Singles are one of the most deceptive peices of redundancy every created in music (topped only by the entire pop-punk genre). They sound like a good idea at first. Instead of shelling out $18.98 for the full length cd you can buy just the radio hit. Plus, you usually get a few more tracks.
Unfortunately, a single with 5 tracks on it usually ends up being the radio edit of the song in question, the album version, a live version, and a few remixes. Doesn’t QUITE feel worth the $7, regardless now nice the song is. It seems like they hit the nail on the head just a few times too many.
Then, on the other hand, a band like Sixpence None The Richer comes along and shows us what a single should be. Priced at an affordable $4.49 this single comes with only 2 tracks. The first track is the “Don’t Dream It’s Over” radio edit. It’s a cover song written and origionally performed by a group called Crowded House. It was a #2 smash hit for them. The second track is the previously un-released song “Don’t Pass Me By”.
That doesn’t sound too exciting does it? A cover song and an unreleased song. All of those unreleased songs are just leftovers from the full length that just didn’t make the cut, right? No. I will go out on a limb and say that “Don’t Pass Me By” is the greatest song I’ve heard Sixpence do. Thier self-titled cd has some songs that come close, however, this one surpasses everything.
Any Sixpence None The Richer fan must have this cd. There is no reason not to get it. It will make you happy and dance for joy.