Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Mica Paris - If I Love U 2 Nite 1991

4th & Broadway 12 BRW 207

This was a superb release from the Parisienne, the best collection of songs on a Mica 12" since last year! Three different styles, all perfectly executed, great production and all on one twelve. I've bought albums with less content. A lot of albums, actually?

For those with not-so-good eyesight, I've enlarged the minute credits cos they are very important and also... interesting. Yes, I said interesting! I'm also summarising here cos they're bloody confusing?

Basically, If I Love U 2 Nite is the commercial tune, remixed by Nellee Hooper (Soul II Soul & Wild Bunch), produced by Camus Mare Celi, Andres Levin & Mica Paris and engineered by Howie Bernstein with beats by Dobi (both SIIS). It's interesting because no mention is made of the fact that it's written by TAFKAP himself, Prince..... but, the cover is respectfully purple!

I Wish I'd Never Met You is the real soul tune, produced by Patrick Moten and Joseph A. Greene for Golden Empire, mixed by Elliott Peters & Chris Fuhrman at Ground Control, Santa Monica. Engineered by Craig Burbidge & Anthony Jeffries at Aire, LA, strings arranged by Patrick Moten and Gene Page, sax by Gerald Albright courtesy of Atlantic. Mica duets with The Poet himself, Bobby Womack courtesy of CBS. Does she sound like his second violin... does she heck! The little lass holds her own and the pair sing up a storm. This track is heavenly, Mica was born to write and sing this track!

Stand Up (Extended Mix) is the serious dance floor tune, produced by Ultimatum for Gee Street and engineered by Tyrell.

The record label credits Prince inside of course, and it's interesting to note that Mica wrote the Bobby duet with Patrick Moten. My limited understanding of credits leads me to assume that she wrote the lyrics and Moten composed the music. She also wrote Stand Up with Rhallia Birch & Nick Hallam (Stereo MC's). Pretty cool for a South London lass, don't you think?

I wonder if you can still contact:
The Parisienne
P.O. Box 237,
Thornton Heath,
CR7 8SX,
My old stompin' grounds back in the 80's ;-)

  • If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's Club U 2 Nite Mix)
  • If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's Club U 2 Nite Edit)
  • I Wish I'd Never Met You (Duet with Bobby Womack)
  • Stand Up
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Mica 1991.rar Filesize: 37.23 MB

1 comment:

  1. THANK U for the AWESOME MICA B sides! I think i've died and gone to heaven!



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