leftfieldfeaturing john lydonopen up

released 1 November 1993 (reissued 1 March 1999)

(highest UK chart position - #13)

written by Barnes, Daley, Lydon

produced by Leftfield, vocals by John Lydon (John Lydon appears through the courtesy of The Atlantic Recording Corporation)

recorded at Rollover Studios, London, W10, engineered by Ollie J

* additional production & remix by The Sabres of Paradise (Weatherall, Kooner & Burns)
** additional production & remix by Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands for Dust Brothers Productions - engineered by Steve Dub at the Dada rooms SW9

published by Hard (UK) Hands publishing ltd / Warner Chappell music ltd

sleeve design Jonathan Cooke at Blue Source

cover illustration Paradise Organisation: 071 624 4553

UK releases

12"

(HAND 009T)

Hard Hands

  1. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  2. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE) 13:39
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remix 12"

(HAND 009R)

Hard Hands

  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

** an alternative mix of this is available
on the Chemical Reaction CD and
the Simply Vinyl 2002 reissue...

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CD

(HAND 009CD)

Hard Hands

  1. OPEN UP (RADIO EDIT) 3:48
  2. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  3. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE) 13:39
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cassette

(HAND 009MC)

Hard Hands

  1. OPEN UP (RADIO EDIT) 3:48
  2. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  3. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE) 13:39
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promo 12"

(HAND 009T)

Hard Hands

  1. OPEN UP   VOCAL 8:48
  2. OPEN UP   DUB# 13:39

# this is the 'Dervish Overdrive' mix...

jukebox 7"

(HAND 009)

Hard Hands

  1. OPEN UP (THE VOCAL EDIT) 3:48
  2. OPEN UP (THE VOCAL EDIT) 3:48
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12"

(VJAY12)

Hard Hands / Higher Ground /
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd

(released 2001)

  1. OPEN UP 6:52
  2. CUT FOR LIFE 7:02

this is the album version of "Open Up",
pity they couldn't have put the full 8:44 version from the original triple album on here...

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German releases

CD

(LOC 118 / 74321 17540-2)

Hard Hands / Logic / BMG

  1. OPEN UP (RADIO EDIT) 3:48
  2. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  3. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE) 6:47#

# this is an edited version...

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remix CD

(LOC 127 / 74321 19370-2)

Hard Hands / Logic / BMG

  1. RADIO EDIT 3:48
  2. I HATE PINK FLOYD MIX* 3:51
  3. THE DUST BROTHERS REMIX** 8:04
  4. OPEN DUB* 5:35

** a slightly alternative mix of this is available on the Chemical Reaction CD...

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promo 12"

(LOC 11)

Logic Records

  1. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  2. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE EDIT) 6:47
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Australian release

CD

(D11631)

Hard Hands / Liberation / Mushroom Records P/L

  1. OPEN UP (RADIO EDIT) 3:48
  2. OPEN UP (FULL VOCAL MIX) 8:48
  3. OPEN UP (DERVISH OVERDRIVE) 13:39
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US releases (1995)

Produced by Leftfield at Rollover Studios, London
Vocals by John Lydon
Engineered by Ollie J
Written by Barnes / Daley / Lydon (Hard Hands / Chrysalis Music (ASCAP) / Rotten Music Ltd (admin. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)

* Produced by Leftfield
Vocals by Djum Djum
Engineered by Adam Wren
Written by Barnes / Daley / Cole (Hard Hands / Chrysalis Music (ASCAP) / Rhythm King Music Ltd.

John Lydon appears courtesy of Virgin Records

CD

(44K 78045)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment

  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

on the sleeve it incorrectly states that 'Open Up'
is remixed by Sabres Of Paradise.

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promo cassette

(CAT 7282)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment

  1. Open Up (Radio Edit) 3:48
  2. Afro-Left (Afro Central)* 7:43
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promo CD

(CSK 7282)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment

  1. Open Up (Radio Edit) 3:48
  2. Open Up (Full Vocal Mix)** 8:48

** on the sleeve this is incorrectly labelled
as the 'Full Vocal Edit'...

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