Joe Louis* ‎– Back To The Beginning

Relief Records ‎– RR760
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Displayed credits to Jaime Read and Insync vs. Mysteron to not appear on this release. The label on this record states: "Written and produced by Joe Louis".

The music on this release was 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 "Snoopy Dancin'", was recorded by Read at the studio of Justin David.

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, 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 tracks from these 3 records on a 12" entitled "He's Back" 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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out): RR 760 A Metropolis Mastering Chicago MJR
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out): RR 760 B M.M.M.J.R.


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September 12, 2017
Officials vinyl release on Mint Condition arriving this week.

La la la


July 24, 2017
Joe Louis, well i never. What a robbing bastard. Hope the right guy behind this (excellent) release finally get their rewards


July 17, 2017
Available digitally By original artist
Please support rather then buying this


March 9, 2015

Sad story. Never give a DAT away without a signed contract.


February 11, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

An brilliant EP and a I agree with the reviewer below one of the finest releases on Relief (if I may add alongside
Gemini ‎– Welcome To The Future).

I didn't know this was Jaime Read, wow. Amazing, timeless, high quality stuff and a thumbs down to Joe Lewis from the UK.


June 22, 2013
touch me is a CLASSIC, I played this out back then and decided to tell everybody this is the BEST track of the label- back then way ahead of the times -needs maybe a little edit- I would love to see a label re-issue this- with the real name of course


October 20, 2011
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)


November 10, 2010
edited over 7 years ago



September 7, 2010

well i hope peacefrog(being a uk label) gave all the royalities to jamie read