Blame ‎– Music Takes You (Seal Version)

Moving Shadow ‎– SHADOW 11
Vinyl, 12", Promo, 45 RPM


A Music Takes You (War Mix)
B Music Takes You (Peace Mix)


Rare promo copy with Moving Shadow labels featuring unlicensed vocals from Seal that were removed from the official release due to legal reasons.

A white label with slightly different runout etchings can be found here

There are also copies with plain labels ranging from creamy yellow to mustard (not pure white), which surfaced a few months later. From the same original metalwork, but with the catalogue number scratched out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side [Etched]): SHADOW 11 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side [Etched]): SHADOW 11 B-1

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHADOW 11 Blame Music Takes You(12") Moving Shadow SHADOW 11 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MSXEP014 Blame Music Takes You Remix EP(2x12", EP) Moving Shadow MSXEP014 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SHADOW 11 R, SHADOW 11R Blame Music Take You (Remixes)(12", Promo, Uns) Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 11 R, SHADOW 11R UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOWXV 11R Blame Blame Remix's(12", RE) Moving Shadow SHADOWXV 11R UK 2005 Sell This Version
SHADOW11 Blame Music Takes You(3xFile, WAV) Moving Shadow SHADOW11 UK Unknown


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January 2, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

there is some very informative info i didn't know about hear, its brilliant to read, i also have a copy of the illegal seal version as well as other versions, mine is white with cat no/ scratched out. i've had it for a long time now. so must of been a early bootleg. classic tune. my favourite release is the mix with ( drop it ) vocals on the intro, brilliant for fader work.


February 17, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
Did you know is the very first release of this and due to it's popularity this was pressed (the version page you are on now) and after the normal illegal sampling was done. As was and is the norm in the underground scene. To avoid legal/financial issues the commercial version was made and left everyone that got it in dismay, as it just was not the tune they heard and searched everywhere for! Anyway yet another release was made (the beige one) and unfortunately for most people, others in the know had already took them! So most people were plain SOL and had to wait for a copy to turn up or get a bootleg years later. Did you know that a mint copy of the original white sold for £1,500,00! (Not long before the bootlegs turned up). That makes the original of this the most expensive hardcore record ever! Atleast to my knowledge anyway. That's all folks! :-D


February 17, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
These copies here are actually the first ones made.


February 7, 2014
seal version is also on a red sleeved release, later pressed without the sample, just like trip to the moon and 'the doors' sample. Early versions had the vocals and later pressing had it removed.


October 7, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
Music Takes You took 4 hours to make and cost £30 for the studio time. Equipment used was a Casio sampler, a Juno 106 synth, an Atari ST and a Soundcraft mixing desk. All the samples were taken off cassette versions of the originals, and as a results the samples were very hissy. Rob Playford wanted it re-done properly and contacted Seal for the use of the sample. Seal actually wanted to sing on the track but his record label vetoed it and stopped the use of the sample.