in for the overkill

The machine has kicked into overdrive and there is yet another version of the La Roux album is coming our way.

I suppose that's not entirely fair as the album itself hasn't been re-packaged and re-sold to us numerous times, just the singles. (How many "In For The Kill" and/or "Bulletproof" remix packages are there?) According to the official site, February 8th will bring is the digital-only release of the Gold Edition - to tie in (a bit late) to the Gold Tour, I imagine. While they get points for not making us buy the album again for the bonus material, they lose points for attempting to re-sell us a number of tracks we've bought numerous times before. The track list will be:

01 In For The Kill (featuring Kanye West) [I really hoped this was one going to disappear...]
02 Finally My Saviour [aka "Saviour", which we had to re-buy the album on iTunes to get, grumble grumble]
03 Under My Thumb [which we bought the 'Sidetracked' compilation for, and it's not even that great in the first place]
04 I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix) [possibly not released in the US before, I forget, but we've still got it a few times over]
05 In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix) [STOP! IT! WITH! THIS! REMIX!]
06 Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix) [also possibly not released in the US before, but it was the only reason we bought the re-release of the single]
07 Bulletproof (Zinc Remix) [while not as bad as the Skream "In For The Kill", we've bought this one many times over already]
08 Tigerlily (Demo) [THANK YOU! Something genuinely new.]
09 Bulletproof (Intimate Session at Abbey Road, Acoustic) [this could be nice - it works surprisingly well acoustic]
10 In For The Kill (Vevo Lounge Version) [this is really nice as well]

I understand that there is a limited amount of material to work with AND I would also much rather see them flogging the same old same old in an attempt to get a bigger market share than to completely disappear into oblivion, however it really is kind of insane how many times they've re-packaged some of these mixes. I'm not really sure who this is aimed at either - those who obsessed over each and every single as they were coming out (raises hand) are going to be pissed they have to buy this all again for a few new treats, those who came later to the game and want to go obsessive can still very easily track down most of these on their original homes, and those who thought the Kanye West version was a good idea don't care about the rest of this.

Ahh, well. As long as there's the option to pick what you want rather than having to download the whole thing, I guess it would be worse. They really need to go away and start working on LP2, though.

That Vevo Lounge Version of "In For The Kill":

Surprisingly lovely, yes?


Sarah said...

they're working on the second album right now, it will be out at the end of spring :)

Anonymous said...

Amazon in the US is doing a 'in demand' cd pressing of the ep: http://www.amazon.com/Roux-Gold-Amazon-com-Exclusive/dp/B004M5HB74/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299061713&sr=1-3

Anonymous said...

Also, special 7" vinyl for record store day in April: http://www.interscope.com/artist/news/default.aspx?nid=25769&aid=1129