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Section 25Looking From A Hilltop

Label:Factory – FAC 108
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
Style:Electro, Synth-pop


ALooking From A Hilltop (Restructure)4:38
BLooking From A Hilltop (Megamix)8:07

Companies, etc.



This pressing has "MVS" in the runouts, identifying the pressing plant. A nearly identical release, Looking From A Hilltop, does not have "MVS".

Info on labels:
A: Restructure from FACT 90
B: Megamix from FAC 108 A

Durations not printed on release.
Single-sleeve outer jacket with no inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 1): FAC 108 A1 ZEN MEL/cts RW MVS II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 1): FAC 108 AA2 MEL/cts GL MVS S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 2): FAC 108 A1 ZEN MEL/cts RW MVS I0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 2): FAC 108 AA2 MEL/cts GL MVS SI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): FAC 108 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): FAC 108 B

Other Versions (1)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Looking From A Hilltop (12", 45 RPM, Single)FactoryFAC 108UK1984


CRONK1980's profile picture
Heard this for the first time on 6 music nearly 40 years after its release , wow love it , i thought it was a new release by some young DJ type bloke.
eurobeat70065's profile picture
This was one of my favorite late night tracks when I DJ'd in the 80's at Neo Beach in New Orleans
HighwireDays's profile picture
Edited 6 years ago
I had always thought of the Orb's "Little Fluffy Clouds" as the ultimate headphone mindfuck song (and still do), but these tracks are right up there at that impossibly lofty level. They put to shame most of today's "I Love The '80s Strikes Back" practitioners of this sound. By the way, the place rot get both of them digitally is on the CD version(s) of From The Hip.
8892sales's profile picture
Edited 7 years ago
As far as I'm concerned the Megamix of this release is pure, proper electro. Although the vocal whisperings can be pushing it into the realms of synth-pop it's not enough to escape the electro labyrinth imo. Although I can understand why the previous reviewer's comment about it being a proto new beat is also relevant.

This can be played alongside any Afrika Bambaataa And Soul Sonic Force classics, Man Parrish, Two Sisters, Egyptian Lover, Unknown DJ, Kraftwerk, Cybotron, Model 500 etc or any other electro / electro funk / electro rap / techno electro numbers one wishes to throw at it. Absolutely timeless.

Just a few examples where sections of the track have been sampled:

Intellectial Harmonious Sanction EP 'Drift & Dream (Easy Street Records) & (R & S Records) (1991)
Joey Beltram's Direct - Project Breakdown (Allabi Records) (1990) & Joey Beltram - Fuck All You Mother Fuckers
Betabox's profile picture
Edited 8 years ago
The B side Megamix version sounds very New Beat, 4 years avant la lettre...
Jav's profile picture
Those that have this record know what an amazing track this is. The remix is an electronic masterpiece; bass heavy,industrial with lush keyboards and allsorts of fuuristic sounding bleeps...The vocal side is sytnth music of the highest order.