Grace ‎– If I Could Fly

Perfecto ‎– PERF 127CD, Perfecto ‎– 0630-16306-2
CD, Single




Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
℗ 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd.
© 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd.


  • Barcode (Text): 7 0630-16306-2 4
  • Barcode (String): 706301630624
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Other (Distribution Code): CA 773
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L502
  • Matrix / Runout: S PERF 127 CD 01 DISCTRONICS

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編集 over 8 years ago
Oakey's foray into Atmospheric Jungle started with him playing Bukem & Carlito stuff in the first part of his sets and then eventually led him to release a track in this style. The original is a punchy jazzy influenced affair with pianos, strings and double bass and on top of that you have Dominique providing smoky vocals.

Being that Oakey also was supporting trance and playing that in the latter part of his sets, it had to be represented on this single as well. However the Trance Mix on this single is terrible, lacklustre and butchers the original is so many ways. The Angeles Remix available on the promo 2x12" is a better trancy rendition.

Being that Bukem was clearly a big influence for Oakey under this period it was a nobrainer to see him remixing this. Bukem's rendition loses most of the vocals, only to play some bars in the drop but provides a deeper bass & atmosphere. Essentially Danny Williamson took the original and expanded on it heavily, stretching it out to a full 10minutes adding various new elements and keeping it rolling smoothly.

More Rockers take of the original break in favour of the hotpants break and uses the full vocal. Big pads and airy stabs provide a background along with a fierce bassline.

Smith & Mighty drop the tempo down to half for an excellent jazzy triphoppy rendition. Dominique's vocals become main course and the original double bass is highlighted to great extent. It's laid back and smoky nature easily made people seeing it as just another tune to play when the spliff is passed around but i see it more as what essentially Oakey, Osbourne & Atkins should have done for the original version. It's a beautiful rendition