Rarities and Remixes
The obvious thing to say about Point of Grace's Remixes & Rarities is that it is a stopgap to tide the group's fans over until the release of their next new album, which will be the proper follow-up to 1998's Steady On. That said, the record has its pleasures. Its 15 tracks consist of four songs from each of the quartet's first two albums, Point of Grace and The Whole Truth, four from the 1992 album they released under the name Say So, two from various artists compilations, and one from their video, Life, Love & Other Mysteries: The Video Stories. The eight selections from the earlier PoG albums have been remixed, which, as in dance music parlance, here means more than just taking a new swipe at the volume levels of the various tracks in a recording, and also includes extensive overdubs. The result is certainly a more produced sound, but not necessarily a better one. The real value for fans will come with the Say So songs, which show the singers in a less produced mode that better reveals their talents.