Plastic Surgery 1Various Artists
Here it is!! The reason why our Plastic Surgery series started at Volume Two…
Put together by Sony Japan's Office One label (who licensed a shed load of UK drum+bass back in the late 90s), this is the sound of Barons Court reworked by some of our Japanese compadres.
Our favourite moments have to be Pizzicato 5's outstanding mix of 'Rewind', all uplifting bossa-nova breaks, and the slightly unhinged 'Harp Of Gold' remix by the brilliantly named Fantastic Plastic Machine.
Though this album is now available exclusively as a download, it's well worth mentioning the original packaging, masterminded by Tokyo's TGB. PS1 was originally released on 3-piece vinyl, in a vaccum packed, white thick plastic sleeve. The full-colour inner sleeves featured some remarkable photos of Tony and Chris, mucking about in full medical gear, shot at the equivalent of Holby City - a decommissioned Tokyo private hospital, preserved in all it's glory for Japan's leading medical drama tv series. (The cover image is taken from the shoot).