Club 8

Missing You: The Remixes

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Club 8's Missing You: The Remixes rounds up various remixes and non-LP tracks by the excellent Swedish pop group. The Euro-disco mix of "Missing You" (the original mix can be found on 1998's wonderful The Friend I Once Had) is as glittery as a disco ball and as light as a feather. Junior Varsity KM turns the track into pounding dancefloor filler that twists the vocal into knots but keeps the melancholy mood of the original fully intact. The two previously unreleased tracks are low-key, melodic gems that should have found homes on the bands' albums proper. "My Heart Won't Break" has a heartbreaking vocal by Karolina Komstedt. "The Best of Seasons" is built on jazz-inspired guitar and chattering percussion and also has a great vocal. The remix of "My Heart Won't Break" by Sweet Trip glitches the song into murky little pieces and does really strange things to the vocal about two-thirds of the way through but also still keeps the spirit of the original. The best track is the last; the acoustic guitar-based "The Friend I Once Had" is taken from the March Records collection and sounds like an early Aztec Camera track with Roddy Frame replaced by Fran├žoise Hardy. It is a heady mix and make one wish the band was always as good as this. That is another story, however. What matters here is that this EP is an essential purchase for Club 8 fans and should be investigated by fans of light and polite indie pop, especially by fans of Saint Etienne and the Cardigans who want to get a bit more indie.

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