Mark Ronson 'Puts a Smile Upon Your Face'
Mark Ronson returns on April 16th with Version - a dazzling, culture-clashing new solo LP that finds 12 classic tracks recreated into visionary floor-fillers and joined by the likes of Robbie Williams and Lily Allen. To celebrate, a highly collectible, numbered 10” vinyl featuring ‘Toxic’ and ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’ will hit shelves from January 29th.
Featuring Dirt McGirt aka ODB spitting verse on Britney’s ‘Toxic’ and Coldplay’s ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’ also getting the once over from Ronson , it’s already on heavy rotation across the club circuit and marks the second coming of Britain’s most successful ex-pat DJ/Producer.
“With my first album, I had all these people like Mos Def and M.O.P guesting. This time it’s not about that. Despite the big names, it’s about the songs…the songs here are the guest stars,” says Mark. “With ‘Version’ I’ve taken these songs that I love and turned them into Motown/Stax 70’s versions. I keep the utmost respect and appreciation for the original versions of songs I use. It’s not like I’m thinking it’s a shit song that I can make good, it’s more like it’s a great song and I’m now going to make it bounce.”
The album ‘Version’ is released on April 16th.
Here some of the tracks (including the excellent Toxic) at www.myspace.com/markronson