So Feist states in the liner notes to her latest album, Open Season, which I finally got around to picking up a physical copy of yesterday. Although it is a little Mushaboom heavy (not to say that I don't enjoy the song), there are plenty of other worthwhile mixes as well as some tracks not on Let It Die. Below are some of the tracks that have jumped out at me so far, along with the original versions.
"At first I didn't really understand what remixes were. If I squinted into the air I knew I could hear old songs with added beats piping out of radios, but I didn't know why or how that happened...It was so bizarre and exciting to hear a song that we had so carefully dressed, be undressed and re-addressed, and put into clothes it would have never thought to wear on its own."
So with everyone except my grandmother taking their hand and artistic vision to Mushaboom, K-os spins the best variation as far as I'm concerned. It's got some old-school flava mixed in with K adding a verse as well.
Feist - Mushaboom : Let It Die
Feist - Mushaboom (k-os Mix) : Open Season
As soon as I heard Inside and Out, I felt transported back to the 70's, and started looking for my disco outfit. And sure enough, it was written by Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gees), and was actually released by them under the title Love You Inside Out back in 1979. I prefer the Open Season version over the Let It Die version. Although even I love to get down and boogie ocasionally, the remix loses the 70's cheese-ability factor and sounds more sincere for it.
Feist - Inside and Out : Let It Die
Feist - Inside + Out (Apostle of Hustle UnMix Live at the BBC) : Open Season
Here's a song that is not remixed from Feist's last album. I know it's been floating around the blog-o-sphere for a while, but there's a reason for that...it's a good song.
Feist - Lovertits (with Gonzales) : Open Season
The last musical selection for the day does not come from Open Season. This is another cover (of a Kinks' song) that was recorded live. I don't know the source, the date, or the place, so if anyone has more information on it, please share.
Feist - Nothin' in This World Can Stop me Worryin' 'bout That Girl (Kinks cover)
For a spectacular acoustic radio recording of Feist on KCRW, head over to rbally.