"I wanted to make this record to show people what the online music community is capable of. I believe the talent reflected in these tracks speak for itself. This community is thriving. It's thriving because musicians feed on inspiration they get from other musicians. Music is not meant to be a solitary endeavor. It's something we like to do with other people" — John Wozniak, Marcy Playground.
Marcy Playground's 1997's hit single "Sex and Candy," topped the Billboard charts for 15-solid weeks for the quiet, soothingly melancholic hit, which spawned other popular singles from the band but never really caught the same light as did the "Sex..." single. One hit wonders? Never. Marcy's far cry from being in the same classification of a one hit wonder. Instead, what did happen, was nothing short of a stroke of genius. John Wozniak, of Marcy Playground, offered fans an opportunity to have a "creative opportunity" to remix the songs from their acclaimed Leaving Wonderland...in a fit of Rage 2009 CD. In collaboration with Indaba, the online music community, asked the fans of Marcy's 09 album to submit remixes of their favorite songs. The community response was over 250 strong and for the first time, a CD, completely created from fan submitted remixes to Indaba Music, in which the winners, will receive royalties from the CD sales.
The CD's has 13 remixed singles, starting with Blackbird, remixed by Max Kourilov (Australia) for Colors Entertainment, also produces songs for programs like Australian Idol. The Blackbird remix rhythm — mystically grooves you to the next track, Memphis, remixed by Thomas Leclercq (France) "Man of Goodwill," offers a reflective journey, while I must have been dreaming remix by "Soundminister," Henning Michael Velten (Sweden), encompasses the spirit and soul of the original Mary's song, by adding his own upbeat appeal to a break-up song. Star Baby or Star Capella Baby, an a capella or 'sans instrumental accompaniment' remix by Johan Nibbelink (Netherlands).