Robert Owens ‎– I'm Strong

The artist credits for "I'm Strong" vary from release to release, as is typical of collaborations between producer Larry "Mr. Fingers" Heard and his Fingers Inc. vocalist Robert Owens. The original 1987 release on Heard's label was credited to Robert Owens and contained vocal mixes only. In 1988, an instrumental mix was released on the Mr. Fingers - 6 Track E.P. as "I'm Strong (Track)". This version is on reissues & compilations as "I'm Strong (Instrumental)", credited to Fingers Inc.

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ML-2204 Robert Owens I'm Strong(12") Alleviated Records ML-2204 US 1987 Sell This Version
ML2204 Robert Owens I'm Strong(12") Alleviated Records ML2204 US 1987 Sell This Version
ML-2204 Robert Owens I'm Strong(12", Unofficial) Alleviated Records (2) ML-2204 US 1987 Sell This Version
RS 901 Fingers Inc* I'm Strong(12") R & S Records RS 901 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS 901 Fingers Inc* I'm Strong(12", Promo, W/Lbl) R & S Records RS 901 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS 901 Fingers Inc. I'm Strong(12", RE) R & S Records RS 901 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
C# CC10 Fingers Inc* / Robert Owens Fingers Inc* / Robert Owens - I'm Strong(12") Clone Classic Cuts C# CC10 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
ML-2348 Robert Owens / Mr. Fingers Robert Owens / Mr. Fingers - I'm Strong(12", RE) Alleviated Records ML-2348 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing I'm Strong, 12", RE, ML-2348

A very welcome reissue and remaster of a very hard to find 1987 original Alleviated 12".
Thanks Larry and the Clone guys once again!


August 14, 2015
edited 11 months ago
referencing I'm Strong, 12", RS 901
GREAT Instrumental & vocal version- in addition to the bonus beat on the 1st Alleviated pressings, this holds equal weight. It's a fitting tribute to Larry & Robert's tougher works to land a hit on R&S records, Belgium. The bleep/hardcore/techno label churned out goodies like sweets on a conveyor belt throughout the 90's, with unusually high quality control. The pressing is awesome &


June 23, 2015
referencing I'm Strong, 12", ML-2204
Up there in the official notes, it claims that the Alleviated version contains vocal mixes only, missing the fact that "I'm Strong (Bonus Beats)" has no vocals and exists only on the Alleviated original.

Such a vicious cut.

Originally released as Robert Owens, this cut is absorbed into the Fingers Inc project as that begins to take definition. "Bring Down The Walls" also appears as Robert Owens record on Trax, after already appearing in 86 as Fingers Inc on Select. "Mystery of Love" first appears as Mr. Fingers in 85 and becomes Fingers Inc when Robert Owens adds vocals a year later. It really sounds like he's singing "Mysteries of Love" though.


November 23, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing I'm Strong, 12", RE, RS 901

An outstanding piece of house music from the great Larry Heard, with its weird processed beats it was way ahead of its time (when people were listening to Italo piano house). Robert Owens gives a great performance as well. A Highly collectable record for good reason.


August 19, 2002
referencing I'm Strong, 12", ML2204

Very simple but abstract sounds by Larry with deep feelings! And a VERY STRONG Robert Owens. Listen to his vocals... Thanks.