Scritti Politti – ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single (Virgin 90233, 1985)

Released in France only as a single, ‘Lover To Fall’ was remixed by John “Tokes” Potoker for good measure on this release. As well as this 7″ copy there is also a promo-only 12″ (and promo-only 7″ available) – all of these feature the same remix version though.

Scritti Politti - ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single front cover

^ Scritti Politti – ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single front cover

And what of this remix… much difference? Not really. Sonically, the casual ear will struggle to tell the difference from the regular album version. On closer listen, this mix most noticeably has a much sharper crack to the snare drum propelling it along, a few minor sonic tweaks in part too, but is otherwise not much altered in its arrangement. It fades out much earlier too, before the second part of the solo guitar break re-emerges. A sixth single from ‘Cupid & Psyche 85’ might have just been too much for most territories, I expect!

Scritti Politti - ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single rear cover

^ Scritti Politti – ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single rear cover

Scritti Politti - ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single label side A

^ Scritti Politti – ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single label side A

Scritti Politti - ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single label side B

^ Scritti Politti – ‘Lover To Fall’ (Remix Version) French 7” single label side B

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