Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (Postal Service Remix)

In the 3 years since the release of The Postal Service's debut album "Give Up", we've been held over by an endless array of remixes mainly done by Jimmy Tamborello while Ben Gibbard busied himself with his other full-time gig, Death Cab For Cutie. Not that some of these extraneous tracks aren't enjoyable, but I can't help wondering if The Postal Service are destined to remain a one-off project for good. In the meantime, here are a few Postal Service b-sides that are new to me at least. First up, a remix of jazz legend Nina Simone's "Little Girl Blue", taken from the Verve Remixed Vol. 3 compilation which also features such artists as The Album Leaf, Junior Boys and Danger Mouse "reinventing" jazz classics. Next, a remix of the Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize?" that appeared on their Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell EP. Many people (myself included) overlooked this one because it was labelled only as "T.P.S. Mix" on the track listing. I also threw in a Postal Service cover of The Flaming Lips, taken from The District Sleeps Alone Tonight EP.

» Bonus Track: Do You Realize? (Postal Service Mix)
» Bonus Track: Suddenly Everything Has Changed
» Buy Verve Remixed Vol. 3 on Amazon
» Buy The District Sleeps Alone Tonight EP on Amazon

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