Mr. Scruff ‎– Keep It Unreal

Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN CD42, Ninja Tune ‎– zen cd42
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1 Is He Ready...
Featuring – Mary Ann Hobbs*
2 Spandex Man
Bass, Effects – Clive Hunte
3 Get A Move On
Bass – Sneaky (2)
4 Midnight Feast 3:36
5 Honeydew
Featuring – Fi
6 Cheeky 5:36
7 So Long 4:14
8 Chipmunk 5:08
9 Do You Hear? 4:49
10 Shanty Town
Vocals – C. Gull
11 JusJus
Featuring – Roots Manuva
12 Blackpool Roll 4:51
13 Travelogue 5:25
14 Fish 4:23

Companies, etc.



"Get A Move On" contains a sample from Moondog's "Bird's Lament".

©&℗ Ninja Tune 1999

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021392 191126
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021392191126
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer Ring): IMPRESS ZENCD42 02 &
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner Ring [etched]): MADE IN UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Var.1): IFPI 0435
  • Mould SID Code (Var.2): IFPI 0445

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZENCD42X Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal (10th Anniversary Analogue Remaster Edition)(2xCD, Album, RM, RE) Ninja Tune ZENCD42X UK 2009 Sell This Version
ZEN 42 Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 42 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ZENDNL42X Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal(23xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Ninja Tune ZENDNL42X UK 2009
ZEN CD42 Mr Scruff* Keep It Unreal(CD, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN CD42 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ZEN 42 Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Ninja Tune ZEN 42 UK 2013 Sell This Version


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January 10, 2018

One of my favourite releases. Amazing Trip-Hop/Breakbeat album with a good sense of humour and plenty of soul. Contains the Proto-Electro Swing classic 'Get A Move On!', which was used in 34392424 adverts as well as guest appearances from UK Rapper Roots Manuva, Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and soul singer Fi in the very lovely track 'Honeydew'. Also love the two cut up tunes 'Shanty Town' and 'Fish' too - Highly recommended.


May 5, 2015
''Mr Scruff - Get A Move On'' should be named ''Moondog - Lament I, Bird's Lament (Mr Scruff Mix)''
because Scruff just added 4/4kick+bassline (and some sampled shout) into it.
Also ''Honeydew'' is just slowed down ''Spanky Wilson - Love Song'' with some additional rhythm.
And that's the reason why other tracks on the album are weaker.


January 23, 2015
Sold around 200,000 copies worldwide.


April 15, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Mr. Scruff made a household name for himself with KEEP IT UNREAL, partially thanks to the use of the jazztastic “Get a Move On” in a car commercial. The album as a whole shows Scruff’s love of old jazz and hip-hop rhythms—and how the two go together hand in glove. The slide of “Midnight Feast” goes straight to your soul, while the neo-souul groove “Honeydew” will have your mouth watering. The humorous obsession with aquatic animals continues onto this album, with the whale-centric “Shanty Town” and the self-evident “Fish.” But if you just want to relax, flip on over the “Travelogue” and let yourself go. A marvelous album.