European edition of the band's hits retrospective with a bonus track not on the U.S. release, 'Meet The Flintstones 'from the soundtrack to the 1994 live action film based onthe hit '60s cartoon. 15 tracks total, also including 'Love Shack', 'Roam', 'Rock Lobster', 'Private Idaho','Planet Claire' and a live version of 'Quiche Lorraine'. Warner.
This remix EP from the B-52's is way above par. The Jason Nevins remix of "Hallucinating Pluto" is a fun journey through "laser beams"... The Edge Factor Club Mix of "Debbie" is wonderful as well. The 12" mix of Love Shack is a must-have for any party. The only downfall to this cd is the horrible Scottische Mix of "Good Stuff" done by Moby. Just Brutal.
Apart from the 12" mix of Love Shack - which is this cd's killer - this is a pretty savage restructuring of the B-52s sound. It's puzzling to think who this will appeal to, as the sound is so aggressively contemporary, and a lot of 52 fans (I suspect) are no longer in the first flush of youth (so to speak). Like the previous reviewer says, don't get this if you're wanting the original thing, but by all means give this a listen.
If you like the B-52's you'll want this CD. There are some great remixes on here, and they just fit the band so well. Front to back fun. A very enjoyable listen. But, this shouldn't be a pick for a first-time CD from the band. This is incredible fun only if you know the band. If you don't, then it's gonna sound a lot like "yet another" album of dance tracks.