808 State

Forecast

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In 1993, 808 State's label culled together a series of flip sides and bonus tracks for the Japanese audience. As a self-contained release, Forecast was difficult. The band was generally pretty lenient toward using multiple remixes as B-sides, which made it hard to digest the collected material in an uninterrupted sitting, but it was all the more of an unnecessary exercise due to a heavy focus on "One in Ten" reinterpretations, never one of the band's better singles, and the lack of any real rarities. Later bits were made up of tracks from the bonus disc to 1993's likeably flawed Gorgeous. Though "Lemon" and its whiff of drum'n'bass percussion, their evangelical excitement for acidic fruit, remains an inspired production, there weren't a lot of appealing moments for fans or non-fans alike.

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