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Buy this cd at ProxisCD OF THE WEEK (August 1999) :

ZITA SWOON "DISCO! ADVENTURES"
(WEA 1999, 3984 29323 2)

Songs

1. Soulwax remix
2. Stuyven-Trouvé H.H. remix
3. Zita Swoon vs. La Sonora Starflam
4. Discoman (SKC home remix)
5. Live version
6. Love & Wisdom (Tom Pintens home remix)
7. Mac Bart remix
8. Video

Design : Tom Hautekiet & Aarich Jespers.

My opinion

Of course a warning is in place here : if you didn't like the original track "My Bond with You and Your Planet : Disco!"(and maybe it is even "chique" to say such a thing, now that the song has climbed up in the Belgian commercial charts !!), you probably will find this CD 7 times nothing. If however you were touched by the regular single or the CD-version, this remix-CD will offer you 7 new and amusing viewpoints on the song.
The remixes vary from complete cut-ups of the original (the Dewaele Bro's only keep some of the yells and dance the electric boogie on a chemical beat) to faithfull reproductions of the original (the "Heaven Hotel"-remix by Stuyven & Trouvé is nothing but the album version sent through a few echo chambers and with a bit of feedback).
The meeting between Zita Swoon and Starflam doesn't bring any particular chemistry : the rapcrew limits their contribution to a slightly changed beat, a number of "ah ha's" and a little rap ("Mais du fond de la forme, La Sonora transforme, Zita Swoon sort énorme, informe - conforme, de Liège à Anvers un front, La sonora pour le remix, Voici, c'est bon"). Still, this is the version of the song that - on its own - would stand the biggest chance of survival.
Stef Kamil's homebrew versie is very funky, but until the clever discovery of the old-witch voice there are too many off-tune organs wandering about in the song.
The home-remix by Tom Pintens is spacey and rather funny, that by mixmaster Mac Bart puts the emphasis on beats and basses and delivers the trance-effect it is aiming for ("up down turn around hit the ground come about").
The "Live version" is quite fast, but it is a dissapointment to find out that it is not one of the famous "disco medley's" they have been playing (at the Werchter-festival for instance they almost made a tent explode with a series of old disco-tunes). I guess we'll have to wait for a live-album to get that ??

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More about this band :

- Of course Zita Swoon is represented in this website with a page of their own
- "Disco" currently is at the n°1 spot in the Belpoptop.
- The best place for ZS-information is still Paul van Gorp's fansite.
- Other Zita Swoon reviews : "Plage Tattoo", "Life=A Sexy Sanctuary"

 

Where to buy this CD ?

You can order this CD from a number of locations (prices researched on August 15th, 1999, but nothing guarantees they still are the same when you read this).

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Frontstage
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50
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Azur
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0
   
HVH-Megastore
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54
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Proxis
268
95
363 BEF

The lowest price is in yellow, the highest in red. This price comparison doesn't take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those for customers in Belgium.

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