The Lost Tapes – Remixed

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The Lost Tapes – Remixed
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Remix album by
Released15 May 2015 (2015-05-15)
Recorded2008
LabelKosmo Records
Sam Smith chronology
In the Lonely Hour
(2014)
The Lost Tapes – Remixed
(2015)
The Thrill of It All
(2017)
Singles from The Lost Tapes – Remixed
  1. "Bad Day All Week"
    Released: August 2008
  2. "When It's Alright"
    Released: 2 April 2009
  3. "Moments"
    Released: 8 May 2015

The Lost Tapes – Remixed is a 2015 remix album released by Kosmo Records featuring songs recorded by English singer Sam Smith in 2008.[1][2]

Background[edit]

In 2008, Smith had signed a deal with Venus & Mars Music, a small UK independent label and was given to record songs by songwriting team of Victoria Hemmings, William John Pearce and John Conlon.[1] The first of Smith's recordings to see the light of the day would be "Bad Day All Week", a song written in mid '90s.[1] Ahead of its scheduled release as a single, the decision was made to create a series of dance and club mixes of the song.[1] The single was released in August 2008 with remixes by Kinky Roland and Per QX.[1] A music video was also released but the song failed to make much of an impact on the main charts.[1][3] However, the remixes gain some traction on a couple of club charts and Venus & Mars Music dusted down more songs from Hemmings, Pearce and Conlon.[1] Smith recorded "A Little Melancholy", "Show a Little Mercy" and the song that would eventually become the planned album's title track, "Time Won't Wait".[1] He also recorded "Momentarily Mine", a ballad co-written by Lindsey Thompson.[1]

In February 2009, Venus & Mars Music released another single in the United Kingdom, "When It's Alright".[1] While it was a pop-soul track in its original form, "When It's Alright" had received remix treatment by Kinky Roland, Per Qx and Kid Massive, and was serviced to club DJs. The remixes transformed the song into a deep house club track.[1] While "When It's Alright" hadn't quite broken into the mainstream, it was gaining positive reviews.[1] Eventually, a German dance label Kosmo Records approached Venus & Mars Music and signed a worldwide license deal for the track, as well as taking an option to remix the whole of Smith's album for other territories when it was eventually released.[1] "When It's Alright" was re-promoted in April 2009 with new remixes by German producer, Tom Novy.[4] The track made a strong showing on the dance charts but the single, just like "Bad Day All Week", had experienced sluggish sales in the UK.[1]

Smith had little interest in becoming predominately a dance act.[1] They had a passion for soul music and their dream was to sing powerful ballads and the type of uptempo pop/soul numbers Whitney Houston had made in the 1980s and 1990s, all of which seemed a long way from the tracks they had so far completed as part of the Time Won't Wait project.[1] In 2010, Smith decided to end their association with Venus & Mars Music and walked away from the deal.[1] However, as the deal Kosmo Records made with Venus & Mars Music gave them the right to remix any of the tracks from Smith's unreleased album, it was inevitable that they would surface once they became a marketable name.[1]

Thus, in 2013, "When It's Alright", now completely transformed and credited to Juun featuring Sam Smith, was re-released and became a small club hit in Germany and across much of Europe.[1][5][6] The following year, "Momentarily Mine" – the piano balled emerged, now simply titled "Moments", under the name Freddy Verano featuring Sam Smith.[7][8] Radically transformed, this song had a similarly widespread release and inspired Kosmo Records to re-examine the entire Time Won't Wait project.[1] Ultimately they commissioned remixes for every track on the album and re-named the collection The Lost Tapes – Remixed.[1] It was released in May 2015.[1] In August 2016, UK label Flipbook Music released the original 2008 version of "Momentarily Mine", and announced the release of the whole album with Smith's pre-fame early recordings for September 2016.[9][10] Titled Diva Boy, the album was not released despite the announcement.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."All This Madness" (Genji Yoshida Remix Edit)
  • John Conlon
  • Victoria Hemmings
  • William John Pearce
Genji Yoshida3:39
2."When It's Alright" (Juun feat. Sam Smith Radio Edit)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Juun3:16
3."Little Tin Buddhas" (Berger & Shaqiri Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Berger & Shaqiri3:31
4."Time Won't Wait" (Tai Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Tai3:34
5."Moments" (Freddy Verano feat. Sam Smith Radio Edit)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
  • Lindsey Thompson
Freddy Verano3:21
6."Out of Our Heads" (Tom Bruckner Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Tom Bruckner5:26
7."Bad Day All Week" (Adrian Bahil Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Adrian Bahil4:05
8."So Much More to Lose" (Pooker Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Pooker3:53
9."Show a Little Mercy" (Tai Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Tai3:13
10."A Little Melancholy" (Arbitraire Remix)
  • Conlon
  • Hemmings
  • Pearce
Arbitraire3:22

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Ref.
Various 15 May 2015 Kosmo Records Digital download [11]
29 May 2015 CD [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Joe Allan (2015). Sam Smith - The Biography. John Blake Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-78418-772-9.
  2. ^ "The Lost Tapes – Remixed". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ Peter Robinson (18 November 2015). "The Right to Be Forgotten: Why a New Artist's Biggest Battle Is Finding a Way to Delete Their Past". noisey.vice.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "When It's Alright". Amazon.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "When It's Alright (Remix)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ "When It's Alright - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Moments (Remixes)". Amazon.de. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Moments". Amazon.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Momentarily Mine". Amazon.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Sam Smith Diva Boy". samsmithdivaboy.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  11. ^ "The Lost Tapes – Remixed". Amazon.de. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ "The Lost Tapes – Remixed". Amazon.de. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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