Apollo 440 ‎– Millennium Fever

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Stealth Sonic Recordings ‎– SSX 440 CD
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1 Rumble / Spirit Of America 9:07
2 Liquid Cool
Vocals [Additional] – Elizabeth Gray
12:12
3 Film Me & Finish Me Off
Flute [Space Flute] – T-Bone Gray*Written-By, Lyrics By – Devoto*
4:45
4 I Need Something Stronger
Vocals [Additional] – Dee Jacobee
7:34
5 Pain Is A Close Up
Written-By, Lyrics By – Devoto*
9:58
6 Omega Point
Vocals [Special Guest] – Dr. Karl Leiker*Written-By – Leiker*
7:35
7 Don't Fear The Reaper
Written-By – D. Roeser*
5:27
8 Astral America
Written-By – L. Bernstein*, S. Sondheim*
4:33
9 Millennium Fever
Backing Vocals – Carpet Gypsies*
5:47
10 Stealth Requiem
Voice – Heather (5)
5:35

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Credits

  • Artwork [Cover Image Sculpture]Marc Quinn
  • Design, Photography By [Apollo]The Carpet Gypsies
  • Drums [Space Infinity Drums (Stage Left)]Simon Hoare (2) (tracks: 1, 8, 9)
  • Drums [Space Infinity Drums (Stage Right)]Cliff Hewitt (tracks: 1, 6, 8, 9)
  • Effects [Analogue Processing And Enhanchement]James E. Gardner*
  • Lyrics ByGardner* (tracks: 2), Noko (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
  • Mastered ByIan Cooper
  • Producer, Performer [All Instruments (except Where Noted)]Apollo 440
  • Written-ByGray* (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 6, 8, 9), Gardner* (tracks: 1, 2, 10), Noko (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10), Gray* (tracks: 2 to 6, 8 to 9), T Gray* (tracks: 3, 10)

Notes

Recorded and mixed at Ultrasonic Studios, London.
Drums recorded at Marcus Studios, London.
Piano recorded at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
Hammond organ recorded at XES Studios, Grünwald, Munich.
Mastered at Metropolis Mastering, London.

@440 use Theta Wave Enhancement licensed exclusively from Bicameral Cyber-Reality Initiatives, Concrete WA 98226 USA.
Cover image: Sculpture 'Self' (1991) by Marc Quinn. Human blood & refrigeration equipment, Saatchi Collection. © 1991 Marc Quinn.

Published by Reverb Music Ltd, except:
8 - Reverb Music Ltd / Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd
3/5 - Reverb Music Ltd / Devoto
7 - Carlin Music Corporation

℗ 1994 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
© 1994 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

Track 2 duration erroneously given as 12:02 on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099747 792229
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099747792229
  • Other (Manufacturing code): 01-477922-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 01-477922-10 13
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored. Variant 2): 01-477922-10 13 A2 Sony Music
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 0199
  • Other (Distribution Code): CB 791
  • Other: CX
  • Other (Sony format code): CDC

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
00009 Apollo 440 Millennium Fever(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elen Records 00009 Lithuania 1998 Sell This Version
SSX 440 C Apollo 440 Millennium Fever(Cass, Album) Stealth Sonic Recordings SSX 440 C UK 1994 Sell This Version
H21 Apollo 440 Millennium Fever(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "Мир Музыки" H21 Unknown Sell This Version
RR-97-101-2 Apollo 440 Millennium Fever(CD, Album, Unofficial) Release Records (3) RR-97-101-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
3138 Apollo 440 Millennium Fever(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 3138 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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SYSTEM-J

SYSTEM-J

March 22, 2011
Wonderful early 90s nonsense from Apollo 440. They became better known as a second tier big beat act and you can certainly hear the roots of that sound in the over-excited rock riffage and that daft half-whispered vocal style so beloved of Brit-tronica acts from the period. Nonetheless this is really a popped-up approximation of first-gen progressive house. Check out their remix of Mukkaa's "Buruchaca" on Limbo or those unaccountably brilliant Deep Forest takes on Liquid Cool for the links back to the serious prog scene. If you can accept (or better yet, celebrate) the datedness, this is a massive sugar-rush for any fans of Fluke circa '93 or Evolver-era Grid. Swaggering dub basslines, nonsense lyrics and incongruous references to Jean Baudrillard abound. When an impeccably stupid acid house cover of Don't Fear The Reaper fires up you'll have to hold back desperately from cracking a massive grin. Don't fight it, feel it.
SamPope

SamPope

August 13, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

I checked this out after hearing Deep Forest's absolutely phenomenal remix of "Liquid Cool" on Sasha & John Digweed's Northern Exposure. Apollo 440 is a 90's techno act through and through, but create a little variety with their judicious infusion of guitars and jock rock motifs. I enjoyed the original version of "Liquid Cool" (though it doesn't even compare to the aforementioned remix), I really enjoyed "Omega Point" with it's gorgeous downtempo groove and trippy samples, but didn't care for much else on the album. High energy rock techno, super cheesy synth lines (think Nintendo 64 racing game cheesy and you'll get the idea), and bad vocoder vocals. "Film Me & Finish Me Off" and "Pain Is A Close Up" are bearable (the former actually being a decent techno tune), but this stuff is really too dated for contemporary electronic tastes to enjoy.
JJ_Amblin

JJ_Amblin

July 9, 2003
Very much an album of its time, with a heavy sound lacking much subtlety - though it does have its moments, particularly the KLF-like "I Need Something Stronger". The album's lyrics are often hilarious, though it's impossible to tell whether or not this was deliberate.