The Grid ‎– Crystal Clear

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Crystal Clear (Prankster Prophet Mix) 7:39
Crystal Clear (Trimar Mix) 4:36
Crystal Clear (Prankster Trance Dance) 7:46
Crystal Clear (456 Mix) 4:31

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VST 1442 The Grid Crystal Clear(12", Single) Virgin VST 1442 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VSTX 1442, 7243 8 91085 6 9 The Grid Crystal Clear (The Orb Remixes)(12", Single, Cle) Virgin, Virgin VSTX 1442, 7243 8 91085 6 9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VSTDJ 1442 The Grid Crystal Clear(12", Promo) Virgin VSTDJ 1442 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VSCDT 1442, 7243 8 91084 2 2, 665 617 The Grid Crystal Clear(CD, Single) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VSCDT 1442, 7243 8 91084 2 2, 665 617 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
VSC 1442, 7243 8 91084 4 6 The Grid Crystal Clear(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin VSC 1442, 7243 8 91084 4 6 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version

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charlietheking

charlietheking

August 23, 2016
referencing Crystal Clear (The Orb Remixes), 12", Single, Cle, VSTX 1442, 7243 8 91085 6 9
Amazing release and an absolute BARGAIN. All four mixes are class.
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September 9, 2015
referencing Crystal Clear (The Orb Remixes), 12", Single, Cle, VSTX 1442, 7243 8 91085 6 9
going for 2 cents... the orb mix is fucking ace. get it!
baj

baj

October 5, 2014
referencing Crystal Clear (The Orb Remixes), 12", Single, Cle, VSTX 1442, 7243 8 91085 6 9

Clear like an unmuddied lake is an absolute masterpiece of ambient acid house (if that's a label) from the Orb. One of my favorite pieces of music, discovered via an Astralwerks ambient comp back in my tender years. This track has been with us for that long, a generation, and it is STILL ahead of its time.
pjkh

pjkh

August 18, 2010
referencing Crystal Clear, 12", Single, VST 1442

The Grid had a lot of success with later tracks, but for me, this was their finest moment. While the Justin Robertson mixes were popular dancefloor tracks, the best was the Trimar mix, being a subtle improvement of the 456 mix.
The Orb remixes are a good example of the way Paterson's music was heading - a bit more upbeat than Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld and would probably fit onto Orblivion more than anywhere. By that point the Grid were filling dancefloors with cheesy swamps and cowboys. Credit to them though - they're in my collection.
scoundrel

scoundrel

August 16, 2010
referencing Crystal Clear, CD, Single, VSCDT 1442, 7243 8 91084 2 2, 665 617

With _Crystal Clear_, The Grid boys offer some of their more celebrated remixes. First is the Justin Robertson's "Prankster Prophet Mix" with some upbeat house dub (the "Prankster Trance Dance" is virtually identical, with the loops sequenced in a slightly different order). The Grid's own "Trimar Mix" isn't substantially different from the album version, but adds a female vocal. The go-to mixes, however, are the Orb's ambient versions, from the "Clear, Like an Unmuddied Lake" with its direct kick drum and reverberating melodic lines to the more beat-driven "The Crystal Clear Water Revival." Marvelous.