Above & Beyond ‎– Can't Sleep

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANJ-062 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(8xFile, MP3, 320) Anjunabeats ANJ-062 UK 2006
ANJ-062R Above & Beyond Can't Sleep (Remixes)(12") Anjunabeats ANJ-062R UK 2006 Sell This Version
ANJ-062R Above & Beyond Can't Sleep (Remixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Anjunabeats ANJ-062R UK 2006 Sell This Version
euphonic64.3 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(12") euphonic euphonic64.3 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ANJ-062 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(12") Anjunabeats ANJ-062 UK 2006 Sell This Version
EUPH064 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(12", Promo, W/Lbl) euphonic EUPH064 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ANJ 062 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Anjunabeats ANJ 062 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(2xFile, MP3, 320) Anjunabeats none UK 2006
euphonic64.cd-r Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(CDr) euphonic euphonic64.cd-r Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(CDr, Promo) Ideal Promotion none UK 2006 Sell This Version
ACD-062 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(CDr, Single) Anjunabeats ACD-062 UK 2006 Sell This Version
UL 1514 Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(6xFile, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL 1514 US 2007
none Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(CDr) Anjunabeats none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Above & Beyond Can't Sleep(CDr) Anjunabeats none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Above & Beyond Can't Sleep (We Are All Astronauts Progressive Mix)(File, MP3, Unofficial, 320) Not On Label (We Are All Astronauts Self-Released) none UK 2016

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tim_siegertsz

tim_siegertsz

March 23, 2008
referencing Can't Sleep, 12", ANJ-062

What a release by the ever-impressive trio that make up Above & Beyond. I would say that this has to be the perfect vocal trance track, as it has all of the vital elements which help to create the complete spectrum of emotions by which only trance music can achieve.

Firstly, I must comment on the flawless production - it is quite simply brilliant, right from the first effect/synth and beat this masterpiece rolls on for the next 9 minutes giving you not just a taste, but an overdose of absolute euphoria.

The vocals and lyrics are fantastic; Ashley Tomberlin delivers some amazingly strong yet delicate and breathy notes which complement the music like no other vocal trance tracks out there, apart from of course A&B's "OceanLab" alias with the incredible Justine Suissa on hand!

The lead synh is NOT tedious or dull - it would make a good anthem all on it's own especially if it were a little faster. The BPM is just right for the Original Mix as it sets the tone for an epic and emotional trance track.

The Maori Remix is a great contrast - nice and dark with lots of futuristic effects, yet it provides all of the right 'structural' elements to help support a vocal piece of this nature. Looped and gritty synths are synchronised with the bass to help create a quite alarmingly fast feel without cranking the BPM to the 140 mark - very clever!

A monster anthem by the boys based in London, which will be enjoyed for decades to come. Thank you for this masterpiece, and long may it continue.
tim_siegertsz

tim_siegertsz

March 23, 2008
referencing Can't Sleep, CDr, Single, ACD-062

The Remixes; all of which offer something quite different in style but equally brilliant and interesting, are as good as or even better than the Original Mix:

The Signum Remix steals the show, as it doesn’t loose any of the vocals yet offers a hard, fast, futuristic, atmospheric and more euphoric trance feel overall without compromising the quality - no question, it's a future trance classic.

The Maori Remix is very very dark and is full of looping, rasping, chopped-up synths and a heavy yet not high BPM bass. In my opinion this is the underground trance fans choice - typical of Maor Levi's "Maori" work, just listen to 'Destruct' and you've pretty much got the overall feel for this mix.

The Daniel Kandi Remix is great "Dream Trance", it's nice and uplifting with lots of beautiful effects and the main synth has been morphed into one of those Daniel Kandi 'piano key specials', not only this but there is a wonderful breakbeat section before the song peaks after 3 and a half mins - very good indeed.

The ATB Remix has a really progressive trance feel, and if it wasn’t for the existence of the three other (fantastic) mixes above - then this would be played a lot more. The synth has been extended to match the slower BPM, hence this is a highly simplistic approach for a progressive trance track. Here ATB has produced an underrated interpretation of a true classic.

The Sonorous Remix is quite disappointing. Although it offers an initially interesting feel it is not fast enough, and without a lead synth (unlike a Euphonic artist to do that), nor do the background effects to match the vocals; it's ok but not good enough especially compared to the other mixes on show. Therefore not the best work by one of my top artists form the Euphonic label.

The Ian Carey Vocal/Dub Mixes are very different to the others, as this artist merges a very progressive house feel with a quite typical trancer. This has a really good beat, lots of welcome effects and a catchy synth, however I am not too fond of the Dub Mix without the vocals - it's just a little too minimal.
djwolftek

djwolftek

March 3, 2008
referencing Can't Sleep, 12", ANJ-062

This is definitely one of my favorite trance tracks of all time. The buildup and rythm is brilliant. The vocals send chills down my spine and send my hair on there ends. "Above & Beyond" have been producing since 2002 and this is by far their best track.
They've released over 15 labels and are continuing to produce there uplifting trance. There names are Jonathan Grant, Paavo Siljamäki, and Tony McGuinness. Chceck out there profile on dicogs for more information about Above & Beyond.
Definitely reccommend these tracks to anyone looking for some soathing, uplifting trance.
BatteryMan

BatteryMan

October 1, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Can't Sleep, 12", ANJ-062

I've loved the original of "Can't Sleep" since I heard it on Above & Beyond's artist album 'Tri-State'...Ashley Tomberlin has a beautiful, melancholic voice that has struck a chord with me since I heard her singing on projects with "Luminary." The original of "Can't Sleep" is progressive, yet maintains an edge...Maori's Mix is a darker & harder version that storms in the club, but minimizes the vocal.