Way Out West Featuring Miss Joanna Law* ‎– The Gift

Deconstruction ‎– 74321 40191 1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Distributed by BMG Records, a unit of BMG Entertainment.
℗ 1996 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland.
© Deconstruction Ltd.

Vocals from Joanna Law - First Time Ever (1990) [City Beat] lending lyrics from Marcia Griffiths - The First Time I Saw Your Face (1974) [Trojan Records], written by Ewan MacColl (1957).

Manufactured in the EC.

Durations don't appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 43214 01911 5
  • Barcode (String): 743214019115
  • Label Code: LC 8280
  • Other (Distribution code, France): BM 120
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, etched): 74321-40191-1 A1 G̶I̶F̶T̶ ̶1̶ ̶A̶1̶ JonZ-LOUD©MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, etched): 74321-40191-1 AA G̶I̶F̶T̶ ̶1̶ ̶A̶A̶1̶ JonZ-LOUD©MASTERING

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RDJ 64721-2 Way Out West Featuring Miss Joanna Law* Way Out West Featuring Miss Joanna Law* - The Gift(CD, Maxi, Promo) RCA, BMG, Deconstruction RDJ 64721-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
GIFT 03 Way Out West The Gift(CD, Maxi, Promo) Deconstruction GIFT 03 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GIFT 01 Way Out West The Gift(12", Promo) Deconstruction GIFT 01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
W# 47799 Way Out West The Gift(Vinyl, W/Lbl, Sti) Not On Label W# 47799 Unknown Sell This Version
74321 40191 4 Way Out West The Gift(Cass, Single) Deconstruction 74321 40191 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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September 19, 2012

Does anyone know where the piano sample is from? I remember it from a tune earlier in my rave days way before The Gift came out.


April 1, 2012
A story I once heard (or read) about this tune, or more importantly Nick Warren. He was refused a mortgage by the same Building Society that was using 'The Gift' to promote/advertise themselves, on TV at the time.


June 8, 2003

One of those records that I fell in love with the first time I heard it, and have never got tired of hearing. A beautiful groove, echoey piano stabs and the vocal sample breaking through at exactly the right moment - a true classic in my book. Bizarrely, now in its fourth year of service as background music on the BBC kids' consumer advice show "Short Change". Obviously someone in the department is trying to give the kids a bit of musical education into the bargain - I approve!