12x12 Original Remixes

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12x12 Original Remixes / Remixed
Remix album by Talk Talk
Released 2 August 1999 (12x12 Original Remixes)
16 April 2001 (Remixed)
Recorded 1981-1988
Genre Synthpop, new wave, experimental rock
Length 76:55
Label EMI
Talk Talk chronology
Asides Besides
(1998)
12 x 12 Original Remixes
(1999) /
Remixed
(2001)
The Collection'
(2000)

12x12 Original Remixes is a remix album by Talk Talk released initially in 1999 and again in 2001 with a new cover and artwork as Remixed.

It is the band's third remix album, following It's My Mix from 1985 and the controversial History Revisited from 1991. The album cover is a collage of various images associated with the band's previous albums. It features the same style Talk Talk logo as on History Revisited, the hanging goose from Asides Besides, the butterfly "face" from The Colour of Spring, the canary from The Very Best of Talk Talk, the tree of birds from Spirit of Eden, as well as numerous other animal related images. Remixed, the 2001 edition, features more simple artwork of blue and orange circles on the cover.

Reception[edit]

Despite there being controversy that Remixed was essentially the same album as 12x12 Original Remixes, both albums actually contain the same songs as on CD1 of Asides Besides.

Allmusic described the cover as "ugly collage work".[1] Allmusic gave the album 2.5/5 stars, saying that, despite the content being good, "you'd be better off shelling out the extra cash for Asides Besides. You'd be getting everything this disc offers, in addition to its second disc of demos and excellent B-sides.[1]

Tracklist[edit]

  1. "Talk Talk" (Extended mix) - 4:34
  2. "Today" (Extended mix) - 4:33
  3. "My Foolish Friend" (Extended mix) - 5:30
  4. "It's My Life" (Extended mix) - 6:19
  5. "Such a Shame" (Extended mix) - 7:01
  6. "Dum Dum Girl" (12" mix) - 5:23
  7. "Without You" (12" mix) - 5:55
  8. "Life's What You Make It" (Extended mix) - 7:01
  9. "Living in Another World" (Extended mix) - 8:58
  10. "Pictures of Bernadette" (Dance mix) - 8:06
  11. "Happiness Is Easy" (12" mix) - 7:03
  12. "Such a Shame" (Dub mix) - 6:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andy Kellman. "12 X 12 Original Remixes". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 February 2013.