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“Visions”
Irish Release Date: October 11, 2002
Rulin Records / Ministry of Sound
Distribution RMG-Chart

YOU already know more Dave Lee than you realise. He is the man behind a decade’s worth of club and pop hits. Under his numerous aliases like Joey Negro and Raven Maize his countless chart topping records have shaped British dance music. His remixes of everyone from Diana Ross to Sister Sledge and the Pet Shop Boys have tormented dance floors worldwide and his productions for everyone from Take That's 'Relight My Fire' to the Hed Boys 'Girls And Boys' have been international hits. He is famous as the Fatboy Slim of disco and house.

“Visions” is Dave Lee’s most ambitious album to date. Life started as a cheeky one sided 12” that Rulin Records signed from Z Records and over the past 18 months has developed into a…. cinematic, mysterious and evocative album, Jakatta as a name for Visions seems natural.

‘Visions’ is a technicolour piece of music that pans from lushly melodic grooves to cinematic club anthems and into more experimental territory. It even includes a full orchestral overture. It is an album ambitious enough to provide house music with a new context: post chill-out. From the way ‘Feeling Blue’ builds up gentle beats into the classic piano refrain to create a psychoactive lullaby to the emotional intensity of a house anthem like ‘My Vision’ – which features a stunning vocal from Seal, one of Lee’s favourite singers - this is an album of wide screen extremes.


The cast on this album is strong. In addition to vocal collaborations from Seal (Killer, Kiss from A Rose), there’s Birth Hirsh (air) Swati Natekar (American Dream), Sheila Shandra (So Lonely)+ Linda Clifford (Ride The Storm). The real beauty is the orchestration from the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Scored by Nick Ingram (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Shakespeare In Love, Oasis) it was recorded in Air Studios with a 52-piece orchestra featuring some of the most talented musicians in the UK, the last track on the album is a 10-minute “overture” of the most recognisable hooks from the whole album.

Visions is twelve tracks of Technicolor music, lush melodic grooves and wide screen club anthems linked by a love of music and cinema. Soundtrack samples include American Beauty (American Dream), Betty Blue (Feeling Blue) and The Shawshank Redemption (My Vision).

For more information contact:
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 stevo@berubecommunications.com

 
 
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