Christian Burns – Simple Modern Answers (Deluxe Version)

March 21st, 2014

Christian Burns performed his first public song at the tender age of 13, starting a trend that would ultimately lead him to a number one smash and a lifelong career amongst the crème-de-la-crème of the Electronic Dance Music scene.

You’ve heard his work as part of the popular British band BBMak, which sold close to 3 million albums.  Once he took a turn towards dance music, there was no stopping his unique, haunting vocal style.  Earning high profile features with Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, BT, Benny Benassi, Paul Oakenfold and many more of dance music’s elite, Burns has made his indelible mark on the scene over an impressive 10 year career.

When ‘Simple Modern Answers’ landed last year, Link2Party noted that previously, “vocalists behind some of the most epic tracks to grace the dancefloor have been little more than a name on a record sleeve.” With his solo album, Christian Burns shook that perception permanently, becoming one of the few dance vocalists to receive center billing on a full length release.

The album received critical acclaim across the board: Broadwayworld.com said “This is Christian Burns doing what he does best”, and EQ Music Blog noted  “Christian Burns has managed to perfect the art of collaboration. Quite genius indeed. This solidifies his place as THE leading male vocalist in the EDM genre.”

Now, Armada Music is releasing the deluxe edition of the album, which includes two brand new acoustic versions and plenty of previously unreleased content. When listening to this deluxe album, it’s easy to understand why this man has been able to achieve what many who came before him thought to be impossible, or at the very least, astronomically difficult.

The credits on the track list look more like the nominees for an awards show, and it says something to the man’s talent that the very best in the industry were all excited to work on this album.  Weighing in at a whopping 26 tracks in total, the deluxe version of ‘Simple Modern Answers’ is an impressive demonstration of the breadth and talent that Christian Burns is so well known for.

Tracks:

Disc 1:

  1. Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Vocal Mix) (02:55)
  2. Christian Burns & Conjure One - Then There Were None (05:47)
  3. Christian Burns & Protoculture - Knife Games (Throwing Daggers) (04:48)
  4. Christian Burns & BT - The Enemy (05:58)
  5. Christian Burns & Stefan Dabruck - Bullet (03:24)
  6. Christian Burns - Kingdom Castle Ruins (04:21)
  7. Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk - We Are Tonight (04:34)
  8. Christian Burns, Paul Oakenfold & JES - As We Collide (03:28)
  9. Christian Burns with Maison & Dragen - Perfectly (03:44)
  10. Christian Burns & Marco V - Frozen Heart (04:54)
  11. Christian Burns - Particles (04:13)
  12. Christian Burns & Jean Claude Ades - Lovers Till The End (05:05)
  13. Christian Burns - Kick Out The Jams (03:17)
  14. Christian Burns & Kryder - Come Home (03:43)
  15. Christian Burns & Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Secret Universe (Woody van Eyden Remix) (04:09)
  16. Armin van Buuren feat. Christian Burns - This Light Between Us (05:09)
  17. Christian Burns feat. Paul Harris & Vern - Simplify (03:28)
  18. Christian Burns & Antillas - Paris Is Calling (03:08)

Disc 2:

  1. Marco V & Christian Burns - Frozen Heart (Big Room Radio Edit) (03:15)
  2. Christian Burns, Paul Oakenfold & JES - As We Collide (Orjan Nilsen Radio Edit) (03:04)
  3. Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk - We Are Tonight (Walden Radio Edit) (03:12)
  4. Christian Burns & Stefan Dabruck - Bullet (KhoMha Radio Edit) (03:36)
  5. Christian Burns with Maison & Dragen - Perfectly (MaRLo Radio Edit) (03:44)
  6. Christian Burns & BT - The Enemy (Zetandel Chill Out Mix) (04:06)
  7. Christian Burns & Marco V - Frozen Heart (Acoustic Version) (04:43)
  8. Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk - We Are Tonight (Acoustic Version) (04:02)