Lost Witness

Lost Witness

Real Name:
Simon Paul Purssell
Profile:
Trance project founded by Simon Paul in 1997.
Over the years Paul worked with producers Miguel Sassot, Paul Janes & Simon Kemper and vocalists Tiff Lacey, Kate Smith, Nina James, Tracey Carmen & Vicky Fee to write and produce many successful hit-singles such as "Happiness Happening" and "Red Sun Rising", which both entered the UK charts at no. 18 and 22 respectively.
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Lost Witness Discography

Singles & EPs

Lost Witness Happiness Happening (Single, Maxi) Ministry Of Sound UK 1999 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Red Sun Rising (Maxi, Single) Ministry Of Sound UK 1999 Sell This Version
Lost Witness 7 Colours (Single, Maxi) Data Records Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Did I Dream (Song To The Siren) (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) Data Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Feat Andrea Britton Lost Witness Feat Andrea Britton - Wait For You (Single) Nebula UK 2004 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Feat Tiff Lacey Lost Witness Feat Tiff Lacey - Home (Maxi) Nebula UK 2005 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Love Again (Single) W.O.T! Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
ETCRCD005 Lost Witness vs Sassot* Lost Witness vs Sassot* - The Waiting Game (Love Is Trance)(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Electronic Trance Communication Releases (E-TCR) ETCRCD005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LSC001 Lost Witness & Sassot* vs Stefan Cambridge Lost Witness & Sassot* vs Stefan Cambridge - My Love Is Beautiful(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label LSC001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Lost Witness vs Sassot* Lost Witness vs Sassot* - Whatever (Single) A State Of Trance Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Feat. Tiff Lacey Lost Witness Feat. Tiff Lacey - Coming Down Captivate Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Lost Witness Dreams (Single) Slinky Digital UK 2007 Sell This Version
WOTX001 Lost Witness My First Rainbow (7 Colours)(12", Promo) W.O.T! Records WOTX001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Breeze* v Lost Witness Breeze* v Lost Witness - Rise Again (Single) Futureworld UK 2007 Sell This Version
CVSA061 Massimo Santucci & Lost Witness Massimo Santucci & Lost Witness - Best(CDr, Single) Captivating Sounds CVSA061 UK 2008 Sell This Version
FWORLD026 Breeze & Styles* / Breeze* v UFO & Lost Witness / Breeze* & Barley Feat Taya (3) Breeze & Styles* / Breeze* v UFO & Lost Witness / Breeze* & Barley Feat Taya (3) - Your Shining (Remixes) / Love 2 The Stars / Feeling So Alive(12") Futureworld FWORLD026 UK 2011 Sell This Version
TRANSCDS038 Lost Witness & Adam Zindani Lost Witness & Adam Zindani - Our Suns Rising(5xFile, AAC, Single) Transmission Recordings Ltd. TRANSCDS038 UK & Ireland 2012
Lost Witness Feat. Danielle Simeone Lost Witness Feat. Danielle Simeone - Fall (Part 1) (Single) Club Family Records Ukraine 2014
TRANS069Di Lost Witness Featuring Jade Ewen Lost Witness Featuring Jade Ewen - Fly(6xFile, AAC, Single) Transmission Recordings Ltd. TRANS069Di UK & Ireland 2014
KSX212 Lost Witness feat. Three Faces Lost Witness feat. Three Faces - Eternal(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Critical Fusion (XPM), Komplex Sounds KSX212 Australia 2014
TRANS095DI Lost Witness Our Sun's Rising(File, WAV, Single) Transmission Recordings Ltd. TRANS095DI 2014
CFR066 Lost Witness Feat. Tiff Lacey Lost Witness Feat. Tiff Lacey - Love Again (Part 2)(6xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Club Family Records CFR066 Ukraine 2014
none Lost Witness Feels Like Home(CDr, Single, Promo) disco:wax none Scandinavia 2014 Sell This Version
none Lost Witness Heaven N Hell(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Lost Witness vs. Sassot* Lost Witness vs. Sassot* - Sin Mas (Single) Fenology Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

November 25, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
Lost Witness were an act that got major publicity in the 1999-2000 golden age of trance.

Their hits became staples in every trance dj's reportoire, but it is only right to investigate the reason for this ubiquity.

Firstly, there was Happiness Happening. Featuring a lush, mesmerising vocal it took a fantastic remix by Lange to make the track a success. What a success he did achieve, pushing the track to number 18 in the 1999 UK singles chart.

The follow up single, Red Sun Rising, again took a remix by Lange to make the song commercially worthwhile. On the back of Lange's remix, the song reached 22 in the singles chart. Remembering this was right at the turn of the century, when hard copy (CD / Vinyl) sales still counted, it was a great achievement for Lost Witness.

Come the third single, and remix duty was handed over to Darren Tate (AKA Angelic) to remix 7 Colours. He made a fantastic, euphoric remix that captured the spirit of Lange's previous remixes while keeping his own style firmly intact.

After this came Did I Dream (Song To The Siren), and this time the remix duty was handed to Tiësto. He made a wonderful remix, much in tune with his progression of the time into more deep tech trance sound.

It was at this time that Lost Witness lost their appeal. And it is worth noting the most important of facts:

Not one of their hits were actually their own creation. Every hit they had was remixed by another artist to make their material commercially viable. Having heard their original material, it is obvious why. While they employed excellent vocalists, their production standards were sorely lacking. You only have to listen to their attempted remix of Delerium's Innocente to fully realise the scope of their limited capabilities.

So, while they are remembered fondly, do not forget that it is others who made them what they are.

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