OK, so let's try and get to the bottom of this once & for all
I have here, in front of me, the 10" on 12" white label of this, with the first version of this track and "Calling" on the flip.
I got it some time back off Nebkins, who apparently got it from the hand of Rebel MC himself.
It's etched, precisely,
DUB PLATE 1 Music HOUSE .
on one side, with only MH on the flip, which is different to the LION5 press that I also have, which is etched DUBPLATE 1 ✡ b/w JAH ✡ SUNSHINE . It's also at 33⅓ rpm, where as the latter is 45rpm
As mentioned, it's a 10" on 12" cut, so I think it's a fair estimate to say it's from the same master as the black 10" release... not sure exactly how the plating is done but we have seen some other examples of this, I think some of the Moving Shadow remix 10"s were promo'd this way
However... the interesting thing is there is some additional grooves of music, on the top side, on the outside edge!
The (partial) track, cut at 45rpm, starts off with the spoken vocal "We are... magnificent" and then breaks into some off canter kick drum & percussion, before finally pulling together into what sounds to me like a two-step/uk garage type of thing.
Now there's no way a tune like that existed in 1994, not even in 1995, in fact was looking into this a little while back as to what was the first two-step tune in garage, I always thought it was Roy Davis Jr "Gabrielle" from around late 97 but apparently Wikipedia has it as Tina Moore "Never Gonna Let You Go", which I'd forgotten clean about... (little closer look into "Gabrielle" Live Garage mix actually reveals it first appeared on a US release back in 96... so perhaps it was 'first' after all)
Well, clearly, my copy doesn't have that, either of those details. What about anyone else?
Does anyone really have this release, as a 1994 released 10"? Because from what I see, the one I have really couldn't have appeared any earlier than 1998. Not to mention, I didn't think it had ever been released back then at the time either.
Hoping for some feedback this time.