Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Frankie Knuckles - It's Hard Sometimes 1991

Virgin Records VUSCD 52

Produced by Frankie Knuckles & John Poppo. Written and performed by Frankie along with Danny Madden & Satoshi Tomiie and featuring the wonderful vocal talent of Shelton Becton. It's Hard Sometimes, if I remember correctly, was the introduction to Frankie Knuckles forthcoming album, Beyond The Mix, and boy, did it get a fond welcome. I personally thought it was his best for awhile, until he released Rain Falls.

The beauty of the David Morales Classic Club Mix is in the speed. Slow and soulful with a painfully slow but irresistible House groove. It also features the most gorgeous piano solo, probably played bt Satoshi Tomiie although Eric Kupper, Terry Burrus & Peter 'Ski' Schwartz are also credited but not 'who done what'? The Alternate 12" Mix is more what you would expect, riding on a mid tempo groove but leaving out the piano. I have no idea why it fades with only a minute left. It seems totally pointless but doesn't spoil the listening experience much. If you like to mix with long overlaps then you'll want the 8:02, no fade, version.

  • D.M. Classic Radio
  • D.M. Classic Club Mix
  • Alternate 12" Mix (Fade)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Hard Sometimes CDS.rar Filesize: 26.56 MB


  1. Great post!!! I love this song very much too. Now I just posted different mixes of this song (by Frankie Knuckles and David Morales)on my blog. If you are interested, just visit

    Have a nice weekend!!!

  2. I love this track too, but I prefer the R&B mix version, so check this video, not realized (not oficial realise) but perfect sincronization.

    Larry DJ_Brazil


Shout outs