Foul Play ‎– Vol. 4

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Moving Shadow ‎– SHADOW 49, Moving Shadow ‎– UK SHADOW 49
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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This Side
X Being With You
Other Side
Y Music Is The Key
Producer [Additional Vocals] – Neil Shepherd, Steve B*Vocals [Featuring] – Denise Gordon

Credits

Notes

(P) Moving Shadow. (C) Moving Shadow Record Company. Special thanks to Alex, Danny and Hazel. Also Hopa, Harv and Bones.

Track X samples:
Vocal from Mary J. Blige - Changes I've Been Going Through
Vocal from Diamond and The Psychotic Neurotics - A View From The Underground

Track Y samples:
Breakbeat from Blowfly - Sesame Street

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 022208 100493 >
  • Matrix / Runout (X): THE BEST CUPPA I'VE HAD FOR A LONG TIME - THANKS MARK
  • Label Code: LC 5681

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHADOW49 Foul Play Being With You / Music Is The Key(2xFile, WAV) Moving Shadow SHADOW49 UK Unknown
SHADOW 49 Foul Play Volume IV(12", Promo) Moving Shadow SHADOW 49 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW 49CD, UK SHADOW 49CD, SH 49CD Foul Play Vol. 4(CD, Single) Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 49CD, UK SHADOW 49CD, SH 49CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW 49 Foul Play Vol. 4(12", TP, W/Lbl) Moving Shadow SHADOW 49 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

November 17, 2016

First heard 'Being With You' on an amazing Topp Buzz mix from around 93 when this must have been on Dub Plate. it has stuck with me and anchored my mind in that time period when Jungle was really magical, ethereal and uplifting without compromising on the deeper elements that kept it underground and great to dance too. Its one of those seminal tracks with its haunting vocals, moody bass lines, stripped back breaks, that slowly build layer by layer to deliver something really really special. So glad to finally add a decent copy to my collection.
Skott

Skott

May 3, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Music Is the Key is one of my personal fav jungle tracks ever, dunno how i left it out of my fav of 94 list in the forums....The lyrics are profoundly awesome and deep and make this tune so special on so many fronts. One of the best songs of any music to me. Really makes you think how good music really is for the soul. Not enough can be said about Denise Gordon's lyrics on this one... For those that don't know my buddy sixteenarmedjack has an amazing Rmx of this tune that does it justice for sure. It brings it for the floor and some amens included.
masaq

masaq

December 10, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

I have to agree with all the reviews below. If You say the word Jungle, this is the first tune that comes to mind. The first DJ I heard mix this was Frost. Way back in 94. Wow. Even back then everyone knew this tune was special. An absolute classic. If there is one track that you could say was responsible for a complete paradigm shift in UK dance music, then Being With You is that track. People say the Beatles influenced a generation. Have a listen through the Foul Play back catalogue and tell me that they are not as influential. In my opinion, UK dance would be completely different and definitely worse had they not produced the music they have. And let's not forget the fantastic vocal talent of Denise Gordon. Everyone loves the Pt 1 Remix of Music is the Key, but this original version, for me is even better. From the heart. Respect. Sheer quality on vinyl and worth every penny you will have to pay for a decent copy. Timeless, both tracks, totally transcends the years. If you don't own this, walk into the kitchen, take out a rolling pin and hit yourself repeatedly on the head with it. Then come back in and buy yourself a big fat slice of what makes the UK the best place for dance music.
Lixx

Lixx

March 8, 2015

'Being With You' is without a doubt in my mind the ultimate Foul Play track. I could listen to it on repeat all day and never tire of it. The crisp beats, bassline, all the atmospheric parts, along soulful vocal are just put together to absolute perfection. If this was actually made in 1993 it certainly is well ahead of it's time. Seems like it could fit into any period of drum n bass history seamlessly.
soulbeatrunner

soulbeatrunner

February 10, 2015
History in the making
drexcia2

drexcia2

July 12, 2014
This will go down in history as one of the most greatest ambient jungle tracks ever to grace a piece of vinyl.
The sample is from Mary J Blige. Steve Gurley left the band and foul play laid low for a year before unleashing Being With You. John Morrow, Steve Bradshaw RIP Created some of the most rushed out break beat tracks ever. Finest illusion (illegal mix) being one of them which contains the best oscillator Riff/Stab of all time its ethereal stuff. That sends shivers down your spine along with Open Your Mind.
Sadly when Steve Bradshaw passed away Foul Play lost there way but hey what a legacy they left behind. Moving Shadow's finest moments were as a result of Foul Play.
The remix in my opinion is not as good as the original a lot beg to differ as it paved the way for the beginning of a new genre. Call me old fashioned but I love the original much more.
ian_s

ian_s

January 14, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
Being With You was recorded in mid 1993, but kept on dubplate for a year, with pretty much only Jason Kaye from Top Buzz having a copy. Denise Gordon was a family friend of Steve Bradshaw and also from Northampton. Steve Bradshaw wrote the lyrics for the tune.