Dark & Long

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"Dark & Long"
Single by Underworld
B-side "215 Miles", "Burts", "Dark Hard", "Dark Train", "Spoon Deep", "Most 'Ospitable", "Thing in a Book"
Released 18 June 1994
Format Vinyl (12"), CD
Genre Progressive house
Label Junior Boy's Own
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Underworld singles chronology
"Spikee"
(1993)
"Dark & Long"
(1994)
"Cowgirl"
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Starpulse 4.5/5 stars[2]

"Dark & Long" is a single by Underworld, originally released in 1994 in the United Kingdom. It entered the UK Singles Chart at #57 on 25 June 1994 for one week.[3] The track made its first appearance as the opener for Dubnobasswithmyheadman earlier in the year.

The "Dark Train" mix subsequently became better known due to its use in the 1996 film Trainspotting.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written, mixed and produced by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde and Darren Emerson unless otherwise noted.

12": Junior Boy's Own / JBO 19 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix)"
  2. "Dark & Long (Burts Mix)" – 8:47

12": Junior Boy's Own / JBO 19X (UK)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Spoon Deep Mix)"
  2. "Dark & Long (Thing in a Book Mix)"

12": Junior Boy's Own / JBO 5010286 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)"
  2. "Dark & Long (Burts Mix)" – 8:47

12": Intercord / INT 192.962 (Germany)[edit]

  • Subtitled: Dark & Long (Chapter 1)
  1. "Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix)"
  2. "Dark & Long (Burts Mix)" – 8:47

12": Intercord / INT 192.963 (Germany)[edit]

  • Subtitled: Dark & Long (Chapter 2)
  1. "Dark & Long (Spoon Deep Mix)" – 17:53
  2. "Dark & Long (Thing in a Book Mix)" – 20:14

CD: Intercord / INT 825.400 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Hall's Edit)" – 4:08 (Hyde/Smith)
  2. "Dark Train (edit)" – 9:51
  3. "Most 'Ospitable" – 5:52
  4. "215 Miles" – 20:02

CD: April Records / APR OO2CD (Denmark)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (7")" – 4:07 (Hyde/Smith)
  2. "Thing in a Book" – 20:12
  3. "Spoon Deep" – 17:53
  4. "Dark Hard" – 11:30
  5. "Dark Train" – 10:28
  6. "Burts" – 8:47

CD: Junior Boy's Own / JBO 19CDS (UK)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Hall's Edit)" – 4:08 (Hyde/Smith)
  2. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)" – 9:51
  3. "Most 'Ospitable" – 5:52
  4. "215 Miles" – 20:02

CD: Junior Boy's Own / JBO 5010273 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Dark & Long (Hall's Mix)" – 4:08 (Hyde/Smith)
  2. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)" – 9:51
  3. "Most 'Ospitable" – 5:52
  4. "215 Miles" – 20:02

Notes[edit]

  • All tracks are written, mixed, and produced by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, and Darren Emerson with one notable exception – Dark & Long (Hall's Edit) was written and produced by Rick Smith & Karl Hyde.
  • Hall's Edit, Hall's Mix and the 7" mix are different names for the same mix of Dark & Long.
  • Hall of Hall's Edit is JBO Label boss Steve Hall.
  • The text 'GO HOME FEEL YOURSELF' is etched into the run-out groove of the 1st 12". (JBO 19 has the #1 on the front of the Sleeve).
  • The text 'BLUE VELVETEEN AGAIN' is etched into the run-out groove of the 2nd 12". (JBO 19X has the #2 on the front of the Sleeve).
  • Sleeve Design by Tomato

Appearances[edit]

  • Dark & Long is the opening track on Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1993) by Underworld.
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train) appears in a scene of Trainspotting (1996) when Mark Renton is going through withdrawal.
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train) appears on Northern Exposure by Sasha & John Digweed (1996).
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train) was previously only available on the "Dark & Long" and "Born Slippy .NUXX" singles, until it was released worldwide on CD in 2003 as part of the 1992-2002 Anthology.
  • The Dark Train video, directed by John Hollis & Graham Wood (1994), appears on the UK released video compilation Kiteless: A Tomato Project.
  • The Most 'Ospitable video, directed by Dirk Van Dooren & Graham Wood (1994), appears on the UK released video compilation Kiteless: A Tomato Project.
  • The same video versions of Dark Train & Most 'Ospitable also appear on the US released compilation, Footwear Repairs by Craftsmen at Competitive Prices.
  • Dark & Long (Hall's Mix) appears on Fused - Further Directions in Dance (2CD compilation) (1997)
  • Dark & Long (Dark Hard) appears on Trans Europe Express 4 (2CD & 2LP Compilation) (1995)
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix) appears on Tribal Gathering (a CD Compilation) (1995)
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix) appears on Trainspotting 2 - The Original Soundtrack (a CD Compilation) (1997)
  • An exclusive remix of Dark & Long appears on Razormaid - Level 6 (a US subscription only CD Compilation)
  • Dark & Long (Dark Train) as well as the Darren Price and High Contrast Remix both appeared during the athletes' march at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and on its soundtrack album Isles of Wonder.

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