Continuing the melancholic theme made me revert to “Sally’s Photographic Memory”, an album from 1996 produced in memory of Sally Harding a photographer of the early UK dance scene of the 90s. Music is an especially powerful way of recalling memories that are otherwise inaccessible.

Compiled by Volume in memory of their photographer Sally Harding, who died in late 1995, Sally’s Photographic Memory includes 20 tracks (and many exclusives) by many of the brightest and best electronic acts in Britain, among them Orbital, Meat Beat Manifesto, Reload, System 7, Slab, Spooky, Pressure of Speech, Secret Knowledge and Higher Intelligence Agency. One of the few Americans in evidence, Carl Craig, contributes an excellent remix of the Ultramarine track “Source.” ~ Keith Farley, All Music Guide

The best track on the album is the one written in her memory by Orbital; “The Girl With The Sun In Her Head”. This would appear in a slightly different version on a later Orbital album. But have this original version.

Orbital – The Girl With The Sun In Her Head 

Slab – Fade Into You  (written by Andy Weatherall)

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~ by acidted on July 18, 2010.

2 Responses to “DANCING TO A SAD BEAT”

  1. Both very lovely. Isn’t Fade Into You a Mazzy Star song though?

  2. There is a Mazzy Star track of that name but I had a look again at the box last night and the track is definitely credited to Weatherall.

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