Moby ‎– Play

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V2 ‎– 63881-27049-2
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1 Honey
Mixed By – Mario Caldato Jr.
3:27
2 Find My Baby 3:58
3 Porcelain
Vocals [Additional] – Pilar Basso
4:01
4 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
Vocals – The Shining Light Gospel Choir
4:23
5 South Side 3:48
6 Rushing 2:58
7 Bodyrock
Vocals [Additional] – Nikki D
3:34
8 Natural Blues
Mixed By – I Monster
4:12
9 Machete 3:36
10 7 1:00
11 Run On 3:43
12 Down Slow 1:34
13 If Things Were Perfect
Vocals [Additional] – Reggie Matthews
4:17
14 Everloving 3:24
15 Inside 4:47
16 Guitar Flute & String 2:07
17 The Sky Is Broken 4:17
18 My Weakness 3:37

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Notes

Some pressings of this version was issued with this one track promo CD - Moby Featuring Gwen Stefani - South Side

"Honey" features samples from the Bessie Jones recording "Sometimes".

"Find My Baby" features samples from the Boy Blue recording "Joe Lee's Rock".

"Bodyrock" contains a sample of "Love Rap" as performed by Spoony G & the Treacherous 3 and written by Bobby Robinson.

"Natural Blues" features samples from the Vera Hall recording "Trouble So Hard".

"Run On" features samples from "Run On for a Long Time" by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 38812 70492 4
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 638812704924
  • Barcode (Matrix area, Code 39): 63881270492
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Mirrored): 3881 63881270492 D00523-16 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Mirrored): 3881 63881270492 D90423-05 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Mirrored): 3881 63881270492 D00523-15 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Mirrored): 3881 63881270492 D90428-04 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Mirrored): 3881 63881270492 D90428-02 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI6100

Other Versions (5 of 115) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDStumm172 Moby Play(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2) CDStumm172 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EVERCD 085LTD Moby Play - 2CD Box Set Edicion Limitada(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Box, Ltd) Everlasting Records (2) EVERCD 085LTD Spain 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 21265 22 Moby Play(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) NeoRecords (2) 7243 8 21265 22 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
709 Moby Play(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Astra 709 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none Moby Play(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Moby) none Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version

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jt

jt

January 17, 2009
A well crafted album of both uptempo and downtempo tracks, many of which are constructed from samples of old blues recordings (Honey, Run On, Find My Baby). Moby himself sings on a few tracks (the lush 'Porcelain', the pensive 'The Sky Is Broken'), and there are even some near-ambient experiments (the sombre 'Guitar, Flute & String'). Unfortunately every single track on the album was eventually licensed for commercial advertisements, so many of these tracks have lost their initial impact. Still, an overall great album (and one that helped establish Moby as a mainstream artist).
goofballjm

goofballjm

April 4, 2008
One of my all time favorite albums. There isn't a bad song on this gem. This is his first V2 Records album. This specific version is the original release of the album, featuring 'South Side' without the vocals of Gwen Stefani. She recorded the vocals over a year after the release of this album when the single was released. The album was then re-released with that newer version. Some Moby fans (including myself) prefer the original recording.
the_architech

the_architech

July 12, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

I heard somewhere that this album was the single most leased album of all time. In other words, every single track has been used in countless commercials, tv shows, movies, radio shows, etc. You could listen to this album for the first time and know every track by heart.

As diehard of a Moby fan I am, I don't really see this as selling out (although it pretty much is the epitome of it), I'm more happy Moby finally made a well-deserved breakthrough into pop-culture. Despite how mainstream this album may be, it is still one of my all-time favorites with Moby's fine-tuned production skills.
Not-forgotten

Not-forgotten

July 12, 2003

A very good album, which samples a blues sound with modern music. When Moby sticks to what his good at he comes up with an album like this. Shame it's been cheapened by overkill with 80% of the album used on commercial adverts.