Everybody Dance Now! Remixed, Remodeled & Remade
Someone at Sony must have a serious love of dance music, because it's hard to believe this sprawling, hard to figure out compilation was conceived by the marketing department. There are some big names on Everybody Dance Now! Remixed, Remodeled & Remade but a heck of a lot of little ones, and some that'll only ring bells for club historians with a taste for the mainstream. The big names aren't always represented by the big hits, either, but who'd expect to have so many hard-to-finds in one place? If you've been searching for the "Soul Solution Vocal Dub" of Cyndi Lauper's "Ballad of Cleo & Joe" or the "Stephen Nikolas Club Mix" of the Indigo Girls' "Shed Your Skin," they're here, and that means the world to someone. Plenty of the tracks sound horribly dated, but the set is priced right and you don't have to spend a ton of money on eBay to find out that "Rushdance" by Big Audio Dynamite II is lackluster. Camp fanatics can have a ton of fun with Sandra Bernhard's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" and the 2000 update of Europe's "The Final Countdown," while more serious clubbers will appreciate the collection favoring full-lengths over edits. DJs will get plenty of use out of the set and everyone else can pick and choose and burn a CD-R to their tastes.