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Ian Brown - Remixes Of The Spheres

Having given way to his Messiah complex, Ian Brown has settled for producing satisfactory albums with flashes of brilliance. Starting life as an EP, this groove-based remix project fits into the template very neatly. The slick trance of U.N.K.L.E.'s "F.E.A.R." remix and in-demand bootlegger Roy Kerr's (aka Freelance Hellraiser) take on "Northern Lights" are the highlights. But really, who was asking for a re-recording of "My Star"?

Rating: 2 / 10


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