Moby ‎– Play

Mute ‎– Stumm172
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Honey
Mixed By – Mario Caldato Jr.
A2 Find My Baby
A3 Porcelain
Vocals – MobyVocals [Additional] – Pilar Basso
A4 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
Vocals – Shining Light Gospel Choir*
B1 South Side
Vocals – Moby
B2 Rushing
B3 Bodyrock
Vocals [Additional] – Nikki D.*Written-By [Sample] – Bobby Robinson
B4 Natural Blues
Mixed By [Mixed In Sheffield By] – I Monster
C1 Machete
Vocals – Moby
C2 7
C3 Run On
C4 Down Slow
C5 If Things Were Perfect
Vocals – MobyVocals [Additional] – Reggie Matthews
C6 Everloving
D1 Inside
D2 Guitar Flute & String
D3 The Sky Is Broken
Vocals – Moby
D4 My Weakness

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Comes with two colour-printed die-cut photo-gimmick inner sleeves (picture is complete with the labels).

[A1] features samples from the Bessie Jones recording Sometimes, produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp. By arrangement with Warner Special Products
[A2] features samples from the Boy Blue recording Joe Lee's Rock, produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp. By arrangement with Warner Special Products
[B3] contains a sample of Love Rap as performed by Spoony G & the Treacherous 3. Used under license from Enjoy Records, Inc.
[C3] features samples from Run On For A Long Time by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires, used courtesy of Sony Music

All songs published by Little Idiot Music/Warner Tamerlane (BMI) except [B3], published by Little Idiot Music/Warner Tamerlane (BMI)/Bobby Robinson Music.

Special thanks to the Lomaxes and all of the archivists and music historians whose field recordings made this record possible

℗ 1999 Mute Records Limited © 1999 Mute Records Limited
Distributed by Vital
Made in Great Britain

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025311729
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016025 311729
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 1): STUMM 172 - A1 PRm Dmm GRAZZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 1): STUMM 172 - B1 PRm Dmm R
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side C, variant 1): STUMM 172 - C1 PRm Dmm CC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side D, variant 1): STUMM 172 - D1 PRm Dmm EE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 2): STUMM 172 - A1 PRm Dmm X GRAZZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 2): STUMM 172 - B1 PRm Dmm
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side C, variant 2): STUMM 172 - C1 PRm Dmm JJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side D, variant 2): STUMM 172 - D1 PRm Dmm LL

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDStumm172 Moby Play(CD, Album) Mute CDStumm172 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDStumm172, RR-CD 0360500 Moby Play(CD, Album) Mute, Rock Records CDStumm172, RR-CD 0360500 Indonesia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8486260 2 Moby Play(CD, Album + CD, Enh, Promo + Box) Labels, Mute 7243 8486260 2 France 1999 Sell This Version
8 47576 2, 7243 8 47576 2 5 Moby Play(CD, Album, RP) Virgin Music Italy, Virgin Music Italy 8 47576 2, 7243 8 47576 2 5 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
63881-27085-2RE Moby Play (2CD Box Set)(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Box) V2 63881-27085-2RE US 2000 Sell This Version


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October 18, 2020
edited 1 day ago

Cracking pressing despite being on the thin side, the vinyl still packs a punch. Great detail, bass & dynamics throughout.

There are some minor crackles & pops leading into tracks but they soon fade. This pressing has made me really appreciate tracks I didn't before which says a lot.
Playing on a £4k system.


April 22, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Nobody noticed that SIDE B & D are Asymmetric with this vinylpressing ? I have a copy but SIDE B is really asymmetric. The hole in the middle is not straight stamped in the middle so needle goes from left to right too much. Side B is really bad with my copy- Side D is do-able - it's not straight too. Other sides sounds fantastic indeed like ROSE1978 is telling us... Please comment this post if you have an asymmetric copy too ;)


February 2, 2017

This record has been repressed some months ago. I didn't listen to it yet. The only i have to say is that this is ONE OF MY LOUDER VOLUME & BEST SOUND vinyls (the original press) i own.


June 8, 2016
Repress ships 20th of June. Laughing at all the sellers pushing this for 200 EUR+.


March 15, 2016
Repress now pushed back to april this was confirmed by moby on facebook good while back ago he did a post about it been in the works for a while now.


November 5, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
Yep, repress is out May 2016. Ordered mine on Amazon.


September 4, 2015
Repress this year hold out if looking oct


November 8, 2013
Very much looking for a good copy of Play. If you want to sell one PM me


June 5, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
Firstly, this LP is a blinding piece of work, one of the biggest selling LP's of it's time. The reason we all got to hear this LP through various TV adverts is because no-one would give Moby any radio air-time, this was due to the earlier release of his rock based LP "Animal Rights" (That I personally liked!) which got such bad press by the so called "people in the know"! He then had the brilliant idea of of contacting various multi-nationals and their advertising agencies to tout his work around to cover his own and his record companies costs, and what a master-stroke of marketing strategy this turned out to be, he could never in a million years have guessed how many people his music would reach through the medium of television, far more than any radio play would have reached, remember TV is world-wide & it was only after this stroke of genius that people started asking the age old question of "Who the f@#k is this?" They soon found out by "Googling" advert names and snippets of the lyrics of the songs that were being played, and the rest as they say is history.