- One Summer Dream
- One Summer Dream [DJ Severino Panzetta Deep Waters Mix]
- One Summer Dream [Blank + Jones Warm Summer Breeze Radio Mix]
- One Summer Dream [Blank + Jones Extended Out To Sea Mix]
Yesterday the new Claudia Brücken single was released and it’s a download only bundle of the second single from her “The Lost Are Found” album with Stephen Hague. “One Summer Dream” is a sumptuously languorous ELO [!] cover with shimmering strings and an arrangement recalling the classic Bond theme, “You Only Live Twice.” I can’t say if the John Barry quotes were added by Hague or if they were present in the ELO original, since it’s been almost 35 years since I got rid of a copy of ELO’s “Face The Music” that was given to me. All I remember from it is the backmasking messages.
The winsome tune has been entrusted to Severino Panzetta from Horse Meat Disco as well as old Brücken buddies Blank + Jones for a little remix action. Panzetta adds elegant funk touches replete with percussion blocks given a dose of deep reverb. It’s almost a night out at the disco for the pastoral number.
Blank + Jones opt instead to steer the tune away from the acoustic splendor of the LP mix and into technopop territory, albeit low BPM technopop. They simply replace the acoustic [sounding] elements with some electro patches for a more traditional Brücken vibe.
The single retails for a pittance and I collect Ms. Brücken, but the grim reality is that downloads get the short shrift with my purchasing. I’m still waiting after years to buy the Peter Godwin/Nuevo album! I’d love to hear it, really. The fact of the matter is, that downloads just aren’t “valuable” to me. Their lack of physical scarcity sees me spending my shrinking entertainment dollar on physical musical carriers first. That’s just the way it is. The irony is, that if this were a CD single for £4.99 [$7.66] plus shipping in Claudia’s web store, I’d have probably already pre-ordered it last month. Even with my low budget.
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