Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1

Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1

by Clivillés & Cole

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Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1

The ambitiously-named Greatest Remixes, Vol. 1 was released in the wake of producers Robert Clivillés and David Cole's success with the dance-pop confection of C+C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat. Bloated at 13 tracks, Greatest Remixes nevertheless succeeds by revisiting what made us sweat in the first place. The blatant "C+C Music Factory MTV Medley" runs through each single's memorable hook, and ups the danceable ante with beats that bring the music back into the club where it was born. At first, a re-recording of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" would seem sacrilegious, or at least ill-advised. But the Factory finds a way to pull it off, employing a coed duet style, some serious bass, and a throaty gospel chorus to marry the original's grandeur to the reversion's insistent club beats. The outro breakdown is a nice touch, too. Greatest Remixes is fleshed out with re-workings of Clivillés and Cole's productions outside of C+C Factory. Of these, the best is a remix of the Cover Girls' "Because of You." It retains its infectious freestyle vibe, but additional keyboard squiggles and drum programming give the song an edgy feel that's even more dancefloor-friendly. Nothing else really hits with the same immediacy; the remix of David Cole's simpering ballad "You Take My Breath Away" is just selfish. But the inclusion of "Do It Properly" (from an early C + C incarnation known as Two Puerto Ricans, A Black Man & a Dominican) and the remix of a Chaka Khan track from 1980 does add some texture and posterity to a set that's otherwise doomed to in-the-moment status.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/1992
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644884029
catalogNumber: 48840

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Performance Credits

Clivillés & Cole   Primary Artist,Track Performer
C+C Music Factory   Track Performer
Cover Girls   Track Performer
Will Downing   Background Vocals
Lisa Lisa   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Pesco   Guitar,Vocals
Sandeé   Track Performer
Seduction   Track Performer
Martha Wash   Vocals
Freedom Williams   Vocals
Karen Bernod   Background Vocals
Billy   Track Performer
Chaka Khan   Track Performer
Robert Clivillés   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Cole   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Deborah Cooper   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ricky Crespo   Keyboards
Zelma Davis   Vocals
Craig Derry   Background Vocals
Alan Friedman   Overdubs
Carole Sylvan   Background Vocals
Norma Jean Wright   Background Vocals
Tonya Wynn   Vocals
April Harris   Vocals
Angel Sabater   Vocals
2 Puerto Ricans, A Black Man & A Dominican   Track Performer

Technical Credits

U2   Composer
James T. Alfano   Programming
Fernando Aponte   Engineer
Bonzai Jim Caruso   Engineer
Robert Clivillés   Arranger,Producer
David Cole   Arranger,Producer,keyboard arrangements
Ricky Crespo   Producer
Alan Friedman   Programming,Producer
Alec Head   Engineer
Richard Joseph   Engineer
Acar S. Key   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Bruce Miller   Engineer
Ken Taylor   Composer
Tonya Wynn   Composer
Barbera Aimes   Engineer
Jim Caruso   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Joe Hornof   Programming
Larry Yasgar   Executive Producer
Ken Nahoum   Art Direction

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