Situation (Remixes)

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01 Situation (Club 69 Radio Mix)
02 Situation (Club 69 Speed Mix)
03 Situation (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Visits The Dome Mix)
04 Situation (Dave Ralph’s Tea Freaks English Breakfast Mix)
05 Situation (Deadline Mix)
06 State Farm (Madhouse Mix)
07 Situation (Daniel Miller & Mark Saunders 12″ Mix)
08 State Farm (Play-Doh Dub)
09 Situation (Original US Dub)

INFO > To promote the 1999 best of collection, “Only Yazoo”, Mute Records remixed and reissued “Only You”, “Don’t Go”, and “Situation.” The newer reworks of “Situation” by Peter Rauhofer, Richard Vission, and Dave Ralph & company aren’t terribly memorable; however, the release also features mixes from 1990 that were previously unavailable on CD. Nine years later, we finally got the full-length remixes by François Kevorkian, Paul Dakeyne, and Miller & Saunders, along with the 1982 dub.

The enhanced CD also includes the promo video for “Only You.”

Posted on November 21, 2014, in Dave Ralph, François Kevorkian, Mark Saunders, Paul Dakeyne, Peter Rauhofer, Richard Vission, Yazoo. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I was happy to get the Madhouse Mix of “State Farm” on the Various Artists compilation, Retro:Active 2 – Rare & Remixed. I loved, loved, loved that mix from the first time I heard it on the US Cassette Maxi Single. This release was the first time I heard the Play-Doh Dub, and I was happy that it was a Dub of the Madhouse Mix, so that I could make a super extended version. I lost my re-edit, but am sure it’s on a mix CD somewhere. I was never really satisfied with it, though. Maybe with you posting this, it is a sign I should give it another try.

    • Tom in Portsmouth, NH

      Agree about the Madhouse Mix. Can’t wait to hear the Play-Doh Dub. Might try my hand at a similar mix like you describe.

      The full-length Deadline Mix of “Situation” is also superb.

    • I also love Dakeyne’s “Madhouse Mix’ – a remix that really improves upon the original. All of the 1990 mixes were really good, whereas the 1999 versions just seemed like business.

      • It just goes to show how much the “remix” changed in 9 years. There would be a handful of remixes for a song, whereas we’d have maybe 2 in the 80s and early 90s.

        • Unless you were Frankie Goes To Hollywood ;-)

          Yes, remix culture got progressively out of hand as the 1990s progressed – labels threw around crazy cash back then.

          • Tom in Portsmouth, NH

            I miss the days of the tried-and-true “extended version”. You never see those anymore. Now every remix has to be a complete reworking—often to the point that it’s not even recognizable from the original version.

            • I hear ya, Tom. While there have been some incredible remixes that have completely transformed songs into something greater, those seem to be the exceptions rather than the norm.

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