Inner City ‎– Good Life

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Good Life (Magic Juan's Mix) 8:28
Good Life (Mayday Club Mix) 6:12
Big Fun (L.A. Big Big Fun Remix) 5:12

Versions (41)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TENX 249 Inner City Good Life(12", Single) 10 Records TENX 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TENR 249 Inner City Good Life (Chicago Mixes)(12", Single) 10 Records TENR 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
80433 Inner City Good Life(12") 10 Records 80433 France 1988 Sell This Version
TENX 249 Inner City Good Life(12") 10 Records, Virgin TENX 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VSX 1470 Inner City Good Life(12") 10 Records VSX 1470 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
VG 2127-Z, TENX 249 Inner City Good Life(12") Virgin, 10 Records VG 2127-Z, TENX 249 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
0-96591 Inner City Good Life(12") Virgin 0-96591 US 1988 Sell This Version
VINX 232 Inner City Good Life(12") 10 Records VINX 232 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
0-96591 Inner City Good Life(12") Virgin 0-96591 US 1988 Sell This Version
TENX249 DJ Inner City Good Life(12", Promo) 10 Records TENX249 DJ UK 1988 Sell This Version
DMD 1266 Inner City Good Life(12", Promo) Virgin DMD 1266 US 1988 Sell This Version
DMD 1659 Inner City Good Life(12", Promo) Virgin DMD 1659 US 1988 Sell This Version
611 921, 611 921-213 Inner City Good Life(12", Single) 10 Records, 10 Records 611 921, 611 921-213 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
TENX 249 Inner City Good Life(12", Single) 10 Records TENX 249 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
TENX 249 Inner City Good Life(12", W/Lbl) 10 Records TENX 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VIN 45297 Inner City Good Life(7") 10 Records VIN 45297 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
VIN 45297 Inner City Good Life(7") 10 Records VIN 45297 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
111 921, 111 921-100 Inner City Good Life(7", Single) 10 Records, 10 Records 111 921, 111 921-100 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
7-99236 Inner City Good Life(7", Single) 10 Records 7-99236 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TEN 249 Inner City Good Life(7", Single) 10 Records TEN 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
90506 Inner City Good Life(7", Single) 10 Records 90506 France 1988 Sell This Version
TEN 249 Inner City Good Life(7", Single, Sil) 10 Records TEN 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TENCD 249 Inner City Good Life(CD, Mini, Single) 10 Records TENCD 249 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PRCD2622 Inner City Good Life(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin, 10 Records PRCD2622 US 1988 Sell This Version
VS1470 Inner City Good Life(7") Virgin VS1470 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7-99236 Inner City Good Life(7", Promo) Virgin 7-99236 US 1989 Sell This Version
7-99236 Inner City Good Life(7", Single) Virgin 7-99236 US 1989 Sell This Version
661 921-211, TENCDT 249 Inner City Good Life(CD, Single) Virgin, 10 Records 661 921-211, TENCDT 249 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ICDJ 93 Inner City Good Life (Remixes)(2x12", Promo) 10 Records ICDJ 93 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GOODLIFE Inner City Good Life (Eric Prydz Unreleased Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Inner City), Not On Label (Eric Prydz) GOODLIFE Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
GOODLIFE Inner City Good Life (Eric Prydz Unreleased Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Inner City), Not On Label (Eric Prydz) GOODLIFE Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
OUT001 Innercity* Good Life (Eric Prydz Summer 2006 Edit)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Inner City), Not On Label (Eric Prydz) OUT001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
OUT001 Inner City Good Life (Eric Prydz Summer 2006 Edit)(12", Unofficial, S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Eric Prydz) OUT001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
KMS095 Inner City Good Life 2011(2xFile, WAV) KMS Records KMS095 2010
KMS128 Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City - Good Life (2013 Remixes)(11xFile, MP3, 320) KMS KMS128 US 2013
KMS128 Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City - Good Life (2013 Remixes)(11xFile, WAV) KMS KMS128 US 2013
MADEINSANE001 Inner City Good Life (Made In Sane Remixes)(File) Not On Label (Made In Sane Self-released) MADEINSANE001 Norway 2013
KMS132 Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City - Good Life (Pig & Dan -Unreleased- Less Is More Mix)(File, MP3, 320) KMS KMS132 US 2013
none Inner City Good Life (Wez Saunders' Ultimate Opener Remake 2013)(File, WAV, P/Unofficial) Not On Label (Inner City) none UK 2013
KMS132 Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City - Good Life 2013 (Pig & Dan Less Is More Vocal Mix)(File, WAV) KMS Records KMS132 US 2013
0602537540693 Inner City Good Life(12", Single, RE) Virgin 0602537540693 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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AndrewHP

