Leftfield ‎– Open Up / Cut For Life

Hard Hands ‎– VJAY12
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Open Up
Written-By – Barnes*, Daley*Written-By, Vocals – Lydon*
AA Cut For Life
Written-By – Barnes*, Daley*Written-By, Vocals – Rupkina*

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John Lydon appears through the courtesy of The Atlantic Recording Corporation

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  • Barcode: 5 099767 096062

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HAND 009T Leftfield, Lydon* Leftfield, Lydon* - Open Up(12", Single) Hard Hands HAND 009T UK 1993 Sell This Version
HAND 009R Leftfield, John Lydon Leftfield, John Lydon - Open Up (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Hard Hands HAND 009R UK Unknown Sell This Version
CSK 7282 Leftfield, Lydon* Leftfield, Lydon* - Open Up(CD, Maxi, Promo) Columbia CSK 7282 US 1995 Sell This Version
LOC 127 Leftfield, Lydon* Leftfield, Lydon* - Open Up (Remixes)(12") Logic Records LOC 127 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HAND 009CD Leftfield, Lydon* Leftfield, Lydon* - Open Up(CD, Single, RP) Hard Hands HAND 009CD UK Unknown Sell This Version



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December 4, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
'Cut For Life' is an excellent alternate mix of the Leftism version of 'Song Of Life'. The song starts off similarly to the original Leftism mix with the dubby down-tempo reggae beat, but around the two minute mark, the song suddenly shifts gears, dropping the thunderous beat and chunky bass line from the last half of the original Leftism mix. The rest of the song chugs along in similar fashion, changing up the beat and adding different sounds here and there before finishing up in similar fashion to the original.

An interesting tidbit: Nick Warren said this is one of the three vinyls he keeps in his box at all times (the other two being The Age of Love's 'Age of Love' and Mory Kante's 'Yeke Yeke'). Here are his comments on Leftfield and this track: "Leftfield are one of my favourite bands. Their sound is so British in the way they take their influences from dub reggae to hip hop to techno and mix it all up and come out with something that wouldn't get made anywhere else. This track has all these elements. It starts with half speed reggae and comes in with all the elements of dance tracks that I love."