Jem - “They”

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Jake
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Jem - “They”

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Anonymous coward

Sample?

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Does anyone know what that sample is that starts out the song "They" by Jem?
djmonkeylunch

Song sampled in Jem's "They" - Bach

Post by djmonkeylunch »

It bothered me too. The song is Bach's "Prelude in F Minor". I got the fact out of a review in Splendidezine.com, which you'll find here:
http://www.splendidezine.com/review.htm ... 7368519415
LLaura

Post by LLaura »

The start of that song is spooky.
Showoff

250 y/o samples are easier to clear

Post by Showoff »

More accurately, it's the Prelude in F minor BWV 881 from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II.

A WMP version performed on piano is found at: http://www.onclassical.com/wma/4/bach_w ... )zhang.wma
obzhagen

Post by obzhagen »

I knew it sounded familiar...I believe its a group called "The Swingle Singers" they do interesting choral arrangements of classical songs. I think they are from the late 1970s or early 1980s. My parents used to have some of their records. I think the sample works very well in this song.
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not The Swingle Singers

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I checked out Amazon.com for The Swingle Singers' album Keyboard Classics. Clicked on "Prelude in F minor". but it wasn't the same sample that Jem used. Please tell me if you find it.
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Post by booker »

I really like this song.
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