Virgo Four ‎– Do You Know Who You Are?

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Trax Records ‎– TX175
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Do You Know Who You Are? 4:45
A2 In A Vision 4:40
B1 Going Thru Life 4:35
B2 Take Me Higher 4:35

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Sanlar Publ. BMI
© ℗ 1989 Trax Records Ltd.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings): TX-175-A-3 /BP/
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings): TX-175-B-3 /BP/

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2blankmc

2blankmc

June 21, 2014

ATTENTION!! all the first pressings seems to have a very poor pressing quality lots of noises on it ..be careful
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

September 11, 2007
Eric Lewis & Merwyn Sanders, the American duo behind Virgo Four's productions got their place in history with the 1989 release "Do You Know Who You Are" on Trax Records (Chicago, USA).
The repercussion was so important that Larry Sherman, director of Trax Records negociated on the same year of 1989 the license of this release on the English label Radical Records, where a single and an album came out.
Commonly mistaken as the Virgo project by Marshall Jefferson, Adonis and Vince Lawrence, Virgo Four, baptized by the English as 'Virgo' as well, belonged in fact to Eric Lewis & Merwyn Sanders only and had nothing to do with the older Virgo project.
Even though, their music atmosphere brought as well that deep feeling, emotion and wonderful rhythmic-melodic ensemble: "In A Vision" and "Do You Know Who You Are" became major standards of House music and were included on important compilations of the genre, from 'WARP 10+1 Classics' to 'Chicago Trax - The Original Sound Of House'.
The original American release on Trax Records had also "Goin Thru Life" with its aesthetic trio of strings, pianos and percussion; and also "Take Me Higher" that brought a more raw, minimal mood with some minor string environment.
The American EP was repressed in 2006 on Trax.
mossadon

mossadon

February 19, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
Without a doubt in my mind, one of the finest releases on trax.
Virgo Four, (boolegged on Dance Rhythm Records u nder the tag "This record is designed for DJ and club use to promote the continued existance of the twelve inch format" which is one of the best "It's just a promo record, please don't sue us !/don't ask any questions Mr pressing plant" bootlegger lines i've ever seen !)
These Virgo Four trax are wonderful examples of well crafted, uncomplicated grooves and beautiful melodies and it's easy to see why it's in such high demand. "Do you know..." & "Going thru Life" being two pieces of music from the house side of things with eponimous open hi hats, lovingly played piano parts and and lighter, lifting melodies with a lickle guitar too. "In A Vision" & "Take Me Higher" are more Techno and do owe a lot to the influence of Warp which they freely admit and responded by including "In A Vision" on their "10 + 1 Influences" compilation. Synths are a little moodier and the beats get a heavier workout. No open hi hats on the off 4 here ! Tight slightly padded synth rhythms sounding like an outer space timbalae on are the hook on this classic. "Take Me Higher" is a deep rythmic outer space workout with long swooshing synths and soft pads playing a meloncholy part and tugging at the senses. Eric Lewis & Merwyn Sanders, I salute you, now that I know who you are ! Now i gota find the supa rare LP they did !!!!