Thursday, 24 May 2012

Omar - Outside/Saturday (1994)

RCA Records 74321213972
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Omar is quite often overlooked in the history of soul, he's certainly one of the UK's most underrated artists. He virtually invented Street Soul and is an all-round writer/producer/musician/artist and yet he is remembered (just) as a one hit wonder for There's Nothing Like This. Time's are changing, after six albums (yes, six albums. The last one Sing released in 2006) and awards for 'Best Neo-Soul Act' and 'Outstanding Achievement Award' at the Urban Music Awards 2006, Omar is getting the recognition he deserves.

Back in 1994 he released the superb For Pleasure album and this single was lifted from it. Strange release, this one. The title track is Outside and it was specially remixed by the legendary Ray Hayden at Opaz Studios. Unfortunately, only the Radio Edit is on the CD?

Saturday is another track from the album and this has been remixed by Frankie Foncett. Foncett is not always good but the Gangster Club Ride is an interesting take on that urban ghetto vibe. For me though, this release is all about the Absolute Remix. Sublime, as always.

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  • Outside (Opaz Radio Edit)
  • Saturday (Frankie Foncett's Gangster Club Ride)
  • Saturday (Frankie Foncett's Club Part 1)
  • Saturday (The Absolute Remix)
The Download Link is here: Omar - Saturday (CD Single).zip | Filesize: 30.1 MB

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6 comments:

  1. this blog is mental, I can't believe the collection this man has, much respect from toronto, canada...

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  2. Personally, I think Saturday is one of Omar's greatest tracks.

    I'd have liked an extended album cut on this single, but the Foncett mixes are very nice all the same. I'd usually go for Foncett's Gangster Club Ride, if pushed, as it keeps the excellent bassline of the original.

    All in all, a really, really wicked release.

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  3. Please re- up Everis - Back To Basics , because megaupload is already dead - i need this album very much , thank you

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  4. Just discovered this blog site and I will deffo be posting! I stumbled accross Omar by accident from listening to the pirate radio stations back in the day. Remember LWR?

    Anyway Omar's first single was a pirate classic "I don't mind the waiting". He then released 'There's nothing like this' which blew up all over London.

    Keep the tunes coming.....

    Big Dave

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  5. Big Dave! Make yourself at home, hon!!

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  6. Could you guys please post the 'For pleasure' album?

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