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Coldcut - Walk A Mile



Coldcut Walk A Mile
Coldcut - Walk A Mile
(CDS/12"/12") Ninja Tune ZENCDS179/ZEN12179/ZEN12179R/ZEN12179H, 2006-08-21

Tracklisting 12" part 1 :
A1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Tiga Mix) 6.50
A2. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (album version) 5.08 [or radio edit]
B1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Mix) 9.26

Tracklisting 12" part 2 :
A1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Timo Garcia & the Chesire Catz remix) 8.11
B1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Tom Belton's SSL re-rub) 8.59

Tracklisting 12" (Promo) :
A1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
B1. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Remix Radio Edit)
B2. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Dub)

Tracklisting CDs :
01. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (radio edit)
02. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Tiga Mix)
03. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz edit)
04. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Tom Belton's SSL edit)
05. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Timo Garcia & the Chesire Catz remix)
06. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (album version)

Press Release :
Coldcut return with the stand-out single from their critically-acclaimed album, "Sound Mirrors". The pioneering duo take Joe South's classic 70s hit "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and re-work it in the tradition which started with their own "Autumn Leaves" and incorporates Massive Attack's "Unfinished Sympathy" amongst others.

And, as usual, Coldcut know how to pick a collaborator. Robert Owens should need no introduction. One of the true legends of house music, his career as a musical innovator (as well as the possesser of an all-time great voice) runs from pioneer days as one half of Fingers Inc in Chicago in the '80s right up to collaborations with Photek and London Elektricity, via any number of classic tunes including "Tears," "I'll Be Your Friend" and "Ordinary Son".

The version of the tune included on the single ties the epic nature of Coldcut's production to a skipping, swinging house rhythm and the kind of anthemic build that leaves you exhausted. It's a truly beautiful piece of music, the contrast between the delicacy of Owens' voice and the weight of the orchestration perfectly realised.

And that's before you've even reached the mixes. Tiga takes the original, strips out the music and replaces it with technoid pulses and a harder dancefloor rhythm, the sweetness of Owens' voice cutting through the intensity. Henrik Schwarz (of Berlin-based Sonar Kollektiv) builds the original into a melancholy, jazzy number which still sets the foot tapping. Tom Belton goes straight for the disco-funk hands-in-the-air jugular, before Timo Garcia hardens up the kick for a full-on club odyssey.

Already hailed as a classic, "Walk A Mile..." is the perfect summer reminder of the strength of Coldcut's "Sound Mirrors" album and a hit in the making. Listen...

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12" Remix (Part 2) Artwork:

12" Promo Artwork:
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