This single is another great addition to any Goldfrapp collection. Like the other US releases of their singles, it combines what was on some of the imports and adds video tracks. Here's how I'd review each track:
1.Black Cherry (Single Mix):An excellent update of the song. This version adds a stronger backing bassline and beats and speeds it up and edits it a bit for single length, making a great track that rivals the longer album version.
2.Gone To Earth:A very dreamy, delicate b-side that almost makes you feel lost and free. It is very atmospheric, like some of their other b-sides, and lacks a real lyrical structure, so it remains just a good b-side.
3.Forever (Mountaineers Remix):This is another great Goldfrapp remix, bringing so much life into the slow song. It adds so many beats and so much dimension, changing it into a midtempo and almost radio-friendly pop song.
4.Black Cherry (M83 Remix):By far the best mix on the CD. This mix just adds so many new levels to the already layered song. It builds slowly and rises quickly to a grand climax that alone makes the single worth the purchase price. If you like this mix, definitely check out M83's CD 'Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts'. It is amazing!
5.Black Cherry (Lawrence Remix):A mediocre mix, but not a bad one. It is a bit too slow even for Black Cherry and gets a bid repetitive and draggy towards the end. It is very quiet and pales in comparison to the superior M83 mix, but is an exclusive track since it is only found on the import DVD single.
6.Black Cherry (Live In London):A live version of the song that does not have that great quality of footage. It is a nice extra, but nothing memorable. Otherwise available only on the import DVD single.
7.Sartorius (Live At Route Du Rock, St. Malo, 2001):An unreleased song that is pretty good. Again the live footage is not great, maybe just because the stage show at the concert was not very impressive overall. Also on the import DVD single.
8.Strict Machine (Video):An entertaining, but overly artsy music video. It is nice for the collection, though, and another CD exclusive.
9.Twist (Video):This video is quite the sexual double entendre. Look for all the hidden messages in this animated rollercoaster video that really surpasses the Strict Machine video by far. This is another CD exclusive.
Overall, a great single that beats the Strict Machine maxi-single for its depth of material, but does not match the Twist maxi-single, which was really a 5-star package.