Joe Smooth Inc.* Featuring Anthony Thomas ‎– The Promised Land

D.J. International Records ‎– D J -905
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A Promised Land (Club Mix)
B1 Promised Land (Underground Mix)
B2 Promised Land (Radio Mix)

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DJ-905-A [Winged A] §
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): DJ-905-B [Winged A] §

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOB 009 , MOB 009X Joe Smooth Promised Land Remixes (2xVinyl) Maffia Music, Maffia Music MOB 009 , MOB 009X Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
FM 13834 Joe Smooth I Try / Promised Land (New Remix)(12") Five FM 13834 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
GC 71X Joe Smooth Promised Land(12") Global Cuts GC 71X Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
D J -905 Joe Smooth Inc.* Featuring Anthony Thomas Joe Smooth Inc.* Featuring Anthony Thomas - The Promised Land(12", RE) D.J. International Records D J -905 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJ-905 Joe Smooth Featuring Anthony Thomas Joe Smooth Featuring Anthony Thomas - Promised Land(12", W/Lbl, TP) D.J. International Records DJ-905 US 1988 Sell This Version


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May 23, 2017
edited 6 months ago
The track titled Radio mix is from memory the freestyle mix as someone may have already pointed out, which is actually the opposite of your typical radio type mix, its a really nice dub version that gets over looked but holds its own.


November 26, 2011
what an absolutly amazing track,, promise land,, apeard on 1 of the deep heart series albums. this tune is so nice, very happy and emotional... one of the best in its era...


September 7, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

How classic can you go? Do you remember the first time you fell in love? In 1987 I was 11 years old and when I heard this record I knew instantly for sure "I am in love with house music".

Now almost 20 years later this record has not lost any of its vibes and lyrics. Warm sounds are complemented with true vocals that still are meaningfull in many ways.

How many records in this genre deal with social issues? Besides "Joe Smooth's Promised Land" I can also think about the work of "Inner City" and "Rise from the Grave" composed by "Phuture aka DJ Pierre".

This record is one for my funeral.

May 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Almost 20 years after its initial impact, this record is still serving its life sentence in my record crate, all chances of parole out the window. Unlike many of its conteporaries, it will never see what that room in the back of my garage called "The Archives" looks like. 'The Promised Land' is one of those increasingly rare moments you'd look forward to at 8:00am when you're once again level with the physical universe and dreading the sound of chirping birds. Somehow - some way or another - Joe Smooth makes it all... smooth again...

... of course, those angels that come down and spread their wings like doves help him out with the feat.


April 8, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Sundaymorning, 7 am. You have been dancing and jumping around at this beach party since 11 pm last night, meeting new people and having a good time in general. The place is still packed. You look at the sea, you know the sun is about to rise. And at that exact point in time and space, with the sun rising, the DJ drops "The Promised Land" by Joe Smooth, the ultimate housemusic celebration and sing-along anthem. You get overwhelmed by feelings of joy, get tears in your eyes and you hug people you have never met before. This is the true house feeling. Welcome to the family.