Midi Rain ‎– Always

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Vinyl Solution ‎– STORM 37
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
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Credits

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Recorded at I.M.W., London

Made in England

Dedicated to my brother Paul and to my children Jai and Tinisha.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sleeve): 5 017687 303763
  • Label Code: LC 7871
  • Other (EFA Code): EFA 12'' 18314 02
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, variant 1): STORM 37 A1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE B PR-E TO PAUL
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, variant 1): STORM 37 B¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE PR-E F
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, etched, variant 2): STORM 37 A1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE D PR-E TO PAUL
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, etched, variant 2): STORM 37 B¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE PR-E D

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAS 6030 Midi Rain Always(12", Promo) Columbia CAS 6030 US 1994 Sell This Version
STORM 37 S Midi Rain Always(7", Single, Promo) Vinyl Solution STORM 37 S UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 91 Midi Rain Always (Red Jerry Mixes)(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 91 UK 1994 Sell This Version
FIN 048 Midi Rain Always(12") Flying International FIN 048 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 37 Midi Rain Always(12", Promo) Vinyl Solution STORM 37 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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Vinyl_Pleasure

Vinyl_Pleasure

April 26, 2018

Masterpiece of the early days , you cannot listen to this track without singing along. John Rocca had it down pat and I will play his records till they turn to dust.
Vinyl_Pleasure

Vinyl_Pleasure

April 26, 2018

Masterpiece of the early days , you cannot listen to this track without singing along. John Rocca had it down pat and I will play his records till they turn to dust.
Sage_Haz

Sage_Haz

August 28, 2016

There was never anything terribly new about this track when it was released. The format and style had been mastered before in the clubs of NYC and Chicago etc etc etc, yadda yadda yadda (you now where I'm going with this one). The OG edit off of this single gives me some SERIOUS mid-80s Bronx Freestyle flashback. None of this is to say the track isn't good, I'll definitely throw it into a set of house to give breathing room to some heavier anthems. As for the remixes: I like em even more. Sample away playas.
restless

restless

November 21, 2009
edited over 4 years ago

At some point in the late 1980's/early 1990's when acid house and rave music took over the UK as a storm, synth-pop fans had the delight to hear some of their favorite artists going towards more wild, fresh and experimental territories, crossing white synth-pop music and voices with the thrills of devastating acid and euphoric house. Some of these trans-genre mutants would become acid, rave and balearic classics (i'm thinking here of the Beloved's "Acid Love (Love & Ecstasy Mix)", Paul Rutherford's "Get Real - Happy House mix", New Order's "Round & Round (Kevin Saunderson remix)", Cabaret Voltaire's "Hypnotized", John Rocca's "Move", Marina Van-Rooy's "Sly One" (all mixes) or even Depeche Mode's "Strangelove (Hijack mix by Tim Simenon)", among others). Phat beats, nasty acid lines over white soulful newwave singers, hypnotic voice cut-ups and effects, moody futuristic synth pads, longer rave-friendly versions : a new form of (synth) pop was born here, marrying proper song structures with the raveolutionnary "air du temps" and perfectly illustrating rave's "unity" aesthetics by musically marrying two scenes. Well, among all these beauties, the "Club Vocal Mix" of "Always" by Midi Rain (another John Rocca project) is perhaps the most outstanding and daring, with mad echoes all around, soulful angelic voice, drugged-up blurry sometimes almost cartoonesque production sounding like an E'd up manga full of panache, and a dramatic progressive construction that give the dancer this energy rush and love thrill which only great rave moments provide. This song mixes craziness, euphoria, feelings of hope and a certain melancholy, and in my opinion is a perfect testimony to that period's state of mind. In my book, a masterpiece.