Joe Lewis ‎– He's Back

Peacefrog Records ‎– PFG058
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Displayed credits to Jamie Read and Insync vs. Mysteron to not appear on this release.

A2, B1 & B2 were taken without permission from a DAT given to Joe Lewis when he was in the UK in 1995 by Jamie Read. The DAT contained music made during a period when Read was recording at the studios of 10th Planet with Lee Purkis, Chris Hartley and David Manuel (the 3 of whom ran 10th Planet and recorded as Insync vs. Mysteron).

Read was keen to have his music released on Relief, a label with cult status in the underground UK scene. He gave the DAT to Joe Lewis for the purpose of giving to Relief as potential material for the label. Some time later these tracks appeared on Relief as a Joe Louis release entited "Back To The Beginning", with no credit to the people who actually produced them. A while later, further material from this DAT was released under Louis/Lewis' name on "The Beginning And The Ending" on Lewis' own Target Records label and on "Netherlands EP" on Basement 282, again with no mention of the actual producers.

10 years later (2005) Peacefrog Records in the UK, unaware of the actual origin of the music, released several of the tracks from these 3 records on this 12" and an album entitled "The Return Of Joe Lewis", which was released on both vinyl and CD.

The track titles shown for the tracks in question were given by Joe Lewis.


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July 18, 2017
Reissues up coming of all tracks robbed from me digital download of 'Kandle lite" and "flying hi" available know through my band camp page. Please support the original artist


October 20, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
I can well believe, and know that this is another tale of the windy-city-rip-off.......WHAT A FUCKING LIBERTY!!!

listen to each and every artist mentioned, you WILL be able to tell who was responsible for producing what, where and when........(UK). Joe Lewis taking the piss me thinks......


August 14, 2005
edited over 14 years ago

Eschewing any equipment that would place this record anywhere other than Detroit in the early or mid 90's, Joe Lewis has nevertheless managed to make a record that is fresh, emotional, and evocative - proving that it is more important to have a sense of musicianship and emotion than familiarity with the latest and greatest techno production techniques.

This release is only marred by the first track ("Midnight Dancin'") - a completely generic piece of loopy Chicago trackwork that sounds like a throwaway B-side dub to some Underground Construction record circa 1993. The other three pieces are simply stunning pieces of atmospheric electronic music, and show that there is still ground to be explored in the Detroit techno formula. My favorite track (by far) on this EP would have to be the "Flyin' High". It's one of those rare tracks that is so timeless and perfect that it will take you back to some sort of eternal place in your mind. I would advise that you just turn the lights off, sit back, and listen to the second side from the start to the finish. Like any great music, this demands your complete attention in order for you to fully appreciate it.