Andy Stott ‎– Passed Me By / We Stay Together

Modern Love ‎– LOVE070
2 × CD, Compilation


Passed Me By
1-1 Signature 0:38
1-2 New Ground 6:22
1-3 North To South 4:51
1-4 Intermittent 3:27
1-5 Dark Details 6:04
1-6 Execution 5:15
1-7 Passed Me By 6:54
1-8 Stitch House 6:19
1-9 Love Nothing 5:35
We Stay Together
2-1 Submission 4:50
2-2 Posers 5:08
2-3 Bad Wires 7:21
2-4 We Stay Together (Part One) 6:36
2-5 Cherry Eye 7:33
2-6 Cracked 5:36
2-7 Work Gate 8:44
2-8 We Stay Together (Part Two) 5:36

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"Dedicated to Sarah. Don't worry about anything."

Tracks 1-8, 1-9, 2-7, 2-8 are bonus tracks not included on the original issues of Passed Me By and We Stay Together.

Track 1-9 originally released on Tell Me Anything.

© & ℗ 2011

Released in oversized deluxe 6-panel gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5060165480265
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): ifpi L574
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2): IFPI 9709
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): LOVE070 AB57160-01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): LOVE070 AB57160-02
  • Barcode: 5060165480265

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December 11, 2014

Andy Stott compiles two albums into one package, and what a dark, brooding package it is. On PASSED ME BY, the thick grind of 'New Ground" creates a sonic sludge, above which a single voice floats. "North to South" picks up the pace, though the haze of sound remains omnipresent, even as the mutated horns bubble on through, while "Intermittent" is cleaner, though no less heavy, despite the altered soul sample. But things don't get much darker than on the creepy, brooding "Execution," which is the stand-out track here, with its bass-thrum and the granulated voices. On the title track, a hint of melancholy strings itself through, while "Stitch House" picks things up to a slow house beat, with "Love Nothing" almost straightforward in its approach. With WE STAY TOGETHER, Stott starts with the ambient "Submission" and the gurgling and train track rhythm of "Posers." But "Bad Wires" gets almost industrial, with only the slightest hint of a melody. The first part of the title track brings down the tempo to a shuffle but it settles into a comfortable groove, but "Cherry Eye" returns to the dark sludge, even as it urges you to dance. "Work Gate" offers some new percussive elements, and the second half of the title track carries a dark but warm hum in its heart. Taken together, these albums are bleak and beautiful, both challenging and completely satisfying.