Tori Amos ‎– Professional Widow

Label:
Atlantic ‎– 0-85499
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
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Tracklist

A1 Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin Mix) 8:08
A2 Professional Widow (Just Da Funk Dub) 3:44
B1 Professional Widow (MK Mix) 7:20
B2 Professional Widow (MK Vampire Dub) 6:56

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A1 & A2 remixed for X-Mix Productions.
B1 & B2 mixed for Area 10 Productions.
Published by Sword And Stone.
Original version from the Atlantic album #82862 ‘Boys For Pele’ available on double-LP, cassette and CD.
℗ © Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Printed in U.S.A.

Some shrink wrapped copies are affixed with a promo sticker on the front cover.

BPM are not provided on the record:
A1: 128 BPM | A2: 128 BPM
B1: 125 BPM | B2: 125 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A, GTIN-12): 075678549908
  • Barcode (Text, UPC-12, HRI): 0 7567-85499-0 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, printed): STDM-83330-83332
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, printed): STDM-83331-83333
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): STDM-83330-83332-1 F/W RCE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): STDM-83331-83333-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): SRC

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-85450-2, A5450CD Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Single, Car) EastWest, EastWest 7567-85450-2, A5450CD UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
BIG Tori Amos Professional Widow 2002 Remix(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Tori Amos) BIG UK 2002 Sell This Version
A5450C, 7567-87038-4 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(Cass, Single) Atlantic, EastWest A5450C, 7567-87038-4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85450-2, A5450CD Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Single, Car) EastWest, EastWest 7567-85450-2, A5450CD UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
A5450T, 7567-85451-0 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(12") EastWest, EastWest A5450T, 7567-85451-0 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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DJ..ALLGOOD

DJ..ALLGOOD

April 28, 2020
Armand's mix and Frank de Wulf's mix of Vamp very similar. both cracking mixes.
SC725

SC725

May 20, 2019
Armand's now classic mix was kickstarted by Atlantic A&R Johnny "D" De Mairo asking AVH to try something "different" with the Tori Amos parts. Armand often speaks of how he initially thought of the project as nothing important and indeed if it was worth his time.

The now legendary bassline is actually lifted straight from the original stems, buried in the folksy original. Armand married it with a percussion sample from John Gibbs "Trinidad", and created two huge drops which would later become the template for his UK Garage work and created his masterpiece. Johnny D was initially concerned about the length of the drops and put the "Just Da Funk Dub" on the flip to appease DJs concerned about their dancefloors.
FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

July 15, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
Can't give any more (well deserved) praise that hasn't already been given here about Armand's mix.

I will add though that I was quite impressed by Mr. Roy's mix too, which sounds like it's a 'cousin' of Armand's mix. It uses the same baseline, vocals and breakdown...I thought this was quite unique as I don't recall ever seeing a situation where you have 2 different producers remixing a track on the same release run in the same year, and one remixer builds his remix using only elements from the other's remix. I guess the fact he based it on that mix instead of the original version (much more common practice) is just a further testament on how popular and great Armand's mix really was!

That little added synth bit he overdubbed was also a nice touch. Also love that one-off "this is the funk bass" sample that comes out of nowhere.