Black Capricorn Day
|"Black Capricorn Day"|
|Single by Jamiroquai|
|from the album Synkronized|
|Released||2 February 2000|
|Genre||Acid jazz, funk|
|Length||5:43 (album version)
3:42 (radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Jay Kay, Toby Smith|
|Jamiroquai singles chronology|
"Black Capricorn Day" is the fifth and final single released by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai from their fourth studio album, Synkronized. The single was released in February 2000 in Japan only, becoming the second single of the group's to be exclusively released in that country. The single peaked at number 14 on the Japan Hot 100 and featured remixes of previous hits "Canned Heat" and "Supersonic". Although the video for the song was included on the British version of the High Times: Singles 1992–2006 DVD, the single was never made available in the UK.
The video is influenced by Martin Scorsese's 1985 film After Hours. Lead character Jay Kay finds himself looking at a poster with his picture on which is written "BURGLAR STOP HIM". He is chased through the backstreets of Glasgow by a mob, eventually carjacking a moped then a BMW 320 to escape them. He is then chased by the police, evading capture until he picks up Jamiroquai drummer Derrick McKenzie under a bridge. The two are found by a police helicopter and run into a warehouse, now chased by both the mob and the police. Jay runs up the stairs, following Derrick. Once they reach the roof, Derrick launches himself over a gap between buildings. With the mob after him, Jay sizes up the jump and the last shot is of him leaping over the gap.
One version of the video included on the High Times DVD is the version as described above, however, the version broadcast on television in Japan and included on An Online Odyssey is slightly different—one five-second shot, which focuses in on the logo of the third Jamiroquai album, Travelling without Moving, painted on a wooden panel lying on the ground in an alleyway, is cut.
- "Black Capricorn Day" (radio edit) – 3:42
- "Canned Heat" (MAW Remix) – 8:26
- "Supersonic" (Restless Soul Main Vocal) – 7:35
- "Supersonic" (Sharp Razor Remix) – 7:05