Savage Garden ‎– To The Moon And Back / Affirmation (Almighty Mixes)

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1 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Club Class Radio Edit) 3:49
2 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Club Class Mix) 8:05
3 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Club Class Dub) 7:08
4 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Transensual Mix) 6:11
5 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Fired Up Mix) 6:50
6 To The Moon And Back (Almighty Definitive Mix) 6:31
7 Affirmation (Almighty 2004 Anthem Mix) 7:12
8 Affirmation (Almighty Bangin' Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Dataluxe
10:43
9 Affirmation (Almighty Mix) 8:19
10 Hold Me (Almighty Mix) 9:13

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Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7 are 2004 remixes.
Track 10 is a previously unreleased mix.

To The Moon And Back Published by Jones/Hayes-EMI
Affirmation Published by Warner Chappell
Hold Me Published by Warner Chappell

'Affirmation (Almighty Bangin' Mix)' is also known as 'Affirmation (Dataluxe Mix)'.
(Reece/Martin), as in Tima Reece and Pete Martin, are incorrectly credited as songwriters of 'To The Moon And Back'.

Notes: The "Definitive Mix" on this release is quite different from that previously released on Savage Garden's commercial singles. It is believed that the earlier version (from 1998) should be more correctly considered a "Definitive Dub" as there are limited vocals in comparison with this 2004 release. That would mean that the rendition on this release, having never been released before, is the true "Almighty Definitive Mix."

"To The Moon And Back (Fired Up Mix)" runs at a slightly different tempo (BPM) and therefore has a different track timing (6:16 vs the 6:50 here) than those released on Savage Garden's singles in 1998.

Although "Hold Me" is listed as previously unreleased, an edit of this track was released on "Almighty Remixes 2001 #1" (ALMYPRCD5), a promo sampler.

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  • Matrix / Runout: SAVPRCD1 SP 55035 4062903
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KA02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L855

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pjcohen0517

pjcohen0517

September 26, 2017
edited 8 months ago

Regarding the "Bangin' Mix" attribution of Dataluxe, I have some info about a rare promo release of the Dataluxe mix. Can anyone add to, confirm, or contradict any of the following information?

Pressed in very limited quantities, this promo single appears to have been an attempt to market Almighty Associates and Dataluxe (two aliases for the same remixing group) to the US. The "Dataluxe Mix" was originally produced as an Almighty remix for release in the UK, where Almighty had been steadily gaining success with their remixing style, including remixes of "To The Moon And Back." Because of it's "big room" sound, this mix was deemed "too American" for the UK market, so the mix was not chosen for commercial use. Almighty Associates therefore chose to direct the release at the US market instead, and reformed as Dataluxe for this purpose. Due to this change, the release appears to have been rushed.

The actual title of the CD is "Savage Garden - Affirmation UK Remixes." Release date: 05/17/00

Three people who actually own copies have discussed them on the EZBoard Pop Remixes forum, and the old Almighty Records forum and have said the following:

[Begin comments]

happy
08/11/04 01:26:59

Re: Dataluxe unreleased mixes...

I am one who got this cd-r promo.....
times 9:06 Almighty mix
11:40 Dataluxe mix
it is on a mitsui thermal cd-r, no catalog number.
CD has "transferred via ISDN" on it, "Source Date: May 26, 2000", and Columbia May 30, 2000
I have not compared the mixes side by side with the Bangin' Mix, but the mix seems the same, just running at a slower BPM, the same with the Almighty mix---
actually, I like the slower BPM, works better for the song IMHO.
cheers...

beat136:

[i]t is an official promo, a printed CDr acetate, th[at] says "Savage Garden - Affirmation UK Remixes"

One difference of note: the almighty mix on this promo is actually 9:06 in length compared to 8:04 on the UK release (the version actually seems to run at a lower BPM than the UK release) And the Dataluxe mix is 11:40--Sheila Blige mentioned before that the UK did not use this mix because it was too "American" sounding. I must say in this case they were right, it has a very "american" big room sound--but it is a very good mix!!!

wilson23
31/07/04 16:57:54

Re: Regarding the new Affirmation mixes

[M]y 12" promo copy features the Almighty Affirmative mix, and the Dataluxe mix.

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No verification right now about whether the tracks actually play at these slower beat-per-minute rates, or whether this is just info printed on the CD/12". I also have seen an extremely low resolution scan of the CD from an expired eBay auction.

Sincerely hoping to receive feedback on this comment!

-- Phill Cohen