Vibe - 4/96, p.113
"...Though having so many remixes on an album could seem like a rip-off, these reworked beats are too excellent to front on..."
The Source - 3/96, p.104
"...the Heavies have released an album with some phat remixes and a few original songs....a welcome venture from one of contemporary soul's most engaging practitioners..."
EXCURSIONS REMIXES & RARE GROOVES contains 7 new songs.
The Brand New Heavies includes: N'Dea Davenport, Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy.
Since the Brand New Heavies were always more club-centric than their contemporaries, it shouldn't come as a surprise that their remix effort, Excursions: Remixes & Rare Groove, is entertaining. Nevertheless, it is a bit of a surprise that it's as cohesive as it is, considering that it contains a selection of remixes, rare tracks, and new songs. It still pales somewhat to the clearly focused studio efforts, but there are enough gems to make it necessary for hardcore Heavies fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine