Way Out West ‎– The Gift

Deconstruction ‎– GIFT 01
Vinyl, 12", Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM


A The Gift (Original Mix) 7:20
AA The Gift (Club Mix) 8:18

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Vocals From Joanna Law - First Time Ever (1990) [City Beat]
Lending Lyrics From Marcia Grifiths' - The First Time I Saw Your Face (1974) [Trojan Records] written by Ewan MacColl (1965)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 40191 1 Way Out West Featuring Miss Joanna Law* Way Out West Featuring Miss Joanna Law* - The Gift(12") Deconstruction 74321 40191 1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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
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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November 10, 2016
Such a beautiful track, melancholy and uplifting at the same time. Timeless!


November 17, 2007

The original version is one of the best breakbeat trancey records ever made. Starts off with a wicked break, very simple but perfect. In comes the bassline and it just builds from there into an amazing euphoric wall of sound, piano stabs, small snippits of vocal, and lots more. The break is possibly the best bit with that amazing vocal "the moon and the stars, were the gifts you gave". The track just gets better as it plays, building into a fantastic sound, with plenty of variation in the patterns. Production is awesome, I will never tire of this tune.