N-Trance ‎– Set You Free (Mixes)

Label:
380 Records ‎– PEWT 4
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo, White Label, Stamped
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Tracklist

A1 Set You Free (Mix 1) 4:44
A2 Set You Free (Original Mix) 7:12
B Set You Free (Mix 3) 5:00

Notes

This is the first promo before the PWL label troubles.
N-Trance were finally signed to AATW after this release.

A2 (Original mix) has a slightly different arrangement to the version featured on the official AATW release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): PEWT 4 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): PEWT 4-B1

Other Versions (5 of 66) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12 GLOBE 121 N-Trance Set You Free(12") All Around The World 12 GLOBE 121 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PEWT 4 N-Trance Set You Free (Mixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) 380 Records PEWT 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
12 GLOBEX 242 N-Trance Set You Free(2x12", Promo) All Around The World 12 GLOBEX 242 UK 2001 Sell This Version
INT 193.053 N-Trance Set You Free(12", Promo) Blow Up, All Around The World INT 193.053 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
12 XGLOBE 242 , 12DJ GLOBE 242 N-Trance Set You Free(3x12", Promo) All Around The World, All Around The World 12 XGLOBE 242 , 12DJ GLOBE 242 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

October 5, 2010

This original vinyl pressing contains the original version of Set You Free, which is basically the same as the All Around The World release from 1994 apart from a more demo-ish production. It's not that noticeable on first listen, but if you compare it to the '94 mix you can hear the slight variance in Kelly Llorenna's vocals as well as a rougher arrangement. To be honest this original mix really stands well against the polished '94 mix, to the extent that I am always inclined to play it if I have to choose the definitive version.

Where this original white label becomes unique is on the alternative mixes. A1 is a shorter edit of the main track, but with a definite change in rhythm. The rave breakbeat is ditched in favour of a straight house 4/4 pattern, which while not exactly spoiling the track does hint at what I may assume was Pete Waterman's insistence at making the track more commercial.

In a sense the A1 mix is really rather forgettable, and it never got further than this white label for good reason. It did resurface in a manner of speaking as the "Pop mix" on the 1994 reissue, which struggled in itself amongst much better remixes by the likes of The Time Frequency and Hyper Go Go.

Also on the '94 reissue was a rather intense, retro (for the time) sounding in-house mix entitled "Kleptomania mix". Fans of this version will be shocked to their bones when they hear Mix 3 on this white label.

Mix 3. This is the entire reason for hunting down this vinyl, and it is probably the reason why it is so in demand. Simply put, Mix 3 is a straight 4/4 oldschool techno rave mix of Set You Free, complete with the rasping bassline that was reintroduced on the Kleptomania mix two years later but with an incredible hands-in-the-air rave riff redolent of Injected With A Poison-meets-Power People (by The Rhythmic State).

Truly, Mix 3 is a genuine hidden gem of the 1992 rave scene. An ideal alternative to the overplayed original mix, it's a great shame it was never issued on any official release of Set You Free.

Not to be missed.