It’s chill-out time, as a good friend of mine would say. The first time I heard this track was on a down tempo mix tape that someone gave me back in 1991 and I couldn’t get enough of it , kept rewinding it and playing it again on my Walkman. The only problem being that I didn’t have a clue what it was called or who it was by as there was no track listing with the cassette.
I eventually stumbled across it by chance in DUB II, a short lived dance music shop in Glasgow, when listening to a batch of their latest arrivals and was elated at finally a – finding out what the fuck it was and b – getting a copy on vinyl. I actually took both copies they had and gave one to a mate who didn’t even have a turntable at the time.
The song is not unlike Fallen by Dove (later One Dove) also from ’91, in the trippy spoken female vocal and over all stoned feel of the tune.
1991 was a good year for chill-out tunes, what with the Aloof’s Apocalypse Now sampling Never Get Out of The Boat, Orbital’s Belfast and a handful of other classic tracks, this was definitely the year for rolling fat ones and introspective navel gazing. Magic.
And if anybody can tell me where the harmonica sample comes from I would be most grateful.
Orchestra JB – Come Alive (Original Love In London mix)