Higher Than The Sun

Album: Screamadelica (1991)
Charted: 40


  • This love song to Ecstasy finds a tripped out Bobby Gillespie claiming to have achieved enlightenment through the drug. He told Q magazine in 2016: "We released that as a statement, knowing it wouldn't be a hit. It's a piece of art."
  • The run-out groove message "I get mine for 15's" refers to the £15 discount Gillespie paid for £20 worth of Ecstasy.
  • The song samples from "Wah Wah Man" a 1971 track by U.S. soul and jazz instrumental musical ensemble the Young-Holt Unlimited Trio.


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