Cauty in the act of creation

This is not The KLF, though if you’re familiar with The KLF, you’ll recognise this song as an ambient mix of their number one smash hit “3 a.m. Eternal”. But it’s not officially that, either.

“Mummie Don’t” was the product of Jimmy Cauty‘s collaboration with Alex Paterson as the first incarnation of The Orb, circa 1988, and I suppose that had they released it at the time, it probably wouldn’t have become the stadium house megahit that The KLF ultimately turned it into. Or alternatively, if Cauty had pushed it in that direction with The Orb, then The Orb’s musical development might have taken a quite different path. Oh, so many “what if”s. What actually happened was that the first official version emerged as a KLF single in May 1989, and the original “Mummie Don’t” remained unheard until its inclusion on The Orb’s 2005 out-takes collection, Orbsessions Volume One.  And in between there was that hit version. Which I’m not sharing today, nyah nyah.

Link: The Orb – Mummie Don’t

And here for comparison is the version that The KLF released as a single in 1989…

Link: The KLF – 3 a.m. Eternal (Pure Trance version)

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