Faithless ‎– Outrospective

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Cheeky Records ‎– 74321 865552
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1 Donny X
Drums – Andy Treacey
4:08
2 Not Enuff Love
Bass Guitar – Aubrey NunnPercussion – SudhaVocals – Steve Rowland
5:55
3 We Come 1
Drums – Andy Treacey
8:19
4 Crazy English Summer 2:43
5 Muhammad Ali
Backing Vocals – Pauline TaylorBass Guitar – Aubrey NunnProgrammed By [Initial Programming By] – Ibi Tijani
4:21
6 Machines R Us
Programmed By [Keyboards] – Dave Nally
3:45
7 One Step Too Far
Vocals – Dido
5:19
8 Tarantula
Percussion – Sudha
6:43
9 Giving Myself Away 4:41
10 Code 1:36
11 Evergreen
Guitar – Paul Herman
4:33
12 Liontamer 5:50

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Recorded at Swanyard Studios (London, England) & mixed at The Ark.
All tracks mastered at Metropolis (London, England) except "We Come 1" mastered at The Exchange (London, England).

℗ 2001 The copyright in these sound recordings are owned by BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
© 2001 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
All label copy and sleeve notes © 2001 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
Distributed by the local BMG company.
A unit of BMG Entertainment.
Made in the EU.

Some copies came with red sticker on jewel case: "Including We Come 1, Muhammad Ali, Tarantula and One Step Too Far featuring Dido 74321 865552/4"

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 43218 65552 4
  • Barcode (String): 743218655524
  • Label Code: LC 03484
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sonopress [logo] A-55111/4321865552 C
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0708
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, 3, 5, 6): Sonopress [logo] A-55111/4321865552 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, 3, 4, 5, 6): IFPI L0 30
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0767
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0755
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0797
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0739
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): Sonopress [logo] A-55111/4321865552 E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0734

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 850832 Faithless Outrospective(CD, Album, Enh) Cheeky Records 74321 850832 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
VVR1017292 Faithless Outrospective(CD, Album) V2 Records VVR1017292 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
CDL 743218655524 Faithless Outrospective(CD, Album) BMG Entertainment Mexico CDL 743218655524 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
GSM-05390 Faithless Outrospective(CD, Album, RE, Sli) GSM Music GSM-05390 China 2004 Sell This Version
none Faithless Outrospective(CDr, Album, Promo) Cheeky Records none US 2001 Sell This Version

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djinsomnia

djinsomnia

September 4, 2001
edited over 15 years ago
Having more than established themselves through previous releases Insomnia and Sunday 8pm, and revealed more of their personality and influence through the recent Back To Mine compilation, Faithless (Rollo Armstrong, Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz) now release their third album entitled Outrospective. Sister Bliss has referred to this new collection as being ‘a really different sound’ and ‘a lot less introspective’ to the previous releases, hence the album’s title. The album does possess a traditional Faithless sound, but along the way explores new territory for the trio, more than evident with the single ‘We Come 1’. A House driven pulse provided by Sister Bliss, an electro chord structure that patiently waits before appearing late in the piece and the indicative vocal sentiments from Maxi Jazz reveal a new vibrancy for the group. With previous releases wearing a melancholy tag, the euphoric feel of the single, along with the stunning Crazy English Summer and the Dido featured One Step Too Far, show how Faithless have evolved and how superbly they capture the dreamy synergy between sadness and mad delirium.

Layering Maxi’s vocals (reminiscent of an early Tricky) over a multitude of soundscapes is clear indication of the creative genius Faithless possess, with Not Enuff Love, One Step Too Far and Giving Myself Away all utilizing his soft, yet dark, tones and maximizing their impact. His duet with a distorted Dido on One Step Too Far results in a captivating melting pot of sentiment and his mellow organic rap of love lost, love spurned in Not Enuff Love is intricately juxtaposed by the tracks luscious grooves and enlightening melodies. Also featured is Maxi’s ode to his hero - the emotion-charged dedication Muhammad Ali, containing the overwhelming line “Love of self born simply out of love for you”.

I was transfixed and subsequently fell in love with gorgeous Zoe Johnston as soon as I heard her dazzling voice on the charming Crazy English Summer. New to the Faithless stable, she adds a delicate sweetness to a sultry, mellow tune as well as providing vocal accompaniment to Evergreen and Liontamer. The latter is dank and dark but full of soul with the heartfelt line “no-one can be the course of your content – it lies within” reaching out to inspire.

Elsewhere, the aptly tilted Tarantula beats to a tribal drum, with a heavy bassline, a rousing rap from Maxi, strong percussion and delving chords / frantic beats from Sister Bliss. The determined, cry to the masses, opener Donny X develops into obscure but intense headspace with an indicative Faithless sound and Machines R Us is a disjointed electro-chemical composition.

This is a stunning release that has not had a rest since I got my hands on it. I cannot recommend it enough.