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31 January 2009

LaBelle - Superlover (The Remixes)

While LaBelle's first album in thirty years was released last October to the joy of fans everywhere. The lead single, the urban pop jam Roll Out featuring Wyclef Jean, did little to endear the group to pop fans anywhere! To say it stiffed is an understatement, however the album still managed to debut at a respectable #45 on the Billboard Top 200.

Well they're now on the road and have had a minor R&B hit on their hands in the shape of Superlover, the second single from Back To Now. What better way to get the track to gain crossover appeal than a set of stunning club mixes!! These come from Craig C, Mark Picchiotti, Pink Noise, Matthias Hellibron, and Lost Daze who provide an electro mix. The best of the bunch is the fantastic effort Mark Picchiotti who turns the soul slow jam into a storming disco filled house anthem! I absolutely love it. It's got everything from a great beat, some subtle horns, DJ vocal sampley bits, and crucially it uses all of the song! It ticks every box for me and is sure to be a massive hit on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.

It's a shame that the album hasn't done better, but the LaBelle ladies and Verve Records seem to be sticking with it and for that I am eternally grateful. US fans can purchase the complete remix single, while the rest of us will have to go to more underhanded lengths to get hold of these. There are a few promos on eBay already.

1 comment:

Mike said...

OMG! I need these!!!

The question is can it match the brilliance of "Rollout"? Lay-deez!