Various Artists

Retro: Active, Vol. 4

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The extended version of the Cure's "In Between Days," the 12" mix of Blancmange's "Living on the Ceiling," one of Fran├žois Kevorkian's many mixes of the Smiths' "This Charming Man," and the 12" mix of Underworld's "Underneath the Radar" highlight the fourth volume of Hi-Bias' Retro: Active series. Several tracks in the series have been either tough to find or impossible to obtain on CD, so the label is -- in a sense -- plugging a few gaps, rather than recycling the same versions of the same songs that you can find on dozens of thoughtless compilations. Ten of this volume's 12 tracks were previously unavailable on CD.

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