The Complete Verve Remixed

Performers Various Artists

Verve (USA) | December 13, 2005 | Compact Disc

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This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
The remix phenomenon--the business of having a DJ treat and transform a pre-existing song, usually adding a web of electronic beats and effects--has become an industry and genre unto itself. Like a lot of club-oriented dance music, however, remixes can get tiring, lifeless, and repetitious, and many remix projects aren't even worth the time it takes to listen to them. The VERVE REMIXED series, collected here in this deluxe, four-disc set, is an exception to that rule. If the novice were to pick one set to represent the comprehensive possibilities of the remix idea, this would probably be it.
To begin with, the guest remixers are working with some of the highest-caliber work ever laid to wax. With the likes of Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy Smith, Billy Holiday, and Astrud Gilberto as a starting point, it's hard to go wrong. But the other half of the equation is equally winning. Most of the top names in DJ/electronic music--including Tricky, Thievery Corporation, Richard Dorfmeister, Dan the Automator, Postal Service, and Danger Mouse--offer their skills. Old-school jazz purists and listeners indifferent to extended dance grooves are unlikely to be converted, but for fans of the genre, it is hard to better this rich, varied, endlessly absorbing set.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 13, 2005

Genre: Dance

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2005

Label Name: Verve (USA)

UPC: 602498853153

Found in: Dance

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The Complete Verve Remixed

The Complete Verve Remixed

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 13, 2005

Genre: Dance

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2005

Label Name: Verve (USA)

UPC: 602498853153


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Spanish Grease - Willie Bobo/Dorfmeister (Dorfmeister Con Madrid De Los Austrias Muga Reserva mix) --
2.How Long Has This Been Going On - Carmen McRae/MJ Cole (MJ Cole remix) --
3.Who Needs Forever? - Astrud Gilberto/Thievery Corporation (Thievery Corporation remix) --
4.Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Dinah Washington/Rae & Christian (Rae & Christian remix) --
5.Feeling Good - Nina Simone/Joe Claussell (Joe Claussell remix) --
6.Return To Paradise - Shirley Horn/Mark De Clive-Lowe (Mark De Clive-Lowe remix) --
7.Wait 'Till You See Him - Ella Fitzgerald/De-Phazz (De-Phazz remix) --
8.Don't Explain - Billie Holiday/Dzihan & Kamien (Dzihan & Kamien remix) --
9.See Line Woman - Nina Simone/Masters At Work (Masters At Work remix) --
10.Summertime - Sarah Vaughan/UFO (UFO remix) --
11.Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday/Tricky (Tricky remix) --
12.Hare Krishna - Tony Scott/King Britt (King Britt Funke mix) --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie/Funky Lowlives (The Funky Lowlives remix) --
2.Sinnerman - Nina Simone/Felix Da Housecat (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House mix) --
3.Whatever Lola Wants - Sarah Vaughan/GoTan Project (Gotan Project remix) --
4.Brother Where Are You? - Oscar Brown Jr./Matthew Herbert (Matthew Herbert remix) --
5.Slap That Bass - Ella Fitzgerald/Miguel Migs (Miguel Migs Petalpusher remix) --
6.Blues For Brother George Jackson - Archie Shepp/Mondo Grosso (Mondo Grosso Next Wave mix) --
7.Angel Eyes - Ella Fitzgerald/Layo & Bushwacka (Layo & Bushwacka remix) --
8.Do What You Wanna - Ramsey Lewis/Mr. Scuff (Mr Scruff's Soul Party remix) --
9.Soul Sauce - Cal Tjader/Fila Brazillia (Fila Brazillia remix) --
10.Fried Neckbones And Some Homefries - Willie Bobo/Dan The Automator (Dan The Automator remix) --
11.Naima's Love Song - Betty Carter/DJ Spinna (DJ Spinna remix) --
12.Mama - Hugh Masekela/Metro Area (Metro Area Birthday Dub) --
13.Here's That Rainy Day - Astrud Gilberto/Koop (Koop remix) --
14.Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - Nina Simone/Jaffa (Jaffa remix) --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Little Girl Blue - Nina Simone/The Postal Service (Postal Service remix) --
2.Speak Low - Billie Holiday/Bent (Bent remix) --
3.Sing, Sing, Sing - Anita O'Day/RSL (RSL remix) --
4.Fever - Sarah Vaughan/Adam Freeland (Adam Freeland remix) --
5.Come Dance With Me - Shirley Horn/Groove Armada (Sugardaddy remix) --
6.Just One Of Those Things - Blossom Dearie/Brazilian Girls (Brazilian Girls remix) --
7.Gentle Rain, The - Astrud Gilberto/RJD2 (RJD2 remix) --
8.Peter Gunn - Sarah Vaughan/Max Sedgely (Max Sedgley remix) --
9.Stay Loose - Jimmy Smith/Lyrics Born (Lyrics Born remix) --
10.Boy's Doin' It, The - Hugh Masakela/Carl Craig (Carl Craig remix) --
11.Lilac Wine - Nina Simone/The Album Leaf (The Album Leaf remix) --
12.Yesterdays - Billie Holiday/Junior Boys (Junior Boys remix) --
13.Baby, Did You Hear? - Dinah Washington/Danger Mouse (Danger Mouse remix) --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Popcorn - Walter Wanderley/Diplo (Diplo remix) --
2.Los Banditos - Cal Tjader/Michael Reinboth (Michael Reinboth remix) --
3.Afro-Happening - Dorothy Ashby/Carl Craig (Carl Craig remix) --
4.1-2-3 - Ramsey Lewis/Raw Deal (Raw Deal remix) --
5.Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie/Funky Lowlives (Funky Lowlifes extended mix) --
6.Sinnerman - Nina Simone/Felix Da Housecat (Felix Da Housecat Heavenly House Extended vocal mix) --
7.Fever - Sarah Vaughan/Adam Freeland (Adam Freeland extended mix) --
8.Slap That Bass - Ella Fitzgerald/Miguel Migs (Miguel Migs Extended remix) --
9.Blues For Brother George Jackson - Archie Shepp/Mondo Grosso (Mondo Grosso New Wave Extended mix) --

Editorial Notes

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
The remix phenomenon--the business of having a DJ treat and transform a pre-existing song, usually adding a web of electronic beats and effects--has become an industry and genre unto itself. Like a lot of club-oriented dance music, however, remixes can get tiring, lifeless, and repetitious, and many remix projects aren't even worth the time it takes to listen to them. The VERVE REMIXED series, collected here in this deluxe, four-disc set, is an exception to that rule. If the novice were to pick one set to represent the comprehensive possibilities of the remix idea, this would probably be it.
To begin with, the guest remixers are working with some of the highest-caliber work ever laid to wax. With the likes of Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy Smith, Billy Holiday, and Astrud Gilberto as a starting point, it's hard to go wrong. But the other half of the equation is equally winning. Most of the top names in DJ/electronic music--including Tricky, Thievery Corporation, Richard Dorfmeister, Dan the Automator, Postal Service, and Danger Mouse--offer their skills. Old-school jazz purists and listeners indifferent to extended dance grooves are unlikely to be converted, but for fans of the genre, it is hard to better this rich, varied, endlessly absorbing set.
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