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Prince Quick Mix - You Are Sleeping album cover

PQM*You Are Sleeping

Tracklist

You Are Sleeping (PQM's Thumpin Instrumental)
You Are Sleeping (PQM's Bonus Beats)
You Are Sleeping (PQM's Deephead Pass)
You Are Sleeping (PQM's DJ Tools)

Credits (5)

Notes

Spoken word is sampled from John Harris's "The Gospel According To John" which appears on Neighborhood Rhythms (Patter Traffic).

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Cover of You Are Sleeping, 2002-07-00, VinylYou Are Sleeping
12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR071US2002US2002
Cover of You Are Sleeping, 2002, VinylYou Are Sleeping
12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Stickered
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR071US2002US2002
Cover of You Are Sleeping, 2002-06-24, FileYou Are Sleeping
4×File, WAV, Single
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR 071US2002US2002
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2003-08-00, VinylYou Are Sleeping (Remixes)
2×12"
Red Sleeve
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR104US2003US2003
You Are Sleeping (Remixes)
4×File, MP3
320 kbps
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR104US2003US2003
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2003-08-00, VinylYou Are Sleeping (Remixes)
2×12"
Purple Sleeve
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR104US2003US2003
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2003, VinylYou Are Sleeping (Remixes)
2×12", Promo
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR104US2003US2003
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2003-08-15, FileYou Are Sleeping (Remixes)
4×File, WAV
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR104US2003US2003
New Submission
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Matador | Shiba San Remixes), 2015-10-05, FileYou Are Sleeping (Matador | Shiba San Remixes)
3×File, MP3, Remastered
320 kbps
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YOSHICLASSIC5US2015US2015
Cover of You Are Sleeping Remixes, 2015-12-11, VinylYou Are Sleeping Remixes
12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue, Remastered
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YOSHICLASSIC5US2015US2015
Recently Edited
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Matador & Miss Nine Remixes) (Part 2), 2015-11-30, FileYou Are Sleeping (Matador & Miss Nine Remixes) (Part 2)
3×File, MP3
320 kbps
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YOSHICLASSIC6US2015US2015
Cover of You Are Sleeping (Matador | Shiba San Remixes), 2015-10-05, FileYou Are Sleeping (Matador | Shiba San Remixes)
3×File, WAV, Remastered
Yoshitoshi Recordings – YOSHICLASSIC5US2015US2015
New Submission
Chipychompy's avatar
Chipychompy
Still sounds fresh today, one of the best works of the era
djdoripan's avatar
djdoripan
i waited to bought this record for a long time... almost 20 years from release
and found in a record store where it should be really! ICELAND
the most beautiful place of the world, where this music makes complete sense!
easy_rider_80's avatar
Even 17 years later the Luke Chable's Vocal Pass version makes me goosebumps... A timeless classic!
tboy007's avatar
tboy007
Best motif ever made. Happy user of vinyl since today :)
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roryistea
Do I really not own this record?
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petersz_a
You pick up this working girl,
who's hooked on smack,
who hustles and scores.
"That's all I do," she says.

She says, "ten bucks for head, fifteen for half and half."
She says, "three hits a day at thirty-five per."
You say, "that's seven tricks a day at least."
"But," she says, "sometimes I get lucky."
"Once this guy gives me a bill and a half just to eat me.
Only time I ever came."

You figure you can save her.

You sell your color TV.
That keeps her off the streets a whole day.
You hock your typewriter for one jolt.
Then your shotgun, your watch.

A week later, you say, "listen, I'm a little short."
But she says, "no scratch, no snatch."
You say, "look, it is better to give."
"But," she says, "beat off, creep."

One night they spot you on the street in your skivvies,
trying to sell your shoes.
You tell them who you are,
but they nail you.

Then she happens by,
and she says, "Christ, you look fucked."
She says, "hang tough."

But you don't say anything.
You just think, what a bum rap for a nice, sensitive guy like me.
darren.abramson's avatar
Edited 8 years ago
The lyrics are by John Harris, taken from "The Gospel According to John." I describe where the lyrics come from at http://www.darrenabramson.com/?p=6
darren.abramson's avatar
The lyrics are from a poet named John Harris. For a complete story of where they're from, please see http://www.darrenabramson.com/?p=6
Edited 15 years ago
This could well be one of the greatest remixes ever. Luke Chable turned this song into a progressive masterpiece. The B-Side is reason enough to buy this vinyl. The meaning of the absurd ironically lyrics has been widely discussed, but that's the meaning, they are not ment to be understood in only one way - you gotta check it out yourself. Could be the greatest lyrics ever written for a song, next to Underworld's Born Slippy.

"No Scratch, No Snatch"
Haunting lyrics, beautiful breaks, mindblowing music.. 5/5
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mrDominic
Edited 16 years ago
A superb piece of music. I have heard it on several mix albums and also played at several club nights and I never tire of hearing it. The monologue flows perfectly in time with the underlying rhythm, and is more than just the bunch of random samples that is so often used in dance music. The story the dude tells is ultra-seedy, but at the same time also has very humane elements to it.

"No Scratch, No Snatch".