Aqua only had a short-lived career, yet managed to rack up three number onehit singles and gain a small cult following in the UK. Off the back of their album 'Aquarium' came this remix album.
Who are they:
Fronted by female vocalist Lene, Rene Dif on rap duties and the instrumentation is handled by Claus and Soren.
On this album:
It gets off to a good start with a seventies take on 'Roses Are Red.' They didn't release this track over here, but it is well known in Europe. The remix version keeps the vocals and gives it a disco slant, possibly improving on the original.
Head for 'My Oh My [Spyke/Clyde 'N' Eightball Club Mix] ' which takes the medieval sounding original and works it into a house number with a bit more street cred, suddenly making them fashionable! I would then opt for 'Doctor Jones [Antiloop Club Mix]' which takes things harder still. Less of the vocal is used here and the track has a housey vibe with an almost progressive feel going on. It is a long old mix and could have been trimmed by a minute or so. Finally, check out 'Turn Back Time [Love to Infinity Classic Radio Mix] which takes the soulful ballad and turns it into a piano-driven crowd pleaser, a remix that actually works.
There are twelve remixes on here, some of a surprisingly hard nature which pleased me. Plus there is a catchy bonus track called 'Didn't I' which is Aqua as we know them. Fans will adore this album, plus the artwork is of a high standard.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Roses Are Red [Disco 70' Mix]
2 Roses Are Red [Club Edit]
3 My Oh My [Spyke/Clyde 'N' Eightball Club Mix]
4 My Oh My [Disco 70' Mix]
5 Barbie Girl [Perky Park Club Mix]
6 Doctor Jones [Metro 7" Edit]
7 Doctor Jones [Antiloop Club Mix]
8 Lollipop (Candyman) [Version]
9 Lollipop (Candyman) [Antiloop Club Mix]
10 Turn Back Time [Love to Infinity Classic Radio Mix]
11 Turn Back Time [Metro Cuba Club Mix]
12 Didn't I [#]