"EM Records proudly announces a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan Series', a project long in gestation, John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra. It's official, and of course it's excellent. We are preparing to release their fine 1977 album "Steel Funk" on CD/LP/digital this fall, and as an appetizer we will issue two 12" singles ahead of the album. "J'Ouvert" is a non-album track which was originally recorded and released in 1979 as a 12" single, in co-operation with legendary Philly Soul producer Louis Anthony deLise. This highly sought-after underground disco classic has been loved and played for years and is still in high demand with many people, including influential DJs such as DJ Harvey. This EM1129TEP version is, surprisingly, a previously unissued original version that was held in the vaults by the artist for 35 years, after the 'remixed' 12" version was released in 1979. This original version is some two minutes longer than the 1979 12" and the pitch and mix are quite different from the 1979 version. Transferred from the original master tape and newly mastered. A great-sounding release! LORD ECHO, a rising star from New Zealand, re-edited this classic with deep respect for the original, featuring his trademark cutting guitar playing. This is Echo's first remix/re-edit work for another artist. Both tracks are NOT on the EM Records album "Steel Funk"." (label info)
in stock | JP| 2014| m-/vg+| EM RECORDS | 18.90

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