26.8.08

just wait and see



Today, a very special treat. A couple of months back, I went to a record store in Cleveland, and though a lot of stuff they had was utter garbage, their selection of disco and house edits was magnificent. What did I find, you ask? Well, a truly amazing edit of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day." I listened to it every morning for the next month, and it has found a spot in my heart as one of my favorite edits of the year.

The K2 Edits 'illegal' label, run by house producer Chris Clayton, has scored big with edits of Jill Scott and the Rolling Stones, among others, but there's nothing that compares to the edit of "Lovely Day." The soulful R&B of the original is pumped up to 122 bpm, the strings are sampled mightily, and the nice-and-airy organ line is kept intact, as is the bouncing bass-line. The female vocals of the original-- those that intone that "it's gonna be a lovely day, just wait and see"-- are looped to maximum efficacy, and of course, Wither's vocal line comes in at just the right moment, when the listener is beginning to wonder whether it will ever come in. I can't get enough of this track, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Highly recommended.

Bill Withers- Lovely Day (K2 Edit)

Tomorrow, some more digitized vinyl goodness for you!

3 comments:

rmd said...

this is wonderful, thanks so much... it encouraged me to listen to the original, which is also great, but i think i like the edit better. it's so joyful and bouncy. withers house! amazing.

Tuesday Club Djs said...

Been hunting this piece a while now... In fact since I heard Micheal Rutten play it on a boat in Croatia - good times!
Any chance of re -upping it?
ALi
www.myspace.com/djstoaty

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