I've been quite vocal about my love of Sammy Warm Hands' Famous Last Words. As I saw it put once, I "practically wrote it a goddamn love letter". It was and is a huge step forward in every way, and while I wasn't expecting much to change with Famous' remix album, I was surprised, to put it mildly. "Ecstatic" might be a more appropriate word.
Right from the start, even though I'd been informed of the setup prior to receiving the album, I was, to utilize an overabundant term, blown away: all new production and a bunch of new lyrics. Already perfect songs somehow improved upon, or, at the very least, matched. I couldn't fucking believe what I was hearing. I spent the next hour and change sending Sam constant messages, so excited about these new takes that didn't detract from the originals. I couldn't get to sleep. I lost sleep over this album. I can't think of a time that's happened since I was half my age. Holy shit.
Since it is in my nature to break down the songs, I thought I'd jot down my quick take on each track. Then I thought I'd get Sam's take on my take. Once that happened, I thought it would be worth trying to get everyone's take who was involved, and everyone I could manage to get ahold of was somehow down.
So, here we are - Vacant Eyes, track by track, by those who made it happen and some jackass who's name is above in the "posted by" spot.