"In Your Life" [maxi-single]
Logic Records/BMG (74321-98814-2)
Release Date: January 14, 2003
"In Your Life" is a previously unreleased track that was released as a single in memory of La Bouche's vocalist Melanie Thornton, who died in a plane crash in late 2001. The song itself sounds like a "typical" La Bouche track (in some ways, it's reminiscent of "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams").
The one drawback to this single is the fact that the original version (or a radio edit of the original) wasn't included; instead, the disc opens with the "Original Extended Mix." This is just an extended version of the original track.
Next is the "DezroK Club Mix" (the longest mix on the single), which incorporates a harder bass line, and echo effects are occasionally used on the vocals. The mix itself isn't bad, but it's a little long. The mix should have been shorter to begin with; or, at the very least, a radio edit should have been included here.
The next mix is the "Shane 54 Vocal Mix," which has a harder bassline than the original; it's also a faster tempo. There is a lot of echo on the vocals, which are also occasionally distorted. The main problem with this mix is its length; if the ending was cut down by about a minute, the mix would be stronger.
The final track is "The Xquizit DJ X Remix," which has the vocals processed and pushed to the back of the mix in the intro; during the mix, the processing done to the vocals during the chorus become annoying rather quickly, and the ending went on too long. This is a more "synth-based" mix than the others; however, this is easily the weakest mix on the single.
Overall, this is a decent single, and should be included in the collection of a La Bouche fan.
(reviewed by Lesley Muir on January 31, 2003)
"In Your Life" written by G.A. Saraf, F. Farian, M. Thornton, and L. McCray
"In Your Life" produced by FMP
"In Your Life" remixed by DezroK, Shane 54, and Eric B. Muniz