Sensitive (2) ‎– Driving

Label:
Gong Records ‎– GONG 008
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Driving 7:00
B Driving (Dub) 6:23

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Notes

Produced by Zambelli Bros. for Gong Records.
Recorded in 1983 at the Regson Sound Studios in Milan.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): GONG 008 ◦ A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): GONG 008 B
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Sensitive (2) Driving(12", S/Sided, Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (Sensitive (2)) none Israel 2010 Sell This Version
dss01-gong008 Sensitive (2) Driving(12", Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin) La Discoteca dss01-gong008 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
dss01-gong008 Sensitive (2) Driving (12", Ltd, RE, RM) La Discoteca dss01-gong008 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
DSS01, GONG 008 Sensitive (2) Driving (12", Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Yel) La Discoteca, Gong Records DSS01, GONG 008 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

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kool_fraser

kool_fraser

December 23, 2015
just got this on wax, very powerful song
eevlavm

eevlavm

January 10, 2015

Aftering at my way and MeanDumpsterCat are so right... Sweet perfection!
MeanDumpsterCat

MeanDumpsterCat

February 24, 2014

This is definitely the holy-grail of my record collection. I can assure you, it's worth the hype.

There are so many musical elements to this song. Every time I play it, I discover something new. The real magic is from the vocals. They are the most unique and amazing vocals I have ever heard and very oddly mastered in. Almost like he is singing far away from the microphone.
The sound quality on this is satisfactory. Biased people will say its amazing but it is a very very good sounding pressing. Such a shame it has been subject to bootlegging due to some twat in Israel trying to make a quick buck. Never heard the bootleg copy and I honestly dont want to. I laughed when I read the note 'Clear vinyl with card glued on the back'. I am keeping my 'Gong' copy for many years to come.

A holygrail and a half and well deserving of that title!
Aftering_at_my_way

Aftering_at_my_way

September 18, 2008
edited over 6 years ago

It is so easy and so difficult at the same time to review a breath taking masterpiece like this one... What can we say about this song except that it is the best possible example of Italo perfection. Well, at least in my personal opinion. It is loaded with a lot of emotions going through some sadness, melancholy and fragility all in a very refined way with a dark and boosted up galloping baseline. The instruments are just perfect and well thought, and the vocals, well, they maybe are even better.. All the ingredients were there to create something that won't be forgotten in the years that would follow.

Knowing this, it could be remarkable, but this song is bringing you exactly in the mood you want to be and so it doesn't have to be a sad or melancholic mood. Me for example I just get very happy with it, tons of emotions and goosebumps from the deepest! It was their very first official release as a group and their love for the music is really painted on that song. You're feeling that devotion till the very last second.
Weird that it never broke glasses into the charts back in the day.. Maybe because of the tons of releases that came out in a very short period of time in that area, but anyway, it's a real pleasure to see and discover that it finally gets the popularity it deserves!

A truly wonderful production from David Zambelli, but most of the credits goes to the real creators of it: Sergio Bonzanni as the composer & Salvatore Pileggi on the vocals. Gigi Vavassori gets the same credits for his help in creating this wonderful piece of musical history! The song was recorded in 1983 at the Regson Sound Studios in Milan (Italy), the day after Scotch recorded there famous 'Disco Band'. The instruments used in the song are an Elka Synthex, a Korg Poly 61 and a E-mu Drumulator. The picture on the sleeve is Sergio Bonzanni in the studio together with Salvatore Pileggi.

Definitely my absolute favorite song of all time!! No words could EVER describe this song as it should be...