Release Date: 16 April 2007
Format: LP Double Vinyl
Mark Ronson makes a blazing return with 'Version' - his dazzling, culture-clashing new solo LP that finds 14 classic tracks turned on their head and recreated into visionary floor-fillers. Joined by the likes of Robbie Williams and Lily Allen, the eagerly awaited LP is a musical masterstroke and looks set to be the highlight of 2007.
Featuring Dirt McGirt aka ODB spitting verse on Britney's 'Toxic' and Coldplay's 'God Put A Smile Upon Your Face' also getting the once over from Ronson, it's already on heavy rotation across the club circuit and marks the second coming of Britain's most successful ex-pat DJ/Producer.
A man whose musical vision and verve transcends seasons and genres, this is the perfect re-introduction to the man whose production credits this year include Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams, Ghostface Killah, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and his Allido proteges Rhymefest and Daniel Merriweather. Using his own unique re-interpretive style, Mark has set out to demonstrate pop voyeurism and experimentalism are not alien forms. Here his eclectic taste has allowed him to pick and rework songs he has loved in a new, original and refreshing format.
Another album highlight is the soulful, stellar Motown revival of The Smiths' classic 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before' that merges into 'You Just Keep Me Hanging On' and features the vocals of Australian talent Daniel Merriweather.
1. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face-Feat. The Daptone Horns
2. Oh My God-Feat. Lily Allen
3. Stop Me-Feat. Daniel Merriweather
4. Toxic-Feat. Tiggers [Version Revisited]
5. Valerie-Feat. Amy Winehouse [Version Revisited]
6. Apply Some Pressure-Feat. Paul Smith
8. Pretty Green-Feat. Santo Gold
9. Just-Feat. Phantom Planet
10. Amy-Feat. Kenna
11. The Only One I Know-Feat. Robbie Williams
13. L.S.F.-Feat. Kasabian [Version Revisited]