Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Day In The Shade (sort of)

Ok so, Will_Winter was kind enough to send me a copy of A Day In The Shade. It is indeed the backwards version I spoke about in the other Day In The Shade post. However I did a bit of editing to try and cut out as much of the backwards material as possible. This did mean sacrificing pretty much all of the first verse though. I will be posting both versions and hopefully one of you out there can do a better job than I did. Outside of any live bootlegs, this is probably the last "new" Remy song we'll have for a long time so, enjoy!

A Day In The Shade (edit)

A Day In The Shade (original)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Some Sad News....

@dominogrl informed a few days back on twitter of some sad news concerning Remy. It appears that his mother Lana has passed away, after succumbing to cancer. I'm very sorry and it saddens me to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with Remy and his family during this difficult time. I hope yours are as well.


A Day In The Shade....

No, I don't have the song. I've tried for years to get a hold of this, it was download protected. Every version I had, started off fine for about 30 seconds and then started playing backwards. Looking back now I wish I had kept the backwards version, because I can't even find that online now. When the song was released it was for Canadian residents only (I have no idea why) through some website called Maple Music I believe. It was really frustrating to know that a Remy track was waiting there for me and I couldn't get my hands on it. The website went so far as to verify that you lived in a Canadian zipcode.

The last thing I'd like to say about "A Day in The Shade" is that this was NOT the title of the second album. It wasn't even the single, it was a promotional song(think street/promo single) from the album to hold us over till it came out.

If you're wondering what it sounded like, Remy meets The Isley Brothers.

Sort of Rare Track #5: Last Night (Live Jam Session)

This track doesn't have a name. I'm calling it "Last Night". You can watch the video of Remy jamming out on youtube. I'd like to talk about this for a moment though. I don't know how many of you out there got to see Remy live, but the most awesome part of the show was when he stopped everything and asked the audience "is it ok, if I jam a bit?". He would then come up with lyrics on the spot and improvise the music for 5-10 minutes at a time. The 2 jams I remember most from when I saw him at The El Rey Theater had the lyrics "Send me down the line" and "I can't fake the fire". I remember hoping that "I Can't Fake The Fire" was going to be on his next album. We're all still waiting for that album and I'm still hoping it's on there. Enjoy!


Sort of Rare Track #4: Rocksteady Remix Ft. Smokey Robinson

Yes, you read right. Smokey Robinson and Remy, together. Why explain any further? Enjoy!


Sort of Rare Track #3: Take A Message (Remix)

I'm assuming this came off one of the import singles for "Take A Message". I found this online about a year after the album came out. The drums and horns on the chorus definitely give the track a different feel. Not a great remix by any means, but Remy's released catalog is so small, I'll take what I can get. Enjoy!


Sort of Rare Track #2: Mai

Ok, here we go again. This is another bonus track on an import version of "The Way I Feel". I think this one came off the Japanese version of the album. This is a really nice jazzy track from Remy, it's an instrumental. Sounds like it was recorded earlier than the rest of the album or maybe at a show, based of the sound quality. Enjoy!