MIC - Good Night God Bless

Published Wednesday 3rd June 2009
MIC - Good Night God Bless
MIC - Good Night God Bless

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 74725-15327
LABEL: Sarepta SARCD137
RELEASE DATE: 2009-02-09
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Mark Sherwood

South Africa's MIC have written some classic songs over the last 15 years and have moved effortlessly from dance to rock rap to hip-hop as they've chased a youth audience and, like Manchester's WWMT, were powerful evangelists always remaining relevant. On the farewell project the band remixed 10 songs from their vast catalogue. Inevitably, some of my personal favourites are missing, however, the 10 selected here undoubtedly deserve their place. Songs like "Catch Me", "Superhuman" and "I Am Yours" are all given a fresh treatment and to be honest, have never sounded better. One of the things I liked about them on previous albums was that they would take an old song and give it a makeover. This proves to me that a good song never dates. I have labelled this pop but dance or hip-hop classifications would do as well. As well as the inventive remixes the package also comes with a DVD disc which is a huge bonus. It contains no less than 50 MP3s of their best songs, a documentary (which documents personnel changes etc) and videos of a few songs. This makes the album value for money and well worth getting especially for long term fans. If you have never listened to MIC then it's your loss as within the utilitarian world of music for evangelism they had the same intuitive touch as The Tribe. Here is your last chance to get the history of a fantastic band who will be sadly missed. Such is the quality here that I have no reservations about awarding a 10 square rating.

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Product Description
The Internationally celebrated and award winning heroes of South African youth music, MIC, came together with all the past members to record a new album.

With a history spanning more than 15 years, MIC have been impacting people around the globe with their unique and catchy brand of music.

The CD features 10 of their favourite hit songs, performed by the original singers, but with an interesting 2008 facelift. As an added bonus the DVD also contains more than 30 of their original songs in mp3 format. The bonus DVD also contains 3 music videos featuring footage from their last performance as well as a documentary containing indepth interviews with all members past and present.

Reader Comments

Posted by Deoné in Australia @ 12:47 on Jun 5 2010

AWESOME AWESOME band!!! I lived in South Africa and moved to Australia at the end of 2008... First time I heard MIC was when they perfomed at The King's Court Primary school in 2006. It was great and I have been listening to their music ever since!!! Last week I heard their music play on the radio!!! I was so excited!!! They really deserve to be heard all over the world. Realy hope we hear some more music in the future, because they are a unique band!!!

Posted by Jenny in Germany @ 19:36 on Sep 26 2009

I love this band! five years ago I´ve see MIC live in my village - it was great... the boys have so strenght voices and make really good music and lyrics which have a deep meaning... ♥♥♥ Hope they make more music in the next years and i hope they will get more famous and successful than ever!!! ♥♥♥ I love it!!!♥♥♥

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