Gabriella Cilmi ‎– Sweet About Me

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Island Records ‎– GAPRO 1
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Vinyl, 10", Promo
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A Sweet About Me (Matthew Herbert's Savoury Mix)
B Sweet About Me (Matthew Herbert's Savoury Instrumental)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5144262642 Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me(CD, Single) Warner Music Australia 5144262642 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
GABCDPRO2 Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records GABCDPRO2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
1767817 Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me(CD, Maxi) Universal Records, Island Records Group, Universal 1767817 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
GABCDPRO2 Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Island Records GABCDPRO2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GABCDPRO4 Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records Group GABCDPRO4 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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tonymasud

tonymasud

July 26, 2010
Around the time Amy Winehouse blew up, record companies started scouting several new Amy clones. You can look at it quite cynically and say that Winehouse was about to die soon and they needed a new one. Gabriella Cilmi had the same type of voice and was only 17 when "Sweet About Me" was released and it was a fairly decent track. It is noted that this was way before this track got it's big promotion thanks to being on the Rexona ads.

But I heard the remixes before the original and I heard the "Truth & Soul Mix" which was not that different from the original, but none of the versions match up to a true master's version. Matthew Herbert delivers a brilliant subdued remix which keeps the blues influence from the original but expands on it. Herbert lays down a simple groove and works some piano chords for the basis and then slowly grows the track in and highlights the bridges with vibes and the hook with an subtle epic feel.

It's a really well made remix and I want to give a big ups to Patrick HH who introduced this via a mix here on discogs where he played the instrumental and got me hooked on this to this date. I still bust it out in sets and it goes down brilliantly.