VITAL IDOL is a collection of remixed versions of Billy Idol hits.
Personnel includes: Billy Idol (vocals).
Producer: Keith Forsey.
Reissue producer: Cheryl Pawelski, Kevin Flaherty.
Includes liner notes by Scott Schinder.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
Vital Idol is a sort of remixed greatest-hits collection, gathering some of Billy Idol's best tracks and extending them all past the five-minute mark. It doesn't really work as a hits collection, since it's missing key songs like "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face," and most of the dance remixes are repetitious and uninteresting compared to the originals. It's most worthwhile for "Dancing With Myself" and the live hit version of "Mony Mony," both of which appeared in their original Idol versions on the Don't Stop EP. ~ Steve Huey