The Chameleon* ‎– Links

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Good Looking Records ‎– GLR 14
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Links 9:37
AA Just Close Your Eyes & Listen
Vocals [Featuring / Special Guest Appeareance] – Isla, Kirsty*
9:07

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Distributed by Vinyl Distribution Ltd.

Made in England.

Track durations are not mentioned on the release.

Track A is a re-worked version of Link's "Amazon Amenity (Chameleon Remix)" that originally appeared on the The Theory Of Evolution compilation.

Track A samples:
Dialogue from the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Strings from Jerry Goldsmith - Hyper Sleep
Vocal from Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way (Better Days Mix)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): GLR 14 A-01-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, stamped): GLR 14 B-1-1-1

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GLR 14 The Chameleon* Links(12", Promo) Good Looking Records GLR 14 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GLR014 The Chameleon* Links(12", Promo) Good Looking Records GLR014 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GLR014 The Chameleon* Links(12", TP, W/Lbl) Good Looking Records GLR014 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GLR014 The Chameleon* Links(12", Promo) Good Looking Records GLR014 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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tony879

tony879

September 26, 2020
Just a heads up, there is a different unreleased anywhere else version of ‘Links’ on the first Artcore compilation, it has a completely different drum track. And it’s cheap!
I like both versions.
natureboy

natureboy

April 22, 2020
FYI Chameleon "Links" is also available on this comp on a whole record side: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Points-In-Time-004/release/9877
Steveo33837

Steveo33837

November 16, 2019
Masterpiece. Key. Fresh. Different. Chameleon gets it done with a double A side release. Links is a sweet bubblin' roller with amen touches and of course begins with the sample from the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. Also found on Logical Progression 1... had to be good to feature on that release.

Just Close Your Eyes was way ahead of the game... a trip hop, tropical house, D&B slice of beats and chilled out vibes. Mark System drops this in his Soundcloud Fabric Live mix, check it out!

MarkW1974

MarkW1974

May 13, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
For me on this release its always gonna be .... Just close yours eyes and listen .... and that is what you need to do!

Sounding like piece of 80's soul - think Maze and Frankie Beverley and you won't be far wrong...this tune is made for hot summers and played outside on big systems!

Pure vibes

mrprelude

mrprelude

July 13, 2012

I think there is also a little sample taken from the "Alien" movie of 1979. It's only repeated a few times in the whole tune. Quite a few times actually now I've listened to it again.
Well, I know it is coz I've watched that movie a zillion times and it's one of the incidental music sounds in it. So there.
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

October 18, 2011
edited over 3 years ago

I heard this on a late night show with fabio on Radio 1 when I was young man, then I heard it on Don fm a few weeks latter, loved it then and love it now. A classic! A must have if your a GLR fan.
stenny

stenny

April 5, 2008
edited over 9 years ago
Only one word can describe both of these tracks.... BEAUTIFUL!

I have been listening to drum and bass music since its birth in the early 90's and, quite frankly, both of these tracks (when compared to today’s standards) are timeless classics.

If you like the deep and intelligent style of old school drum and bass then these are definitely two tunes to hear before you die - best listened to on a warm summer’s day.

Just close your eyes and listen!
Komakino

Komakino

July 13, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
"I've said it before and I'll say it again. Life moves pretty fast; you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it". A classic sample, taken from Matthew Broderick's end monologue to camera at the end of the 1986 film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' kicks off Chameleon's 'Links'; a track that was included on Bukem's seminal 'Logical Progression' album. Although described in many quarters as an 'intelligent' track, 'Links' rides along on a bumpy-yet-funky Amen break, interspersed with male vocal 'Woaah' stabs.
cmdrdeathguts

cmdrdeathguts

November 6, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
The AA is where the magic is. Propelled by a snappy 2-step break and a neat subby b-line, 'Close Your Eyes' is awash with synths, strings and vocal samples and is really quite lovely, a high point both for Pritchard & Middleton and Good Looking.