The Beloved ‎– X

EastWest ‎– 0630-13316-2
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Recorded at Mayfair and Wolf Studios additional recording at Sarm East, Orinoco, Axis NYC, Sarm West and CTS Studios.
Made by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

℗ & © 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd.
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 0630-13316-2 0
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Other (Distribution Code): CA 851
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout: 063013316-2 WME
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L012
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0581

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0630-13316-2 The Beloved X(Cass, Album) EastWest 0630-13316-2 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
PROP125, 0630-13316-2 The Beloved X(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest, EastWest PROP125, 0630-13316-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ES 3590 The Beloved X(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 3590 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none The Beloved X(Cass, Album, Promo) EastWest none Europe 1996 Sell This Version
82962-2 The Beloved X(CD, Album) Atlantic 82962-2 US 1996 Sell This Version



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June 27, 2008

I generally don't care for house music. X however, I find very appealing.

Even though the structure is mostly typical pop (except Crystal Wave, an instrumental DJ journey), I find the sound very original and distinct. The lyrics are sentimental but somehow not sappy or annoying. Instead there is a sense of sincerity I credit to Jon's mellow, unforced vocal style. X is a notch darker than other Beloved albums.

The atmospheric backdrop contributes immensely to each song. It makes me wish Jon Marsh would release an ambient album. Production quality is tops. It is enjoyable on any system, but the listening experience played loud through quality speakers justifies a substantial hi-fi budget.

After more than a decade, I find X a durable favorite, enjoyable from start to finish.