The Impossible Collection – A “Thank-You-For-Christmas” CD for Simone

Front cover:
The Impossible Collection - Front cover

The Impossible Collection - Inlay

Back cover:
The Impossible Collection - Back cover

Miniature text on front cover:
This week, frgdr records have announced their latest CD, named "The Impossible Collection", aiming to create a compilation that will define their musical taste. In our opinion, the very idea of expressing a lifetime of music listening in one album, was pretentious at best. At worst, it is a 20 track CD in which you will find diversity as wide as the ocean itself. From Ivri Lider's song "Bo" in Hebrew, through Murray Head's ancient one time hit "One Night in Bangkok", to a Trance track, supposedly by Israel;s most promising DJ. The album is filled with hints, as apparently it was custom made to some girl in Germany, named Simone. You will be able to find these hints, or should I say innuendos, in songs like Bombay by Dana Berger, Shania Twain's That Don't Impress Me Much, which, by the way, is a much better name for this eclectic mix, in our opinion. Also there's an incriminatingly large selection of love songs, which is as good an evidence as a smoking gun – if you're interested in my "behing the scenes" gossip bit. The compiler's obsession with musical covers, forces us (that is, me, because you don't have to listen to this album, as I was assigned this task by my newspaper editor) – forces us to experience alternative versions to songs by Depeche Mode and REM. The CD also has some Irish links with a Lord Of The Dance track and some cancelled London Musical situated in Belfast '69. To summarize, unless you are this Simone person, and unless you have an uncontrollable urge for some Israeli-Spanish-English-Pop-Musical-Trance music, we would definitely give a 'Thumbs Down' for this CD. Hans Bach – Rolling Stone Magazine, January 2003.

This project was originally given the code name 'Simone's Ditsy XMas' CD, for reason that will not be elaborated here.

Track list:

Artist Song Album
Dana Berger Bombay ad hakatse (To The Limit)
Chess One Night In Bangkok Chess London Musical
Franka Potente Believe Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) Movie Soundtrack
Tosca Busenfreund Suzuki
Yahel & Eyal Barkan Voyage DJ Tiesto – Magik, Vol. 6: Live in Amsterdam
Scarlet Independent Love Song Naked
Aimee Mann Stupid Thing Whatever
Beautiful South Don't Marry Her Blue Is The Colour
Frente Bizarre Love Tiangle Marvin The Album
Ivri Lider Bo Yossi ve Jagger Movie Soundtrack
Shabak Samech levakesh et ha cash (Ask For The Cash) be'atifa shel mamtak (In A Candy Wrap)
Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much Come On Over
Christina Aguilera Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tu) Mi Reflejo
Gregorian Losing My Religion Masters of Chant
Tori Amos Enjoy The Silence Strange Little Girls
Ronan Hardiman (Lord of The Dance) Cry of The Celts Cry of The Celts Compilation
Keanu Reeves Neo's Ending Speech The Matrix Movie Soundtrack
Rage Against The Machine Wake Up Rage Against The Machine
Hani Firstenberg & Sarit Vino-El'ad darkenu (Our Way) haburganim (The Bourgeois) TV Series Soundtrack
Mary (Josie Walker) If This Is What We're Fighting For The Beautiful Game Musical