Groove Armada ‎– Northern Star

Tummy Touch ‎– TUCH 103 CD
CD, Album


1 Dr. Eiff 5:48
2 Captain Sensual (Remix) 5:19
3 Entrance To Zanzibar 5:56
4 At The River 6:34
5 Dirty Listening 5:23
6 M2 Many 6:13
7 Dan-Solo (Album Edit) 7:31
8 Pressure Breakdown 6:10
9 What Have We Become? 5:48
10 Jeanneret's Groove 6:57
11 Pillar 13 4:49
12 Bonus Stitch 1 1:05
13 Bonus Stitch 2 1:03

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Tracks 12 & 13 are indexed separately, but appear on sleeve notes as "Bonus Stitch 1 & 2", with duration 2:08.

Original release of this album with slightly different track listing to the 1999 Northern Star re-issue.

Track 4 "At The River" on this release is replaced by "Fireside Favourite" on the re-issue.
"At The River" re-appeared on Groove Armada's second album Vertigo.

Tracks 12 & 13 do not appear on the re-issue.

Track 4 incorporates an uncredited reworking of "Old Cape Cod" originally performed by Patti Page.

Track 7 incorporates an uncredited sample from Cannonball Adderley, ("We think that you will dig this") introducing a live show.

Track 8 incorporates an uncredited sample of the bass line from "Message In Our Music" by [Invalid Artist].

Track 11 incorporates a sample of actor Tom Cruise's voice, "They chase you and harass you all the time [...] we are the press, we are entitled" speaking to CNN, giving his opinions on the paparazzi, following the car crash in Paris, 31st August 1997, which killed Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5016556251327
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L205
  • Matrix / Runout: S TUCH 103 MUSICBASE 02

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MDJCD-1079 Groove Armada Northern Star (15th Anniversary Edition)(2xCD, Album, RM) Modular Recordings, Tummy Touch MDJCD-1079 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
TUCH 103 CDX Groove Armada Northern Star(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tummy Touch TUCH 103 CDX UK 1999 Sell This Version
TUCH 103 LPX Groove Armada Northern Star(2xLP, Album, RE) Tummy Touch TUCH 103 LPX UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Groove Armada Northern Star / Back To Mine Remixes(CDr, Album + CDr, Smplr + Promo) Warner/Chappell none UK 1998 Sell This Version
I-HITD/1018 Groove Armada Northern Star(CD, Album) HOM - House Of Music Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd. I-HITD/1018 India 2004 Sell This Version


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May 27, 2004

Groove Armada’s first album, <I>Northern Star</I>, is one of their stronger ones, if not the strongest. Technically, it’s not as clean as their later albums, but it’s got such a powerful feeling of soul that it’s hard to say no to it. The first three tracks alone, “Dr. Eiff,” “Captain Sensual,” and “Entrance to Zanzibar,” would be worth the price of the album alone, but the grooves keep coming… much like an armada, as a matter of fact. “Dirty Listening” is smooth funk, while “Dan-Solo” goes for more street-wise funk. “Pillar 13” is the ballad of surburbia, while the final, short track “Bonus Stitch 1 & 2” keeps a smile on your face. A completely charming and accomplished album.