Robert Miles ‎– Children

Platipus ‎– PLAT 18
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM


A Children (Remix) 7:30
AA1 Children (Vocal Mix) 6:50
AA2 Children (Guitar Mix) 7:21

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The A-Side ("Remix") is more commonly known as the "Dream Version" and plays at 45 RPM, other side 33 RPM.

Licensed from DBX Records Italy
Distributed by SRD in U.K.

© 1995 Platipus Records
℗ 1995 Jeity Music
Made in Italy

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 90307 02171 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PLAT 18 A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): PLAT 18 AA1 MPO

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DBX 015 Robert Miles Children...(12") DBX Records DBX 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
07822-13007-1 Robert Miles Children(12") Arista 07822-13007-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
74321 34832 2, 74321348322 Robert Miles Children(CD, Single) Deconstruction, BMG 74321 34832 2, 74321348322 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Robert Miles Children (Grande Piano Remix)(File, MP3, Unofficial, 320) Not On Label (Grande Piano Self-released) none 2020
NBN 13 Robert Miles Children (Degos & Re-Done Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Nightbreed Nocturnal NBN 13 Netherlands 2017


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May 11, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Seeing as Robert Miles died recently - I'd thought I'd review this wonderful track from back in the day. I'm not really much a fan of Trance (more of a Breakbeats, Funk and House person) but I have to admit this is a great tune with a very iconic melody with some slick production to boot. Always remember this tune being used a lot on adverts back in the day and the track has aged incredibly well for a track from 1995.

RIP Robert Miles - Let your music live on forever!


September 12, 2016
Oakenfold opened up with this at a club in Birmingham in 1995 that was aired on Radio 1's essential mix. The mix he played was a mash up of the vocal and guitar versions and is awesome.......the intro of the vocal version but with the guitar rift in the background. I think it might be something that he did in the studio for himself as I have never hear anyone else play it.......anyone have any ideas about this track?


February 16, 2016

This is probably the best pressed 12" I have in my entire collection.


August 21, 2015
Before this track became overplayed and chopped into a cheap nasty radio edit this was a hugely respected and sought after track. When this was released on Platipus, DJ's were literally clambering over each other at the counter to get hold of a copy in my local record store. I'm lucky enough to have grabbed one of those myself at that time and won't be parting with it anytime soon. Much ridiculed after it's release and subsequent fame and overplaying but a track that actually has aged very well after all this time.


May 17, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
This release sold around 3,000 copies. Platipus signed the tune after hearing it being played on acetate in a club in Florida.


February 4, 2012
A True classic for sure!

I dont think there has been a piece of trance music that incorporates a piano and an offbeat bassline to such wonderfull effect.

Normally a track like this which is played so often, you can easily get sick of but Children is one of those tunes I will never tire of.

A good sign of things to come from a label that still went on to release some of the best underground trance.


November 17, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

There was a period of a few months between late summer 1995 and early 1996 when we Platipus fans were all raving about this track. It was so obvious from the very first listen that it would be picked up by a major label and become a huge hit. During these months I don't remember anybody saying a bad word for this record.

I used to delight in playing this loudly months before it became a hit, just to give my neighbours a taste of what was to come.

Years on, this track still proves to be part of dance music heritage, and still stops you dead in your tracks.


August 25, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

"If all the children of the world held each others hands, they'll be giving off such a strength that all the walls of hate, war, and racism. Children know, understand, and believe, that there will be more, love and peace, for eternity, love and peace, for everybody."

And that's just the beginning. The Vocal Mix (possibly the same as the Message Mix found on other labels) features a lot of "spoken word" segments, not sung but simply stated in an awkward way by an unknown lady. Toss in a diva belting out "Love and peace, love and peace, for everybody" and a staccato vocal snippet, and you have the additional bits. The spoken word vocals don't really blend with the song, and the other vocals are just cheesy - dance divas are nothing new. Plus, Robert Miles was a bit late on the holding hands to change the world - Hands Across America was in 1986, and the U.S.A. is still rife with hunger and homelessness. Maybe kids have some innate "Care Bear Stare" ability?

The Remix and Guitar Mix are better, if nothing else, for the lack of vocals.