10 Speed – Tour De France

Label: Quality Records
Released: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: Canada
Style: Electro

Excellent cover version of the Kraftwerk classic. After searching for information about this it seems that apparently Kraftwerk didn’t want their version in the film or on the soundtrack so the label got a session group to cover it. I’m not sure how true that is as it seems a bit unlikely so I remain on the fence about it.

The track featured on a compilation album called Breakdance in 1984 which had Alex & The City Crew on the B side and on the UK version it had cover versions of Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” plus this cover version by 10-Speed so it’s very likely that it was made specifically for this album and wasn’t actually the version played in the movie. (Many thanks to ComputerLee for this additional information).

 

It was released with a couple of different company sleeves. One as pictured above and the other just had “Quality” printed all over it multiple times.

This was reissued in 1988 on Unidisc with 2 tracks by different artists on the B side.

Variations

  • Variant 1: Quality Records 1983
  • Variant 2: Unidisc 1988 (Red/Blue Label)
  • Variant 3: Unidisc 1988 (Palm Trees Label)

Label: Quality Records
Catalogue #: QUS 052
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: Canada

Side A

Tour De France (Radio Mix) [6:23]
Tour De France (Dub) [4:25]

Side B

Tour De France (Radio Mix Edit) [3:28]
Tour De France (Instrumental) [4:16]
 


 
Notes: Original release was issued in the company sleeve pictured above and also an alternative brown sleeve with the Quality logo printed all over it.

Label: Unidisc
Catalogue #: SPEC-1384
Year: 1988
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: Canada

Side A

10 Speed – Tour De France [6:23]

Side B

Slingshot – Billie Jean/Do It Again [7:22]
Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger [5:22]
 


 
Notes: 1988 Unidisc reissue with additional artists on the B side. Issued with a red label one side and blue label on the other.

Label: Unidisc
Catalogue #: SPEC-1384
Year: 1988
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: Canada

Side A

10 Speed – Tour De France [6:23]

Side AA

Slingshot – Billie Jean/Do It Again [7:22]
Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger [5:22]
 


 
Notes: 1988 Unidisc reissue with additional artists on the B side. Issued with a multi-colour label with images of palm trees.

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