Review: t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane (10th Anniversary Edition)
The Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. made a splash in the early 2000s with their catchy songs and controversial image of teenage lesbian lovers. Their debut English album, 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane, was released in 2002 and became a global success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide and spawning hit singles like \"All the Things She Said\" and \"Not Gonna Get Us\".
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album, Interscope Records has released a special edition that includes a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased track called \"A Simple Motion\", and a new remix of \"All the Things She Said\" by Fernando Garibay. The edition also comes with a DVD that features music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, and a documentary about the making of the album.
The remastered album sounds crisp and clear, highlighting the production skills of Trevor Horn, Martin Kierszenbaum, Sergio Galoyan, and Robert Orton. The songs still hold up well after a decade, mixing pop, rock, electronic, and Europop elements with catchy hooks and emotive vocals. The album explores themes such as love, sexuality, rebellion, sadness, and independence, often with a dark and edgy tone.
The new track \"A Simple Motion\" is a pleasant surprise, showcasing a softer and more mature side of t.A.T.u. The song is a ballad with piano and strings, featuring harmonious vocals by Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina. The lyrics are about longing for a simple and pure love that is hard to find. The song was originally recorded in 2002 but was left off the album for unknown reasons.
The remix of \"All the Things She Said\" by Fernando Garibay is a modern update of the classic song, adding more dance beats and synth sounds. The remix retains the original melody and vocals, but gives them a fresh twist that makes them suitable for today's clubs. The remix is a nice bonus for fans who want to hear a different version of their favorite song.
The DVD is a treat for fans who want to see more of t.A.T.u.'s history and personality. The music videos are iconic and provocative, featuring the duo kissing in school uniforms in \"All the Things She Said\", running away from authorities in \"Not Gonna Get Us\", and performing in front of a giant screen in \"How Soon Is Now\". The behind-the-scenes footage shows how the videos were made and how t.A.T.u. interacted with each other and the crew. The documentary is an insightful look at how the album was created and how t.A.T.u. dealt with fame, controversy, and criticism.
200 km/h in the Wrong Lane is a landmark album that introduced t.A.T.u. to the world and influenced many pop artists who came after them. The 10th anniversary edition is a worthy tribute to the album that celebrates its legacy and offers some new content for fans. Whether you are new to t.A.T.u. or have been following them since the beginning, this edition is worth checking out. 061ffe29dd