Lucky for Some

Lucky for Some

by Boy George

CD

Overview

This compilation from Boy George's label, More Protein's 11-year history is a seamless collection of dance music that comes across at times winningly catchy and elsewhere a bit too derivative. Things start confidently with "Aquarius" by Freddy & Herman with a hypnotic melody interwoven with beautiful vocals, but ends a bit weakly with "Freedom" by the Armchair Resistance and Amanda Ghost, though the song contains the creative addition of lyrics from the classic "Motherless Child." In between there's "Doors to Manuel" by RAG (most of the band names are various guises for Boy George with various artists), featuring a great Dragnet-type melody, and "See Through" by CD:UK, a highly remixed version of the 1999 Culture Club song "See Thru" which highlights Boy George's warm blue-eyed soul vocals coming through in a distorted fashion with a perfect diva-esque groove. There's also the rocking dance track "Liberation" by Lippy Lou, where she insists, "Come out of the closet boy," and "A Kind of Loving" by FrostyBoy featuring Eve Gallagher with staccato beats and dramatic layered vocals completing this dancefloor mover. "Let Love Come Down" ("Tomislav Remix") by Colein features universal lyrics, a driving melody, and vocals that seem to float. On the classic "Generations of Love" ("Timewriter Remix") by Jesus Loves You, the mix is not the most innovative but is definitely high energy. Originally quite a controversial song, "Everything Starts With an E" ("Shuffle Remix") by Ezee Possee, has not aged well, though it is considered a classic to many. The rest of this collection also contains some great moments, but there are also a few songs, such as "Zing" by Yo2Go, that are a bit too dance clichéd. The first 10,000 copies of Lucky for Some came with a bonus CD of a cappella tracks for those feeling the need to make their own mixes of some of the featured songs as well as a couple of others. The CD booklet also includes Boy George's story of his foray into label land and is infused with his usual wit and humor. This collection for the most part contains classic grooves and is a great introduction to the More Protein label.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
Label: J-Bird Records
UPC: 0617468036726
catalogNumber: 80367

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boy George   Primary Artist
Rudeboy   Track Performer
Eve Gallagher   Track Performer
Lippy Lou   Track Performer
Rag Dolls   Track Performer
Colein   Track Performer
Jesus Loves You   Track Performer
Belleville a Cappella Choir   Track Performer
Amanda Ghost   Track Performer
Boogie Macs   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Boy George   Producer,Liner Notes
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Quivver   Remixing
Chris Liebing   Remixing
Timewriter   Remixing
Andrew Wooden   Remixing
Bel   Producer
Craig   Composer
Jonathan Shorten   Composer

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