In 1991 electronic duo Ultramarine recorded their landmark album Every Man and Woman is a Star, which was re-released by LTM to widespread acclaim in 2002. "Companion" collects together the various remixes released on the US and UK versions of the 1992 ep Nightfall in Sweetleaf together with a host of other alternative versions, and previously unheard tracks from the same sessions. The star remixers include Spooky, Sweet Exorcist (Richard H Kirk), Coco Steel & Lovebomb and Ultramarine themselves. In addition to remixed favourites such as Lights in My Brain, Saratoga and Weird Gear, there are also alternative versions of Stella, Discovery and a live take of Pansy from their full band set at Glastonbury Festival in June 1993. Previously unheard tracks include The Downer, Lovelife #1 and Old Geezer. Praise for EMAWIAS: "A landmark. Mellow, swaying, lazy-day beats dominate... the essence of the Big Chill festival. Four stars." (Q magazine, October 2002); "One of the first proper artist albums to come out of acid house and remains among the finest works in the whole genre" (Ministry magazine, September 2002); "Ten years on, this still seems as fresh as the newly-combine-harvested hay. Don't miss them this time round" (Uncut magazine, August 2002); "Swoonsome electro-lite" (Glasgow Herald, August 2002); "This record more than any other defined an era and yet managed to achieve escape velocity, allowing it to inhabit those outer reaches of the musical universe where only the finest jewels reside" (Tangents, July 2002) Ultramarine comprised Essex-raised duo of Paul Hammond and Ian Cooper, who debuted with Folk before recording the ground breaking EM&WIAS in 1991. Subsequent albums included United Kingdoms (1993), Bel Air (1995) and A User's Guide (1998).
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