- With Eagle selected as the band's distributor of their mainstream material, it fell to
Absolutely Records, home of Phunk Investigation, to start issuing remixes and
hard contemporary reinterpretations.
- Eagle and Absolutely followed different release schedules, selected different
tracks for remixing, borrowed and swapped tracks thus ensuring that keeping on top of all the various releases became
quite difficult. Furthermore, Absolutely further muddied the water by issuing material
under various guises: Taormina, Biba-Rom! and White Spaces to name a few.
- The label issued The Floating World a couple of months earlier, but it wasn't
until they released their Cry remixes that they registered on the radar.
- White label promos were distributed around various specialist record shops and DJ outlets during
May 2002. DJs targeted included Alan Thompson, John Kelly, Kev Hill,
Stonebridge, Jt Vannelli, Coccoluto, Farfa,
Chris Davies, Jeremy Haely, Jason Herd, Ian Dawes,
AJ Gibson, Danny Rose and DJ Ralf.
- Both Stonebridge and Farfa obviously liked what they heard, as they subsequently
remixed Spaceface for Absolutely.
- In June, two commerical 12"s were released. The first featured the contemporary reworkings of
Cry by Phunk Investigation with the second featuring the remixing
skills of Simon Duffy (working under his pseudonym of Tazz).
- 2fluid_creative were behind the artwork and, again, borrowed a video still for the sleeve. This time
they grabbed an image from the Cry video.
- Like many of Absolutely's releases the single was only distributed through specialist DJ shops and
through dance websites.
cry remixes: quick reference
||Absolutely ABR 014
||A1. ||Cry||[Clubinvest Mix]||(6:56)
||A2. ||Cry||[Ph. I. Radio Edit] ||(3:34)
|B1. ||Cry||[Dubinvest] ||(9:12)
||Absolutely ABR 015
||A1. ||Cry||[Tazz Glasgoal Remix] ||(7:00)
|B1. ||Cry||[Tazz Dub] ||(7:05)