I first heard heard the Kites song on Sasha and John Digweed - Northern Exposure which includes the cover by Ultraviolet - Kites (Fantasy Flite Part One). On Northern Exposure it is the seventh track on the first CD, North. Earlier today I got an email from my good friend Phillip Zucchino with the message
Thought you might find this interesting =)
There was an mp3 attached as well 612 Simon Dupree & The Big Sound_Kites.mp3
It was Simon Dupree & the Big Sound - Kites which is apparently the most well known version of this song, originally written by Hal Hackaday and Lee Pockriss. I didn't make the connection yet that this was the same song as on Northern Exposure. Back when Phil and I were living together in college I had shared a copy of all my favorite Sasha & John Digweed mix CDs from the 90s, so he was very familiar with the track too.. I'm still not sure how he came across this but it's cool so I thought I'd share it with others. Maybe you know the Simon Dupree & The Big Sound version but not the Ultraviolet cover, or maybe the other way around.