Ce Ce Peniston's Finally will, to my mind at least, forever be associated with The Amazing Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce in fetching costumes. It's just about the perfect disco anthem - a huge, diva voice and sassy pace all topped by a classic chorus.
Love To Infinity, also known as Soda Club and actually called Andy and Peter Lee (they're brothers), have now covered/remixed it. The duo have a long and distinguished career as production and remixing gurus. They've tried to make all sorts of people - even Celine Dion - sound better, with floor-filling results. Remember Sub Sub's Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)? These are the guys responsible.
Here they enlist the help of Charlotte Day's "massive DIVA voice". She doesn't have the growly depth heard on the original, but this is a track for the Ibiza clubs, so maybe that matters not. The Openair Vocal Mix, included here as a radio edit and as a seven-minute opus, chugs along at about the same speed as Peniston's version.
The various remixes up the pace significantly, with a second radio edit of the club remix offering radio stations a choice of versions that clock in around the three minute mark. Alex K's furiously fast mix, heading away from trance and into the realms of hard house, should come with a health warning for anyone intending to bestride an exercise bike with this as their soundtrack.
All in, there's nothing especially bad here, even if the production owes more to Eric Prydz than classic disco. Finally is such a classic track that it's almost impossible to wreck. I'd still prefer the original though.