The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
Taking into consideration all the tracks that you’ve heard during this series, I don’t think there’s ever been a cover (at least not as far as I remember) featured as part of ReWind, but there’s a first step for everything.
Ghosts is a track by Gez Dewar and Nick Hale, better known to you and me under their stage name Tenth Planet. In simple terms, this production is the trance variant of a 1982 single by Japan, a well known British band. In the Dewar and Hale vision, although the David Sylvian lyrics remain the same, the vocals are performed by Claire Pearce.
As the title has obviously given it away, I’ve opted for the tremendous Vincent de Moor remix (a name that should be familiar to you folks), which adds the Dutchman’s obvious touch to an already strong original. The change of baseline and cleanup of the instrumental structure really helped the vocals stand out, so much so that it was picked for the soundtrack of DDR MAX 2 Dance Dance Revolution, the third and one of the more successful games in the series, released in 2003 for Sony’s PlayStation 2.
Truth be told, the reason I picked this version has nothing to do with it being a cover or part of a soundtrack. The real reason, as with everything featured on the site, is that I genuinely like this damn thing and I think you people will too. Until next week (if all goes to plan), check out the fantastic Vincent De Moor remix of Tenth Planet, Ghosts:
Country: US / Style: Trance / Year: 2000 / Label: Tommy Boy Silver Label
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ReWind returns next week. 😀