‘Raise the Roof’ is a sweet little tune in its original form, but for me this remix (or re-animation) transforms it into something really special. Thorn’s soft vocals still take centre-stage and the calm mood of the original remains. However, in comes Beyond the Wizards Sleeve with a plodding beat (I use that word in the best possible way) and idiosyncratic production… and I could loop this song for hours. The absolute best part is the lingering woodwind and the fleeting guitar riff.
Artist: Tracey Thorn
Track: Raise the Roof
Remix: Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve [Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation]
From: Raise the Roof – Single [Virgin]