The Baby Namboos ‎– Ancoats 2 Zambia

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1 Intro 1:26
2 Hard Times 3:25
3 Get Your Head Down 4:02
4 Ancoats 2 Zambia 4:43
5 Provoked 6:23
6 Persist To Reminisce 4:02
7 Holy 5:04
8 Late Night Antics 4:51
9 Trials And Tribulations 4:25
10 Play With Me 4:45
11 Ancoats 2 Zambia (Geoff Barrow Remix)
Remix – Geoff Barrow
4:23
12 Ancoats 2 Zambia (Dillinja Remix)
Remix – Dillinja
6:21

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All tracks recorded at Sound Station Studios.
Engineered in Manchester.
Co-Engineered at Tricky Studio NY.
All tracks mixed at Matrix Studios London.

Includes two extra remix tracks (from the first single; Ancoats 2 Zambia) that were not on the original European release.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PALMCD 2031-2 The Baby Namboos Ancoats 2 Zambia(CD, Album) Palm Pictures PALMCD 2031-2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2031-2 The Baby Namboos Ancoats 2 Zambia(CD, Album) Palm Pictures PALMCD 2031-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2031-2 ADV Baby Namboos* Ancoats 2 Zambia(CD, Album, Promo) Palm Pictures PALMCD 2031-2 ADV US 1999 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2031-2 The Baby Namboos Ancoats 2 Zambia(CD, Album, Promo) Palm Pictures PALMCD 2031-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
T900/218-2, 218-2 The Baby Namboos Ancoats 2 Zambia(CD, Album) Trama, Palm Pictures T900/218-2, 218-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 26, 2004

So, the Baby Namboos’ first album, <I>Ancoats2Zambia</I> appears on Tricky’s Durban Poison label and has Tricky put in a guest appearance. If you said that they were simply Tricky-lite, that’d only be half true. Sure, there’s the same paranoid trip-hop feeling (reminiscent of <I>Maxinquaye</I> and <I>Pre-Millennium Tension</I>), the wounded little girl delivery by Aurora Borealis (reminiscent of Martina Topley-Bird’s vocals), and the harshly-whispered rhyme (reminiscent of Tricky himself). But there’s a little more levity here than on Tricky’s work, and that’s what separates them. Listen to the near hopefulness in the music on “Provoked.” There’s some nice break action on “Trials and Tribulations.” While <I>Ancoats2Zambia</I> deserves a listen (especially for the Geoff Barrow and Dillinja remixes), there’s nothing here that hasn’t been done better by Tricky or Terranova.
wilmer

wilmer

May 23, 2003

The original european release misses the very cool Barrow & Dillinja remixes (which appeared later on the title track's single version ) & so only has 10 trax, but the same cat # anyway.
The Baby Namboos are some Bristolian relatives of Tricky & the man himself helps them out in production, writing & guestspots on trax 3, 4 & 5.
Indeed some of these trax sound more like early Massive Attack & Tricky circa Maxinquaye then anything the originals did after their cutting edge debuts.
A special bow for vocalist Aurora Borealis (aka Zoe Bedaux). She is to the Namboos what Martine was to Tricky ; a delicate but powerful emotional force...