Monday, 16 April 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley mix)

"In 1978, disco and Hi-NRG pioneer Patrick Cowley created a 15:45 remix of Donna Summers's "I Feel Love" which, despite not impressing Moroder, became a popular "underground classic" available only on acetate discs. The remix used loops, keeping the song's bass-line going for extended passages of overdubbed effects and synthesiser parts.
In mid-1980, Cowley's mix was released with the title "I Feel Love / I Feel Megalove" and subtitled "The Patrick Cowley MegaMix", but only on a limited vinyl pressing by the DJ-only subscription service Disconet. Since this pressing was not available to the general public for commercial sale, it became highly sought after by collectors. In 1982 the mix was released on a commercially available 12" single in the UK market by Casablanca, backed with an 8-minute edited version. With this wider release, "I Feel Love" became a dance floor hit again, five years after its debut. A further-edited 7" single reached #21 on the UK singles chart.
The Patrick Cowley mix is now available on the second ("bonus") disc of The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer."



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