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Rare Jimmy Chambers track to be reissued

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A rare Jimmy Chambers track from John Carpenter’s 1976 classic Assault on Precinct 13 is to be reissued by London label, Fly By Night Music.

One for the collectors, ‘You Can’t Fight It’ was written for the original film, but only made it into the final cut of the Italian version, Distretto 13, and was previously only available as an extremely limited 7” promo. Although Chambers only really rose to fame in 1991, with his chart-topping ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’, he worked with Carpenter and the legendary Kenny Lynch on this track back in the ’70s.

‘You Can’t Fight It’ layers Chambers’ soulful voice, and powerful brass and backing vocals, over the dystopian grit of Carpenter’s beat. It’s unrelenting groove, yet fearful tone, perfectly sums up a decade of change, exploitation and social awareness.

The reissue package includes the original version, carefully restored and remastered by Andreas “Lupo” Lubich, plus a “superbly authentic re-edit” from FBNM regular Riccio, who only tweaks the original slightly to bring it up to date and for the modern dance floor.

Out November 3rd, this “officially licensed premium 10” reissue” comes as a vinyl only package, featuring promotional art from the film, a digital download code and lyrics insert.

Listen to ‘You Can’t Fight It’ below: 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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