Release the Pressure

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"Release the Pressure"
Single by Leftfield featuring Earl Sixteen
Released 1992
Format 12"
Genre House, dub, reggae fusion, electronica
Length 08:08
Label Hard Hands
Writer(s) Neil Barnes, Paul Daley
Producer(s) Leftfield
Leftfield featuring Earl Sixteen singles chronology
"More Than I Know"
(1991)
"Release the Pressure"
(1992)
"Song of Life"
(1993)
Alternative Cover
"Release the Pressure"
Single by Leftfield
from the album Leftism
Released 8 January 1996
Format 12"/CD/MC
Recorded Rollover Studios, London
Genre House
Dub
Reggae
Length 3:57
Label Hard Hands / Chrysalis
Writer(s) Neil Barnes, Paul Daley, Earl Daley, S. Cheshire
Producer(s) Leftfield
Leftfield singles chronology
"Afro-Left"
(1995)
"Release the Pressure"
(1996)
"Afrika Shox"
(1999)

"Release the Pressure" is the third single released under the Leftfield name and the first to involve Paul Daley with writing duties after he joined the group. The song was released only on 12" in 1992. Unlike previous releases that had been released on the Outer Rhythm record label, Leftfield had now officially split from the Outer Rhythm record label. Major labels had offered them deals yet both members didn't want to give up creative control to any major company.[citation needed] They formed the Hard Hands record label with "Release the Pressure" being the label's first official release. The song featured reggae singer Earl Sixteen on vocals. It made the top 20 in the UK charts and featured at number one in the Melody Maker "Stone Free Chart of the Year".

Track listing[edit]

12"[edit]

  1. Release the Pressure (The Vocal Mix) 8:08
  2. Release the Pressure (The Rough Dub) 8:40
  3. Release the Pressure (The Desert Edit) 5:02

1996 version[edit]

In 1996, an updated version of "Release the Pressure" was released as the eighth single under the Leftfield name. It was released on 12", CD and Cassette on 8 January 1996. It featured Earl Sixteen and Cheshire Cat on vocals with ad libs by Papa Dee. The song reached #13 in the UK charts. There were also four different remixes of the song with different ones as B-sides to the different format releases.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. Release the Pressure - 3:57
  2. Release the Pressure (Release One) - 7:23
  3. Release the Pressure (Release Two) - 7:19
  4. Release the Pressure (Release Three) - 6:02
  5. Release the Pressure (Release Four) - 5:03

12"[edit]

  1. Release the Pressure - 3:57
  2. Release the Pressure (Release One) - 7:23
  3. Release the Pressure (Release Two) - 7:19
  4. Release the Pressure (Release Four) - 5:03

Cassette[edit]

  1. Release the Pressure - 3:57
  2. Release the Pressure (Release One) - 7:23
  3. Release the Pressure (Release Two) - 7:19

References[edit]

  1. Release The Pressure, Leftfield Online, Retrieved on 5 November 2006

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