Retro: Active

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Going by the title, the Retro: Active series from Canada's Hi-Bias label sounds like it could be a nightmare of new wave and '80s-alternative singles remixed by modern producers to put a new spin on old favorites. Thankfully, the label has simply plucked extended versions and remixes from previously existing 12" singles -- like the ones you might have sitting in your closet, or the ones you heard in clubs or even on the radio. The first volume is, surprisingly, one of the weakest in the series, with extended versions of Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses" and a-ha's "Take on Me" as a couple of the few highlights.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Going by the title, the Retro: Active series from Canada's Hi-Bias label sounds like it could be a nightmare of new wave and '80s-alternative singles remixed by modern producers to put a new spin on old favorites. Thankfully, the label has simply plucked extended versions and remixes from previously existing 12" singles -- like the ones you might have sitting in your closet, or the ones you heard in clubs or even on the radio. The first volume is, surprisingly, one of the weakest in the series, with extended versions of Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses" and a-ha's "Take on Me" as a couple of the few highlights.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • Label: Hi-Bias
  • UPC: 772408100926
  • Catalog Number: 1009

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take on Me - a-ha (4:48)
  2. 2 The Great Commandment - Camouflage (5:58)
  3. 3 Blue Savannah (6:43)
  4. 4 Shadowplay - Vis-A-Vis (5:50)
  5. 5 I Wanna Be a Flintstone (5:22)
  6. 6 Symmetry - The Spoons (6:45)
  7. 7 Burn for You (6:09)
  8. 8 Life in a Northern Town (5:19)
  9. 9 Tasty Fish (5:16)
  10. 10 Bring on the Dancing Horses (5:47)
  11. 11 Boys Don't Cry - The Cure (5:31)
  12. 12 Your Love Takes Me Higher - The Beloved (8:12)
  13. 13 I Touch Roses (5:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Bill Carter Composer
Vince Clarke Composer
Michael Dempsey Composer
Gordon Deppe Quotes Researched & Compiled
Morten Harket Composer
Michael Hutchence Composer
Nick Laird-Clowes Composer, Quotes Researched & Compiled
John Luongo Liner Notes
Ian McCulloch Composer
Daniel Miller Quotes Researched & Compiled
Paul Staveley O'Duffy Quotes Researched & Compiled
Les Pattinson Composer
Will Sergeant Composer
Robert Smith Composer
Pål Waaktaar Composer
Pete de Freitas Composer
Ted Ottaviano Composer
Andy Bell Composer
Magne Furuholmen Composer
Heiko Maile Quotes Researched & Compiled
Marcus Meyn Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Lol Tolhurst Composer
Gilbert Gabriel Composer, Quotes Researched & Compiled
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Oliver Kreyssig Composer
Jon Marsh Composer
Steve Waddington Composer
Nick Fiorucci Executive Producer
Hieko Maile Composer
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