Album: Let It Happen Deluxe Edition
Label: Tooth and Nail
Purchase: Smart Punk
Release Date: November 21, 2006
The first time around, back in 1998, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Let It HappenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? literally was the soundtrack to my high school years. I remember getting it for Christmas and being in amazement at how they fit 30+ songs on one CD. Well the time has come, and like all good things that can make money, it’s now time to be Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”re-releasedÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? and sold again, (although, they never stopped selling it).
There are 3 new songs, which are being pushed pretty hard. 2 out of the 3 are quality MxPx songs, with Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”ProzacÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? falling short and leaving much to be desired. They put 9 music videos on the DVD portion, which may be worth the 10 bucks alone to some people. The old demos that were added to the record are fun to listen to, but I wouldn’t buy the record just for the old demos. My feeling is that the collection of songs that made up the original Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Let It HappenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is classic. In my opinion, it did not need to be re-released, but on the other hand if you do not yet own the record, this is a good excuse to go out and buy it.
It’s good to hear the new songs that were recorded with Aaron Sprinkle who of course recorded MxPx’s first CD. I hope they team up for the next recording that MxPx does, because we all know they can’t stand to be out of the studio for too long. If you have the record you might skip the Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”DeluxeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? edition but if you don’t have it, please pick up the record.
1. Role Remodeling
3. Your Turn
4. Never Learn
5. Begin To Start
6. Swing Set Girl
7. Sick Boy
8. Oh Donna
9. Small Town Minds
10. First Class Mail
11. Can’t See Not Saying
13. Thoughts and Ideas
14. Easier Said Than Done
15. Rock and Roll Girl
16. Important Enough To Mention
17. Elvis Is Dead
18. Lifetime Enlightment
19. Let It Happen
20. Hot and Cold
21. So Kill Me
22. Suggestion Box
24. Want Ad (Alternate Version)
25. Honest Answers
26. Late Last Night
27. Biased Bigotry
29. Do Your Feet Hurt (Critter Version)
30. Twister Words (Original Demo)
31. Suggestion Box (Original Demo)
32. Too Much Thinking (Original Demo)
Trevor Bivens says
This was such an amazing disc the first time around. I doubt I’ll pick up the re-release, but if everyone that doesn’t own it should.
Albert Adame says
I couldnt agree more.Mxpxs Life In Genereal was the sountrack to my highschool years and they still remain my favorite band of all time.I had the original let it happen but my ex gf in a rage broke all my mxpx cds so this is actually a perfect reason to rebuy it.The videos alone is a reason like you said.Plus the new tracks and demos are always a treat.