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Mixtape returned to owner 25 years after being lost at sea

It was a blast from the past for Stella Wedell, who stumbled across a cassette mixtape from her childhood that was lost at sea on vacation nearly 30 years before. The collection of songs by the then 12-year-old Wedell was initially found by artist Mandy Barker, who recovered the item over a thousand miles from where it was lost and put it in display in a Stockholm exhibit. After recognizing the tracklist as strangely familiar, Wedell pulled out an old photo she had and confirmed that it was indeed her playlist of ’93.

“It was exactly the same tracklist, but starting with track three.

I remember that I didn’t like the first two songs on the [original] CD because I felt they were too old so I wouldn’t have included them when I recorded the [cassette] mixtape¬†

Equally surprising is that after 18-months of drying and then going through an audio restoration process, the mixtape still works. Now with greater context, the piece will remain on display until the completion of Barker’s exhibit, before being sent back to its rightful owner.

See the full tracklist below:

1. Somebody Dance With Me (Radio Mix) – DJ Bobo
2. Would I Lie To You? – Charles & Eddie
3. The Jungle Book Groove – Disney Cast
4. Rock With You – Inner Circle
5. Do You See The Light – Snap
6. One Love (Radio Version) – Dr Alban
7. More And More – Captain Hollywood Project
8. Oh Carolina (Radio Version) – Shaggy
9. The Key, The Secret (Glamorously Developed Edit) – Urban Cookie Collective
10. It Keeps Rainin’ (Tears From My Eyes) – Bitty McLean
11. Summer Summer (Radio Edit) – Loft
12. Never Let Her Slip Away – Undercover
13. Power Of American Natives – Dance 2 Trance
14. Iron Lion Zion (7” Mix) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
15. Sweet Harmony – The Beloved
16. Give It Up – Cut ‘n’ Move
17. Go West – Pet Shop Boys
18. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
19. (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You – UB40
20. Mr Vain – Culture Beat

Via: Sky

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