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The Beloved - The Sun Rising (DMC Remix by Freefall)

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This track is a remix of "The Sun Rising" by Freefall for DMC The original composition is by Jon Marsh and Steve Waddington and features a sample of "O Euchari" (sung by Emily Van Evera) © 1989 WEA (YZ414) "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." Originally a quartet whose sound drew inspiration from psychedelia, "the Beloved" found their greatest success as a rave-influenced dance-pop duo. Throughout the Beloved's fluid existence, the guiding force behind the group remained vocalist Jon Marsh, who formed the band "Journey Through" at Cambridge University with Guy Gousden and Tim Havard; with the addition of guitarist Steve Waddington a year later, the group renamed itself the Beloved, and gradually evolved into a moody dance outfit not dissimilar to New Order. In 1986, the Beloved issued their first single, "This Means War"; a series of releases (including the EP Happy Now, the double A-sided single "Surprise Me"/"Heavy Dancing," and the 1987 LP "Where It Is") followed, but none garnered any significant critical or commercial success. Consequently, Gousden and Havard exited in 1988, at much the same time that Marsh and Waddington were falling under the sway of London's burgeoning rave community. After first re-emerging with the ambient-styled single "The Sun Rising," the Beloved then scored an international hit with "Hello," a bubbling techno exercise that name-checked many of the group's influences. "The Sun Rising" featured a sample of "O Euchari" as sung by Emily Van Evera, a sample also used by trance group Orbital on their tune "Belfast". In 1990, the duo issued a pair of albums, "Happiness" and "Blissed Out" (a remix of its sister release), that achieved significant success both in and out of clubs. "Happiness", the Beloved's debut album, collects their four major hits -- "Hello," "The Sun Rising," "Love Takes Me Higher," and "Time After Time" -- and sprinkles in a few more club-oriented album tracks to fill out the LP. The post-rave synth-popsters are a bit too heavily tied to the heady days of ABC and Erasure, but Happiness suits its title with a set of undeniably pleasant dance-pop. A long layoff followed, however, and when the Beloved returned in 1993 with "Conscience", Waddington had been ousted in favor of Marsh's wife, Helena, resulting in a more pop-oriented flavor. The band faced some controversy for the video of the first new single, "Sweet Harmony," which consisted of a naked Jon Marsh, among a group of women, also naked (although it was shot and edited so as not to show anything which might cause it to be censored). "Sweet Harmony", which was originally used to promote the second season of the popular American prime-time soap opera "Melrose Place" in some European countries, including Italy. After another three-year absence, they released "X", a foray back into club culture. Though the record peaked at number 25 in the UK Albums Chart, and three singles were released from it, only the first, "Satellite", made the Top 20, peaking at Number 19; while the second, "Deliver Me", failed to chart -and the third, "Ease the Pressure", did not enter the UK Top 40, stalling at number 43. As of 2010, "X" is the last original album from the group. This album includes soundscapes by Robert Fripp. - Jason Ankeny, Allmusic (& Wikipedia)