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Leftfield, Lydon*Open Up

Label:Hard Hands – HAND 009T
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Progressive House, Breakbeat

Tracklist

AOpen Up (Full Vocal Mix)8:48
BOpen Up (Dervish Overdrive)13:39
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Credits

Notes

John Lydon appears through the courtesy of the Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded at Rollover Studios London, W10

Published by Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Warner Chappell Music Ltd

Made in England (Printed on sleeve)
Made in Great Britain (Printed on labels)
Manufactured and Distributed by RTM
P & C 1993 Hard Hands Ltd

Track durations are not listed on the release.

Some copies included a Hard Hands merchandise offer postcard.

Track A titled "Open Up (The Vocal Mix) on label.

Sleeve Design Jonathon Cooke At Blue Source

There is also a second pressing in die-cut black sleeve - Leftfield, John Lydon - Open Up.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021904 000960
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021904000960
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): HAND. 00 9 (T) A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): HAND. 00 9 (T) B₁

Other Versions (5 of 32)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Open Up (CD, Single)Hard HandsHAND 009CDUK1993
Open Up (Remix) (12", 45 RPM, Single)Hard HandsHAND 009RUK1993
Open Up (12", Promo)Logic RecordsLOC 118Germany1993
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Open Up (7", 45 RPM, Single, Jukebox)Hard HandsHAND 009UK1993
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Open Up (CD, Maxi-Single)Logic Records, BMG, Hard HandsLOC 118, 7432117540 2, 74321 17540 2Germany1993

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  • Vart's avatar
    Vart
    Is Leftfield Open Up the greatest dance track of all time? It is for me.
    • Johnmarcus's avatar
      Johnmarcus
      Fantastic track, it just throws caution to the wind, which is what you would expect from John Lydon / Johnny Rotten. Driving beats, acid undertone, aggressive sounding synth that build and have at times a middle eastern feel & chant in parts, there's even a bit with what sounds like a Gazoo, post the main breakdown there's a lovely little acid loop that drops in too. As you would expect from Leftfield track just builds and drops perfectly with all the elements interwoven to perfection. Big track in every sense & still sounds amazing.
      • chimushi's avatar
        chimushi
        Very unique sound for both of the tracks. Very progressive for the time with a bit of Goa Trance vibe mixed in. Excellent tracks,
        • george.vranjkovic's avatar
          It really is one of the greatest records ever made...
          • AndrewShinn's avatar
            AndrewShinn
            My version has a sticker over the barcode on the back with DEPT 076 and a new barcode number 5010072278783

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