On his "original mix", Williams plays it straight, miming the beatless original track almost note-for-note. It's more dramatic than its predecessor, but it's also now a little more than six minutes long. There's more time here to luxuriate in the bubbling synthesizers and yearning, bird-call melodies. Does it come as any surprise that Williams released this on Valentine's Day?
Swedish duo Studio apply their patented brand of Balearic acoustic-guitars-and-popping-bass dust all over the tune in their "version". It's a compelling take on the tune, reimagining the train running over the coast with surf crashing onto the tracks, instead of Cruise making it on Chicago's less-than-ideal transit system. If you've heard Studio before, you'll know exactly what to expect, which I'm not sure is such a good thing going forward. I'm sold for now, but suspicious of what comes next.
The highlight of this 12-inch, predictably, is Williams' Odyssey mix, which does little more than plug a pumping house beat and a trance-y bassline underneath a slightly sped-up original. All told, it doesn't need anything more to attain excellence. Radiant.