New York Citi Peech Boys* ‎– Life Is Something Special

Island Records ‎– 0-99928, Garage Records ‎– 0-99928
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single


A1 Life Is Something Special (Vocal) 8:07
A2 Life Is Something Special (Glimmer) 1:00
B1 Life Is Something Special (Special Edition) 8:00
B2 Life Is Something Special (A Capella) 3:45

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Produced for Citi Peech Productions, a division of the Garage Group Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): ST-DM-43943 / 44 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): ST-DM-43945 46 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out A-side, etched): ST-DM-43943-43944-5- , 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out A-side, ∽ with an R & C within each loop, stamped): MASTERDISK SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out B-side, etched): ST-DM-43945-43946-1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out B-side, ∽ with an R & C within each loop, stamped): SRC
  • Rights Society: BMI

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December 26, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

One of the main oeuvres from the band of Larry Levan and keyboardist Michael de Benedictus, “Life Is Something Special” stands as one of the real classics of the beginning of the eighties, specially because of its historical acapella, whose vocals belong to the band singer Bernard Fowler. The samples of the expressions “Feel It!” and “Work It!” were used many years later by the duo Chris Mellor & Lene of Coco Steel & Lovebomb - which released “Feel It!” and “Touch It” (both in 1991 by Instant Records / WARP). The acapella was also largely used in the sets of the House pioneers (such as Farley Jackmaster Funk in his 1987 WBMX gig at Chicago). The tune became one of the underground club anthems, played in the Paradise Garage (New York, USA) and the Hacienda (Manchester, UK).