We can be us, just for one day...
After a couple of false starts, the
The recording has been circulating as a bootleg for some time now, and after it became a dancefloor favourite, and after DB had given it the thumbs up, Virgin decided to give it a full legitimate release.
The track received 'single of the month' in last month's issue of the painfully hip Dazed & Confused magazine, and NME said this of it:
Bowie's "Heroes" is looped to infinity over a pulversing house beat - at 5am, stuffed to the gills on some illegal substance, this would sound like the voice of God. We imagine.
Here are a couple more endorsements of the track:
"...a surefire terrace anthem" ? MIXMAG
"...will make you feel like your heart and cock are exploding" ? MUZIK
The collectors among you may already know that there were just 50 copies of the original single-sided 12" white label bootleg. Virgin then pressed up another 50 copies which were sent out with a press release containing the following blurb:
After 50 of these got into the hands of the likes of Tom Middleton, Erol, Pete Tong, Darren Emerson and Different Gear we knew this one was going to be big! We have cleared the sample now and have had another 50 whites delivered ? so now it's your turn. Not much to say about this record except it is a dancefloor destroyer.
After the great reactions from aforementioned DJs, and plays on Radio 1 etc., Virgin then released a double-sided 12" promo that contained a 6:39 minute extended version on the A-side, and a 6:10 minute dub version on the B.
The commercial 12" released on Monday will contain both of these versions and an original David Guetta track, Distortion. Just For One Day (Heroes) will only be available as a 12" in the short term, but there are plans for a CD single too, which is due towards the end of the summer.
Meanwhile, we have five copies of the commercial 12" and five copies of the promotional three minute radio edit CD up for grabs. For your chance to win a copy, simply tell me which format you would prefer by clicking on one of the following links... which should automatically enter you for the contest.
Usual rules apply, you must use your BowieNet account or at least supply your BowieNet user name and only one entry per BowieNet account. Entries from non-BowieNet accounts, and duplicate entries (unless supplied with a good excuse and a note from your mum) will be disqualified.
The contest ends Sunday night at midnight UK time, and we'll announce the randomly picked winners on the first day of July.
You can watch the Just For One Day (Heroes) video by clicking on either of the images above.