Offshore (song)

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"Offshore"
Offshore1996.jpg
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, Balearic Trance
Length 3:07
Label Xtravaganza
Songwriter(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob
Producer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob
Chicane singles chronology
"Offshore"
(1996)
"Sunstroke"
(1997)
"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 Billboards 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 (Official German 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 Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 5

Offshore '97[edit]

"Offshore '97"
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Single by Chicane with Power Circle
B-side "Red Skies"
Released 1 September 1997
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Genre Trance
Length 3:52
Label Xtravaganza
Songwriter(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Leo Elstob, Richard Sullivan, Graham Dear, Louise Burton
Chicane singles chronology
"Sunstroke"
(1997)
"Offshore '97"
(1997)
"Lost You Somewhere"
(1997)
"Sunstroke"
(1997)
"Offshore '97"
(1997)
"Lost You Somewhere"
(1997)

"Offshore" was re-released on 1 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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