Category Archives: Grace

Down To Earth

PERF120CD

01 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne 7″ Mix)
02 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Master Mix)
03 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Dub Mix)
04 Down To Earth (Angeles Vocal Mix)
05 Down To Earth (EFM Darkside Mix)

INFO > Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne’s fourth single as Grace, 1996’s “Down To Earth”, was remixed by Angeles (Jay Welsh & Martin Cartledge) and Eddy Fingers.

HELP > Anyone have “You’re Not Mine” and “Down To Earth”?

If I Could Fly

PERF127CD

01 If I Could Fly (Oakenfold & Osborne Mix)
02 If I Could Fly (Oakenfold & Osborne Trance Mix)
03 If I Could Fly (LTJ Bukem’s Roll It Mix)
04 If I Could Fly (More Rockers Vocal Mix)
05 If I Could Fly (Smith And Mighty Feet On The Ground Mix)

INFO > During their heyday in the 1990s, the versatile production team of Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne dabbled in many genres: Balearic, downtempo, indie, pop, house, hip hop, and trance. For “If I Could Fly”, the title track to their 1996 album as Grace, the duo tackled drum ‘n’ bass—the results are pleasant enough; however, Oakey & Osborne wisely included a ‘Trance Mix’ on the single release to appease the Perfecto faithful. Proper D’n’B artists LTJ Bukem and More Rockers contribute remixes to the package, along with Smith And Mighty, who slow the pace considerably.

Skin On Skin

PERF116CD

01 Skin On Skin (Oakenfold & Osborne 7″ Mix)
02 Skin On Skin (Oakenfold & Osborne 12″ Mix)
03 Skin On Skin (Orange Mix)
04 Skin On Skin (Man With No Name Remix)
05 Skin On Skin (Oakenfold & Osborne Dub Mix)

INFO > In 1995, Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne recycled their ‘Perfecto Mix’ of U2’s “Lemon” as the foundation for Grace’s third single, “Skin On Skin”, and an accompanying instrumental—the cheekily titled “Orange.”

I Want To Live

PERF109CD

01 I Want To Live (Oakenfold & Osborne Radio Mix)
02 I Want To Live (Oakenfold & Osborne Mix)
03 I Want To Live (Rollo & Sister Bliss Big Vocal Mix)
04 Eureka

INFO > For their second effort as Grace, Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne covered Gavin Friday’s 1991 single, “I Want To Live.” The 1995 Perfecto release established Dominique Atkins as the project’s voice and face, and features mixes by Rollo & Sister Bliss, along with housey instrumental “Eureka.” That same year, model Naomi Campbell released her own version of “I Want To Live”, produced by Friday himself with Tim Simenon.

Hand In Hand

PERF129CD

01 Hand In Hand (Oakenfold And Osborne Radio Mix)
02 Hand In Hand (Jam El Mar Mix)
03 Hand In Hand (Eddy Fingers Vocal Mix)
04 Hand In Hand (Legend B Mix)
05 Hand In Hand (Oakenfold And Osborne Mix)

INFO > Oakenfold and Osborne recycled their remix arrangement of Opus III’s “Hand In Hand” as the basis for this 1997 cover version.

State Of Grace – Not Over Yet (UK Promo)

PERF1CDP

01 Not Over Yet (Perfecto Radio Edit) 04:02
02 Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix) 07:40
03 Not Over Yet (Trance Mix) 06:27
04 Not Over Yet (State Of Grace Mix) 06:07

INFO > Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne’s most successful studio venture started as State Of Grace in 1993; another act with the same name forced a revised appellation. “Not Over Yet” was the first release (PERF 1) on the second incarnation of Oakenfold’s Perfecto imprint. While Patti Low provided lead vocals on “Not Over Yet”, subsequent releases by Grace feature Dominique Atkins, who also represented the group visually on packaging and in videos.

Grace – Not Over Yet

Grace
“Not Over Yet”
1995 Perfecto/EastWest (UK)
PERF104CD

01. Not Over Yet (Perfecto Edit)
02. Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix)
03. Not Over Yet (Dancing Divaz Club Mix)
04. Not Over Yet (BT’s Spirit Of Grace)
05. Not Over Yet (BT’s Peyote Dub)

INFO > Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne’s most successful studio venture started as State Of Grace in 1993; another act with the same name forced a revised appellation. “Not Over Yet” was the first release (PERF 1) on the second incarnation of Oakenfold’s Perfecto imprint. While Patti Low provided lead vocals on “Not Over Yet”, subsequent releases by Grace feature Dominique Atkins, who also represented the group visually on packaging and in videos. This 1995 reissue adds new mixes by handbag favorites Dancing Divaz and epic maestro Brian Transeau.

NOT OVER YET