Crescendo ‎– Are You Out There

FFRR ‎– FX 270, FFRR ‎– 850 405-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

Companies, etc.



Written by Hitchcock/Hitchcock/Crosse.
Violin - Simon Standage.
Choir - Schmidt Ensemble.

(P) 1995 FFRR. (C) 1995 FFRR
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 042285040517
  • Barcode (Text): 0 42285 04051 7
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Price Code: PY 122
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout machine stamped, side A): DFI 95-10 FX 270 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout machine stamped, side B): DFI 95-10 FX 270 B1

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
697 120 087-2 Crescendo Are You Out There(CD, Maxi) FFRR 697 120 087-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
850 793-1 Crescendo Are You Out There(12") Metronome 850 793-1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
BABS 08 Crescendo Are You Out There(12") Dance Dept. BABS 08 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
697 120 087-1DJ Crescendo Are You Out There(12", Promo) FFRR 697 120 087-1DJ US 1996 Sell This Version
FCD 270, 850 445-2 Crescendo Are You Out There(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR FCD 270, 850 445-2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version



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May 8, 2018
'Are You Out There?' has not stood the test of time and sounds, twenty-three years on, fucking shocking. The spoken-word vocal is incredibly naff, though there was a brief period in '95 in which that was a popular thing (cf. Technocat). But then the 'let the heavens open' refrain kicks in, and the sirens blare, and that was the point at which the roof would be blown off whatever grim, sweaty, crowded dancefloor you were wedged into, as all about you proper 'ad it, ciggies were waved, drinks spilled, handbags tripped over.

At the time, 'Are You Out There?' was a cinematic epic that almost defied classification. Epic in nature and in duration. Clocking in at twenty minutes, it could give some of the Blue Amazon tracks a run for their money.

A remix surfaced about a decade ago now, by Vandalism. It's worth tracking down as it's actually pretty tasteful, dragging this overly-earnest slab of nerve-shredding bombast into the twenty-first century.