Goldie ‎– Saturnz Return

FFRR ‎– 828 990-2, FFRR ‎– 828990.2, FFRR ‎– 828 990.2
2 × CD, Album

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1-1 Mother
Arranged By – Goldie, John 'Genius' Altman*Arranged By [Vocals], Backing Vocals – GoldieBass – Chris Laurence, Mike BrittainCello – Tony Pleeth*, Frank Schaefer, Martin Loveday, Paul LaleContractor [Orchestral] – Isobel GriffithsEngineer – Will O'DonovanKeyboards – Goldie, Guy SigsworthLeader – Gavyn WrightProgrammed By – Mark SayfritzViola – Bill Benham, Bill Hawkes, Bob Smissen, George Robertson, Ivo Van Der Werff, Katie Wilkinson, Pete Lale*, Phil Dukes*Violin – Ben Cruft, Boguslav Kostecki*, Dave Nolan*, Dermont Crehan*, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, Jim McLeod, John Bradbury (2), Maciej Rakowski, Perry Montague-Mason, Peter Oxer, Rebecca Hirsch, Roger Garland, Rolf Wilson, Vaughan Armon*, Wilf GibsonVocals – Diane CharlemagneWritten-By, Programmed By – Optical
1-2.1 Truth
Arranged By [Chords], Arranged By [Vocals] – GoldieEngineer – Will O'DonovanMixed By – Goldie, Will O'DonovanProgrammed By [Additional] – Mark SayfritzVocals – David Bowie
1-2.2 (silence) 1:00
1-2.3 The Dream Within 8:37
2-1 Temper Temper
Bass – Tim 'Da Bass' Philbert*Drums – Trevor 'What A Fucking Cat' Moray*Guitar – 'Fucking Large' Noel Gallagher*Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals] – Goldie
2-2 Digital
Mixed By – Goldie, Rob PlayfordProducer – Rob PlayfordScratches – DJ AgziVocals – KRS 1*Written-By – KRS1*, Kris Parker*, Rob Playford
2-3 I'll Be There For You
Written-By – Dudley*, McLaren*, Horn*
2-4 Believe
Arranged By [Vocals] – GoldieBass – Tim 'Da Bass' Philbert*Flugelhorn, Horns [Mute Horn] – John EastcoatKeyboards – Justina CurtisVocals – Diane Charlemagne
2-5 Dragonfly
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar – Adam SalkeldArranged By [Vocals] – GoldieBass, Written-By – Tim 'Da Bass' Philbert*Flute – Dan LipmanKeyboards – Justina CurtisPercussion, Congas – Louis Jardine*Vocals – Cleveland Watkiss, Louis Jardine*
2-6 Chico - Death Of A Rockstar
Guitar – Chico ScienceWritten-By – Jorge Mautner, Rob Playford
2-7 Letter Of Fate
Arranged By – John 'Genius' Altman*Contractor [Orchestral] – Isobel GriffithsEngineer – Will O'DonovanLeader [Orchestral] – Gavyn WrightProgrammed By – Mark SayfritzVocals, Arranged By [Vocals], Voice [Spoken Poem] – GoldieWritten-By – Goldie's Inner Soul*
2-8 Fury - The Origin 6:30
2-9 Crystal Clear
Backing Vocals – GoldieBass – Tim 'Da Bass' Philbert*Engineer – Will O'DonovanFlugelhorn, Horns [Mute Horn] – John EastcoatMixed By [Additional] – OpticalProgrammed By – Dillinja, Mark Sayfritz, OpticalVocals – Diane CharlemagneWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Justina Curtis
2-10 Demonz 5:27

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1-2.3 is a hidden (untitled) track known as 'The Dream Within'.

Saturnz Return art direction designed at The Apartament. Digital Imaging at Idea.

Disc 1:
Mother - Recorded and mixed at Ridge Farm Surrey and Pierce Room London.
Truth - David Bowie courtesy of Jones Music. Pre-recorded at Manic One Studio, mixed at Jacob's Studio and Trident Studios, London.

Disc 2:
Recorded at Manic One Studios, Stevenage; except 2 Hit Factory, USA; 7&9 Jacob's Studio, Surrey; 7 string section recorded at Angel Studios, London; 10 Ridge Farm Studios, London, pre-recorded at Manic One. 1&9 mixed at Trident Studios, London; 2 mixed at Manic One Studios.

℗ 1998 Ffrr Records Ltd © 1998 Ffrr Records Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Ffrr Records Ltd. Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Motor Music GmbH.

