- Tinkering with classics is a path fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop the German label Running Back from trying its hand with Super Sound Singles, a series of releases focused on updating "inexpensive" disco and pop hits, perhaps spurning the worship of rare, expensive records. The second in the series is a revision of the 1984 hit "Get Closer" by Valerie Dore, a slow, romantic slice of italo disco. Label boss Gerd Janson thankfully retains much of that quality in the edit, extending its length and making some subtle changes to the track's arrangement. This less-is-more approach makes the edit compelling.
As for the remixes, Tiger & Woods stick close to the original in their usual style. Much of the track loops parts of the verse, burning away until the climax five minutes in. The DJ Oyster "Tool" filters and echoes the vocals as though you're hearing the lyrics in the back of your mind, but it's ultimately for DJ-use only.
A1 Get Closer (Tiger & Woods Remix)
B1 Get Closer (Gerd Janson Edit)
B2 Get Closer (DJ Oyster Tool)