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Human demo
  • Hi all,

    My first actual thread, I'm feeling quite shy to start any, but thought I would start with one I've been curious about for a while.


    Has anyone heard/got even the infamous demo of Human that kind of gelled Alison and Wil's relationship back in the very beginning?

    I would love to hear it, have not found it on youtube, I am kind of assuming it's one of those things that's locked away in a cupboard and if it ever does see the light of day, it's going to take a while. I can't imagine it being at all bad as this was after all what lead to Goldfrapp being formed.

    I am quite into obscure demo tracks, I haven't ever come across any Goldfrapp demos though, again maybe they are locked away in a cupboard never to see the light of day
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  • I'd love to hear this too and every few years I remember it and go on a mad searching spree....to no avail.

    One day, BM, one day!

    {crosses fingers}
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • I'd love to hear this too and every few years I remember it and go on a mad searching spree....to no avail.

    One day, BM, one day!

    {crosses fingers}



    Perhaps on some Felt Mountain  anniversary deluxe Edition eh ;)
    Post edited by Border_Mind at 2013-06-13 14:10:50
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    Again I live another life
    My imagination
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  • What's this Human demo that I hear of?

    Radio mix? Single mix?
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  • Alan said:

    What's this Human demo that I hear of?


    Radio mix? Single mix?


    Hi Alan,

    from the Goldfrapp wikipedia entry:

    "In 1999, she was introduced to composer Will Gregory after he had listened to an early version of the song "Human". Gregory felt a connection with Goldfrapp and invited her to record a demo for the film soundtrack he was composing, to see if they could work together."

    Post edited by Border_Mind at 2013-06-13 14:13:16
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline

  • Alan said:

    What's this Human demo that I hear of?


    Radio mix? Single mix?


    Hi Alan,

    from the Goldfrapp wikipedia entry:

    "In 1999, she was introduced to composer Will Gregory after he had listened to an early version of the song "Human". Gregory felt a connection with Goldfrapp and invited her to record a demo for the film soundtrack he was composing, to see if they could work together."



    Interesting! Please include me in the 'desperate to hear' list, too. :D
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  • Alan said:



    Interesting! Please include me in the 'desperate to hear' list, too. :D



    Yeah I would have thought if anyone can find it then it's the guy who currates the great Goldfrapp Juke Box site  ;)


    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • Alan said:



    Interesting! Please include me in the 'desperate to hear' list, too. :D



    Yeah I would have thought if anyone can find it then it's the guy who currates the great Goldfrapp Juke Box site  ;)




    Hehe, I would've thought so too.

    Alas. :(
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  • Alan silly question but that Hillbilly version of Ooh La, La, where does it come from? I mean where was it released, I have a live version but was unaware of a studio recording sounds really, really good.


    Happy hunting Human (demo) like I say if anyone can do it..... :)

    Though, sadly it is locked away somewhere out of reach. I had a couple of other thoughts, I wonder if this was part of a demo that led to Goldfrapp being signed and a terrible what if, what if they have lost the tape and that's the reason why it's not seen the light of day. I am guessing though Alison doesn't really want us to hear demo tracks, I could be wrong but I'm not sure and of course respect if that's how she feels, though we would all love to hear them.


    cheers
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • Alan silly question but that Hillbilly version of Ooh La, La, where does it come from? I mean where was it released, I have a live version but was unaware of a studio recording sounds really, really good.



    Look up 'Goldfrapp iTunes Originals (2008)'. It's not quite a studio version but very close. Its official title is 'iTunes Originals Version'. Can't quite remember where I got the hillbilly name from. :)
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  • Alan said:



    Look up 'Goldfrapp iTunes Originals (2008)'. It's not quite a studio version but very close. Its official title is 'iTunes Originals Version'. Can't quite remember where I got the hillbilly name from. :)



    Well Alison has said it hasn't she? She certainly introduced it as such at the Little Noise Concert in 2011 ;) so yeah that's fine it's kind of unofficially officially the Hillbilly version
    :o3
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • Alan said:

    Can't quite remember where I got the hillbilly name from. :)



    dont they call it that in the talky between bit? i'm gonna have to go listen now.... 
  • I definitely recall Alison saying it, either between sings on that or in a radio interview....or, er, somewhere entirely different.
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Yeah, the name certainly came from one of the interviews. Now I remember.
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  • I'd still love to get a rehearsal version of Sartorius and Little Death too. I didn't know about Human though, so add me to the list lol.
    Post edited by UpOnThe101 at 2013-06-13 20:14:19
  • I'd still love to get a rehearsal version of Sartorius and Little Death too. I didn't know about Human though, so add me to the list lol.



    Studio versions of those would be sublime!
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