Joe Lewis ‎– The Beginning And The Ending

Target Records (17) ‎– TR-1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



  • Engineer [Uncredited]Insync vs. Mysteron (tracks: A1, A2, B3)
  • Producer [Uncredited], Written-By [Uncredited]Jaime Read (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B3)


Displayed credits to Jaime Read and Insync vs. Mysteron do not appear on this release. The label states: "Mixed by Joe Lewis for Target Music Productions".

However, tracks A1, A2, B2 & B3 were taken without permission from a DAT given to Joe Lewis when he was in the UK in 1995 by Jaime 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). An earlier track, titled on this release as "Piano", was recorded by Read at the studio of Justin David.

Read was keen to have his music released on Relief Records, 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 Joe Louis* - 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 this release and on Joe Louis* - 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 a 12" entitled Joe Lewis - He's Back and an album entitled "The Return Of Joe Lewis", which was released on both as a vinyl Joe Lewis - The Return Of Joe Lewis and as a CD Joe Lewis - The Return Of Joe Lewis.

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