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Robert MilesChildren...

Label:DBX Records – DBX 015
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


AChildren (Dream Vrs.)7:30
B1Children (Original Vrs.)7:21
B2Children (Message Vrs.)6:50

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Recorded and mixed at Sound Master Studio (PN) Italy.

Durations of tracks A1 and B1 wrongly listed on center label.

The title of track B1 is incorrectly given as "Children (Original version vrs.)"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 017983 400798
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): DBX•015•A AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): DBX•015•B AS
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Children (12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM)PlatipusPLAT 18UK1995
Children (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Boy Records (4)BOY-348Spain1995
Children (The Remixes) (12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM)Yeti RecordsYR 9514Belgium1995
Children (12", Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, Green)Boy Records (4)BOY-348Germany1995
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Children (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Deconstruction74321 34832 1UK1996
djemmay's avatar
Children ‘only’ made #2 in the official UK singles chart. In it’s second week of release it jumped from #3 to #2 but Oasis ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ was released and outsold iI, keeping it off the top spot on Sunday 3rd March 1996.
gerardo.pachon's avatar
Omg :( / Robert Miles - Children (Dream Vrs.) Thanxx Robert !
future_market's avatar
Part of guitar work is surely taken and reworked from the bass guitar/synth of first track of this release:
Spektus's avatar
RIP Robert Miles. Children is one of my absolute favourite tracks!
Vinyl2000's avatar
Edited 5 years ago
Children was a big big summer hit across Europe in 1996.
Sad that Robert Miles passed away to soon at the age of 47.
R.I.P Robert Cocina:-(
knuxfighter's avatar
Isn't the first part of the voice in the Message version a bit out of key (off-key)? Anyways I don't really like the Message version at all.
Weareonenation303's avatar
Edited 5 years ago
Found a very interesting fact about Children: The main piano riff that myself and many other people fell in love with is in fact, sampled off an obscure Russian Rock song by the name of "Napoi Menia Vodoi" ("Quench My Thirst") by Garik Sukachov. I was very surprised to have stumbled across this fact looking at the Robert Miles "Children" wiki (At time of writing). I quickly Googled the song to listen to it on Youtube, and there is indeed a striking resemblance. I've browsed the Robert Miles - "Children" page many times before. But never stumbled across this obscure fact.

Link to song: (Skip to 1:23)

This Russian Rock song was released in 1988. At least 7 years before the debut of "Children". Very few people know about this little trivia. There is also a chance that the melody was influenced from another Russian musical piece as well.

Casually browsing for more information, I discovered that the guitar riffs from "Children" are also sampled from another track: Patrick O' Hearn - Ancient Dreams (1985) Now that I think about it, this track might have influnced Garik's "Napoi Menia Vodoi" to begin with, seeing how it was released first.

Link to track:

I have had in mind that Italians are notorious for ripping off excepts from other pieces and creating new pieces. Though I with pure ignorance thought "Children" was a unique piece of music. It took me almost 10 years to figure out that "Children" was all along a sample fest. I still enjoy "Children" to this day, though ever since I made this discovery. I will give Robert Miles a lot less credit than I beforehand did. To make things even worse, Robert was apparently accused by Hearn in 1997 due to obvious copyright infringement. Seeing how Robert apparently never got permission from Hearn and Hearn was not happy with the end result Robert had created. Funny how many DJ's / Musicians have sampled from, or have created many inferior remixes of "Children" ever since it's popularity reached. I haven't even mentioned the rip off tracks other musicians made during the popularity of "Children" Likely trying to capitalize on "Childrens" success. These tracks I'm referring to are not "Children" remixes. Though they sound very similar. Two examples I'll give are DJ Data - Grand Piano (1996) and Phina - Ironic (1996) (Which BTW is a rip off of another song!) Yet, the real truth about "Children" is known by few people.

DJ Data - Grand Piano:
Phina - Ironic:

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djdeepmaster's avatar
my party starter back in 1995, the track that build Union Rave + Unity Rave
ian_s's avatar
Sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Weareonenation303's avatar
Edited 8 years ago
I don't care what people say about this track. It's one of the best commercial electronic music recordings I have ever listen to. It started my passion for electronic music. It helped me discover much more obscure dream house tunes as I searched desperately for similar sounding piano trance tunes. Most important it drove me into discovering great underground music and not some commercial turd. I admit it has aged a bit, but I don't think I will ever find a commercial recording from this decade that sounds better than "Children" You can literally listen to Children hundreds of times and still feel nostalgia. I think most of the people that bash this tune are folks that hate commercially successful hits. You must also remember that the vast majority of Dream house never saw the light of day, was released mainly in Italy, and pressed mostly on vinyl in low numbers. At least Children helped the obscure genre by a freakin lot. I would be pissed as hell if this tune was pressed in low numbers, only on 12" and came from a very small obscure sub label (Some sub label from Discomagic for example.)