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Demoitis Vol.1

Demoitis Vol.1

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Record Store Day 2021 Exclusive

On sticker : "Sometimes the demo recording of a song has a vibe that cannot be duplicated. Whether that first recording is a voice memo on your phone or half haphazardly recorded with one mic in the room, there’s an undeniable charm to these recordings. If you spend some time listening to them, when the “real” recording is made, many times one has a hard time letting go of the demo. The medical term for this is called “Demoitis”. On that note, Big Crown Records is proud to present Demoitis Vol.1, a compilation of demos that went on to become album cuts on the label."

Some of these demos were recorded to pitch the music to the label or producer. Bobby Oroza’s “This Love” demo (originally called “Breaktru”) is him at home with an MPC, recording music to show to the guys at Timmion in hopes of working together. Brainstory’s version of “Breathe” also falls into this category. There are cases where someone writes a song for an artist and actually sings it as a reference for them to learn the tune. “Will I Get Off Easy” & “Regenerate” were both originally sung by Leon Michels for Lee Fields to learn and record them later. Of course no one can hold a candle to Mr Lee Fields’ vocals, but the El Michels versions of these are killers in their own right. Again, this is what this record is about, not better or worse, but enjoying all the steps in the process.

Label: Big Crown Records ‎– BC110-LP Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition Country: US Released: 12 Jun 2021 Genre: Reggae, Latin, Funk / Soul, Pop Style: Soul

Tracklist Position Artists Title/Credits Duration

A1 –Lady Wray Guilty (Demo)

A2 –Bobby Oroza This Love (Demo)

A3 –The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Pimp (Demo)

A4 –Lee Fields & The Expressions Time (Demo)

A5 –The Expressions Will I Get Off Easy (Demo)

A6 –Lizette & Quevin Grow Forever (Demo)

B1 –Paul & The Tall Trees Then We’ll Wave (Demo)

B2 –The Shacks Orchids (Demo)

B3 –Holy Hive Golden Crown (Demo)

B4 –Liam Bailey Don't Blame NY (Demo)

B5 –El Michels Affair Regenerate (Demo)

B6 –Brainstory Breathe (Demo)

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