Category: Candi Staton

The Source Featuring Candi Staton: You’ve Got The Love (Eren’s Bootleg Mix)

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Truelove 1991.  TLOVE1

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A friend gave me a copy of this the other day because she knows how much I like it.  Oddly, last time I looked at getting one it was really expensive but now seems to be worth almost nothing.  Never mind, it’s the music that’s important, and it certainly delivers on that front.

Ages ago I wrote a load of barely coherent waffle about why I like LFO so much.  This track has a similar quality to it, and I’m similarly obsessed.  It has to do, I think with the stripped down simplicity of it, leaving only the essence of the track in place.  Of course that only works if what’s left is worth hearing – here it’s the killer bass line which does it for me, but there’s also some fantastic Giorgio Moroder style electronics going on.

It also uses the classic combo used to great effect by the likes of Yazoo and Soft Cell – the diva singer against really dry electronic backing.  Why that works so well, I couldn’t say.

I’ve also ripped the B side for the sake of completeness, but it’s garbage.