Saturday, 8 August 2009

Jam Tronik 'Another Day In Paradise'

Chart Peak: 19


I know just what you've been thinking about this album: not enough Phil Collins songs on it. Well, I probably don't need to remind you of the original, which seems to have eluded the Now albums, but it's likely to be a while since you've heard the German techno version that followed hot on its heels.

Had this version been recording in the English-speaking world, it might have seemed an attempt to satirise the pomposity of the original (which I have to admit liking at the time) but realistically, it's more like a straightforward effort to make a danceable version of a popular song you couldn't otherwise dance to - in which context, perhaps this is rather too tame a version, not actually that much faster than Collins played it, and with much the same drum machine pattern.

Available on: Italo Rarities

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