Inevitably…

scorchio2Well, it looks like summer’s back for a bit, so let’s break out this one from 1992. A load of other acts have done dance versions of this song since, but this was the one they’re all copying. Indeed, Opus III vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw has done at least two separate remakes herself, each with several trillion remixes, but back in 1992 Opus III were actually surprisingly restrained, offering just three mixes and a B-side for this one…

Opus III “It’s A Fine Day” (PWL CD single, 1992)
Link: Opus III – It’s A Fine Day (edit)
Link: Opus III – It’s A Fine Day (full length)
Link: Opus III – Evolution Rush
Link: Opus III – It’s A Fine Day (acappella)

The song is of course a cover version, the original being this fully acappella rendering credited simply to Jane on its original release (though at various times also to Jane and Barton or Barton and Jane, in recognition of songwriter and general mastermind of the project Ed Barton), issued on Cherry Red in 1983:

Jane “It’s A Fine Day” (Cherry Red 7″, 1983)
Link: Jane – It’s A Fine Day
Link: Jane – Of All / Leaves Were Falling

 

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2 responses

  1. Total tunes both, and two less for me to post in my Summer records thread. Good to have you back, by the way. Was worried you’d sacked it off for a while back there.

    1. To be honest, I saw your thread and thought I’d better get these up pronto because given the title of my blog, I’d look a right ninny if you beat me to it!

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