Various ‎– The Spring Collection '99

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Vox Magazine ‎– VOX SC 99
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1 Blur On Your Own (Crouch End Broadway Mix)
Producer – Stephen StreetRemix – William OrbitWritten-By – James*, Albarn*, Rowntree*, Coxon*
4:11
2 The Hybirds Suzy Parker
Producer – Ian GrimbleWritten-By – Warren*
7:01
3 Cornershop Good To Be On The Road Back Home Again (Gottenberg)
Producer – Tjinder SinghVocals – Paula FrazerWritten-By – Singh*
5:43
4 Neil Finn Twisty Bass
Producer – Marius De Vries, Neil FinnWritten-By – Finn*
5:09
5 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Red Right Hand
Producer – Tony CohenWritten-By – Harvey*, Cave*, Wydler*
4:47
6 Kristin Hersh Shake
Co-producer – Joe HenryProducer – Kristin HershWritten-By – Hersh*
2:27
7 Mono Life In Mono
Producer – Martin VirgoWritten-By – Virgo*
3:47
8 Morcheeba The Sea
Producer – Pete NorrisWritten-By – P Godfrey*, R Godfrey*, S Edwards*
5:47
9 Space (4) Disco Dolly
Producer – Jeremy WheatleyWritten-By – Griffiths*, Space (4), Scott*
3:44
10 Barry Adamson Jazz Devil
Co-producer – FloodExecutive-Producer – Daniel MillerProducer – Atticus RossWritten-By – Adamson*
5:05
11 Arab Strap New Birds
Producer – Arab StrapWritten-By – Arab Strap
6:28
12 Lilys Who Is Moving
Producer – Michael DemingWritten-By – Deming*
3:03
13 Girls Against Boys Exorcisto
Producer – Nick LaunayWritten-By – Girls Against Boys
3:55
14 Therapy? Stay Happy
Producer – Chris SheldonWritten-By – Cairns*, Therapy?
3:53
15 Naomi* Skeptical
Producer – Gavin MonaghanWritten-By – Freeth*
3:42
16 Dr. John Featuring Paul Weller Party Hellfire (Dub Mix)
Featuring – Paul WellerProducer – John LeckieRemix – Lynch MobWritten-By – Yellen*, Rebennack*
4:27

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This compilation © & ℗ 1998 Vox Magazines / IPC Magazines Ltd

Free with the June issue of VOX

Track 1 taken from Bustin' + Dronin'.
Track 2 taken from The Hybirds.
Track 3 taken from When I Was Born For The 7th Time.
Track 4 taken from Try Whistling This.
Track 5 taken from The Best Of and credited to just Nick Cave on this release.
Track 6 taken from Strange Angels.
Track 7 taken from Life In Mono single.
Track 8 taken from Blindfold single and Big Calm album.
Track 9 taken from Tin Planet.
Track 10 taken from As Above So Below.
Track 11 taken from Philophobia.
Track 12 taken from Better Can't Make Your Life Better.
Track 13 taken from Freak*on*ica.
Track 14 taken from Semi-Detached.
Track 15 has no additional information.
Track 16 has no additional information and no remix credit added, but is taken from the Party Hellfire single.

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  • Matrix / Runout: VOXSC99 • MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code: none

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Finnfa

Finnfa

January 25, 2018
One thing to note is that the Kristen Hersh track is a different, and to my ears, superior, version to the one on the Strange Angels album. I don't know if it was released elsewhere. Anyone know?
sound.and.vision

sound.and.vision

April 16, 2017

As with many cover mount CD's they are either a hit or a miss. Sadly I feel this issue falls into the latter. Apparently this was the CD given away with the last issue of Vox, so something of significance. However I feel this simply shows the growing pains that British alternative was undergoing around this time, moving away from the popularity of Britpop and not being sure where to progress next. Yes there were plenty of acts that produced good content around the time, but if this is a showcase of what is available for Spring 99 then I would not feel overly confident at the time. In the following years after this release was issued the UK top 40 would become oversaturated with electronic dance music - mostly European house and trance - and become heavily influenced by US hip-hop/R&B acts.

Anyway, this record - a send off if you will, has some good tracks. "The Sea" (Morcheeba) and "Life In Mono" (Mono) showcase the uprising in the fusion of electronic and rock music with a former trip-hop track and latter drum and bass-esqe track. Standard offering from the timeless Nick Cave with "Red Right Hand", and another haunting track from Barry Adamson with "Jazz Devil". "New Birds" from Scottish band Arab Strap always hits me and I have to just stop what I am doing - that song just evokes such intense feelings to the brink of feeling nauseous with some kind of intense nostalgia. The two remixes on this release are simply naff, and don't help the album acting as book-ends. An unusual track from Naomi Phoenix with her track "Skeptical", a pop rock song on the surface that slowly reveals a set of meaty teeth to grab your attention - sadly she has only ever produced one full length album. Talking about one trick ponies, the second track from The Hybirds simply goes on too long in my opinion and becomes tiring quickly. I detest Space (4) so the less we talk about that track the happier I am. Aside from that, everything else is very magnolia - nothing special or noteworthy.

An interesting release to see how Vox were coping at the turn of the millennium, up against competing magazines such as NME and Q who were at this time producing slightly better cover mounts. Pick it up cheap if you like some of the artists, or are interested in the remixes available - otherwise I'd skip this one.