All Mixed Up

by: La Bouche

Hot on the heels of their successful debut album, Sweet Dreams, dance act La Bouche delivered All Mixed Up, which is essentially an album-length CD single showcasing their remixed hits. Using Corona's "The Rhythm of the Night" as a template, La Bouche catapulted from the clubs to the pop charts with the relentlessly aggressive "Be My Lover" in the mid-'90s. That song was followed by the equally successful title track of Sweet Dreams, which is not a Eurythmics cover, but does feature a vocal sample from Marcia Griffiths' inescapable line-dance classic "Electric Boogie." La Bouche pulled off a rare hat trick in the club-to-pop crossover world with their unlikely, winning remake of "Falling in Love," a mid-70s chart-topper for Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. All Mixed Up includes at least two versions of each of the aforementioned singles, as well as the nocturnal favorite "Tonight Is the Night," first popularized when the duo was known as Le Click. Further demonstrating their resourcefulness, La Bouche also updated Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" moments before George Michael's "Fastlove" and Will Smith's "Men in Black" mined the same territory with greater commercial results. La Bouche joins Real McCoy and 2 Unlimited as one of the few '90s dance artists to surpass one-hit wonder status, and All Mixed Up capitalizes on every notable aspect of their brief career in a de facto greatest-hits remix album that's sure to fill the floor with nostalgic club-hoppers. ~ Vince Ripol

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