Underworld – Cowgirl (Alt Cowgirl C69 Mix from A1564) (single) (Smith Hyde Productions / Universal Music)

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will have heard that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dubnobasswithmyheadman, dance music legends Underworld will be releasing a remastered version of the aforementioned 1994 classic in October, which will coincide with a unique one-off live performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 11 October 2014.

To whet your appetite for the upcoming celebration of one of dance music’s most important albums ever, Underworld have shared the track Cowgirl (Alt Cowgirl C69 Mix from A1564), which appears only on the 5  x CD super-deluxe version of the album.

Though dubnobasswithmyheadman was technically Underworld’s third album, it was their first album where they left behind their guitar and synthpop beginnings and morphed into a fully-fledged progressive house / techno unit.

The impact and importance of dubnobasswithmyheadman on both dance music and UK music in general cannot be overstated.

One of the (many) anthems from the album, Cowgirl is an absolute classic and was immediately captivating thanks to its hypnotic, repetitious melodies, four-to-the-floor house beats, and of course vocal hook of “everything, everything” (which then became the title of Underworld’s 2000 released DVD).

The 10:11 mix that appears on the upcoming super-deluxe album (listen below) is a vocal-driven version yet, interestingly, is absent of the song’s main vocal hook. Instead, Karl Hyde rattles off verse after verse of his trademark, witty and observational lyrics in the same tone as the original “everything, everything” hook.

Slow-building, during the mix’s first 2-and-half minutes the bass-heavy, synth arpeggios create a hypnotic effect and continue this trance-inducing state even when the beat drops at 2:50. Though less dynamic than the original album version, this mix  locks into a deep, mesmerizing groove that would absolutely kill in clubs.

There isn’t a breakdown until some 7 minutes into the track. The track then builds over the next 90 or so seconds before launching back in for an exhilarating final 90 seconds.

One more reason to pick up the 20th anniversary edition.

The remastered version of Dubnobasswithmyheadman will be available digitally, as well as single-disc, 2 x CD deluxe, 2 x LP, HD Blu-Ray, and 5  x CD super-deluxe versions on 6 October, 2014. Pre-order the album now.

Original album tracklisting:

  1. DARK & LONG
  2. .MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU
  3. SURFBOY
  4. SPOONMAN
  5. TONGUE
  6. DIRTY EPIC
  7. COWGIRL
  8. RIVER OF BASS
  9. M.E

Extra disc tracklistings:

Deluxe CD2:

  1. ECLIPSE
  2. REZ
  3. DIRTY
  4. DARK & LONG (DARK TRAIN)
  5. SPIKEE
  6. CONCORD (3 Comp75 id9 A1771 Aug 93A)
  7. CAN YOU FEEL ME? (from A4796)
  8. BIRDSTAR (A1558 Nov 92B.1)

Super Deluxe CD2 Singles 1991 – 1994

  1. THE HUMP (WILD BEAST)
  2. ECLIPSE (released as Lemon Interrupt)
  3. REZ
  4. DIRTY (released as Lemon Interrupt)
  5. DIRTYGUITAR
  6. DARK & LONG (HALL’S EDIT)
  7. DARK & LONG (DARK TRAIN)
  8. SPIKEE

Super Deluxe CD3 Remixes 1992 – 1994

  1. MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU (JAM SCRAPER)
  2. COWGIRL (IRISH PUB IN KYOTO MIX)
  3. DARK & LONG (MOST ‘OSPITABLE MIX)
  4. MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU (TELEGRAPH 16.11.92)
  5. DARK & LONG (BURTS MIX)
  6. DOGMAN GO WOOF
  7. DARK & LONG (THING IN A BOOK MIX)

Super Deluxe CD4 Previously Unreleased Recordings 1991 – 1993

  1. CONCORD (3 Comp75 id9 A1771 Aug 93A)
  2. DARK & LONG(1struffid3A15512)
  3. MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU (A1765 Sky Version id4. Harmone6 COMP43)
  4. MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU (After sky id6 1551 2)
  5. CAN YOU FEEL ME? (from A4796)BIRDSTAR (A1558 Nov 92B.1)
  6. DIRTY EPIC (Dirty Ambi Piano A1764 Oct 91)
  7. SPOONMAN (version1 A1559 Nov92)
  8. ORGAN (Eclipse version from A4796)
  9. COWGIRL(AltCowgirlC69MixfromA1564)

CD5 Live Jam Kyme Road (Previously Unreleased Live Rehearsal at Lemonworld Studio, 1993)

  1. MMM…SKYSCRAPER I LOVE YOU
  2. IMPROV 1
  3. BIGMOUTH
  4. IMPROV 2
  5. BIG MEAT SHOW
  6. IMPROV 3
  7. SPOONMAN

Listen to Cowgirl (Alt Cowgirl C69 Mix from A1564) below:

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