Overseer ‎– Wreckage

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Columbia ‎– CK 63806
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1 Slayed
Vocals / Rap – Zak Speakerfreak
4:47
2 Stompbox 3:53
3 Supermoves 4:47
4 Velocity Shift
Vocals – Chris Live
2:08
5 Horndog
Vocals – MC Nick Life
3:31
6 Meteorology
Piano – Paul Jones (4)Violin – Ernesto EstruchVocals – Sandra Pehrsson
5:32
7 Aquaplane
Vocals – Andrew Montgomery
5:14
8 Doomsday
Vocals – MC Nick Life
3:14
9 Basstrap
Vocals – Chris Live
4:03
10 Sparks
Piano – Paul Jones (4)Vocals – Rachael Gray*
6:02
11 Never
Viola – Michael WhittakerViolin – Alice LaingVocals – Jakk Frost, Sandra Pehrsson
6:36
12 Heligoland
Violin – Ernesto EstruchVocals [Spoken Word] – Brian Perkins
26:56

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Notes

The last 20 minutes of the last track consists of a sample of a telephone ringing until it ends with an odd voice that hangs in the phone saying "Hello!". It is a kind of skit before the very end of the whole album.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 074646380628
  • ASIN: B000068R1L

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Overseer Wreckage(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Overseer Wreckage(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia none US 2003 Sell This Version
WENPR226 Overseer Wreckage(CD, Album, Promo, Car) When! Recordings WENPR226 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WENCD226 Overseer Wreckage(CD, Album) When! Recordings WENCD226 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
WENDP226, WENCD226 Overseer Wreckage(CD, Album, Car) When! Recordings, When! Recordings WENDP226, WENCD226 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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djiceybetterthanmoby

djiceybetterthanmoby

February 13, 2018
Any chance of a vinyl release? An album this good deserves it.
BigBeat25

BigBeat25

January 3, 2018
edited 9 months ago

Some of the finest big beat pieces out there. "Slayed" is my all-time favorite, and both "Stompbox" and "Supermoves" have been part of so many childhoods, including mine. How can't you remember these aggressive notes and tempos while driving a Viper GTS-R, a 787B or a 3000GT in Gran Turismo 3 ?
Same with "Doomsday" ! The memories in Need for Speed : Underground are strong as well. By the way, the soundtracks made until NFS U2 (and in many 90s/early 00s video games) are godlike.
Plus, "Basstrap" sounds so cool !

But there's not only big beat there. "Aquaplane" and "Sparks" are way slower and calmer thanks to downtempo. A very interesting variety.
However, what is the goal of those 20 minutes of non-stop ringing phone until that "Hello" ? There's perhaps a reason behind that but it's really unnecessary, to be frank. You can stop the CD circa 7 minutes after the beginning of "Heligoland".

In brief, "Wreckage" wears badly its name since this album is so good, so far from being good for the garbage. It has clearly its place next to records from big beat standard-bearers The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Propellerheads and Junkie XL, inter alia.