Commander Tom ‎– Attention!

Data Records ‎– DATA81P1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Promo

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A Attention! (F&W Remix)
Remix – F&W, Lars Frederiksen (2), Soren Weile*
B1 Attention! (Original Club Mix) 6:37
B2 Attention! (Steve Murano Remix)
Producer [Additional] – Tobias Fiedler & Jens Maiwald*Remix – Steve Murano

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Produced for SMP.
Recorded at SMP 1 Studio.
Original samples taken from Novy vs. Eniac's "Superstar".
℗ & © 2004 Data Records / Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd. under exclusive license from Pulsive Media.

Side A plays at 45 RPM & side B plays at 33 RPM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout machine stamped, side A): DATA 81 P1 A-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout machine stamped, side B): DATA 81 P1 B-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout hand etched, side A): Shane!

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DATA81CDSP Commander Tom Attention!(CD, Single, Promo) Data Records DATA81CDSP UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Commander Tom Attention!(CDr, Single) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
0157575A45 Commander Tom Attention!(CD, Maxi, Ltd) A45 Music 0157575A45 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
DATA81CDS Commander Tom Attention!(CD, Single, Enh) Data Records DATA81CDS UK 2005 Sell This Version
DATA 81P2 Commander Tom Attention!(12", W/Lbl, Sti) Data Records DATA 81P2 UK Unknown Sell This Version



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July 23, 2009

The more cynically minded might use this release as proof that even Commander Tom needs to pay the bills! That would be harsh though. Yes, it’s a complete departure from tracks like ‘Are Am Eye’ and ‘The Vulcan’, and yes it’s glossy and has female vocals, but the Original Club Mix version is actually a very good example of the acceptable face of commercial trance.

The Original Club Mix errs towards the filtered electro side of club trance. The vocals are pretty simple and repeated throughout the lifetime of the record, but are superbly executed. Clearly Commander Tom bought a considerable amount of studio experience to this track. The result is a slamming and most definitely very cool track that will reach the parts previous Commander Tom releases never could. Also look out for the excellent sleek and futuristic accompanying promo video for this track.

The Steve Murano mix is somewhat a stripped down cut up affair (despite having a higher beats per minute), and feels quite disjointed. The F&W Remix is a meaty hard dance affair, but like practically every record from that genre it suffers from a cheap and obvious production and sounds too thrashy.

This may well be a world away from the tribal acid hard trance that Commander Tom was famed for on the exceptional Noom record label, but thankfully it’s also a world away from that truly dreadful ‘I Can’t Sleep’ record that he later released as well. Give it a go, and you might be pleasantly surprised.