The Winans - Let My People Go (Parts I and II)

Published Tuesday 8th March 2011
The Winans - Let My People Go (Parts I and II)
The Winans - Let My People Go (Parts I and II)

STYLE: R&B
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 105856-17694
LABEL: Qwest W8874TX
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Single

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

After leaving the Light Records label and signing for Quincy Jones' Qwest Records in the mid '80s, the first fruits of the new relationship was the album 'Let My People Go'. For the group, the title track was a new adventurous journey into righteous social commentary with the blazing spiritual attack on apartheid, lyrically linking the state of affairs in '80s South Africa with the plight of the children of Israel escaping from Pharaoh in Egypt. The single was released in 1985 and consistent with the time, a 12 inch remix was also released. This version was remixed by the famous New York M&M team of John Morales and Sergio Munzibai. The result was perfect for '80s dancefloors with plenty of breakdowns and added percussive effects popular at the time, playing out at seven and a half minutes. The B side gives you what purports to be the raw instrumental version which I always thought meant there were no vocals but in this case means there are no vocals for the verses but plenty for the song's chorus! Very strange. Great song though and a great dance remix of a classic.

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