. Still, this glimpse at the group's earliest incarnation is a charming trip down memory lane. Lisa Zhito

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The obvious thing to say about Point of Grace's Remixes & Rarities is that it is a stopgap to tide the group's fans over until the release of their next new album, which will be the proper follow-up to 1998's Steady On. That said, the record has its pleasures. Its 15 tracks consist of four songs from each of the quartet's first two albums, Point of Grace and The Whole Truth, four from the 1992 album they released under the name Say So, two from various artists compilations, and one from their video, Life, Love & Other Mysteries: The Video Stories. The eight selections from the earlier PoG albums have been remixed, which, as in dance music parlance, here means more than just taking a new swipe at the volume levels of the various tracks in a recording, and also includes extensive overdubs. The result is certainly a more produced sound, but not necessarily a better one. The real value for fans will come with the Say So songs, which show the singers in a less produced mode that better reveals their talents.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2002
Label:
Word Entertainment
UPC:
0080688604547
catalogNumber:
886045

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Performance Credits

Point of Grace   Primary Artist
Nick Moroch   Guitar
Benjamin Love   Piano
Jeremiah Grube   Piano

Technical Credits

Michael English   Composer
Brent Bourgeois   Producer
Greg Nelson   Producer
Scott Frankfurt   Arranger
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer,Post Production Mix
David Hentschel   Arranger,Producer,Sound Design
Dave McKerley   Producer
Bubba Smith   Producer
Robert Sterling   Producer
Scott Williamson   Producer
Point of Grace   Producer,Executive Producer
Tony McAnany   Producer,Sound Design
Geoff Thurman   Composer
Robert Lowry   Writer
Richard Willis   Arranger
Loren Balman   Producer
Benjamin Love   Sound Design
Becky Thurman   Composer
Tom Salta   Arranger,Engineer
Elisa Elder   Executive Producer
Joel Engle   Writer
Constant Change   Writer

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