From May 2003 and where Ozzy’s daughter rips off “Fade To Grey.”
It was produced and written by Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) and even has the French spoken word bit (by Alephonsine De Chambure) I couldn’t believe it when I heard it and auto tuned to buggery. At least it’s synth! Her writing team settled it out of court by agreeing to give Visage a share of the royalties.
For even more amusement she has a go at League’s “Sound Of The Crowd” mixed and produced by Chris Liggio. It sounds pretty faithful to the original, sampling all the old synth sounds. I wonder what Phil thought of it.
The Chris Cox Club mix is here also. Funkier bassline and House beats and a pleasant piano break.
Absolutely love this! Knew it existed but never managed to bag a copy so thanks for the share Fred !
From 2004 and a birthday performance for some select guests. This is Dolby at his raw, live best. Plenty of improvisation and some great playing from Brian Salter on Electronic Wind Instrument and extra keyboards, Caroline Lavelle on cello and Leslie Adams on backing vocals.
From February 2004 and more Glenn Gregory on this a project from producer / DJ Kinky Roland.
A great four tracker that gives us some Hi NRG amongst the synthpop.
“X-Posed” was written with Linda Duggan and has a PSB feel to it and has a OMD synth lead. Analogue heaven.
Princess Julia appears on the next 2 tracks Princess Julia was an integral part of the London fashion and art scene for over 30 years, setting up her own DJ nights. “Blow” has an electro feel to it with duet from a vocoder.
“Drama Addict” is quite Hi NRG, piping synths with electro clash style vocals.
The final track has Berlin singer Dorian E. on lead and Berlin based electro/Italo producer Kai Lüdeling working with Roland. Italo house in flavour with cheesy lyrics.
From April 2005 and a project involving Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory and keyboardist and producer Keith Lowndes (who had worked on the ABC album “Skyscraping”)
Heavy on the piano with Gregory gently interpreting Curtis’ lyrics. Probably the best cover of this hallowed track. Slowing it down and stripping back the arrangement.
“Sound Echo Location” on the other hand is completely different, a dubby instrumental which builds into a complex synth track using a Chemical Brothers type bass over some Numan synths – it could be off “Telecom.”