Alex Reece ‎– Al's Records: Series 1

Al's Records ‎– ALSCD 1001, Island Records ‎– 524 350-2
CD, Compilation

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1 Touch Me
Featuring – Paul Saunders
2 A Nu Era
Featuring – Pim
3 Streetplayer
Featuring – Adrian Shortman, Ashley Brown (3), Dominic Palermo
4 Rough Cut 5:10
5 Double Edge
Featuring – Adrian Shortman, Ashley Brown (3)
6 F.V.R. 5:17
7 Nag 5:49
8 New York (Extended Version) 4:57
9 Reactivate 6:40
10 Bounce 5:20
11 Skatta 5:30
12 Jazz Shaker 5:09

Companies, etc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 731452435026
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L004
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0205
  • Matrix / Runout: 524 350_2 00 L7 1A
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0407

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
524 350-4 Alex Reece Al's Records: Series 1(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 350-4 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
ALSLP1 Alex Reece Al's Records Series 1 Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Al's Records ALSLP1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ALSLP 1001, 524 350-1 Alex Reece Al's Records: Series 1(2xLP, Comp) Al's Records, Al's Records ALSLP 1001, 524 350-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version



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January 12, 2013

AL'S RECORDS: SERIES 1 isn't all Alex Reece, but it's close enough, especially when you dive into the funk bass of "Touch Me" before the vocal sample comes in to smooth things out. "A Nu Era" starts off with what might sound like atonal notes, but it quickly resolves into some modal breaks. The Jazz Cartel take over for "Streetplayer," a chunk of aural chocolate, and add some wide sweeps and flutes to "Double Edge." Reece returns for the sweet breaks of "F.V.R." or the wiggling groove of "Nag." "New York" starts off with some ominous synths before the beats come in to mug you. But the smoothness returns on "Reactivate," and even if "Bounce" starts off with harsh metallic tones, the thick bassline clears things up. "Skatta" gives the percussion a lightly more live feel, and "Jazz Shaker" doesn't sound as if it has as much jazz as other tracks -- it's more of a drum workout. Still, it's always great to hear more of Reece's work.