RELEASE
June 02, 1997
LABEL
On U Sounds
GENRES
Reggae, Roots Reggae

Album Review

For those who found the concept of Miracle (Bim Sherman's unplugged and Indian-flavored album of 1996) just a little bit too weird, the same songs are presented here in remixes which vary from straightforward reggae treatments ("My Woman," the dubbed-up Youth mix of "Just Can't Stand It") to jungle (the Underwolves mix of "Can I Be Free from Crying"). Tim Simenon gets a bit techno-ish on his reworking of "Missing You," which does a nice job of incorporating the wailing strings of the original in altered form while pushing the whole thing forward with a modified and slowed-down house beat. Skip McDonald, who sang and played guitar on the original sessions, turns "Lovers Leap" into a funky workout that sounds, not surprisingly, an awful lot like a Strange Parcels number. But it's the Steve Osborn mix of "Bewildered" that takes the prize here -- a shamelessly lush, swooning electronic setting of a song that was uncharacteristically sweet and sentimental to begin with. Marvelous.
Rick Anderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. My Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/it-must-be-a-dream/id3025555?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Just Can't Stand Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/just-cant-stand-it-remixed/id3025555?i=3025425&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Can I Be Free from Cryinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/can-i-be-free-from-crying/id3025555?i=3025427&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Missing Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/missing-you-remixed-by-tim/id3025555?i=3025429&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Lovers Leaphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovers-leap-remixed-by-skip/id3025555?i=3025432&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Simple Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/simple-life-remixed-by-adrian/id3025555?i=3025434&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Solid as a Rockhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/solid-as-rock-remixed-by-steve/id3025555?i=3025436&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. It Must Be a Dreamhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/it-must-be-dream-remixed-by/id3025555?i=3025438&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Bewilderedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bewildered-remixed-by-steve/id3025555?i=3025460&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Over the Rainbowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/over-rainbow-remixed-by-coco/id3025555?i=3025526&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Golden Lockshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/golden-locks-remixed-by-alan/id3025555?i=3025552&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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