Paul Haig \ Then Again [LTMCD 2366]
Then Again collects together 15 rarities, remixes and unreleased tracks recorded between 1982 and 1998. These include The Executioner, his rare 1984 collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire; the extended Man Parrish remix of The Only Truth; a song written in 1987 for the late, great Billy Mackenzie, Reach the Top, and two intriguing collaborations with Fini Tribe, one of which is a cover of Scott Walker chiller The Electrician.
Other well-loved singles which appear here in remixed form include Love Eternal, Heaven Help You Now and Blue For You. Other stand-out cuts include Chance, one of Paul's few solo numbers which offers a backward nod towards the sharp, angular guitars of Josef K.
3. Blue For You (Interference Mix)
4. Change of Heart
5. Fear and Dancing
6. The Executioner
7. Love Eternal (12" Mix)
8. The Only Truth (US Remix)
9. This Dying Flame (12" Mix)
10. Heaven Help You Now (Mantronik Mix)
11. Reach the Top
12. Swinging for You
13. The Electrician
14. The Shining
15. Psycho San Jose
CD and download runs for 74 minutes with detailed biography in the booklet. The packaging incorporates original designs by Peter Saville and Benoît Hennebert.
"An opportune moment for key influence Paul Haig to show his chisel-cheeked face. A romantic and spirited performer" (Q Magazine, 06/2004)
"A set of ice-cool white funk electro ditties that wouldn't sound out of place spun down the local electroclash emporium. As primitively retro as some of the beats sound, there's some genuine dancefloor pioneering at play, while the most recent material here, two tracks recorded with dub noirists Fini Tribe, are the most accomplished" (Glasgow Herald, 04/2004)
"An essential item - Then Again may be 'merely' a collection of crumbs from under the master's table, but the quality still puts the competition to shame" (Whisperin' and Hollerin', 05/2004)
"Chance is untouchably brilliant" (The Big Takeover, 09/2004)