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`Remake Op.1` re-interprets oldies but goodies

Posted April. 18, 2001 17:06,   


Pop singers of the new generation released a unique album, ``Remake Op. 1,`` with oldies but goodies that they re-interpreted with their modern senses.

The album is a collection of pop songs that have been loved steadily until recently since 1970s, and the young pop stars remade them according to the latest current. They made trot songs into R&B ballads and folk songs into hip hop ones to add freshness to the remade songs.

The famous ``Ibyol (parting)`` by Patti Kim was changed into a R&B song in the harmony between the simple piano and Park Hwa-Yobi`s sad vocal, while Kim Dong-Hwan`s ``Buried Pain`` was reborn in a persuasive voice of Park Hyo-Shin.

Featuring in the album are ``To J`` originally sung by Lee Sun-Hee and ``Forgotten Season`` by Lee Yong. Kim Bum-Su who enjoys a popularity for his recent song ``Haru (one day)`` and Lee Hee-Sung of ``X-Teen`` sang ``To J`` in a hip hop beat, accompanied by back chorus of male rappers and changed ``Forgotten Season`` into an orthodox soul music.

Yoo Seung-Jun remade Cho Yong-Pil`s ``Chingu (friend)`` as a ballad of modern sense. It contains a total of 14 songs also sung by other top singers such as Jo Kwan-Woo, Kim Jong-Seo and Kim Hyun-Jung.

Hwang Tae-Hun beetlez@donga.com