Sunday, 22 January 2012

Rage hard - Frankie goes to Hollywood

Looking back over 50 years of pop history, only the last three decades have seen 12" singles and extended remixes being released. Out of the thousands and thousands of those remixes there could be a small selection deemed as 'classic'. And I would say that the extended remix of 'Rage hard', included on this disc, should be one of them.

Entitled 'Young person's guide into the 12" mix', it is an introduction to instruments and certain remix techniques, using the aforementioned Frankie goes to Hollywood track as an example. As far as I know, this remix was never released on cd - at least not entirely. This original version lasts for 12 minutes, a shorter version appeared on a Frankie goes to Hollywood compilation cd in 1994.

My collection: 12" single no. 208
Found: Record exchange, London, October 1994
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'Rage hard [Young person's guide into the 12" mix]' / 'Suffragette city', 'Don't lose what's left (of your little mind)', ['Rage hard (reprise)']

2 comments:

  1. One of my favorite Frankie mixes as well. This mix was finally released on cd last year on the complation 'Zang Tuum Tumb - The art of the 12"' (volume 2 is released at the end of February) that has other unreleased and unreleased on cd mixes from the ZTT vaults.

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  2. I can sent you the full cd-mix from the aformentioned Zang Tuum Tumb cd :-)

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