Open Up (Leftfield song)

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"Open Up"
Leftfield Open Up.jpg
Single by Leftfield featuring John Lydon
from the album Leftism
Released 1 November 1993
Format 12"/CD/MC
Genre Electronica, house, electropunk
Length 3:48
Label Hard Hands / Warner-Chappell
Songwriter(s) Leftfield, John Lydon
Producer(s) Leftfield
Leftfield singles chronology
"Song of Life"
(1993)
"Open Up"
(1993)
"Original"
(1995)

"Song of Life"
(1993)
"Open Up"
(1993)
"Original"
(1995)
Alternative Cover
Alternative Cover for South African Release.
Alternative Cover for South African Release.

"Open Up" is a song recorded by Leftfield and featuring John Lydon (of Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd.). It was released as a single on 1 November 1993. The single reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart. The NME reported in their 18 September 1993 issue that "This is the record that people have always wanted Lydon to do."[1]

"The Dust Brothers Remix" is an early remix by The Chemical Brothers, before they were forced to change to their current name.[2] On later compilations, the remix appears as "The Chemical Brothers Remix" and is over nine minutes in duration (compared to eight minutes as first published).[3] The longer version adds more than a minute of extra material around the 6–7 minute mark. The "I Hate Pink Floyd Mix" and the "Open Dub" were remixed by The Sabres of Paradise.[2] The other 1993 versions are by Leftfield themselves.[4]

The song made an appearance on the Hackers soundtrack, and it is also the title track to the Acclaim baseball video game All-Star Baseball 2000.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Open Up" was directed by Lindy Heymann.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD/Cassette[edit]

  1. Open Up (Radio Edit) – 3:48
  2. Open Up (Full Vocal Mix) – 8:48
  3. Open Up (Dervish Overdrive) – 13:39

12"[edit]

  1. Open Up (Full Vocal Mix) – 8:48
  2. Open Up (Dervish Overdrive) – 13:39

Remix 12"[edit]

  1. Open Up (I Hate Pink Floyd Mix) – 3:51
  2. Open Up (Open Dub) – 5:35
  3. Open Up (The Dust Brothers Remix) – 8:04

Remix CD[edit]

  1. Open Up (Radio Edit) – 3:48
  2. Open Up (I Hate Pink Floyd Mix) – 3:51
  3. Open Up (The Dust Brothers Remix) – 8:04
  4. Open Up (Open Dub) – 5:35

German CD[edit]

  1. Open Up (Radio Edit) – 3:48
  2. Open Up (Full Vocal Mix) – 8:48
  3. Open Up (Dervish Overdrive – Edit) – 6:47

US CD[edit]

  1. Open Up (Radio Version) – 3:48
  2. Open Up (Full Vocal Mix) – 8:48
  3. Open Up (Dervish Overdrive Mix) – 13:39
  4. Afro-Left (Afro Ride Version) – 9:10

2001 12"[edit]

  1. Open Up – 6:52
  2. Cut for Life – 7:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 Chronology". Fodderstompf. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Leftfield, Lydon – Open Up (Remixes)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Various – Chemical Reaction". Discogs. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Leftfield, Lydon – Open Up". Discogs. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Lindy Heymann". mvdbase.com. Retrieved January 31, 2017.