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did "another side" ever make it to cd?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Monday, 3 July 2006 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but that seems to be the last issue of it.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 3 July 2006 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow. and here i thought every important lp had been reissued (surely that's a thread that exists already?).

can we talk about how lovely some of this stuff is, like "what about this love?" and "washing machine"...

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 04:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 05:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Distant Planet" is my favourite I think. Seems to sum up the whole Fingers approach - the slant of you want and need to escape life through dance but that this isn't necessarily a good thing.

And man, the cover photography on "Another Side" is awesome. They're so pimply and unhealthy looking!

Jacob (Jacob), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 06:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Crazy that the cd is on sale for so much more than the vinyl...

Jacob (Jacob), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 09:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"what about this love" is one of my favourite songs ever (and one of Ronan's too, if i'm not mistaken).

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 10:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and one of mine. i searched for the 12" for years and then found it for a couple of quid in a second hand shop. isn't that always the way?

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 11:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's on the Introduction album, second-hand copies of which turn up fairly frequently (at least in London). Well worth getting. The track "Survivor" is quite devastating.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 11:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i have that album on cassette! and yes, "survivor" is heart breaking.

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 11:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You would think if there ever was a time for it be reissued, it would probably be now with all the trax/casablanca reissues. Hopefully there isn't any legal tape holding it up.

Agree on pretty much all the song selections so far.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 17:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

does anyone have "another side" in mp3 form AHEM?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 17:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

funny you should say that...

i'll email you later tonight. anyone else? give me a shout.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 18:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shout @

colinohara at gmail

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 18:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

dude! YOU ROCK

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 19:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm uploading this now but it's 130mb so could be some time!

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 20:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never No More Lonely is my fave, and it's been booted, credited just to Robert Owens.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 04:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Jed - email me. Always wanted to hear this album.

Jay Vee's Return (Manon_69), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 09:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink


jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 5 July 2006 15:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

me too?

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 6 July 2006 03:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And me? (I have a bunch of old house stuff ripped from CD, including "Introduction", if anyone's interested...)

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 6 July 2006 03:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thank you Jed!

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 6 July 2006 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, thanks. i'd never knowingly listened to this stuff (larry heard or early chicago tracks) before. totally knew the "house is a feeling" track. it's pretty amazing. totally fills in the gap of what happened to R'n'B post boogie (which i've just nearly overdosed on). and it's way more soulful than i was expecting. change up the rhythm just slightly and you've got Dwele or Vikter Duplaix

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Thursday, 6 July 2006 18:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

oh man, blueski, i have this remixes 12" of What About This Love and it.

especially the kenlou remix.

nice! he have the balls to say the truth! (the table is the table), Sunday, 2 August 2009 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i recently got the Alleviated pressing of What About This Love for like $4 so i've been banging it out in my sets, one of my favorite Heard joints. also just broke out "Lamentations" from the first Loosefingers 12" at a gig last week, fucking love that one too.

pipecock, Sunday, 2 August 2009 22:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

really dig the darker side of Larry..."Black Oceans", the Alien LP...

henry s, Monday, 3 August 2009 02:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...


moullet, Thursday, 1 November 2012 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Back To Love my fav Mr Fingers album, such an underrated voice.

mmmm, Thursday, 1 November 2012 23:55 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

so this finally got reissued!

lute bro (brimstead), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 05:43 (two years ago) Permalink

(another side, i mean)

lute bro (brimstead), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 05:43 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i snagged that and the japanese reissue of "ammnesia" last month, good stuff

the late great, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 06:22 (two years ago) Permalink

thx amazon

the late great, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 06:22 (two years ago) Permalink

too bad it doesn't have any bonus material. would have been nice to have "bring down the walls" and "a path" on there at least.

lute bro (brimstead), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 06:30 (two years ago) Permalink

oh n/m the vinyl reissue has the "4th side"

lute bro (brimstead), Wednesday, 3 February 2016 06:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Shadows, man!

cheeseburger, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 08:59 (two years ago) Permalink

I wrote to Souljazz a couple of years back suggesting they reissue it, possibly because it related to their Chicago House set. I got told that Heard would only licence individual tracks. So good to hear somebody's done the lp.
I had the vinyl until losing my record collection around 20 years back.
I'm not sure if that original lp was 100% legit in the first place.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 09:58 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New Mr. Fingers album coming out in April.

