Adam F ‎– Colours

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Intro 1:03
73 1:28
Metropolis 6:31
Music In My Mind 5:18
Jaxx 5:08
Circles (Album Edit) 7:14
Mother Earth 5:03
Dirty Harry (Adapted Album Version) 6:49
F-Jam (Album Edit) 5:52
Bonus 12"
Metropolis (Doc Scott Remix) 8:05
Circles (Roni Size Remix) 7:14
Aromatherapy 7:03

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 21725 1 2 Adam F Colours(2xLP, Album + 12") F-Jams, Positiva 7243 8 21725 1 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
INT 8 22615 2, 7243 8 22615 2 0 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Maddog, Blow Up INT 8 22615 2, 7243 8 22615 2 0 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21725 2 9 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Positiva, F-Jams 7243 8 21725 2 9 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21725 2 9, 821 7252 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Positiva, Positiva 7243 8 21725 2 9, 821 7252 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 4 94114 2 5 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Chimes 7243 4 94114 2 5 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21725 2 9 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Positiva 7243 8 21725 2 9 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-4054 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Intercord Japan TOCP-4054 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6234 Adam F Colours(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 6234 US 1997 Sell This Version
D J821 7252 Adam F Colours(CD, Album, Smplr) Positiva D J821 7252 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21725 2 3 Adam F Colours(Cass, Album) Positiva, F-Jams 7243 8 21725 2 3 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ASW6234-2, ASW 6234 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW6234-2, ASW 6234 US 1998 Sell This Version
50999 2155502 2 Adam F Colours(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Maddog, Blow Up 50999 2155502 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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the_gashman

the_gashman

June 12, 2017
referencing Colours, 2xLP, Album + 12", 7243 8 21725 1 2
What are the vinyl gods playing at? Repress for the 21st century please.
oldskooltunz2

oldskooltunz2

October 30, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Colours, 2xLP, Album + 12", 7243 8 21725 1 2

This is an outstanding Album and a fine musical journey! From the more Intelligent vibe on tracks like Aromatherapy and the HUGE Circles, to the Funk of Dirty Harry then all the way over to the Harder darker side with the ground breaking Metropolis and my personal favourite Jaxx, the later being a real beauty and the beast type of tune that IMO, would not have been out of place on Goldie's Timeless album. Having said all this the whole album is also heavily soaked in Jazz influences, little intro's and bridge's between some of the tunes, that are not just gimmick, or Jazz and bass for the sake of it?! ..but are live moments that have real quality and relevance to them. An example is how Metropolis evolve's from mini Jazz prelude which is a pretty awesome piece of music in its own right...then to switch it up into the Metropolis's Intro BOOM! Superb!! Jaxx with it's stunning strings is blended seamlessly into Music in my mind also, nicely done. A lovely flowing album,with a couple of darker, harder points. also worth pointing out on the Vinyl you get the added bonus of the Doc Scott Metropolis remix ;-) Adam F has gone on to big things after this album, and is undoubtedly a massive talent! But sadly I lost interest in his musical direction ...for me this is his finest work to date.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 4, 2009
referencing Colours, CD, Album, TOCP-4054

Adam F. blew up on the drum 'n' bass scene with his debut album _Colours_, throwing funk, jazz and hardstep into the mix. Certainly, "Metropolis" lays on the darkness, while "Music in My Mind" brings an R&B vibe with the vocoder into a breaks-based setting ("F-Jam" carries the same vibe). "Dirty Harry" sounds like a deliciously funkified version of the _The People's Court_ theme, whereas "Jaxx" is reminiscent of Goldie at his best. "Mother Earth" feels slightly unfocused, in a free jazz sort of way, and "Colours," featuring Ronny Jordan on the guitar, edges uncomfortably close to smooth jazz. But things come back into focus quickly, when Tracey Thorn takes the helm for the gorgeous "The Tree Knows Everything." Adam F's best track, "Circles," follows quickly on those heels -- a dense and heady mélange of jazz bass and quick synths. This Japanese version offers two surprises: the solid groove of "Aromatherapy" and a cover of Madonna’s "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" that shows that d'n'b and pop aren't completely incompatible.
the_architech

the_architech

March 16, 2008
referencing Colours, 2xLP, Album + 12", 7243 8 21725 1 2

This is a great album marking a bit of a turning point in the world of drum and bass that happened around 1997. Things were switching from that oldskool sound to more of what you hear today. "Metropolis", "Circles", and "Dirty Harry" are definitely the standout tunes that have been countlessly mixed and remixed by every drum and bass producer on the planet. Frankly, my favorite is the beautifully soothing "Aromatherapy". The first record gets into some nice jazz style drum and bass using some real kits and sax. Great old sound for this newer genre. Adam F is definitely one of those geniuses in this scene.
DJ_WHiteout

DJ_WHiteout

February 15, 2008
referencing Colours, CD, Album, INT 8 22615 2, 7243 8 22615 2 0

I picked this Cd up about 6 months ago. Reguardless of how long its been since its release (1997) the only song that i would give a thumbs up to is "Circles". Im a huge fan of Drum and Bass, along with all of its little sub genres but for some reason this album does nothing for me. I give him respect for creating such a large name for himself and pumping out so many albums but at the same time theres no "Wow" factor to his production during the time of this album. Occasionally i would hear a fiew pleasing sounds with-in specific songs (Ex. Jaxx, when the sample "one" was used) but like i said, nothing to be excited about.

over all i would give this album a 3 out of 5. If you love drum and bass and are a collector then by all means pick it up, but be weary that there are loads and loads of other songs/albums that do a better job at illustrating Drum and Bass.
eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

September 7, 2007
referencing Colours, CD, Album, 7243 8 21725 2 9, 821 7252

Ten years ago, oh yes, when drum'n'bass topped the charts of cool, this was one of those records everybody had to have, or at least know by heart, along with "New Forms", "Modus Operandi", "Saturnz Return", etc. The highlight of the record, "Circles", was the very first track I ever heard in the mp3 format. Ten years ago...

Today I still find "Colours" perfectly attractive and catchy collection of groovy compositions, not necessarily your typical, strict d'n'b dancefloor killers. The variety of styles here is still magnetic, but back in the days was considered a touch of commerce in an otherwise perfectly stylish fashion of putting sounds together. It's lightweight, it makes you feel relaxed, it's a good way to start your day. And still it gets me high, especially when Tracy Thorn sings, and the Mc rhymes.
kentandrew

kentandrew

August 9, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Colours, CD, Album, ASW6234-2, ASW 6234

I like music in my mind, but the tree knows everything is the best one here. It is sort of unfair to utilize the help of a veteran to boost one's music, but it seems to be the most harmonic, melodic tune on the album. The other tunes are too reminiscent of the D'nB boom that was all the hype among white boys who liked hip hop. (That was a harsh comment.)
Harrysalsava

Harrysalsava

April 28, 2004
referencing Colours, CD, Album, INT 8 22615 2, 7243 8 22615 2 0

Easily the best individual album I have in my collection. It's a varied album - lots of different material to get to grips with. The whole album just flows together. Drum and bass, abstract and chillout fused together provides me with a lot of inspiration for my own album.
If you like abstract and drum and bass - then do yourself a favour and buy this CD!