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Stunning. I'm legitimately siting here stunned. Questions I've had for decades were answered in that interview. Thanks for posting!
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It's funny.... I remember long ago posting on here (or maybe an older forum) that I would be there remix consultant for free. I had no idea that was a real job.
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Stuart Price is their 'Musical Director' - is that like being a Director of Football? Will he clash with the producer of their next album over style and/or selling Pete Gleadall to Erasure?

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Patrick Bateman wrote:
Tue 21 Apr 2020, 10:22 pm
Stuart Price is their 'Musical Director' - is that like being a Director of Football? Will he clash with the producer of their next album over style and/or selling Pete Gleadall to Erasure?
Erasure sure could use him.

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‘Musical Director’ is a role as regards live performances.

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#21 Post by Pod »

Well I for one loved the Trouser Enthusiasts mixes.
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From that era I was a Baby Doc man. Brilliant.
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#23 Post by Luke Colorado »

From that era I was a Baby Doc man. Brilliant.
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#24 Post by telys »

I hated almost all remixes that came out after 1991 apart from the PSB own mixes. It's been a crappy 30 years. I don't really care if they are in close contact with the dancefloor gurus.
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#25 Post by leesmapman »

telys wrote:
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 7:51 am
I hated almost all remixes that came out after 1991
Same. I was quite shocked when I heard those Rollo and MK remixes of "Can you forgive her?" (with its dumb, repeating-the-same-line-over-and-over on a 4/4 beat, which most later remixes liked to do too). And it didn't get any better when "Liberation" came out. I neglected the "Yesterday when I was mad" singles, which in hindsight was dumb because it's got one of the best b-sides ever and that jazzy version of Can you forgive her is ace.

I also missed a rather good extended mix of Before and Flamboyant because I ignored most remixes.

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leesmapman wrote:
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 7:58 am
telys wrote:
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 7:51 am
I hated almost all remixes that came out after 1991
Same. I was quite shocked when I heard those Rollo and MK remixes of "Can you forgive her?" (with its dumb, repeating-the-same-line-over-and-over on a 4/4 beat, which most later remixes liked to do too). And it didn't get any better when "Liberation" came out. I neglected the "Yesterday when I was mad" singles, which in hindsight was dumb because it's got one of the best b-sides ever and that jazzy version of Can you forgive her is ace.

I also missed a rather good extended mix of Before and Flamboyant because I ignored most remixes.
I still bought every f'**in single of course, I would never stop getting the singles. That synth-solo in the Before extended mix is top notch.
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#27 Post by Andie »

Very interesting article. Thanks. :D
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#28 Post by leesmapman »

telys wrote:
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 8:01 am
I still bought every f'**in single of course, I would never stop getting the singles. That synth-solo in the Before extended mix is top notch.
Yeah, I learned from that. Luckily, PSB released a b-side CD single and a remix CD single for later albums, so I usually ended up with only the b-side or PSB friendly CD single.

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#29 Post by Synthrobot »

Great article. Not often I read something that lengthy from start to end, but glad I did. For me PSB remixes are an important part of their releases. I’ll agree that more recently the remixes haven’t been up to scratch, though both Monkey Business and I Don’t Wanna are fortunately bucking that trend.

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#30 Post by Xakrij »

I think think some of the discord stems from the fact that the club crowd age is a perpetual fountain of twenty-somethings. They stay the same age whereas each year we long long-term fans grow a year older. Never the twain shall meet.
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