November 30, 2013

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Chicane feat Bryan Adams - Don't Give Up (Reboot 2013)

Originally released in 2000 and then re-released in 2004, the song topped the UK chart in its initial release. It was also a big hit in U.S. clubs via the remixes by Johnny Vicious, Michael T. Diamond, Peter Rauhofer, and Tomski. As part of the new special edition release of its parent album Behind The Sun, a new version of the song has been produced. Certain melodic elements that made the original so special, along with the vocals are there, however, this new version has a lot of dull, soulless electro sounds that just don't work. This rework is totally unnecessary. The original version and its accompanying remixes and even the 2004 updates are significantly better.

-Listen to the new version here (YouTube)

Grade: C- (for this remake) / A (for the original 2000 version)


Patrick said...

I agree completely. It's like Chicane has been replaced with someone else. There is no sense of what one thought his music used to represent in his current releases.

Sean Garcia said...

The last single with Duane Harden on vocals pretty much followed the same concept as Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" with the whole Folk music + Dance music combo. It was different enough, and I did like it.

But it seems like Chicane has totally lost his way with regards to new tracks. Most of his recent releases have either been sample tracks or cover tracks, or remakes of his older tracks. I can understand trying different sounds and styles when one is in a transition, but it feels like the last 4 or so years have been one long transition.

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