Cooltempo Records, CDCOOL304
Following on from Mickey's ace The Chimes post, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" which is a U2 cover version par excellence, I thought I'd do the same. We're all about the continuity here!
Take one pretentious rock/pop star's (probable) finest moment. Get someone hugely talented, vocally, in to re-sing it and voila - instant magic! (Ah... but it was 'a good song' and Mica is probably the only singer who could've truly improved it? Ed )
Yup, you're right, Mick. I'll take my gentle slap on the wrists there - as it IS a classic song, truly beautiful lyrics, and I'm letting my dislike for Bono & Co colour my words, but listening to Mica Paris sing it is like hearing it the way it should be rather than just a mere cover.
Mica sings with effortless grace, and real passion. Her smokey vocals - I almost melt when she ups the emotion with the line "...did I disappoint you..." - over the slick, non intrusive beats, really are a match made in heaven. Having said that, Mica could ride over a Gun N Roses beat and make it sound dope.
There's a suite of mixes, and I'll hazard a semi-educated guess and say that our Mickey would go for the lovely Perfecto mixes, but, for me, the Ethnic Boyz mix is the one (points awarded if you can tell me what song is sampled for the main loop), closely followed by the excellent Original. That's not to say the others are bad at all, though!
- One (Perfecto 7" Edit)
- One (Original Mix)
- One (Perfecto Mix)
- One (Ethnic Boyz Mix)
- One (Perfecto Dub)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: One (single).zip Filesize: 33MB