Friday, 17 June 2016

REWIND: The Shamen - 'Move Any Mountain (Progen 91)'

The best known version of this early 90's indie-rave classic, and probably the most effective too. The original version of 'Move Any Mountain' was featured on The Shamen's 1990 album 'En-Tact', before being given a new radio remix by The Beatmasters. The single was released in the UK during the summer of 1991 and was the group's first top-ten single, reaching number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. It was also their only top 40 hit in the U.S., where the song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The promotional video was filmed on the slopes of Mount Teide, Tenerife island where band member Will Sinnott drowned and died in May 1991.

The album 'Progeny' features 19 different remixes of the song. and at the time the release meant that the song was the only record to chart on both UK Singles and Album Charts at the same time. The Shamen split in 1999.

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