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12 x 12 Remixes
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Album Review
Albums
Compilations
12 x 12 Remixes
Release DateSep 21, 1999
Label EMI
The Lady Don't Mind
Television Man
And She Was
Wild Wild Life
Love for Sale
Hey Now
Radio Head
Blind
(Nothing But) Flowers
Ruby Dear
Blind
Love for Sale

Album Review
A single CD collection of Talking Heads's 12" singles from the years 1985-1987. For the musical adventurers they were, the Heads didn't get into the remixing business until late in the game, and only in the years when they, conversely, were at their least experimental (the albums Little Creatures , True Stories , and Naked ).

At their best, these remixes supercede the originals by opening up the instrumentation, breaking apart the parts and reassembling them into a broader sound spectrum ("The Lady Don't Mind" is a perfect example); at worst, they simply bring the drums up in the mix and extend the song by repeating verses without the vocals or other studio trickery ("And She Was," "Wild Wild Life"), typical of much remix work of the early '80s.

An amusing mix of "Radio Head" by Full Force drops in samples from "Once in a Lifetime" to propel it forward, and Arthur Baker 's reshuffling of "Blind" takes a dense mix and throws it all up in the air.

It's certainly not a complete collection -- where are the Jellybean Benitez remixes of "Making Flippy Floppy" and "Slippery People" among others? -- but certainly covers most of the bases.

Reviewby Ted Mills allmusic.com

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