The Remix Album (ALBUM)
:: PRINCE ITAL JOE feat. MARKY MARK
:: introduction : publication : tracklisting : production

:: INTRODUCTION

A year after the massive success of Life In The Streets which made Marky Mark a household name in Europe (especially Germany), this remix album was released, featuring new reworkings from some of the top dance producers at the time. Two alternate remixes are included for five tracks from the original album (including the three songs released as singles, as well as Babylon and Rastaman Vibration). Mostly club-orientated mixes so thumping beats, perky synths and aggressive electronic basslines are the order of the day. From the Drum'n'Bass/Jungle interpretation of Babylon by Loop! to the dark Damage Control Remix of Happy People the original tempos be increased, making the vocals also faster. There are some exceptions, like the surprisingly-appropriate housey Bass Bumpers remix of Happy People. Thomas Schwarz and Matthias Meissner add another level of beauty to their G-String Mix of Life In The Streets making it a perfect blend of strong hip-hop drumloop and lonesome instruments, while the chorus is made more intimate by being a solo female vocal instead of choir. A bonus version of No Mercy is included at the end of the album which features Marky Mark on solo vocals. If you enjoyed any of the original tracks these are all well-produced remixes and a great deal of effort has been made to take each song down a slightly different path, meaning the listener will be surprised that these are not just standard-issue remixes. Just a pity they never remixed the album's most impressive track: Into The Light.

:: PUBLICATION DETAILS

Release Date 25 August 1995
Label EastWest Records GmbH
Catalogue # 0630-12084-2 / LC3732 / CA-835
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:: TRACKLISTING
 
1. United (Damage Control Mix)
6:18
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
2. Rastaman Vibration (La Bouche Mix)
5:54
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg and Joe Paquette
3. Happy People (Bass Bumpers Remix)
5:45
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
4. Babylon (Fun Factory Remix)
5:18
  Music: Frank Peterson / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
5. Life In The Streets (G-String Mix)
4:13
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
6. Babylon (Loop! Remix)
6:34
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
7. United (The World's Address Mix)
6:45
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg and Joe Paquette
8. Happy People (Damage Control Remix)
5:55
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
9. Rastaman Vibration (House Groove Mix)
6:00
  Music: Frank Peterson / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
10. Life In The Streets (Abbey Road Mix)
8:38
  Music: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen / Lyrics: Mark Wahlberg, Joe Paquette, Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen
11. No Mercy (Marky Mark)
5:53
  Music & Lyrics: Frank Peterson, Alex Christensen and Mark Wahlberg

:: PRODUCTION DETAILS

Produced by: Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen

Tracks 1, 8 & 11 Remixed by: Damage Control
Track 2 Remixed by: La Bouche, Wagenknecht and Misar
Track 3 Remixed by: Henning Reith
Track 4 Remixed by: Fun Factory
Track 5 Remixed by: S&M (Schwarz and Meissner)
Track 6 Remixed by: The Loop!
Track 7 Remixed by: The World's Address
Track 9 Remixed by: Wrede, Kroll and Speth
Track 10 Remixed by: Schwefel

Lead Female Vocals by: Melina Bruhn, Bridget Fogle and Linda Fields
Track 5, 8 & 10 Female Vocals by: Sarah Brightman (uncredited)

Recorded & Mixed at: Nemo Studios (Hamburg)

Photography: Paul Cox
Art Direction & Design: Mainartery (London)