Club Mixes 2000 is a remix album from '80s one-album wonder Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Wisely, only two songs out of the 16 here are not from Welcome to the Pleasuredome. Otherwise, this takes the biggest hits from that album and tries to twist them into techno anthems. And, for the most part, the songs translate fairly easily into that genre. Because of the songs' over the top nature and charismatic arrangements, it's possible to pick and choose some outrageous material from the originals and plaster it onto these techno tracks. Those unfamiliar with the material may find this to be rather boring, as many of the songs are featured several times under different remixers. But unlike the Disco albums that the Pet Shop Boys released to a harsh public, these songs are more well-rounded and tend to play out more naturally than those collections. Overall, this is a decent album that does get repetitive, but contains enough good remixes to make it recommendable to fans of the band.
Recorded in July 1970, but released in January 1971, this very energetic, inventive but still underrated LP was a brainchild of James Litherland - formerly vocalist & guitarist of Colosseum. Other important musicians in the band were trumpeter Michael Rosen (ex-Eclection) and the young bass player John Wetton. This excellent album is very much in the style of the ﬁrst two Colosseum records but a bit more faster, intensive, hard-rocking and brassier, but with no keyboards. It contains just six tracks mostly dominated by heavy and sometimes furious guitar solos, groovy & tasteful brass improvisations, truly amazing bass parts and very solid drumming. In the Summer of 1971 John Wetton got an invitation from Family and as a result the band broke up.