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The King & Eye: RMX is a remix album by The Residents, re-considering the material recorded for their 1989 King & Eye  album, with several new editions. 

Liner Notes

"On January 8th, 1935, Gladys and Vernon Presley produced identical twin boys, Jesse Garon, and Elvis Aron. Meanwhile, Tom "The Colonel" Parker had a circus act featuring a pony and a monkey. Jesse Garon died at birth. The Colonel told Elvis Aron that he would make him a King. Elvis became a King, but that didn't help him get his name spelled correctly on his tombstone. "The King" earned over 140 Gold Records, among them are the following songs:..."

Background

Originally compiled for the third half of their Cube-E show, The Baby King, was eventually adapted into The King & Eye Album in 1989.

In early 2002, when beginning their RMX project, The Residents selected The King & Eye as one of the two albums they wanted to be remixed for a modern audience and sought out German Producer Paralyzer to do so, giving him access to the original 24 track masters for him to do with what he pleased. The project was announced in May of 2002, with an initial release date of Spring that same year.[1] The project took longer than expected and was released two years later. The album features several newly recorded Elvis covers, for example, Jailhouse Rock

In a similar vein to this, WB:RMX was released on the same day.

Reception 

AllMusic poorly received the album, saying it lacked the menace of the original and critiqued the pedestrian mixes of Paralyser. Exclaim! on the other hand, praised the album but noted how it would probably be unappealing to long-time Residents fans.

Track Listing

  1. Baby King I
  2. Viva Las Vegas
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. Surrender
  5. Devil In Disguise
  6. Heartbreak Hotel
  7. Big Hunk O'Love
  8. Little Sister
  9. Stuck On You
  10. Burning Love
  11. All Shook Up
  12. Don't Be Cruel 
  13. Don't
  14. A Fool Such As I
  15. Can't Help Falling In Love

Bonus Tracks, only as Bonus EP on Limited LP version Edition

  1. Blue Suede Shoes (featured also on the promo cd-ep)
  2. Hound Dog
  3. Teddy Bear

Personnel 

  • Guests: Bruce Anderson & Laurie Amat
  • Remixed & All That By Paralyzer
  • Jana Flynn & Simon Timony: Portray 'The Kids'
  • Originally Recorded & Mixed By Howard Johnston  
  • Recording Assistants: Ron Rigler & Chris Kellas
  • Cover By: PunoGraphics
  • Executive Producer: The Cryptic Corporation 
  • Produced By: Paralyzer & Guido Randzio

References

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