Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

10,000 Maniacs - More Than This (1997)

CD Single

I believe this was the first single the band released after Natalie Merchant left the band. Merchant's replacement, Mary Ramsey, has a pleasant voice. This is a cover of a 1982 Roxy Music single. While this isn't a bad cover, nothing compares to the Roxy Music original.

Peak on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart: #25 (Aug 30, 1997)

Tracks: A fairly straight ahead cover. There's also a Todd Terry remix which simply adds a little more dance percussion to the backing tracks. There's a third track, Beyond the Blue, that is okay, but isn't particularly memorable.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: none. This is yet another CD single from 1997. I should keep a separate tally just for singles from that year.

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