Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I don't want to let go, girl

Merry day after Christmas! I hope everyone had a great day, whether you were celebrating the holiday or not. I had a lovely music-filled Christmas, as I got to listen to XM Radio for the first time and, in less than an hour, heard the following songs:

  • Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply"
  • Kelly Clarkson, "Walk Away"
  • A-ha, "Take On Me" (sadly not the A1 version, but a great song nevertheless)
  • Backstreet Boys, "As Long As You Love Me"
  • La Bouche, "Sweet Dreams"
  • Madonna, "Into The Groove"
  • Hanson, "Mmmbop"
  • The Killers, "When You Were Young"
  • Beyonce, "Irreplaceable"
  • Hellogoodbye, "Here (In Your Arms)"
  • Nelly Furtado, "Say It Right"
  • Michael Jackson, "Beat It"
  • Natasha Bedingfield, "Unwritten"
It was amazing! I loved it!

Anyhow, this will just be a quick post today, dedicated to a remix I'm into at the moment. Bryan Rice, who I wrote about earlier, is apparently rather fond of remixes for his singles, which surprised me--most of his songs are ballads or ballad-ish (all the more reason to remix them, I suppose). Not all the remixes of his singles are good; the remix of what I think is the most recent single, "Can't Say I'm Sorry," is some sort of strange, sort of R&B, sort of reggaeton thing. This remix, though, is pretty good; it's done by the same people who have also done some of Infernal's remixes. As a warning, though, it is over six minutes long.

No Promises (Weekend Wonderz Club Mix)--at the beginning, it's hard to believe this is a version of Bryan Rice's original and the song Shayne Ward later covered. This is really a very pretty remix; it's sort of house or trance-ish, and starts by repeated use of the "now and forever, love" line (which is only used once in the original song), which works really well. The middle part of the song doesn't quite deliver--when we get to the actual verses and chorus, which use slowed-down vocals, there's nothing too special going on, but luckily, it picks back up at the end (mainly because it stops worrying about the original song and playing the real verses and chorus).

To buy the Weekend Wonderz Club Mix of Bryan Rice's "No Promises," go here (digital).

Next up: maybe a song from Finland or South Africa.


Paul said...

ages and ages ago (ie about 10 months ago) a friend sent me this track in non remix form saying "listen to this and you'll see why soon" and it was only about 4 months later that i cottoned on it was the same as shaynes single! Doh! If only shayne had done some dancier remixes - although there is a great dance mix of that's my goal but with female vocal!

J'ason D'luv said...

Bryan looks like a thinner, cuter Daniel Bedingfield. And that XM station you were listening to was clearly weaving in and out of a 1997 mood!

Digital Technique said...

Another great post, PosterGirl!! Love Bryan Rice, love the song, love the remix!! Amazing!!!

Totally agree Paul, wish Shayne had done some decent dance remixes of his singles!! Have posted the dance version of That's My Goal that you mentioned on my site, as well as some other dance cover versions!! At least I think it is probably the same one??

Poster Girl said...

Ooo, dance remixes from Shayne would have been fun! I really liked his version of "No Promises" as is, though. And you know, four months isn't really that long... ;)

J'ason, it must have been! Of course, I didn't remember to write down what one I was listening to...and on the topic of Bryan, though I like his CD, I think this picture of him is a little deceptive--he doesn't quite look like that.

I'm so glad you like Bryan Rice, too! Not only does he have great music (I was a little leery of a remix for this, because I like the original song so much, but I think they did a good job here), he seems like a genuinely nice guy, too, from what I've heard. I'm off to go check your site for the dance version :)