I remember my mate coming back with a copy of this in ‘94. I loved the original and this remix was just awesome. Soon after I was in Dance 2 Records in Guildford and asked about it but was told it had been deleted because of problems with the sample. After leaving Dance 2 I went over the road to Pyramid Records and flicking through the racks I found a whole stack of them for a pound each. There must have been at least 30 copies there. I couldn’t believe my eyes after what I’d just been told. I grabbed one and a few hundred plays later I’ve still got it! I wonder if the distributor had told them to bin them but they sold them anyway, just quietly and away from the new stuff.
Ray Keith and Nookie could do no wrong in this era and this is one of their finest, the original was such an emotional track and they’ve turned it into a dancefloor tearer while keeping that emotion, turning the joy of the original into a more melancholy track with some simple but brilliantly well used effects. This remix came during the Hardcore / Jungle split and beautifully captured the end of an era feeling of the time.
Let Me Tell You Remix is no match for the killer original though I loved the idea, the original advising ‘If it’s not in your vision, don’t make no decision’ the remix answering with a different sample ‘My vision is clear’. It’s a pretty original and futuristic track, while keeping a few remnants of the Basement Records sound in there.
to h4ndcrafted - it certainly is a classic - anyone hearing this 93/94 and coming up on their xtc would be inesse heaven - so why just 4 stars? - surely this is a certified 5***** - the arrangement - atmospherics, synth lines and the restraint of the drum editing is a lesson to any new producer today