Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Remixes) (12″)

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Label: Unidisc Canada
Format: sealed 12″
Cat: SPEC-1886
Released: 26 Feb 24
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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Moplen has outdone himself with this re-imagining of Machine’s disco classic. Sticking purely to elements from the original, he’s managed to completely redesign the song, starting with an extended version of the soulful piano intro. Punching up the kick drums and hand claps moves the track into house territory, complemented by a funky guitar riff that was completely buried in the original. When the bass enters front and center Moplen practically forces you to the dancefloor, leaving you vulnerable to August Darnell’s controversial lyrics.

Fresh from a career-making start with Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, lyricist/vocalist Darnell’s collaboration here with Machine was only months from his next incarnation as Kid Creole. Just like those groups, Darnell here fills his song with the politics of race, religion, and sexuality under the guise of a great beat. This release features that rarest of things: a dub just as good as the original.

Rather than just removing the vocals, Moplen again rearranges the song, removing the slow intro and building a killer groove from the ground up. As well as the 1979 version, and an acapella reprise, this 12” also features the 1994 Timmy Regisford house mix that captures the dark energy of the song perfectly. Disco gold!

A1 – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Moplen Remix) (7:40)
A2 – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Moplen Dub) (6:59)
B1 – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Original 1979 Version) (5:17)
B2 – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (1994 Timmy Regisford Remix) (7:42)
B3 – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Acapella Reprise) (2:47)

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Weight 0.25 kg

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