David Holmes ‎– Johnny Favourite

Warp Records ‎– WAP 42
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Mistake on the B-side label: write 45 RPM - real 33 RPM.

Copyright Control/Island Music.
Jagz Kooner & Gary Burns for The Sabres of Paradise.
Made in England.
℗ 1994 Warp Records
© 1994 Warp Records

Warp Genericism: The Designers Republic & Lou Cypher.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 042063 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etchings side A): WAP・42 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etchings side B): WAP・42 B₁

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 42CD David Holmes Johnny Favourite(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 42CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP 42 David Holmes Johnny Favourite(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 42 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP 42CDD David Holmes Johnny Favourite(2xFile, FLAC, Single, RE) Warp Records WAP 42CDD UK Unknown


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February 1, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This is blinding. So intense, with huge peaks and breakdowns like you used to get in the olden days...

The overall sound, though, is obviously influenced by Burns & Kooner - it sounds like a Sabres of Paradise release.


January 11, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
I disagree. This may be Holmes best IMO (ok, so Scubadevils/Death Before Disco comes close). This was powerful journey music. It takes you deep, hypnotizes you in wicked groove, breaks into emotional pads that roll your eyes back, then finishes with a buildup into an enormous verb'd kick that blew the roof off every hall I heard it played.


June 27, 2002
Homer was obviously still feeling his way with this one, working towards his recognisable sound. This is a great deal murkier and grimier than later releases - it sounds more typically Warp than typical David Holmes...