Cover 2 Cover Volume One - Various - The CD from hell. Avoid!

2006-03-29 18:25
 


Then again, it's becoming increasingly difficult to turn a quick buck these days, what with all the cash being channeled into sure-fire successes such as Idols rather than any bona fide artist development. So what's their solution?

Why, it's obvious. Everyone likes to party! Okay, cool - but licensing a hit compilation of original artists that guarantee boogie-friendly dance floor fun is just too damn demographically unclear. No sweat, those Opskop Treffers seem to sell really well in South Africa hey, so why not slap together a selection of old tried and tested favourite hits.

But wait - even better - let's do our own cover versions of them and yes, wow - stick an hypnotic four to the floor house beat behind them all!

Brilliant idea! This way we can stick everything from 70s drive-time anthems ("Baker Street") to 80s synth pop slices ("Wouldn't It Be Good", "Save a Prayer") into the beat blender. So what if we turn timeless ballads like Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" and Leiber and Stoller's "Stand by Me" into emotionless travesties? With euphoric renditions of no-hit wonders such as Patrick Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" mixed seamlessly into a bass blissed out karaoke take on "Day-O" the punters will love it. And what the hell, let's give them the added attraction of a Lennon and McCartney "Disco Mix" medley bonus track.

If it were technically possible, I'd give this CD 0 stars.


It's an indictment of the predicament that the major labels find themselves in that they actually have the audacity to foist such a lowest common denominator collection of dance-ified cover versions of "classic" hits onto the buying public.

Goda 2003/11/17 10:02 AM
Sounds awful I always wonder why, when this sort of stuff always ends up in the bargain bins, they keep producing it. Maybe they don't know they are. Maybe, after they've run off 8000 copies, they go "oh, shit, we made another one of those! DOH!" Verve remixed
Jason 2003/11/17 12:31 PM
I am sure if M-Web was selling this cd... it would be 'CD from Heaven' or 'Please buy this cd' ??
Roger 2003/11/17 12:58 PM
I am sure if M-web was selling this cd... it would not contain such awful music. Jason, I think you miss the point. If remixed at least let it have the original "flavour"
NOREEN 2003/11/17 2:50 PM
AS ABOVE IN MY OPINION IT'S ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE A FAST BUCK AND NO I WILL NOT SUPPORT THE S.A MUSIC INDUSTRY IT PRODUCES UTTER RUBBISH UNDER IMPRESSIVE TITLES NONE AT PRESENT
Roelof Colyn 2003/11/17 10:45 PM
The sublime or the rediculous Dear Lord.....this must be one of the worst cd's in the HISTORY of the world. As much as I'm (only every so often) impressed with a remix, this is a sad confusion of what the word "remix" mean. This is absolutely awful......but then, on the other hand...Elton John says "Sad songs say so much." And thanx to this atrocity, it says less!! So, it can't be all bad! Mmm.....what do I rate it....5, 1...5,1....5,1... Craig Armstrong - The Space Between Us
BILLY 2006/03/21 1:15 PM
HUH? What the heck are you guys talking about!? If you do not like dance music, then just don't buy the CD. Don't just critisize it because you just dont like the genre. Cover 2 Cover is great and there is proof, as the series is now on Vol. 6. Its from the same people that create BUMP - SA's number 1 selling album. This is just as good! this CD to any dance music fan.
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