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David Gray - Babylon · Radio Mix 1 · US Video · HQ Audio

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Published on May 9, 2012

**In 2013 David finally uploaded this version of the song which is called "Radio Mix 1" and it can now be found as "Babylon" official video"** But in 2012 when I uploaded this video and mix of the song, which was always my personal favourite, it was nowhere to be found on YouTube. This mix sold massively as a single in the Summer of 2000 and brought him hugely into public consciousness. So I edited this video together with the mp3 of the CD single I bought and this US video I downloaded. So if you prefer it then purchase the "Radio Mix 1" track on iTunes.

I obviously do not own the copyright, however I ask that "FAIR USE" be applied as this will be extra publicity for more sales on what is Dave's biggest single hit to date. It's still simply awesome.

It is only available to buy as a single on compilation albums. One album is called "Fantastic Songs", another is "Magic The Album 2007" and it's on the... wait for it folks, "Terry Wogan : The Collection" album too! Just put "David Gray Radio Mix 1" in your iTunes search and it'll pop up!

The track advertised to these words is called "Babylon (US Radio Mix)" and to the best of my knowledge is a hybrid of the original song directly off the "White Ladder" album - a mix that is very close to that original but it is NOT this version. In my humble opinion this mix is the best and still sounds fantastic!! This is the song which I, and perhaps the whole world fell in love with so I bought the CD single back then from which I've made this video. I only discovered it recently in the loft!

It was released in it's album form originally to limited success and then re-released as this track 11 months later and in the United States as another version. This mix is so much more "Poppy" with that keyboard/organ intro playing throughout and it gets to the chorus within under 1 minute which is almost a prerequisite for commercial radio and the whole song ends at just under 3 and half minutes...

• SONG HISTORY •

"Babylon" is a song by the British singer-songwriter David Gray. Originally released on 12 July 1999 as the second single from his fourth album White Ladder, it was re-released as the fourth single on 12 June 2000 (as this mix). It went on to become his biggest selling single to date, peaking at #5 in the United Kingdom in 2000. The single also performed well in the US, peaking at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100, #25 and #26 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and Adult Contemporary charts respectively.

N.B - Originally during the birth of the song Babylon was sung "Babble On". David was saying when he is trying to communicate something he sometimes just "Babbles On", but for the purpose of the song, he changed it to Babylon, which also has it's own meaning. Whichever way you look at it, it has a special meaning to everyone.

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