Goldie ‎– Saturnz Return

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London Records ‎– none
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1 Mother 1:00:15
2 Truth 6:17
3 The Dream Within 8:42
4 Temper Temper 5:14
5 Digital 5:51
6 I'll Be There For You 6:57
7 Believe 7:09
8 Dragonfly 16:04
9 Chico - Death Of A Rockstar 7:14
10 Letter Of Fate 7:54
11 Fury - The Origin 6:30
12 Crystal Clear 6:53
13 Demonz 6:03
14 Demonz (Gremlinz & Jesta Remix)
Remix – Gremlinz, Jesta (2)
5:51
15 Crystal Clear (HLZ Remix)
Remix – HLZ
6:49
16 Demonz (Martyn's Full Circle Mix)
Remix – Martyn
5:37
17 Crystal Clear (Djrum Remix)
Remix – Djrum*
8:57
18 Dragonfly (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
Remix – Dengue Dengue Dengue*
4:51
19 Mother (Strings) 13:11
20 Dragonfly (Instrumental) 16:04
21 What You Won't Do for Love (Instrumental) 4:53
22 Believe (Grooverider Remix)
Remix – Grooverider
10:44
23 Digital (Boymerang Remix)
Remix – Boymerang
8:36
24 Temper Temper (Optical Mix)
Remix – Optical
7:16
25 Believe (MJ Cole Dub Remix)
Remix – MJ Cole
5:58
26 Digital (DJ Muggs Remix)
Remix – DJ Muggs
4:30
27 What You Won't Do For Love (Belief System Mix)
Remix – Belief System
6:06
28 Believe (VIP Remix) 9:00
29 Temper Temper (VIP Remix) 6:36

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 990-2, 828990.2, 828 990.2 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 828 990-2, 828990.2, 828 990.2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
422-828-983-2 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album) FFRR 422-828-983-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
LMS5521276 Goldie Saturnz Return(3xCD, Album, RM) London Records LMS5521276 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
828990.4 Goldie Saturnzreturn(Cass, Album) FFRR Records Ltd. 828990.4 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
828 990-4 Goldie Saturnz Return(Cass, Album) FFRR 828 990-4 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version

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adventuresinstereo

August 30, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Literally the sound of Goldie vacuuming coke up his nose for a couple of hours.

And now it's got a deluxe 21st anniversary reissue?!

Most of the new mixes are decent (the Crystal Clear ones are great), but even Goldie was surprised at the announcement, and assumed that London were just trying to recoup the vast amounts of money they lost on the original release when they told him their plans. He initially wasn't in favour of the reissue at all, and he has a point: who is even calling for this in 2019?

21 years later, the album's two biggest faillings remain.

One: it's hugely underdeveloped. Technically impressive but ultimately half-baked ideas just hang around and outstay their welcome. Mother's running time was not the problem: it's that a talented classicist would have modulated the Mother motif several times over that hour and taken it somewhere interesting (that said, the beats and bass in the D&B section are stellar). Believe has nothing new to say after the first two minutes, but stays for a further five. The 'glass' gimmick on Demonz wears thin pretty quickly upon realisation that the track has absolutely zero depth or progression. Pretty much every tune could cut 40% of its running time and nothing would be lost.

Two: it's wildly incoherent. Basslines clash as the sections of Dragonfly and Crystal Clear butt awkwardly together. We keep flipping between claustrophobic, astringent and harrowing cuts like Fury, Temper and Demonz, to the jazz and soul tinged Dragonfly (the only tune that's held up), Believe and Letter of Fate. It's almost two different albums fighting to get out.

Another point is that Rob Playford, who many feel was the reason Timeless was, well, timeless, seems to have gotten off the hook for his contributions here. It's often said that this is what Goldie sounded like without his right hand man, but read the credits and see who was on engineering (in Goldie speak, production) for every song on CD2 except Letter of Fate and Crystal Clear.

Saturnz is the album that Goldie clearly needed to make, but that no-one else on God's green earth ever needed to hear.