2LP - Black Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve. 2023 Newly Remastered Reissue of Cult Classic Compilation Album The Upper Cuts featuring 7 Bonus Tracks.
Featuring Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You,” The Paradise’s “In Love With You,” “Intro” with Fred Falke, Britney Spears’ “Anticipating” (Alan Braxe Remix), New Bonus Track “Never Coming Back” (Featuring Annie)” & More.
Alan Braxe has announced a reissue of his 2004 cult classic compilation album The Upper Cuts, due out March 31 on Smugglers Way. The Upper Cuts features newly remastered versions of Braxe’s tracks with Fred Falke, his remix of Shakedown’s “At Night,” and two of his most beloved and influential collaborations – The Paradise’s “In Love With You,” the elegant slice of heartbreak house he created with vocalist Romuald Louverjon, and Stardust’s "Music Sounds Better With You," the worldwide hit he produced with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and singer Benjamin Diamond, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The Upper Cuts (2023 Edition) also adds seven bonus tracks, including Braxe’s remix of Britney Spears’ “Anticipating,” and two completely new tracks “True Love” and “Never Coming Back,” which features the Norwegian pop artist Annie.
Alan Braxe says of the release, “Almost twenty years have elapsed between the original release of this compilation album and the 2023 reissue. When I look at the artwork and the tracklist, a multitude of very good memories pop up to my mind, instant flashbacks to the fun we had - Fred Falke and I working on our early collaborative tracks, same with Romuald, Thomas and Benjamin, working on songs we never thought could meet some interest twenty years later. Working at night on a last minute additional remix for Britney Spears and pressing Rec Stop at 9am as FedEx is at the door to pick up the master tape; remix is not finished, two minute length only, but well, that’s life, let’s give it a chance. All of this music has been done with a strong DIY state of mind. It’s about doing things the best you can with your current knowledge, accepting all the imperfections and moving forward. This reissue is coming with bonus tracks all done with the same state of mind, as well as revised artwork which transcripts what a busy home studio looks like. Hope you’ll like all of this. Thanks, A.”
1. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Most Wanted (Remastered 2023)
2. The Paradise - In Love With You (Remastered 2023)
3. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Radio Edit)
4. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro (Remastered 2023)
5. Shakedown - At Night (Alan Braxe Remix)
6. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Love Lost (Remastered 2023)
7. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium (Remastered 2023)
8. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Arena (Remastered 2023)
9. Alan Braxe- & Fred Falke - Rubicon (Remastered 2023)
10. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Penthouse Serenade (Remastered 2023)
11. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Chrystal City (Remastered 2023)
12. Alan Braxe - Voices (Remastered 2023)
13. Britney Spears - Anticipating (Alan Braxe Remix)
14. Alan Braxe - One More Chance (Feat. The Spimes) [Redux]
15. Alan Braxe - True Love
16. Alan Braxe - Never Coming Back (Feat. Annie) [12 “ Dub Version]
17. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - You'll Stay In My Heart (Instrumental) (Remastered 2023)