V.I.P. Feat. Vanessa Paradis ‎– Vanessa In Paradise / Gotta Have It

Not On Label (V.I.P.) ‎– none
Vinyl, 12", White Label, Stickered, special cut

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A Paradise Version
Producer – V.I.P.
B Paris Version
Producer – V.I.P.

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This white label 12' release was sold in the record stores. It is not a promo copy, a limited edition, a numbered, or an unofficial one. It comes in a white innersleeve only with a plastic layer inside. The name of the artists is hand written on A side's label and matrix / runout's only. B side is an instrumental version. It was formally called and known as 'Vanessa in paradise' by V.I.P., and no Vanessa Paradis was mentioned at its release.

Produced by the DJ's for the DJ's, the A side of the record was cutted with three rare large, fast and spaced spiral bands, synchronized to three shorts breaks of the track. The first appears at the end of the intro, the second and last one at the begining and at the end of the main break. This kind of cutting was extremely rare, or never seen before, in 1993 ! It could make of this release a 'very limited one', but nothing is written as is, here. An other release without sticker, with 'V.I.P.' hand written exists.

This french V.I.P.'s act was launched in March 1993, few weeks after the famous 'Vanessa Paradis' LP release. The producers have probably extracted the full acapella song from the 11th and last track of the album, on which one, vocals were recorded to the right or left chanel, only (at the opposite of the arrangements). In front of the large success of this release, producers and record companies have had to clear as quick as possible this white label release, already played on the radios.

Please, do not confuse this release with :

'Vanessa Paradis - Gotta Have It (Live)' (original single release)
'Vanessa Paradis - Gotta Have It (Remixes)' (Paris Red's pre-release, pressed by CBS / Sony)
'Paris Red - Gotta Have It (From New York Straight To Paris)' (1993 second remixes release)
'VIP 2002 - Gotta Have It' (2001 third german remixes release)
'VIP* - Gotta Have It' (2002 fourth UK remixes release)
(don't know why these two last ones are using 'VIP' as artists...)

Do not looking for it anymore, the first original remix is this one !

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, A side): V.I.P. - A SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, B side): V.I.P. ─ B SST

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none V.I.P. Feat. Vanessa Paradis V.I.P. Feat. Vanessa Paradis - Vanessa In Paradise / Gotta Have It(12", W/Lbl, Spe) Not On Label (V.I.P.) none France 1993 Sell This Version
VIP 001/2001 VIP 2002 Gotta Have It(12") Not On Label VIP 001/2001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
12vip2002 VIP* Gotta Have It(12", Promo) Not On Label 12vip2002 Unknown Sell This Version
08 43188 20 Vanessa Paradis Gotta Have It (Remixes)(12", Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label 08 43188 20 France Unknown Sell This Version
V.I.P. 1 Vanessa Paradis Gotta Have It(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label V.I.P. 1 Unknown Sell This Version