Ultramarine ‎– Hymn Remixes

Blanco Y Negro ‎– NEG 87CD1, Blanco Y Negro ‎– 4509 98240-2
CD, Single

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1 Hymn (David McAlmont Version)
Clarinet – Jimmy HastingsVocals – David McAlmont
2 Hymn (µ-Ziq Remix)
Remix – Michael Paradinas*, µ-Ziq
3 Hymn (Luke Slater's 7th Plain Rework)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix [Rework] – Alan Sage, Luke Slater
4 Hymn (Mekon Remix)
Remix – Mekon
5 Hymn (Mouse On Mars - A Sleep Mix)
Remix – Mouse On Mars
6 Hymn (Ultramarine - Kevin Ayers Version)
Accordion – Jim RattiganClarinet – Jimmy HastingsCongas – Jay PosnerEngineer – Paul SampsonEngineer [Assistant] – Roy MerchantGuitar [Guitars] – Paul SampsonOrgan – Simon Kay (2)Performer – The Ultramarine Big BandSoprano Saxophone – Lol CoxhillVocals – David McAlmont, Kevin Ayers

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"Hymn" is a cover version of the Kevin Ayers song from his album "Bananamour" (1973).

In memory of Trevor Key.

Incorrect tracklisting on sleeve:

1. µ-Ziq Remix
2. Luke Slater's 7th Plain Rework
3. Paul Sampson's Lullabye
4. Mekon Remix
5. Mouse On Mars- A Sleep Mix
6. Ultramarine - Kevin Ayers Version

Correct tracklisting is given above.

Track 6 recorded 10th May 1994 at Berwick St. Studios.

Comes in standard jewel case with front and rear inserts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4509-98240-2 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 745099824020
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): NEG87CD1 · ·MASTERED BY MAYKING·
  • Label Code: LC 4281
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NEG 76CD1 Ultramarine Hymn(CD) Blanco Y Negro NEG 76CD1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NEG 87CDDJ Ultramarine Hymn(CD, Single, Promo) Blanco Y Negro NEG 87CDDJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
NEG76 CDDJ Ultramarine Hymn(CD, Promo) Blanco Y Negro NEG76 CDDJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
SAM 1459 Ultramarine Hymn(12", Promo) Blanco Y Negro SAM 1459 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NEG 76CD2, 4509 98240-2 Ultramarine Hymn Remixes(CD) Blanco Y Negro, Blanco Y Negro NEG 76CD2, 4509 98240-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2012

On the remixes of HYMN, µ-Ziq takes the basic idea and twists it around until it goes off in its own harmonic -- and occasionally discordant -- direction. Luke Slater fills out the sound with elongated layers for a much more moody piece of work. Mekon's Sugar J gives a bass-heavy mix, but the track itself sounds particularly empty. Better yet is Mouse on Mars' version, which has a sweet, lullaby quality. And when Kevin Ayers gets a chance to reprise the vocals to his own song, it has a much different feel than David McAlmont's -- slightly warmer, but it stands up admirably, at least equaling if not surpassing the original.


March 3, 2010
The great piece in this remix ep is the Kevin Ayers cover of his own composition. Yes, David McAlmond can be an impressive vocalist, but the subdued, gentle, whispered, just beautiful performance by Kevin Ayers really fits the song, and the mix of weird 808 electronica with pastoral sounds is the best Ultramarine had in those years, among with Robert Wyatt in "Kingdom".

Ultramarine were really unique. They had a vision and regretfully no one understood it at the time.