El Maņana

Back when the tracklisting for Gorillaz' compilation album D-Sides was being compiled, the remix 'El Manana (TTC Remix)' was officially approved by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett for inclusion. This remix was recorded in late 2006 and features rapping from the French Hip-Hop group TTC and was produced by French producer Para One. The group submitted the remix for release approval by Damon / Jamie but it was at first rejected then later during the compiling of D-Sides, when Damon / Jamie were reviewing the material available for the remix disc, it was officially approved (though apparently the record company were the ones who got in touch with TTC about doing a remix). The remix appeared on the first official tracklisting of D-Sides sent out in press releases to certain retailers. However, by the time the remix had been approved, the band and the producer had lost the recording of the track. So even though it was requested to be on the album, it was never sent to the record label and so did not appear on D-Sides, neither on the advance promo or commercial formats. However, after it was recorded, the track was circulated amongst insiders in the French Hip-Hop scene under the name "PXQT". One of these insiders, webmaster of the Genevaheathen Blog held on to the track on his ipod and has secured approval from TTC and the producer of the remix, to release the track for free ( Damon / Jamie having officially approved the track previously). The track was made available through the Genevaheathen blog and you can get it by following the link above or downloading it from Zshare here.

Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz
Produced by Gorillaz, Dangermouse, Jason Cox and James Dring
Co-produced by Jason Cox
Engineered by Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by James Dring
Assistant engineer: Toby Whelan
Additional guitar: Simon Tong
Violins: Sally Jackson and Antonia Pagulatos
Violas: Amanda Drummond and Stella Page
Cello: Isabelle Dunn
Double bass: Al Mobbs and Emma Smith
Remix produced by Para One with rapping by TTC

Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

'El Maņana (TTC Remix)' [4:39] - unavailable on any official release. (intended for D-Sides. has circulated in mp3 form, see details above).



El Mañana was performed at the Demon Days Live shows, but this version has not been performed live.

This is going out to watching cartoons in the morning
Going out to taking time on the sofa with.. you know
I don't want to club to the anymore
I want to cuddle your scarf
And give kisses to my puppy

Summer don't know me no more
He got mad, tiresome
Summer don't know me no more
He just left me low in myself
Because I do know love from you then
Just dying
Maybe in time you'll want to be mine?
Don't stop the thought when it comes
It's the dawn, you'll see
Money won't get there
Ten years passed and you'll flee
If you do it then I'll be strong
To find you

Mañana, Alabama, hé dis ça va là ?( ?)
Les cowboys qui boivent un verre de lait-fraise en terrasse
La menace…alors cache ta main (c’est vrai)
C’est TTC kaïra funk
Petit j’esquivais petit geste imitant la fessée
Plus peur de la mort
Les yeux vers l’horizon
Chevauchant le dos d’un cachalot
La pression hmmm
L’agression genre soleil dans les yeux, colère dans les yeux

Elle est magnifique… magnétique, maléfique
Aller vite ne sert à rien avec elle
Elle est tellement fraîche que je vais prendre mon temps
Je sais patienter lorsque ça vaut le coup de patienter

TTC, Cuizinier, Teki Latex
Para one
Génie Pal ( ?) OK
Des hommes patients pour la fesse ( ?)

I saw that day
I lost my mind
Lord I'm fine
Maybe in time you'll want to be mine?

Maybe in time you'll want to be mine?
Maybe in time
You'll want to be mine
Maybe in time
You'll want to be mine



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