Most entries in the Back to Mine series allow the artists to investigate their wide but dabbling tastes in influences – a bit of dance, a bit of alternative, some roots in '60s pop or soul perhaps, and maybe a stray nugget from something obscure like Krautrock or dub or rockabilly. The other volumes usually come from true DJs or, rarely, those with something special to say. Regardless of whether you enjoy Röyksopp's vision of polished downbeat pop, the duo's interest in post-disco and Euro-dance pays major dividends here for those looking to hear something beyond the usual Klein + M.B.O…
Back to Mine is a series of mix albums, usually (though not always) mixed by renowned DJs or composers of electronic music. The compilations usually feature artists other than the artist compiling the album, and are based on what the artist would play at home after a night out, rather than as part of a nightclub session. This compilation includes The Cure, Buzzcocks, Kate Bush, Eric B. & Rakim and others.
Hed Kandi presents the Back To Love Anniversary Edition - a celebration of the music that gave birth to a whole generation of clubbing, indeed to Hed Kandi itself!
Most remix albums smack of weak marketing. Less about the music itself, they're often more concerned with fulfilling contractual obligations. Sadly "All Back To The Mine" is not an exception to the rule and represents an unnecessary pillage through Moloko's patchy back catalogue. Culled from five years' worth of archive, what you actually get are 21 mixes (10 of which have never appeared on any commercial UK format) of varying quality and style.
The soundtrack to the hit 1985 film included two tracks culled from 's compositions for the film, two tracks from , two songs played by the fictional band , one played by and , and two pop songs that are only very briefly heard in the background of the film. was the first #1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 for , certified Gold and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The album spent 19 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at #12 in October, 1985.