Colourbox Featuring Lorita GrahameBaby I Love You So

Label:4AD – BAD 604
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Genre:Electronic, Reggae
Style:Dub, New Wave


ABaby I Love You So
Engineer [Remix Engineer]Mark Zaeger
TimbalesJames Lock
Vocals [Uncredited]Lorita Grahame
Written-ByH. Schwaby*
B1Looks Like We're Shy One Horse
Written ByS & M Young
Written-ByM. Young*, S. Young*
B2Shoot Out
Written ByS & M Young
Written-ByM. Young*, S. Young*

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Recorded at Palladium.
Track A remixed at The Yard.

Vocal samples on A taken from the film "Escape From New York".
Vocal samples on B1 (and the name of the track) taken from the film "Once Upon A Time In The West".

Durations do not appear on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): MPO BAD 604 A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): MPO BAD 604 B1 TOWNHOUSE

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Baby I Love You So (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)Virgin, 4AD, Virgin, 4AD608 246, none, 608 246 - 213Europe1986
Baby I Love You So (7", Single)4ADAD 604UK1986
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Baby I Love You So (12", Promo)Virgin608 287-000Germany1986
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Baby I Love You So (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)VirginF-608 246Spain1986
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Baby I Love You So (12", 45 RPM, Single, Test Pressing)4ADBAD 604UK1986



  • High-Timers's avatar
    To be heard before or after the awesome Augustus Pablo / Jacob Miller : "King Tubby meets the rockers uptown" / "Baby I love you so" to realise the full spectre of that killer tune ! ."Looks Like We're Shy One Horse / Shoot Out", definately completes this plate to achieve a masterpiece.
    • dsyn2spin's avatar
      best release this group ever did.
      • rgrant's avatar
        my favourite 12" single of all time
        • restless's avatar
          Edited 13 years ago
          "Baby I Love You So" is indeed a great 80s version of the Augustus Pablo classic, but the real nugget here imo is "Looks Like We're Shy One Horse/Shoot Out", a wild smokey soundtracky dub piece sounding like the perfect meeting between Ennio Morricone's twilight western vibes and Lee Perry's echoed experiments. A foggy, panoramic blunted beauty.
          • gayr's avatar
            Isn't the baseline taken from Chief Checker's "Africa irie", available on the sampler "Nigeria 70 – Lagos jump"? A great track, in any case!
            • double-happiness's avatar
              Edited 8 years ago
              Dub comes of age. From the very start, 'Baby I Love You So' takes a firm grasp of the listener's attention, and refuses to let go at all costs. Multi-coloured swathes of 'Lover's Rock,' (the down-tempo, Blues-based variant of Reggae popular with the more amorous, as opposed to political or herbal, section of the Caribbean community in the UK during the late '70s and early '80s), are blended with samples remiscient of gritty urban reality, and the overall production is tweaked for maximum effect, a truly gigantic sound that swirls wildly and seems to come from above... The guitar refrain is particularly crucial to the overall effect, not the standard wah-wah, 'woppa... woppa...' that merely provides rhythmic emphasis in most bog-standard reggae offerings, but rather an ecstatic and rousing lead more typical of stadium or progressive rock... To my mind, the guitar evokes the biblical angel that slew the firstborn Egyptian in punishment for the Pharoah's pride... An avenging force, swooping down from above... A mystical emmisary that incites fear and awe... Dub comes of age, and the holy spirit is observed to fill the studio, inspiring great passion and humility in those present.
              • rev.robert's avatar
                best use of dialogue from "escape from new york".

                killer tune as well.


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