Mr. Scruff ‎– Ninja Tuna

Ninja Tuna ‎– zencd143X
2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Special Edition, Gatefold Cardboard Sleeve

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1-1 Mr. Scruff Test The Sound 1:41
1-2 Mr. Scruff With Alice Russell Music Takes Me Up
Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Andy Barlow*Vocals – Alice RussellWritten-By – A. Russell*
1-3 Mr. Scruff With Quantic Donkey Ride
Guitar, Bass, Programmed By [Programming] – Will HollandWritten-By – W. Holland*
1-4 Mr. Scruff Hairy Bumpercress
Double Bass – Jon ThornePercussion [Stomping] – Andy Kingslow, Mr. Scruff, Phil Kirby
1-5 Mr. Scruff Whiplash
Percussion – Phil Kirby, Ricky Weedon*
1-6 Mr. Scruff With Roots Manuva Nice Up The Function
Recorded By [Vocals] – Bob EarlandVocals – Roots ManuvaWritten-By – R. Smith*
1-7 Mr. Scruff With Danny Breaks Bang The Floor
Percussion [Floor Banging] – Ricky Weedon*Programmed By [Programming], Percussion, Synthesizer [Roland SH5] – Danny BreaksSynthesizer [Roland SH5] – Mr. ScruffWritten-By – D. Whiddett*
1-8 Mr. Scruff Get On Down
Written-By – Prince Phillp Mitchell*
1-9 Mr. Scruff With Andreya Triana Hold On
Vocals – Andreya TrianaWritten-By – A. Triana*, J. Evers*, J. Korduletsch*
1-10 Mr. Scruff Give Up To Get
Strings – Pete WhitfieldStrings, Bass [Bass Guitar], Keyboards [Nord] – Andy KingslowSynthesizer [Juno] – Kaidi TathamWritten-By – C. Bley*, K. Tatham*, P. Haines*
1-11 Mr. Scruff Kalimba 5:21
1-12 Mr. Scruff With Pete Simpson (2) This Way
Drums [Snare Drum], Synthesizer [Juno] – Andy KingslowVocals – Pete Simpson (2)Written-By – P. Simpson*
1-13 Mr. Scruff Stockport Carnival
Flute – Bernard MossGuitar – Paul FarrPercussion, Cuica [Vocal Cuica] – Ricky Weedon*Saxophone – James KnightTrumpet – Neil Yates
Bonus Bait
2-1 Mr. Scruff Bunch Of Keys
Keyboards, Bass – Andy KingslowKeyboards, Percussion – Kaidi TathamWritten-By – K. Tatham*
2-2 Mr. Scruff Rocking Chair
Keyboards [Additional], Percussion [Additional] – Andy KingslowWritten-By – L. Mizell/A. Mizell*
2-3 Mr. Scruff With Broke 'n' English Listen Up
Vocals – DRS, Strategy (6)Vocals [Shouting] – Andy Kingslow, DRS, Tets*, Mr. Scruff, Strategy (6)Written-By – A. Odell*, D. Pottinger*, J. Wheeler*
2-4 Mr. Scruff Fix That Speaker!
Flugelhorn – Neil YatesGuitar – Paul FarrSaxophone [Sax] – James Knight
2-5 Mr. Scruff Giant Pickle
Keyboards – Mr. Scruff
2-6 Mr. Scruff With Andreya Triana Hold The Dub
Keyboards – Andy Kingslow, Mr. ScruffVocals – Andreya TrianaWritten-By – A. Triana*
2-7 Mr. Scruff Cat & Mouse (Version 2)
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Andy Kingslow
2-8 Mr. Scruff The Clock
Keyboards – Mr. Scruff
2-9 Mr. Scruff With Skuff (2) & Inja Zen
Backing Vocals [Chorus Vocals] – InjaLead Vocals – Skuff (2)Organ [Wurlitzer], Bass – Mr. ScruffWritten-By – G. Hue*, J. Lipscomb*
2-10 Mr. Scruff Cat & Mouse
Keyboards – Mr. ScruffSynthesizer [Juno] – Andy Kingslow

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"special 2cd edition! includes 10 track 'bonus bait' disc"

3-fold recycled cardboard sleeve. Both CDs come in separate recycled cardboard sleeves which slot into the main sleeve.

Recorded and mixed at Zombie Studio, Manchester.
Mastered at Soundmasters International.
Track 2: Additional vocals recorded at The Lookout.
Track 6: Vocals recorded at Alaska Studio.

℗&© ninjatune 2008
tinned in england

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021392 535128
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021392535128
  • Label Code: LC-12885
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 ): IMP ZENCD143P
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): IMP ZENCD143X
  • Mastering SID Code (Both): IFPI LP76
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 4BA2
  • Other (CD1 Catalog Number): zencd143
  • Other (CD2 Catalog Number): zencd143x
  • ASIN: B001PMRKB4

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
zencd143 Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna(CD, Album, Gat) Ninja Tuna zencd143 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BRZN-143 Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna(CD, Album) Beat Records BRZN-143 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
zencd143p Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tuna zencd143p UK 2008 Sell This Version
zencd143 Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tuna zencd143 UK 2008 Sell This Version
zendnl143w Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna(File, WAV) Ninja Tuna zendnl143w UK 2008



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November 12, 2016

Mr. Scruff opens up a can of NINJA TUNA... two cans, actually! He sets up the hip-hop immediately with "Test The Sound," but the jazz takes over (with Alice Russell in tow) on "Music Takes Me Up." But a touch of Latin funk starts to come through on Quantic-assisted "Donkey Ride," and a jazz-house picks up the pace for "Hairy Bumpercress." The percussion hits the breaks on "Whiplash" with a wobble bass, slowing down the middle for some squat funk, once again highlighting the famous Scruff sense of humor (the wobble bass once again takes point later on "Bang The Floor"). And even though I'm not a fan of "Nice Up The Function," a collaboration with Roots Manuva, his work with Andreya Triana on "Hold On" hits the spot. He brings up the disco funk with "Get On Down" and hints at some Afro-beat with "Kalimba," before the gentler "Stockport Carnival" brings things to a gentle Brazilian tempo. On the BONUS BAIT disc, "Bunch Of Keys" gets things going with a groovy vibe, and "Rocking Chair" keeps it up with smoothness to spare. "Listen Up" leans more on spare percussion and jazz horns to boost the playful lyrics from Broke 'n' English, but "Fix That Speaker!" gets back to the instrumentals. Andreya Triana returns for "Hold the Dub," a deeper and more bass-heavy exploration of the earlier track, and that bass-ic instinct leans into "Cat & Mouse (Version 2)" and "The Clock" as well. "Zen," with Skuff and Inja, is a nice call-out to the entire Ninja Tune crew, while the original "Cat & Mouse" stays playful and spare. This tuna still smells fresh.