AndrewHP

August 23, 2016
referencing Good Life, 12", Single, TENX 249
Those classic chords were lifted from Nitro Deluxe's "This Brutal House". There is a clean stab of the synth right at the very end of the track. I absolutely love this sound and what they did with it. People talk about creative sampling and this is one of the finest examples of it you will hear. Here's a video that demonstrates it - well worth a watch and only short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r1h2XmWXBI
TheStupendous

TheStupendous

May 14, 2016
referencing Good Life, 12", 0-96591
Despite all of the different singles and remixes, by leaps and bound the best mix is the (Magic Juan Mix)! At 8:28 you cannot beat it! The rest aren't even worth a listen.
ScottMusic

ScottMusic

April 11, 2016
edited 4 months ago
referencing Good Life, 12", Single, TENX 249

Mayday Club Mix - B1 is outstanding, possibly the best track I own. Keeps on giving from start to finish!!
wewantvinyl

wewantvinyl

April 4, 2016
referencing Good Life, 12", 0-96591

Good 12"; just wish this had the instrumental version on the record!
NicholasKirbo

NicholasKirbo

December 17, 2013
referencing Good Life, 12", 0-96591

For a collection of mixes by several Detroit and Chicago legends, this 12" is one of the best values available in the genre. It showcases the songwriting talent of Kevin Saunderson and how he was able to achieve international success.
baze.djunkiii

baze.djunkiii

July 22, 2012
referencing Good Life, 7", Single, 111 921, 111 921-100
i am in good belief that i have this copy also the "II" is missing on my b-side matrix etching which is like this

Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove B): DS 111921 B 2/12 88

is there any knowledge about the b-side being re-cut or the use of various pressing tools so that "II" means a thing like "second pressing tool" ?
2oldskool

2oldskool

March 17, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Good Life, 12", VINX 232
For anyone thinking about grabbing this for a nice quality 12" cut of the classic 7" mix (aka The Master Reese edit) just be aware they messed up with not only the sleeve, but the labels too. I'm not entirely sure of the correct mix title for track B1, but sadly it's not the Master Reese Edit. After quite a bit of research, and buying a copy of this, it would now seem the only way to get that mix is on a 7" pressing.
.iQ.

.iQ.

December 13, 2011
referencing Good Life, 12", Single, TENX 249
WOW!!!
nuff said.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

September 5, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Good Life, 12", Promo, DMD 1659
The second smashing Inner City hit "Good Life" came out in 1988, just after "Big Fun"'s acclaimance. Kevin Saunderson and Paris Grey got together again for their unique soulful Techno song style.
Though Inner City's lirics were about common themes (on "Big Fun" and "Good Life" as well), the way Paris Grey would sing and the keyboard arrangements by Kevin Saunderson would make the whole difference: "Good Life" brought (even) more Soul to the sophisticated science fiction dance music of Inner City, and it would stand forever as a standard for the Techno genre born in Detroit, honoring its Futuristic Electronic and African American 'Jazz-Soul-Funk' influences.
Inner City's Soul enhancement on "Good Life", carefully planned through Kevin Saunderson's warm synth chords and Paris Grey's deeper vocals, empowered the tune's base of outstanding beats and sophisticated bass lines.
"Good Life" would represent Inner City's international consolidation and Paris Grey was finally free to quit her sales assistant job on a store in Chicago to fully dedicate herself on her music career.