2-2: Writing credits for KRS-One appear as "Kris Parker-KRS1"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 89902 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282899026
  • Price Code: PY 900
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, All variants): 8289902/1 10500091 02 & MADE IN UK BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, All variants): 8289902/2 20500091 01 & MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 & 2, All variants): IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 0446
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 0447
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI 0448
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 0432
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI 0446
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI 0459
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4): IFPI 0432
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 4): IFPI 0447
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 5): IFPI 0459
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 5): IFPI 0430
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 6): IFPI 0482
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 6): IFPI 0433
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 7): IFPI 0433
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 7): IFPI 0432

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
35028-2 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album, RE) FFRR 35028-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
POCD-9013/4 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album) FFRR, London Records POCD-9013/4 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
none Goldie Saturnz Return(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
828 990-4, 828990.4 Goldie Saturnzreturn(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 828 990-4, 828990.4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
P2-28983 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album, Club) FFRR P2-28983 US 1998 Sell This Version


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November 13, 2020
On first listening I was thinking hmmm this is going to be radical. But then Goldie is anyways, so I walked it on ever ready for a new journey in dnb to remind me of my old days of losing it in Bristol on many wonderful nights, days and whatever else. I was very pleasantly surprised (which is my favourite state!) so I enjoyed the full length mother tracks and embraced it. As things have moved on don’t expect another Timeless, expect the unexpected and roll with it. See what happens for you. But - it is another production which shows me the level at which Goldie operates which is genius level in my humble opinion. He is an all round talented and very funny guy to boot. Bravo!


April 6, 2019
The US CD version of Demonz has a longer runtine (6:03 vs 5:27). This is due to a pressing error that causes the track to break @ 2:55 and 3:06


February 3, 2017

one of the best albums i ever heard, this is great piece of art, its not about the listener it's just about what goldie is. not just dnb its exploring multiple musical styles and this is what an artist do. never care about what people will say just pure human expression. theres a lot of expression on the lirycs and the musical style. theres an evolution on every track and the use of the instruments and the variety of al of them all along the album its just amazing. some people say its boring but music its not about entertain. its about explore and expression and its easy to find this here.


February 15, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
Absolute shite in my opinion. Self absorbed, boring, and undanceable. you should be able to dance to dance music, or at the very least it take you on a journey. The only journey this took me on was to my local charity shop with the thing tightly sealed so nobody could see that I had bought it, because at £0.62 it's more ethical to give it away than to charge somebody for it. Fucking embarrasment to Jungle!


December 3, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
"Mother" is a magnificent. What Goldie did was to accept no compromise and out of it came a 60 minute epic of full orchestral movements into-woven with rhythmic drum patterns. I love it, I really do. I have no truck with those that say it's "bombastic"...I appluad Goldie for his bravery in attmepting something so ambitous and pulling it off. Those that say it's "boring" or "not D&B" are to narrow-minded and impatient to appreciate the track.
It the greatest piece of D&B I've ever heard.


July 20, 2006
edited about 1 year ago
In my opinion "Mother" is a masterpiece, I absolutely adore that track. But Saturnz Return doesn't work as an album overall because it's too "messy", the harder/faster tracks like "Temper Temper" and "Demonz" just doesn't sit well together with the downtempo stuff included. Goldie should have done what System 7 did, put out one "Fire" and one "Water" album.


June 16, 2003

Many people write this disc off, but I was amazed the first time I heard it. I don't pretend to understand it, but I listened to it until I knew it inside and out, down to how long the pause was between "Truth" and "Dream Within", and only then did I allow myself to make up my mind whether I like it -- and it turned into one of my very favorite records. Especially "Truth", "Dragonfly", and the 2nd movement of "Mother."


May 15, 2003

Some of this was recorded in a studio in my home town - Stevenage, Herts.
The first disc is not totally convincing but you must admire Goldie's efforts to produce such a monumental piece. The second half of Mother moves effortlessly from swathes of classical music into intricate D+B breaks an and back again.
Demonz is my favourite on the seconds disc.


August 25, 2002

i found this album to be really refreshing. i expected to get typical late-90's D&B, that it was hard to put a time-stamp on, or even discover D&B elements at times.

in terms of experimentalism, it reminds me somewhat of amon tobin, the way goldie clearly choses to ignore a lot of conventions. yes, some tracks are kind of hard to listen to, but i still kept fascinated by the music, wondering how the tracks would evolve.

in these days when most of the 'breakbeats' that are produced sound pretty much like the same old boring shit, this was definitely a welcome change to me. silly i didn't notice the album earlier!


May 12, 2002

the higher they climb the harder they fall. the 2nd Goldie-album turned out to be disappointing. the 60-minute-track "mother" is bombastic and boring, it seems that Goldie has over-estimated himself and tried to make a monument of himself and failed. however, the 2nd cd has some good tracks, but they are not really necessary. there's better stuff out there.