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BLUE CARROT MIXES VOL 1

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TRACK LIST (click below for track detail)

1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Blue Carrot Remix]
2. Tinman - 18 Strings [Blue Carrot Remix]
3. Howard Jones ft Andy Patchell - I've Said Too Much [Blue Carrot Remix]
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7. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Blue Carrot Edit]

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1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Blue Carrot Remix]
[07:48]
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Multitrack]
Relax Blue Carrot Remixes

Three remix variants of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 1984 UK #1 single, "Relax" were produced by using the individual stems from the original Trevor Horn production.

Although these remixes have a more mellow feel than the original, it still manages to keep the same tempo, although some modern drum sounds have taken over the proceedings, and real bass playing has been used, which is more than can be said for the original.

The Blue Carrot Edit was produced first (which is listed as track 7 below) followed by its instrumental (see track 7 below for download link) and then extended for the ultimate Blue Carrot Remix presented here.

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2. Tinman - 18 Strings [Blue Carrot Remix]
[07:28]
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18 Strings Blue Carrot Remix
Tinman - 18 Strings [Multitrack]

A remix to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the release of "18 Strings" by Tinman. The man behind Tinman is none other than legendary DMC producer Paul Dakeyne, who has inspired Carty since joining DMC (Disco Mix Club, a UK DJ only remix subscription service) in 1987.

The dance track was created by Paul in 1993, and the initial white label copies featured a guitar lick based on Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". (Popular belief is that "18 Strings" originally sampled Nirvana, but that is nothing more than urban myth.)

To celebrate the track's 18th birthday in 2011, Paul decided to open things up to amateur remixers and producers and offer its stems (separate components) in the form of a competition.

Contracts were sent out to the would-be remixers, the closing date was 31st August 2011 and five lucky winners were announced on 27th October. Unfortunately, the Carty Remix was not one of the sucessful entrants, but Paul did respond with the following kind words to soften the blow:

Hi Carty, just to say thanks to you personally – your mix came very close to being part of the final five, and if it were a final ten, you’d have got there – just thought you may like to know.

Cheers and thank you,

Paul

Because this "18 Strings" remix was created from its original and seperate components, it has now been renamed as the Blue Carrot Remix. Unfortunately, due to contractual reasons, it is not possible to make this mix available for download. However, Paul Dakeyne has given his kind permission for you to stream it via the player above.

In the meantime, here's a YouTube clip of the original 1990s single version:

 

To read some background on the track from its creator Paul Dakeyne, click here.

To find out who the lucky winners are, click here.

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3. Howard Jones - I've Said Too Much [Blue Carrot Remix]

ft Andy Patchell

[06:41]
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I've Said Too Much Blue Carrot Remix
Howard Jones - I've Said Too Much [Multitrack]
Additional and replacement backing vocals by Andy Patchell
Orchestration arranged by Carty

Andy Patchell asked Carty to produce a Howard Jones remix back in 2011 (or was it 2010?). At that time Howard Jones had made available the multitrack recordings for two of his tracks for fans to remix. One was Automation, the other was I've Said Too Much.

For numerous reasons and even more excuses, Carty never got round to touching the tracks. However, in July 2013, after Carty had produced one of his best remixes for a yet-to-be-announced project, he started to work on I've Said Too Much, which is taken from Howard Jones' 2005 album, Revolution Of The Heart.

The track was stripped back to just the vocals and re-built from the bottom up. Newly arranged orchestral strings were added, along with marching drums and pounding timpani for the chorus. This gave the track a more epic feel and some of Howard's original components were brought back in to the mix. An extra chorus was added after verse two as the mood needed that extra boost before the third verse.

After sending that mix to Andy, he recorded some brand new backing vocals for the final chorus which were just mind blowingly fantastic. These were added along with completely new backing vocals to replace Howard's originals, plus a very impressive, ball-breakingly high-pitched choral part, which sits very neatly in the background.

The result of which can be played via the media player above, or downloaded via the light blue arrow, also above.

A video has also been produced, which you can view on the Carty YouTube channel, here.

Amazon UK: Howard Jones - Revolution Of The Heart
Amazon US: Howard Jones - Revolution Of The Heart

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7. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Blue Carrot Edit]
[04:17]
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Multitrack]
Relax Blue Carrot Remixes

This mix was created first and begins with Carty's favourite sound from the Frankie multitrack. Brand new drums, bass and percussion, programmed by Carty. The full remix was created afer this one was completed.

An instrumental of this edit was also produced and removing Holly Johnson's vocal was not really that difficult. However the result highlights the superb feel of this remix of the 80s classic. This track has been made available for your downloading and listening pleasure. Just right-click the blue arrow below to save the file.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Blue Carrot Instrumental Edit]
[04:15]
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