Calibre ‎– Second Sun

Signature Records ‎– SIGLP001
4 × Vinyl, 12", Album, 45 RPM

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A Bullets
Written-By, Vocals [Featuring] – Diane Charlemagne
B Got A Thing 4:47
C All The While 5:15
D Second Sun 5:57
E Is It U 5:31
F Consulate Charm
Written-By, Vocals [Featuring] – Lariman
G Go Back To Go Forward 5:19
H Kiya
Vocals [Featuring] – Crow (34)



Official release date originally 10th October.
Official release delayed until 24th October.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SIGLP001 Calibre Second Sun(4x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Signature Records SIGLP001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SIGCD001 Calibre Second Sun(CD, Album) Signature Records SIGCD001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SIGCD001 Calibre Second Sun(CD, Album, Unofficial) Signature Records (2) SIGCD001 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
SIGLP001 Calibre Second Sun(4x12", Album, RM, RP) Signature Records SIGLP001 UK 2019 Sell This Version


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April 9, 2019
Repress out in May... Remastered too... On repeat this summer


August 2, 2016
Why did I sell this???? crazy fool that I am. Good album.


February 11, 2016
this is being repressed later this year. look forward to this seen as missed the boat at the time


January 11, 2013
edited over 6 years ago

Why oh why oh why did I sell this?!! One of my worst decisions! A fantastic album with some of Calibre's best work. Every tune is just sublime. Maybe one day it will be re-pressed? So I can not make the mistake again!


November 4, 2011
an amazing album. 'bullets' the first song will grab you.
Then moves on to more dubby smooth rollers, great work.

November 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Calibre is bordering on genius as a producer on the evidence of "Second Sun". In my opinion he is by far the most talented producer in the Drum N' Bass scene. This album is pure class. Hearing this for the first time was nearly as exciting as when I first bought my copy of Bukem's classic "Logical Progression" LP.

What makes Calibre's music stand out from other D&B artists is the stunning production. He shows he is gifted with an amazing imagination and also a proper knowledge of musicality.

If you're looking for an album full of hard, in-yer-face, techy ballistics then forget this album. This is deep, intelligent D&B with strong Dub, Reggae, Funk, Jazz and Soul influences. The basslines are rooted in Dub and are buried deep and low but they are all the better for that - these are fantastic basslines. Also there's less emphasis on the beats. They're minimal on nearly every track and just keep the tunes rolling along nicely. This album is not cheesy though, the moods and emotion captured here are sombre and melancholy like on the opening tune "Bullets".

The main highlight for me is the breathtaking title track which is almost symphonic with it's orchestral strings and some lovely ambient like atmospherics. It's majestic, truly a thing of beauty and I would honestly suggest buying this album for that track alone. "Kiya" is also an amazing track. Featuring some great vocal hooks from Crow and brooding strings which combine with an almost cinematic string sweep. The melody on this is also very clever. It sounds off-kilter at first but after a closer listen it is infact perfectly executed. The bassline is also brilliant. "Is It U" and "Consulate Charm" are also amazing dub-tinged, soulful beauties.

I've found that this is a great album for listening to late at night when you want to relax with a good smoke, it's like a chillout album believe it or not. The whole album is a rich, intoxicating listening experience and I would highly recommend this to anyone with a liking for quality music. Even if you're not a big fan of D&B once you've listened to this you must surely agree that Calibre is a genuine talent. Quality all the way, this is a work of Art!