Moby ‎– Next Is The E

Instinct Records ‎– EX-247-2
CD, Single, Repress

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1 Next Is The E (Edit)
Mixed By, Engineer – David Sussman
2 Next Is The E (Victory Mix) 5:45
3 Next Is The E (Synthe Mix) 7:00
4 Next Is The E (I Feel It)
Mixed By, Engineer – David Sussman
5 Thousand 4:26
6 Next Is The E (Cool World Mix) 3:34

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© 1992 Instinct Records, Inc.
℗ 1992 Instinct Records, Inc.

Note on sleeve: “Upon hearing ‘Next Is the E’ many people make the assumption that this song is about drug use. The truth is that I disapprove of the irresponsible use of drugs. I’ve seen far too many lives damaged from drug use to even consider glorifying drugs in a song.”

Jewel case.
Front insert: 1 page, color print exterior, black print interior.
Back insert: color print exterior, no print interior.
Disc tray: gray.
CD: black print.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 720841247029
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): [DCA logo] ***1/1DCA6232* MOBY-NEXT IS THE E 02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI F700

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EX-247-2 Moby Next Is The E(CD, Single) Instinct Records EX-247-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 176.1564.3, 176.1564.3 Moby Next Is The E(CD, Maxi) Roughmix, Roughmix RTD 176.1564.3, 176.1564.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
ORA 2010-6 Moby Next Is The E(12") Overdance! ORA 2010-6 France 1993 Sell This Version
BB 2057 MX Moby Next Is The E(12") Bull & Butcher Recordings BB 2057 MX Italy 1993 Sell This Version
EX-247-1DJ Moby Next Is The E(12", Promo) Instinct Records EX-247-1DJ US 1992 Sell This Version



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January 6, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A nearly frightingly layered track...filled with soul and ecstacy, at the same time confusion, and chaos...the way the original version sounds (the "Cool World" mix which is the edit of what appeared in the film of the same name, as well as which appeared on his debut album of the same year) as if Moby recorded this song on a random thought without taking much planning into it...the song with it's alarming samples and vocals...seems to capture Moby at his most spiritual, possibly celebrating the pleasures of dancing to loud aggressive music, and the ecstacy that comes from it rather than the drug itself...and with all that stripped away at the very end with the last few lines, ultimately an act/or cry of reaching to Heaven, or God himself...a very deep track, subliminaly spiritual in it's own right.

Of course, because of this...Moby was able to split the song into different sub-tracks (ie: I Feel It, Thousand)...To this date, I don't think anyone else has ever came close to pulling a track so far into a complex composition such as this.