Grooverider ‎– Mysteries Of Funk

Higher Ground ‎– HIGH 6LP
4 × Vinyl, 12", Album, Limited Edition
Box Set

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A1 Cybernetic Jazz 9:10
B1 Rainbows Of Colour
Vocals – Roya ArabWritten-By – Roya*
B2 Stay With Me 10:01
B3 Rainbows Of Colour (Heavens Breath)
Vocals – Roya ArabWritten-By – Roya*
C1 On The Double 8:45
C2 560° 5:40
D1 C Funk
Guitar [Bass] – Tom HarrisonVocals – Cleveland Watkiss
D2 Rivers Of Congo 6:58
E1 Where's Jack The Ripper? 8:07
F1 Time & Space
Guitar [Bass] – Tom HarrisonTrumpet – Andrew BlickVocals – Sophie Barker
G1 Imagination (Parts 1 & 2)
Vocals – Sophie Barker
G2 Imagination (Part 3)
Vocals – Sophie Barker
H1 Starbase 23 8:27
H2 Fly With Me 1:56

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Tracks A1, D2, E1 & H1 recorded at Prototype Studios.
Tracks B1, B2, B3, C1, D1, F1, G1, G2 & H2 recorded at Instrument Studios.
Tracks C2 recorded at Optical Studios.

Mastered at Metropolis, London.

This album is dedicated to Murray B - Dreamscape 1996 R.I.P & Stevie Hyper D - 1998 R.I.P.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099749 165816
  • Label Code: LC 0162

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HIGH6CD Grooverider Mysteries Of Funk(CD, Album) Higher Ground HIGH6CD UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
HIGH6CDX Grooverider Mysteries Of Funk(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Higher Ground HIGH6CDX UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Z 066 Grooverider Mysteries of Funk(Cass, Album) Muzik Z 066 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HIGH6CD Grooverider Mysteries Of Funk(CD, Album) Higher Ground HIGH6CD UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CK 69552 Grooverider Mysteries Of Funk(CD, Album) Columbia CK 69552 Canada 1998 Sell This Version


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November 20, 2013
I have accidentally picked up two copies of this secondhand and I was just inspecting them to see which I would sell. I discovered that one of them seems to be pressed on 'superheavyweight' 180g (or maybe even 200g - it's pretty thick!) and the other seems like a lighter pressing more akin to 150g (or 180 is the first is 200). Does anyone know of the varied pressing weights for this? Is one a repress? There is absolutely no difference in serial numbers, runout grooves, the sleeves, barcodes, labels or anything else - just the pressing weight. I am guessing that it was repressed maybe to meet demand when it was released and the repress was sneakily pressed on a lighter weight but still marketed as the same 'superheavyweight'?


February 17, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

On The Double -
My particular favourite track on this LP is ‘On The Double'; the magnum opus of Grooverider and a giddy high point for Drum & Bass music showcasing the Seventies Afrofunk sound that Groove was so heavily influenced by. As the title suggests, a live double bass is plucked throughout in perfect percussive harmony with the warm muted drums, unhurried in tempo and providing a perfect lazy bed for the subdued brass and wind instruments interspersing throughout. The midway cadence, laced with subtle drum rolls, is deftly superseded by a new permutation of the double bass rhythm which rolls all the way to the end.

Credit too must go to Optical who seems to have really picked up on Grooverider’s vibe. Using his expertise in such masterful compression of the drums, the listener, on a good system, could almost be in the same room as the drummer and double bass player.