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Laurent GarnierThe Man With The Red Face

Label:Mute – 9149-0
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:House, Techno


A1The Man With The Red Face (Original)9:08
A2The Man With The Red Face (Svek Remix)4:54
B1The Man With The Red Face (Jan Driver Mix)
RemixJan Driver
B2The Man With The Red Face (Funk D'Void Mix)
Producer, Arranged By, EngineerFunk D'Void

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From the album "Unreasonable Behaviour"

Written & produced at the Wake Up Lab around Paris.

Svek remix remixed in Stockholm
Cutting by The Exchange
Printed in Canada (sleeve)
Made in USA (record)
℗ 2000 F Communications
© 2001 Mute Corporation
Released under license by Pias Benelux

Track durations are not given on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724596914908
  • Other (Rights Societies): Sabam Biem
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): 9149-0 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): 9149-0 B mB

Other Versions (5 of 16)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Man With The Red Face (CD, Maxi-Single)F Communications, F CommunicationsF119 CD, 137.0119.22UK & Europe2000
Recently Edited
The Man With The Red Face (CD, Single, Cardboard Sleeve)F Communications, PIAS Benelux, PIAS BeneluxF119 CDX, 137.0119.24, 137 0119 24Europe2000
Recently Edited
The Man With The Red Face (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)F Communications, F Communications, F CommunicationsF 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30Europe2000
The Man With The Red Face (12", Promo)F Communications, [PIAS] RecordingsF 119 PROMO XFrance2000
The Man With The Red Face (12", Promo)F CommunicationsF 127 UK PRFrance2000


BigMarv's avatar
Edited 16 years ago
One of my "Big 5" favourite dance tracks. Officially a Techno track, but a tune that has a great amount of cross-over potential, having seen the track in House/Prog/Techno/Tech-House sets. I'm torn between the Original & Jan Driver mixes over what is the better mix, I've been leaning towards the original recently.

As previously noted, LG apparantly didn't/doesn't like the Driver mix, but in truth both are very similar in structure. The Jan Driver mix is possibly a touch more dance-floor friendly, but could do with being a bit longer IMHO.

To see the best version of the track, you have to see him live where he will rework/remix the track live stretching the experience to close to quarter of an hour. I've seen him do this in the UK and on the terrace at Space in Ibiza which was special.

One confession. My TMWTRF vinyl is my most prized vinyl as I had it signed by the man himself. He was really good about it when I saw him in Bristol. Bit train-spottery I guess, but as this has been such an important tune for me in my clubbing,mixing,dance music time his "Merci, Much Respect" message means a lot.
selectahmassive's avatar
Edited 16 years ago
This is a seminal release in terms of classic feel good house/techno and can always be played at a party. It is clear that Garnier is well influenced by detroit techno styles but it is his use of the live saxaphone that makes this tune his own, not only fusing but forgeing a style which will never be forgotten. Never the mainstream but always a classic Garniers album release Unreasonable Behaviour is the perfect vessel from which to deliver this amazing tune.
Detroit-303's avatar
Edited 12 years ago
Laurent Garnier doesn't like the Jan Driver Remix and didn't want to release it. But then bootlegs of that mix occured in the UK, and Mute decided to release the mix for the UK market.