Steel Pulse - Sound System (Extended) - 2nd attempt

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Steel Pulse - Sound System (Extended) - 2nd attempt

Postby Nicholas » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:10 pm

I'm trying to identify where this extended cut is to be found.
It was recorded from a french radio show on a cassette in the late 70's.
It's a better extended mix than the Island one. But I can't find any clue for that particular release.
Help !

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Postby ian » Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:49 pm

After listening to your sample, I have the same version on a white label 12". It has a stamp on the label saying 'Sound System' and no other info. I bought it from a 2nd hand shop a few years ago. The matrix no. on it is WIP 6490 which according to RKR is the same as the Island issue. The b-side is Babylon Makes The Rules which is also the same as the Island 12, so I guess its an Island promo release.
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Postby Nicholas » Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:12 pm

Mmmh...
I have the Island 12" - 12XWIP 6490 (matrix 12 WIP 6490 A 3U, plus the text : GNIK ETEP WAS THERE = PETE KING WAS THERE).

But it's not the same mix - on the record it is rather flat compared to the sound sample. So what ?

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Postby Dadi Digi » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:17 am

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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:32 am

ian wrote:After listening to your sample, I have the same version on a white label 12". It has a stamp on the label saying 'Sound System' and no other info.



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Postby quadruped » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:46 am

I have a one-sided 12" with matrix 12XWIP 6490 and the words "Sound System" stamped on the label. Also someone has written "Steel Pulse Apr 79" on the label in felt tip pen. The B side of my copy is unplayable dead wax. I assumed that this was some kind of Island records promotional gimmick - that since the tune is titled Sound System, they try to make it look like a sound system dub plate.

After reading the initial post in this thread I dug it out and played it for the first time in years. I couldn't decide whether it was the same version as the sound sample provided by Nicholas - there are no easily discernable differences that I could hear.
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Postby d2domer » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:23 pm

The "rewind" between the vocal and the extended part it a discernable difference between Nicholas' version and the "regular" Island version.
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Postby Nicholas » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:40 pm

I listened once again to the "regular" Island version. And there's another notable difference : there are much more horns in the yet unidentified version, and no lead guitar in dub part.

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Re: Steel Pulse - Sound System (Extended) - 2nd attempt

Postby v66ald » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Just picked up the one sided version yesterday...I need to dig out the standard 12" and compare...it didn't sound appreciably different on first listening but my memory could be playing tricks.
Interesting that there is another stamped version with the Babylon b-side too though
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Re: Steel Pulse - Sound System (Extended) - 2nd attempt

Postby Mick Sleeper » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:36 am

I can't hear your sample, but there is also a French Island 12" single of Sound System.
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Re: Steel Pulse - Sound System (Extended) - 2nd attempt

Postby Nicholas » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:05 am

Man, for me it was solved long time ago : the radio mix must have been a "custom extended mix" made from the Island 7", Sound System b/w Crampars Style. A complete different mix, way better than the 12" IMHO. These mixes were never re-issued AFAIK.

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