The Christians ‎– The Bottle

Island Records ‎– 74321 13422 2
CD, Maxi-Single

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1 The Bottle (Album Version) 4:24
2 The Bottle (Groove Corporation Vocal Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Groove Corporation
3 The Bottle (Ray Hayden Sugar Free Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Ray Hayden
4 The Bottle (Sound Foundation Dub Mix)
Remix – Sound Foundation



Taken from the album "Happy In Hell".

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  • Barcode: 743211342223

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12 IS 549, 864 845-1 The Christians The Bottle(12") Island Records, Island Records 12 IS 549, 864 845-1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 IS 549 DJ The Christians The Bottle (12", Promo) Island Records 12 IS 549 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
864 844-2 The Christians The Bottle(CD, Single, Car) Island Records 864 844-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
AMDJ 112993 The Christians The Bottle(12", Promo) Island Records AMDJ 112993 US 1993 Sell This Version
74321 13422 7 The Christians The Bottle (Album Version)(7", Single) Island Records 74321 13422 7 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version



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February 3, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Very nice cover of Gill Scott Heron's "The Bottle" for The Christians, a band from Liverpool, England. Probably their greatest worlwide hit before they split up in 1995. I still love this track a lot: it's very moody, and well balanced. But the remixes are not as strong. The Groove Corporation Vocal Mix remove a lot of the elements of the original, reducing the melody to a bassline and a synth string most of the time. The Ray Hayden mix is a Jazzy, R&B rendition of the song that have the same defect, making it a standard filler in cocktails or elevators. The Sound Foundation Dub, might be the only potent club mix to play to a crowd. It keeps most of the vocals and melody to a standard House beat.
I own this single mainly for the original version, which is a strong mixture of funk, pop and soul.