I’m just gonna go ahead and say it… “Moments In Love” is the greatest song of all time. Something about that simple bassline, Fairlight panflute melody, gated drums and electric piano gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Listening to “Moments In Love” is like having a hot shower, you should do it every day to wash away all the bad music you listened to the day before. One of my best friends walked down the aisle to this at his wedding. Posers are always turned off by Trevor Horn’s “no! no! no!” harpsichord + sampler freakout part, but you need that palette cleanser at the halfway point in order to go all the way in. Sampled by LL Cool J (“Doin’ It” Remix), J Dilla (“First Time”), T.I. (“Sellin Dreams”) Bone (“Murda Mo”), Tech N9ne (“Now It’s On”) 2Chainz (“Up In Smoke”), Three 6 Mafia (“Crucifix”), DJ Godfather (Databass), DJ Funk, Wayne Gardiner (Strictly Rhythm) and dozens more. Every producer should flip it at least once. If you didn’t have this 12-inch before, there is absolutely no excuse for you to not have it now. Lovingly reissued by Music On Vinyl for Record Store Day 2017 on heavy 180 gram purple vinyl, includes the “Beaten” version (a.k.a. the Lifetime Movie Of The Week soundtrack version) as well as the codeine-soaked “Love Beat”; ultra-slow with some gorgeous piano licks drizzled on top (all you chopped & screwed haters, sleep on this one and you’re only playing yourself). Limited to 2500 individually numbered copies. Recommended.
- 2500 copies pressed
- individually numbered
- 180 gram purple vinyl pressing
- music label: Music On Vinyl
reviewed by peanut dust 05/2017