Vinyl 12" £7.99 88843016561
Ltd white vinyl 12" on Columbia. Edition of 5000 copies inc. James Murphy DFA Remixes.
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“Ltd (x5k) 12" White coloured vinyl release packaged in a beautiful die-cut sleeve. Taken from the massive #1 album The Next Day”...it says here.
First up...so it's limited to 5000. Why even bother limiting it? Will 5000 people buy a 12” of Bowie being faffed with by James Murphy and Venetian? Maybe they will. The die-cut sleeve is reasonably nice though. It's embossed and the hole in the middle is square on one side, round on t’other.
Murphy’s mix is OK - he’s used a lot of clapping in the first half and added bleepy sequencer. The main bit comes after a slight clapping breakdown when the track comes thumping in and he has used the ‘Ashes to Ashes’ synth riff which I can’t decide is clever or not. Then it all drifts off into a kind of elongated synthy opus with David’s voice appearing from time to time sounding as wracked as ever. 10 minutes long.
Interesting side note is that it's mastered by Shellac’s Bob Weston. So there.
Ooh I’m liking the B side. I can only barely remember how the original but this Venetian remix is full of life with lots of 60s inspired drum battering and harpsichord trills. You also get a shortened version of the James Murphy mix in case you can’t be bothered sitting through the long one.
All in all a worthy exercise.
8/10 Marek Labuda 9th January 2014
Just bought this Gem. Really like the mix sound,and (of course) Dave sitting still in the place, he should do. Next Day album is truly a masterpiece, don't you think? Love this 3 songs :) Marek
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