Welcome To The Future 2 (US)
01 Eskimos & Egypt – UK:USA (South Central L.A.)
02 Whatever, Girl – Activator (Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Mix)
03 Burning Vinyl – Brainrush (XS Club Mix)
04 Foul Play – Open Your Mind (Foul Play Mix)
05 The Shamen – Comin’ On (Beat Mix)
06 Burning Vinyl – Selector (Belly Mix)
07 MFSB – T.S.O.P. (Theme From Soul Train ’94)
08 Rozalla – I Love Music (Overworld Mix)
09 East Beat Syndicate – Love Transmission (Impact Mission)
10 Vibes & Wishdokta – Obsession
11 Miracle – Oxygene (Radio Edit)
12 Sensation – Beautiful Morning (BBG’s Big Breakfast Mix)
INFO > This one’s for the benefit of our buddy Sandman, in response to his recent posting of the first entry in this series. The differences between the UK and US versions of the first two volumes are markedly significant, although I find these collections patchy and unsatisfying overall. And what’s the deal with ‘SoundBASE Three Dimensional Stereo’—marketing malarkey or what?
NOTE > On the above CD (and a corresponding US 12″ promo), track 8 is actually designated as: Rozalla “I Love Music” (Fire Island Mix), but is, in fact, Development Corporation’s ‘Overworld Mix’ as released in the UK and Europe. Not sure why someone at Epic US decided to change the mix name—perhaps it was intended to reference the gay-friendly, New York vacation mecca. Unfortunately, the nomenclature is misleading and confusing given that Fire Island is a production moniker of Terry Farley and Pete Heller.
RELATED ANECDOTE > So, remember how before everyone had access to the interweb, you had to leave your house to buy records? (and, err, other stuff?) When Rozalla’s “I Love Music” was released in 1994, the ‘Overworld Mix’ was a huge floor-filler at my beloved local nightclub, The Bank. Unfortunately, that mix isn’t on the US CD release, and I was unable to find a copy of the UK edition. After an exhaustive search effort, I became desperate enough to purchase an import 12″ single (I had abandoned vinyl years earlier). However, not content with a non-digital copy, I stepped up my game. Around that time, my girlfriend was heading over to the UK to visit family and friends, so I gave her a shopping list. A couple of weeks later, she returned with the Rozalla single, and a few other CDs that had been eluding me. Having passed this crucial test, I then decided she was worthy of marriage… ;-)