Love Corporation : The Times : Edward Ball
To round off this trilogy of tributes to The Times and the wonderful world of Ed Ball, I've sequenced a new mix pulling together rare remixes, extended versions and the more electronic-oriented sounds of Love Corporation. I've avoided some of the more obvious mixes, such as Palatial by Danny Rampling and the main mix of Give Me Some Love by Andrew Weatherall, because I think (hope) they are readily available elsewhere. In typically contrary fashion, I've also bookended the mix with the closing and opening tracks from Love Corporation's final album of new material, Intelligentsia, from 1994 and featuring the voice of the unique and much-missed Denise Johnson.
Put your headphones on and enjoy a little over an hour of Ed music...
1) Translucence: Love Corporation ft. Denise Johnson (from Intelligentsia, 1994)
2) Your Mama Don't Dance And Your Daddy Don't Acid House (Ultra Living Mix): Love Corporation (from Dance Stance, 1997)
3) Baby Girl (Album Version): The Times ft. Tippa Irie (from Alternative Commercial Crossover, 1993)
4) Septieme Ciel (Triple J Astral Projection Mix): The Times (Australian promo 12" single, 1990)*
5) A Beautiful Village Called England (Album Version): The Times ft. Angel Dust aka Cindy Lovecore (from Pure, 1991)
6) Lundi Bleu (Album Version): The Times (from Pure, 1991)
7) Palatial II (Remixed By Doug Martin): Love Corporation (12" single B-side, 1990)**
8) Give Me Some Love (Remix By Love Corporation & Andrew Weatherall): Love Corporation (12" single B-side, 1991)***
9) Translucent: Love Corporation ft. Denise Johnson (from Intelligentsia, 1994)
* This mix also appears on the The Times compilation Pink Ball, Brown Ball, Ed Ball from 1991, retitled I've Got All This And Heaven Too (Astral Projection Mix).
** On the Palatial 12" single sleeve, this version is credited to Doug Martin, on the label both mixes are attributed to Danny Rampling - I think it's the former. Palatial II also appeared on the 1990 Creation Records compilation, Do You Believe In Love?
*** This is the same as Give Me Some Love (Mix II), which appears on the promo 12" single.