When I read in either Mixmag or Update early in 1992 that my favourite DJ and remixer was remixing my favourite track of the previous year I couldn’t wait to hear the results. Bit when I eventually got my hands on Weatherall’s mix of Fallen by (One) Dove, I wasn’t so much disappointed as perplexed as apart from the sax solo which I’ve been told was lifted from Supertramp there wasn’t a great deal of difference from the original Soma release. I’m not sure what I really thought Weatherall could do to improve what in my opinion is a perfect track anyway.
Later when it was disclosed that Weatherall was to become the producer for the band I was more than a little excited at the prospect of the people that had produced Fallen and, well the most consistent remixer in the world at the time collaborating.
This time the pairing did not disappoint, the next single Transient Truth was an absolute belter which was bought on the day of release and flogged to death. There was a rumour that there was a promo of another load of Weatherall mixes out there but I never ever saw a copy let alone got the chance to get my mitts on one.
A few years ago now when I found Discogs, one of the first things I looked up was One Dove and while clicking through the discography found that the fabled Sabres Of Paradise mixes of Transient Truth did exist and that there were a couple of copies for sale the cheapest being £40 which was too steep for me as up to this point I didn’t even know if they were any good, I had my suspicions that they would be worth shelling out the money for but still couldn’t justify it.
About two years ago at the excellent blog Audio Out, STX posted all 4 of the mixes for download, which I eagerly did and must have played continually for about 2 weeks and was as happy as a pig in shite that I had eventually got these mixes. However it still nagged me that this was the only release by One Dove that I did not have on vinyl and one drunken Friday night not long afterwards the inevitable happened and I bought the copy on Discogs.
One Dove and Weatherall went on to produce one of the best albums of the early 90s and a further three brilliant singles were released with some great mixes by the likes of William Orbit and Underworld before the band sadly went there separate ways. There are rumours that a second album was recorded but as yet this has to be verified.
Here is one of the mixes of Transient Truth that I haven’t posted before.
One Dove – Transient Truth (Sabres Of Paradise Death Of A Disco Dancer)