they really did throw money at this and at times query why there were so many mixes. I mean if you heard the E.g. Messy Boys Dub of Don’t Let This Moment End in a club, would that really make you go out and hunt down the single to buy it?!
The Messy Boys mix (not the dub) is the best one of the lot for 'Don't Let This Moment End' - would have convinced me to buy it if I'd heard it at the time (well, I suppose it did as I had the 12" promo at the time and later on bought the single)!
I agree though that the number of mixes is crazy. I guess gloria!
was a dance album, so the numerous mixes may have been an attempt to emphasise that point. Sony went overboard with mixes in the late 1990s for a number of artists though. Perhaps remixes had become the next thing after videos for them to throw money at.
What made it so strange is how few of the mixes were commercially released. 'Oye' never got a commerical release in the US, while the UK rules for CD singles meant that hardly any mixes of 'Oye' got released there either - and the ones they did release included the crappy Chris the Greek mixes and none of the excellent Mijangos mixes.
Not wanting to nitpick among this remix bonanza, but I don't see the Tony Moran mix of 'Don't Stop' in there? That one is a banger!