Offshore (song)

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"Offshore"
Single by Chicane
from the album Far from the Maddening Crowds
Released 2 December 1996 (1996-12-02)
Format CD single, 12-inch single, cassette single
Recorded Modena One, United Kingdom
Genre Chillout, ambient, trance
Length 3:07
Label Xtravaganza
Writer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob
Producer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob
Chicane singles chronology
"Offshore"
(1996)
"Sunstroke"
(1997)

"Offshore" is a song by British electronic dance music artist Chicane. It was released as his debut single from the album Far from the Maddening Crowds on 2 December 1996.[1] The song reached #5 in the United States on Bilboards Hot Dance Club Songs chart, #12 in Ireland and #14 in the United Kingdom.

A bootleg by Australian DJ Anthony Pappa was given an official release in 1997 titled "Offshore '97". This version peaked at #17 in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

  • European CD single
  1. "Offshore" (Disco Citizens Edit) – 4:27
  2. "Offshore" (Original Version) – 6:58
  3. "Offshore" (Disco Citizens Remix) – 9:23
  • German CD single
  1. "Offshore" (Radio Edit) – 3:07
  2. "Offshore" (Original Version) – 6:58
  3. "Offshore" (Disco Citizens Remix) – 9:23
  4. "Offshore" (Disco Citizens Edit) – 4:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[2] 34
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 14
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 5

Offshore '97[edit]

"Offshore '97"
Single by Chicane with Power Circle
B-side "Red Skies"
Released September 1997
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Genre Trance
Length 3:52
Label Xtravaganza
Writer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob, Richard Sullivan, Graham Dear, Louise Burton
Chicane chronology
"Sunstroke"
(1997)
"Offshore '97"
(1997)
"Lost You Somewhere"
(1997)

"Offshore" was re-released in September 1997 as "Offshore '97". A bootleg was created by Australian DJ Anthony Pappa who made a mashup of "Offshore" with the vocals from the Power Circle song "A Little Love, a Little Life". Originally a bootleg, it was turned into an official release, credited to "Chicane with Power Circle". The song peaked at #17 on the UK Singles Chart.

The vocalist was Louise Burton, wife of Daniel Mays.

Track listing[edit]

  • European CD single
  1. Chicane With Power Circle - "Offshore '97" (Anthony Pappa Bootleg Mix) (R&D Edit) – 3:52
  2. Chicane - "Red Skies" (Edit) (Nick Bracegirdle) – 7:36
  3. Chicane - "Offshore" (Disco Citizens Edit) (Nick Bracegirdle) – 4:27
  4. Chicane - "Offshore" (A Man Called Adam Remix) (Nick Bracegirdle) – 9:04
  • UK 12" vinyl
  1. Chicane - "Red Skies" (Original Mix)
  2. Chicane With Power Circle - "Offshore '97" (Salt Tank Pacific Storm Edit)
  3. Chicane With Power Circle - "Offshore '97" (Anthony Pappa Bootleg Mix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[8] 17

References[edit]

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