Robert Owens ‎– I'll Be Your Friend

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07863 62156-1 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") RCA 07863 62156-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
07863 62156-1 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") RCA 07863 62156-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
07863 621580-1 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") RCA 07863 621580-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
PT 45162 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") Perfecto PT 45162 UK 1991 Sell This Version
615 041 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Maxi) Big Bubbles 615 041 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
PT 49140 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Maxi) RCA PT 49140 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
PT 45164 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Maxi) Perfecto PT 45164 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RDAB-62156-1 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Promo) RCA RDAB-62156-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
PT 45162DJ Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Promo) Perfecto PT 45162DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version
615041 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", W/Lbl) Big Bubbles 615041 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
PB 45161 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(7") Perfecto PB 45161 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Not On Label none US 1991 Sell This Version
PD 49140 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Maxi) RCA PD 49140 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
665 041 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Maxi) Big Bubbles 665 041 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
07863 62156-2 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Maxi) RCA 07863 62156-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Perfecto none UK 1991 Sell This Version
07863-62156-4 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(Cass, Single) RCA 07863-62156-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
BC96003 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") Bonzai Classics BC96003 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
BC96003 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Promo) Bonzai Classics BC96003 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
74321 35261 2, BC96003 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Maxi) BMG, Bonzai Classics 74321 35261 2, BC96003 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
SAM2004, SAM 2004 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend (Part 1)(2x12", Promo) Perfecto, Perfecto SAM2004, SAM 2004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SAM 2005 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend (Part 2)(2x12", Promo) Perfecto SAM 2005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137T3 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend - Part 2(2x12") Perfecto PERF137T3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137T, 0630-18217-0 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") Perfecto, EastWest PERF137T, 0630-18217-0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137T, 0630-18217-0 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Promo) Perfecto, EastWest PERF137T, 0630-18217-0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137T2, 0630-18218-0 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(2x12") Perfecto, Perfecto FC, Perfecto, Perfecto FC PERF137T2, 0630-18218-0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137CD1, 0630-18216-2 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Single, CD1) Perfecto, EastWest PERF137CD1, 0630-18216-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PERF137CD2, 0630-18217-2 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(CD, Single, CD2) Perfecto, EastWest PERF137CD2, 0630-18217-2 UK & France 1997 Sell This Version
DMJP-01 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12", Promo) Definity Records DMJP-01 US 2002 Sell This Version
1TRAX053V Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend 2011(12", EP) 1trax 1TRAX053V UK 2011 Sell This Version
1TRAX053D1 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend 2011(4xFile, MP3, 320) 1trax 1TRAX053D1 UK 2011
MC005 Robert Owens I'll Be Your Friend(12") Mint Condition (2) MC005 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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johnnybrookes70

johnnybrookes70

April 30, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing I'll Be Your Friend, 12", Maxi, PT 45164

stone cold classic i love this tune, very nice indeed
zeebianco

zeebianco

December 22, 2017
referencing I'll Be Your Friend, 12", 07863 62156-1
At the time this came out this was a like a breath of fresh air. I'd actually begun to get a bit disenchanted with the club music / house scene around 1991 - the records seemed to lack depth compared with the preceding glory years of 87-90. 1991 seamed to be a sea of dodgy hip house, Italo piano screamers and early breakbeat. Aside from some very underground tracks from the likes of MK and Roger Sanchez the overall mood of 1991 seemed ever so slightly cheesy. Then towards the end of the year this dropped. With its dubbed out drums richoteting out of the speakers, deep baseline, haunting synth harmonica lines and a magical emotive vocal from Mr Owens himself. Pure bliss. It also seemed to herald a return to depth in dance music with tracks by Jovonn, Michael Watford, Murk, dj Pierre, the Burrell Brothers appearing around the same time. I actually met Robert Owens when he was djing at the Hacienda around 1994 - I told him how much I loved his music and he thanked me for coming to see him. Such a lovely man.
manchester

manchester

September 7, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing I'll Be Your Friend, 12", PT 45162

Timeless classic original house music - for me 5 stars without a doubt. An amazing vocal by Robert Owens apparently over an argument he had with Morales whereby one of them locked themselves in the bathroom (Morales I think) & Owens sang the words 'I'll be your Friend to him'. The Morales production is simply superb with beautiful saxophone arrangements in there. The instrumental mix is pretty damn fine as well, even without the stunning full vocal of Robert Owens (you only get snippets) & it's just a gem of a track for mixing in a house set.
Darian

Darian

July 12, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing I'll Be Your Friend, CD, Maxi, 07863 62156-2
Welcome return for one of house musics' top male vocalist. Rumor has it, the vocal was recorded in David Morales' bathroom. These productions have trade mark Def Mix sounds combined with a classic vocal performance by Owens.