Heavenly’s Jeff Barrett confirms plans for complete Weatherall remix collection
Heavenly Records boss confirms completist Weatherall remix collection planned for September
The legendary house and techno DJ worked closely with the label for almost three decades, reworking ‘The World According To Sly & Lovechild’ by Sly & Lovechild and Saint Etienne‘s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ both in 1990. right through to Confidence Man, Audiobooks, Saint Etienne again and Unloved, in 2018 and 2019. Among the other Heavenly acts he reworked are Flowered Up, Espiritu, Black Sheep, https://www.juno.co.uk/artists/The+Orielles/, Doves, Beth Orton, Le Corps Mince De Francoise, Mark Lanegan and Gwenno.
Heavenly Recordings boss told Juno Daily that the comprehensive compilation is planned for September 2021, preceded by two volumes of Heavenly remixes by a variety of different artists.
Meanwhile, fans and friends of Weatherall commemorated the first year of his passing this week by posting pictures, reminiscences and music. Among the highlights were a full recording of his set and Present Perfect festival in 2019:
Another highlight was a live recording of his Sabres of Paradise band, who performed live at Herbal in Manchester in 1994, as well as a warm up set by Weatherall at the decks before the band came on.
The live set contains improvised versions of Sabres classics like ‘Smokebelch’ – which appears in Detroit-edge techno form – ‘Towtruck’ and and ‘Theme’.