Under one of his most notable guises, Larry Heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ is his first full length album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years. Famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, Larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and DJ spanning 35 years. Due for release on his own imprint Alleviated Records, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into Larry’s musical world.

willem, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I didn't know he was still alive! Good for him.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

if it's in the vein of 2016's outer acid ep we're in for a great ride.

andrew m., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

looks like all four tracks off the EP are on the album, so yes, at least some of it will definitely be in the same vein!

tracklist and cover are here btw:

faust apes (NickB), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

no talk abt this huh

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 15 April 2018 02:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

is it good? it seems like he's been pretty active for ... several years now? the last thing i heard was "virtual emotion" which i really liked.

map, Sunday, 15 April 2018 03:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

There's a nice profile and cover story in this month's Wire.

MikoMcha, Sunday, 15 April 2018 05:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

It's good, (also really long!) with a marked stylistic shift halfway through. Definitely feels like it has a day side and a night side, or maybe a sunset side and a club side. I mean it sounded pretty good even after coming off a day of work and with four hours' sleep so I'm looking forward to hearing it in a more optimal state.

Matt DC, Monday, 16 April 2018 18:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

Love Larry Heard but this is waaay too Smooth Jazz in parts, which he has always touched upon in past Mr. Fingers releases, but not so heavily.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 16 April 2018 19:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

smooth jazz rules fuiud

the late great, Monday, 16 April 2018 19:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

Any time I feel like dissing smooth jazz I think of "What About This Love", which is as smooth and jazzy as dance music gets, and I could listen to it all day.

henry s, Monday, 16 April 2018 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink


Smooth jazz forever

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 16 April 2018 20:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

this is waaay too Smooth Jazz in parts

hell yeah

i love this, such an odyssey

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 16 April 2018 23:41 (nine months ago) Permalink


morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2018 23:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

The piano on this is glorious

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Monday, 16 April 2018 23:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

i love how long it is

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:09 (nine months ago) Permalink


flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

my favorite larry heard track is essentially a smooth jazz track

the late great, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

the best parts of "alien" are also very smooth jazzed out

the late great, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

ammnesia / introduction / sceneries not songs / alien are all-time

but honestly, i was really disappointed by dance 2000 / love's arrival / where life begins

ironically, i think the problem might not be that the smooth jazz is too smooth but that the housey bits are too smooth!

has anyone ever heard back to love?

the late great, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

oh the end of my cool story is that i probably won't listen to the new one because i haven't checked out his stuff since "sun can't compare" had its day

the late great, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

had no idea this existed, sounding incredible

flopson, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Introduction" is one of my fave ever albums. To my ears there's a big difference between the jazz playing / textures on that and what I heard on some of this album. New one's way too syrupy for me. But if Najee/ Kenny G's your bag then enjoy!

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

Back to Love is my favourite Larry Heard. I associate it with good times. It came out to mixed (poor) reviews in the UK dance music media as I remember (Mixmag, Muzik). Larry sings on most tracks. His voice is so delicate and warming. Lyrically it's nothing too special. The later tracks (there are additonal ones on CD) are him in smooth jazz mode.

mmmm, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

Swing beat Larry?

mmmm, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kenny G did whole albums with kashif that are worth listening to

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kenny G did whole albums with kashif that are worth listening to

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i think i had my mom buy this moment bc i loooved the todd terry single remix of "havana"

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

g force is extremely tight thanks deej

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

whoa I love this album, thanks ILM for noting something I wouldn't have heard otherwise

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

/g force/ is extremely tight thanks deej

Brad, do treat yourself to the vocal version of “I’ve Been Missin’ You” that’s on Kashif’s Send Me Your Love album, if you haven’t already.
(That’s the version Spotify brought up for me, and then when I played it again off G-Force a little later it suddenly had become an instrumental)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

UK weather is currently providing the optimum listening conditions for this fine lp.

calzino, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

the RA faint praising of this lp is so cloth-eared, it is not that far off something worthy of the "sprawling masterpiece" epithet ffs!

calzino, Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Some of the house tracks are a bit meh but overall it's a good solid album. The smooth jazz tracks at the start totally work and are excellent springtime music, as pointed out above. This is especially worth picking up if you don't have the Mr Fingers 2016 EP because it's all on the album

paolo, Saturday, 28 April 2018 19:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

I really liked Outer Acid so I'm looking forward to checking this out

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

I had a 3 hr train journey through the Scottish highlands at the weekend and this sounded incredible looking at all the coastlines and countryside. I love how intimate it all feels - the muted drums and the softness of the melodies and chords. Even though it is a really long album it feels like there's not a second wasted - every drum hit or delay effect feels like it's been placed in the exact right moment.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 08:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

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