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Community Service II
     

Community Service II

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by The Crystal Method
 
Crystal Method fans were probably anticipating a second Community Service mix shortly after the first one, back in 2002, but they had to wait nearly three years -- leaving plenty of time for Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland to amass enough favorite tracks to share, along with hefty portions of their own

Overview

Crystal Method fans were probably anticipating a second Community Service mix shortly after the first one, back in 2002, but they had to wait nearly three years -- leaving plenty of time for Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland to amass enough favorite tracks to share, along with hefty portions of their own non-album productions and remixes. Community Service II is actually more reliant on the duo's own tracks and remixes than the earlier set. (One wonders if the third volume will function purely as a glorified remixes 'n' rarities clearing-house.) It's another release that should please the dedicated followers, provided they don't notice, or don't care about, the lack of growth that has taken place in big beat and breaks since the early part of the decade (some might even say the late part of the '90s). For all the shared elements from track to track, this mix is surprisingly rangy, from stadium-ready rockers to diva-assisted post-disco anthems. Most bizarre moment: the Crystal Method's own reworking of the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues," in which Jim Morrison's rowdy braying sounds comically out of place.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465126826
catalogNumber:
1268

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crystal Method   Primary Artist
Ian Brown   Vocals
Antony Genn   Piano,Keyboards
Ken Jordan   Group Member
Mani   Bass
Rahzel   Vocals
Scott Kirkland   Group Member
Luke Bullen   Drums
Damian Taylor   Synthesizer
Richard Flack   Synthesizer
Richard File   Synthesizer
Psycho Pab   Synthesizer
Hanifah Walidah   Vocals
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Billy Corgan   Composer
Scott Walker   Composer
Peter Hook   Composer
London Session Orchestra   Contributor
Ronnie   Producer,Remixing
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Stephen Morris   Composer
Bernard Sumner   Composer
Antony Genn   Composer
Ken Jordan   Composer,Producer
Gillian Gilbert   Composer
James Lavelle   Composer
Crystal Method   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Überzone   Composer
Scott Kirkland   Composer,Producer
Elite Force   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Richard Bishop   Management
Marvin Beaver   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Damian Taylor   Programming
Julian Napolitano   Producer,Remixing
Darren Pearce   Producer,Remixing
Hyper   Producer,Remixing
Richard Flack   Programming
Kevin Beber   Composer,Producer
J.A. Ross   Producer
Richard File   Composer,Programming
New Originals   Producer,Remixing
Ginny Hatfield   Producer
Will Brunner   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Mike Eller   Artwork
Katy Ellis   Composer,Producer
Mark Pember   Producer,Remixing
Tom Beaufoy   Composer,Producer
Andy Duckmanton   Composer
Jude "Proteus" Sabastian   Engineer
Psycho Pab   Programming
SuzAnn Brantner   Management
P. Pardy   Producer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen lackluster reviews of this CD elsewhere, and there sure are other mixes that deserve it, but not this one. CM, as always, uses a full range of sound types and frequencies. I call it pure because the beats change at unexpected, fresh times not just to complete the counts. And the use of Jim Morrison's vocals is really audacious and works--it's fun as heck! They put Jim up front and center, not dragging him along like in other refried classics where the old stuff amounts to only sound bites.