So Sweet / Cry Me A River
Released around 1st May 2000. A curious two track promotional 12 inch record in a generic black sleeve with equally informative record label! In fact you wouldn’t know what this release is without the accompanying press release and the fact that someone has written on the label of course! Songs are extended versions of So Sweet (Mad Professor Mix) 45 rpm and Cry Me A River (Sounds 5 Remix) 33 rpm. (SWEET1).
The accompanying press release helpfully states;
Tracklisting: A So Sweet Mad Professor Remix – 45 rpm.
AA. Cry Me A River Sounds 5 Remix – 33 rpm.
Folk blues legend John Martyn comes bang up to date with a couple of promo only delicious mixes from Mad Professor and Sounds Five. Now in his third decade as a recording artist, John emerged from the Scottish folk scene to be signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records and has recorded a string of albums with a host of musical luminaries from Lee Scratch Perry through to Stevie Winwood and Eric Clapton. More contemporary fans include Richard Ashcroft, Talvin Singh and Beth Orton, all of whom cite John as a great influence. These tracks come from John’s new album Glasgow Walker released 22nd May 2000, 10 heartfelt songs given a contemporary twist by John’s use of electronic production. Mad Professor is a perfect choice of remixer, he highlights the laidback good vibes of So Sweet and turns in an exquisite chilled groove, just imagine your perfect beach and drift… Sounds 5 on the other hand take Cry Me A River and deliver a joyous house groove. The mix just keeps evolving, moving on up, building and building to ecstatic heights before the vocal breakdown brings it to yet another level! This is outrageously good, a beautifully crafted mix which should be hammered all summer! Limited mail out, reactions and charts please!!