|4 out of 5 (by PJ)|
|A Whiter Shade of Pale / A Question of Honour (CD Remixes)|
|Former Broadway star Sarah Brightman is making a name for herself once again, only this time it's in the dance arena. Best known for her work in CATS and Phantom of the Opera. Brightman has made a successful transition first from Broadway to pop, and now to dance breathing life back into Procol Harum's 60's hit, "A White Shade of Pale," based loosely on a Bach cantata. It also introduces us to her follow-up single, "A Question of Honor" which mysteriously does not appear on her current album, La Luna. Angel and Capitol Records have teamed together to bring remixes from some of the hottest remixers of the moment including ATB, Delerium and Tom Lord-Alge.|
|Track 1 (Radio Edit - 3:09) is an
overtly sounding theatrical cut, with lots of emphasis on string solos. This melodic
production nicely showcases the essence and soul that Brightman represents so well with
her Soprano overture. Track 2 (ATB Remix - 8:33) ATB takes on his trance journey next with
a smooth beat that will seize your attention from the first note. Although ATB spices up
things a bit with it's shifting grooves, the vocal production hasn't changed much, leaving
the listener with the urge to sing faster, but only the beat remains true to the desire.
3 (Delerium Remix - 3:13) is a sort of faux, nu school ambient jazz number that is
reminiscent of the middle 70's before rock really took off. Track 4 (Paralyzer Mix - 6:06)
is the stand out cut of this mix with it's bevy of oscillating vocal samples and frantic
percussion intro, which sets the stage for this multi-dimensional mix. Knowing the true
vocal range of a singer like Brightman - it must be difficult to "dirty" the
vocals somewhat, but this mix keeps the energy flowing over and over. ATB rounds out the
set of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" with Track 5 (ATB Radio Edit - 3:58) and leaves
us with a sleazy, pulsating bassline and melody that will make you want to conquer the
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