808 State ‎– Ninety

ZTT ‎– 246 461-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Magical Dream
Vocals – Vanessa (17)
2 Ancodia 5:47
3 Cobra Bora 6:22
4 Pacific 202 5:38
5 Donkey Doctor 5:24
6 808080808 4:20
7 Sunrise 6:33
8 The Fat Shadow (Pointy Head Mix) 0:59

Companies, etc.



This release shows 808 State:Ninety on the spine and 808:90 on the front cover and CD.

Some copies have a sticker on the jewel case, reading (with typo):
Pacific 202
Cobra Bora

Selected info from 3-panel insert:
Recorded at Spirit, Manchester – October 1988 to October 1989.
Mixed at Square One, Bury, Lancashire – October 1989.
℗ 1989 ZTT Records Ltd.
© 1989 ZTT Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 2292-46461-2 6
  • Label Code: LC 4281
  • Other (Distribution Code France): WE 833
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout: 229246461-2 RSA

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZTT2, 246 461-1 808 State Ninety(LP, Album) ZTT, ZTT ZTT2, 246 461-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
AOF174 808 State 808:90(Cass, Album, Comp, RE, RM, Red) Artoffact Records AOF174 US 2014 Sell This Version
3052882 808 State Ninety(CD, Album, RM) ZTT, Wagram Music 3052882 France 1999 Sell This Version
WMC5-50 808 State Ninety(CD, Album) WEA Music, ZTT WMC5-50 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
MOVLP1614 808 State Ninety(LP, Album + LP, Comp + RE, Exp) Music On Vinyl, ZTT, Salvo MOVLP1614 Europe 2016 Sell This Version


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May 28, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

I had this to say about it in 2001: 808 State's first album on a major label was Ninety, reflecting their maturing sound while retaining experimental ethos. Sometimes they miss the mark—"Magical Dream" gives the album a shaky start—but when they're on, they're really on. Everything from groovy r'n'b sample fests to harder rave stompers, melodic portamento solos, massive breakdowns, deep house, and even pure wankery can be found on this all-too-short "debut".


April 13, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Hands down - one if the most important electronic/early techno recordings, ever. Recorded in Manchester '89 during the 24 Hour Party People days on Trevor Horn's forward-thinking label ZTT. We've got a very credible vibe in these tunes and this helped to raise the bar on overall sound and production (i.e Future Sound of London or Renegade Soundwave)-at the same time there's some sublte wacky stuff on here. "Pacific 202" is a masterpiece and is a major timeline marker. Check it!