The Grid ‎– Floatation

EastWest ‎– YZ475CD, EastWest ‎– 9031-71726-2
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  • Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Paul Davis
  • ProducerThe Grid
  • Written-ByBall*, Norris*


℗ 1990 WEA Records Ltd
© 1990 WEA Records Ltd

Info on disc face:
Made in Germany

Some copies have a small round sticker on the back, reading "Promotional copy only" and "Not for resale".
Durations shown here are as mastered on the CD, including pauses. Durations printed on the disc face: 4.07, 7.07, 9.47.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9031-71726-2 0
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Other (France Distribution Code): WE 739

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YZ475T, 9031-71564-0 The Grid Floatation(12") EastWest, EastWest YZ475T, 9031-71564-0 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NEWBD 036 The Grid Floatation(4xFile, WAV) New State Recordings NEWBD 036 Europe 2010
YZ475TXSAM The Grid Floatation(12", Promo) EastWest YZ475TXSAM UK 1990 Sell This Version
YZ 475 The Grid Floatation(7", Single) EastWest YZ 475 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NEWBD036PR The Grid Floatation 2010(CDr, Single, Promo) New State Recordings NEWBD036PR Europe 2010 Sell This Version



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August 15, 2010

_Floatation_ might be one of the great chill-out songs -- it's certainly one of the earliest. Here, Andrew Weatherall gets his hands on it. The "7 Inch Version" doesn't stray too much from the original, and the "Subsonic Grid Mix" adds a few spoken-word samples that extend. But the "Sonic Swing Mix" takes out the beats for the first third, and the track becomes a flute-driven journey with a funky lounge interlude halfway through and a guitar riff near the end. Blissful.