Pacific State (song)

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"Pacific State"
Single by 808 State
from the album Ninety
Released 1989 (1989)
Genre Acid house
Length 6:29 (Quadrastate version)
5:36 (90 version a.k.a. "Pacific - 202")
3:53 (7" edit a.k.a. "Pacific - 707")
Label ZTT Records
Writer(s) Gerald Simpson, 808 State[1]
Producer(s) 808 State[2]
808 State singles chronology
"Let Yourself Go/Deepville"
"Pacific State"
"The Extended Pleasure of Dance (EP)"

"Pacific State" is a single by 808 State released in 1989.

The song charted for 9 weeks in the United Kingdom peaking at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

"There's about 42 different versions of 'Pacific State'," quipped Graham Massey, "and ['Pacific 707'] is the single version we put out on ZTT. It was the last track at The Haçienda for the six months before it even got out. Then Gary Davies heard it in Ibiza and started playing it on daytime Radio 1. A few features made it stand out: the birdsong and the saxophone. I played the sax part – which is good because I didn't really play saxophone at the time. It's a moot point whether I can play that part properly now."[4][page needed]


The single was released by Tommy Boy Records on March 15, 1990 in the United States.[5]


  1. ^ "Pacific State - 808 State". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Quadrastate". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "808 State". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Q, May 2001
  5. ^ "Pacific - 808 State". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 

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