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VirgoFree Yourself

Label:Trax Records – TX114
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Black Labels
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Deep House

Tracklist

A1Free Yourself7:00
A2Under You9:40
B1My Space
Written-ByAdonis
4:20
B2R U Hot Enough7:40
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Sanlar Publ.
BMI
P 1986
Distributed by Precision Records

Also available with red labels and orange labels and mispress black labels.

Accurate stopwatch track timings are shown in tracklisting.
Incorrect track timings on labels are as follows:
A1: 9:29
A2: 3:00
B1: 6:36
B2: 4:34

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings): TX 114 A PRL 86114A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings): TX114 B PRL 86114 B

Other Versions (5 of 8)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Free Yourself (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Red Labels)Trax RecordsTX114US1986
Free Yourself (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Orange Labels)Trax RecordsTX114US1986
Free Yourself (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)Trax RecordsTX114US1998
Free Yourself (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)Trax RecordsTXR10Belgium2006
Free Yourself (4×File, FLAC, EP)Trax RecordsVEXDIGI483US2011

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meltdog's profile picture
meltdog
Edited one month ago
easily the deepest house tracks ever. Under You is a trip to your inner conscious
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ian_s
This release was meant to have been called "Virgo & Adonis) and have two Marshall Jefferson tunes and two Adonis tunes on it (one being 'No Way Back'). Adonis pulled 'No Way Back' from the release after he saw the crowd going wild to it in a club. He also pulled the other tune, 'The Final Groove" as well, but that was never released. 'My Space' & 'R U Hot Enough' were last minute replacement tunes.
There was also an unreleased version of 'Under You' entitled 'The Pleasure Exchange', which was also never released. It had female vocals and breathing on it. Ron Hardy played it, and there might well be one or two copies floating around on tape.
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Albums4U
What a release! I'm pretty sure "Free Yourself" changed my life! As someone else said, words are hard to describe and express the energy and greatness in these tracks. Thanks for blessing us!
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ilevel
This is probably one of the most original Chi town releases EVER! Can't see how it could get any better.Every track on this ep is a pure classic piece of house history.
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pelito2
This is one of my favorite records!!!
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mentasm
Edited 16 years ago
Everybody's has his favourite, but "R U hot enough" is the one for me here. OK, the sound is not that good, the production level is low BUT : what you get here is a real corker of a tune which starts with looped pianos, fierce drums (remember, this is 1986), then mourning strings rise in the background, and finally synth stabs build some more tension, only for some more strings to soothe it all at the same time.
What is soul? This is, I'm not going to argue about it!
It must have sounded like it was beamed from Mars on dancefloors, back then.

Difficult to speak about music that must be heard to be believed.
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the-jaguar
Edited 16 years ago
I was just thinking about the few amazing Virgo tracks that I've ever heard. Thought I'd check out the comments for 'Free Yourself' and so must add some more high praise. It's the only one I've heard off the EP so far (it's on the FK Essential Mix), and indeed it is deeper, more atmospheric, and colourfully-textured than anything. A strange piece of transportational beauty. Very hard to believe that such a track could ever be conceived at any point in time. As though when you stop listening to it, it has ceased to have ever existed.
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TheFormula
This is one of the greatest moments in dance music, period. Marshall Jefferson and Adonis showed everyone how it is done waaay back in 1986, with the barest of equipment making classic deep house, back in the day when this kind of music was all called simply house music. All four tracks (ranging in mood from sleazy to relaxed) are unique, however it is "Free Yourself" which sets this record apart. This track is a deep, dreamy, atmospheric masterpiece that will amaze even the casual music fan, the minute the needle hits the groove - an absolute classic!!!
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proffit
"My space" is one of Marshall's darkest (and best) tracks ever, with a KILLER murky 303 bassline and dramatic synth strings that make you shiver in sweat.