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Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 01:46
by __must__
I've noticed that the version of Maggie Mae originally included in the 1992 Ruby Trax compilation has a slightly different mix than the version later included in the Chemical World single (and later Blur 21), with extra very Leisure-esq guitars from Graham layered throughout, also sounding slightly less polished.

Anyone else notice this? :0

(Strangely enough, the Girls & Boys single from 1994 included Maggie May as a b-side, yet used the 1992 mix over the 1993 mix)

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 01 Aug 2019, 05:03
by dparrott
Huh. I didn't notice the 1992 mix then, I thought it was the same song. I thought the 93 version sounded a little sparse. Which version is on the Special Collectors Edition?

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 01 Aug 2019, 15:17
by anothermario
never noticed there were 2, are they on youtube?

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 01 Aug 2019, 15:57
by TristramShandy
Talking of mix differences, I only recently noticed how different the orchestral parts were on To The End (album version) and its counterpart with Françoise Hardy singing. Not only the ending of the song: the orchestration on the latter is muuuuuch richer, a whole orchestra playing, whereas the former only has a few instruments.

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 15:24
by __must__
anothermario wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 15:17
never noticed there were 2, are they on youtube?
Here's the 1992 mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oc8jZ2cAqc

The 1993 mix is included in the Modern Life is Rubbish second disc from 2012, so it's pretty easy to find
dparrott wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 05:03
Huh. I didn't notice the 1992 mix then, I thought it was the same song. I thought the 93 version sounded a little sparse. Which version is on the Special Collectors Edition?
The 1993 mix is the one included in the Special Collectors Edition, it's where I got my copy of it for the best dynamics haha

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 04:57
by dparrott
TristramShandy wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 15:57
Talking of mix differences, I only recently noticed how different the orchestral parts were on To The End (album version) and its counterpart with Françoise Hardy singing. Not only the ending of the song: the orchestration on the latter is muuuuuch richer, a whole orchestra playing, whereas the former only has a few instruments.
Yea I remember that the FH version was a redo, she wasn't singing over the original song.

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 04 Aug 2019, 20:12
by elasticaman
wow! never heard that 1992 mix! how has that gone unnoticed soooo long?

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 06 Aug 2019, 21:12
by __must__
elasticaman wrote:
04 Aug 2019, 20:12
wow! never heard that 1992 mix! how has that gone unnoticed soooo long?
ikr?? so odd, I never even knew myself until I got the girls and boys single and noticed the mix of maggie may felt different :lol: searched for the 1992 comp and there it was!

on a side note, I've also noticed that digital/streaming copies of Bustin' + Dronin'+ replace the Crouch End Broadway mix of On Your Own with the shortened edit from the 2001 soundtrack 'The Beach', very odd

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 04:03
by elasticaman
well well, that's another track variant i wasn't aware of

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 18:12
by anothermario
wow, been a blur fan for 20 years and never thought i'd encounter a song i'd never heard before (1992 mix), cool!