Pepe Deluxé ‎– Super Sound

Emperor Norton ‎– EMN 7035
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℗ & © 1999 Catskills Records
Under exclusive license in North America to Emperor Norton Records

Designed and recorded in Finland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 07217-7035-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 24ZQ1<7016>EMN7035ADV IFPI8107
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI8107

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIDLP002 Pepe Deluxé Super Sound(2xLP, Album) Catskills Records RIDLP002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
EMN7035ADV Pepe Deluxé Super Sound(CD, Album) Emperor Norton EMN7035ADV US 2000 Sell This Version
EMN 7035 Pepe Deluxé Super Sound(2xLP, Album) Emperor Norton EMN 7035 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Pepe Deluxé Super Sound(CDr, Album) Catskills Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
EMN 7035-2 Pepe Deluxé Super Sound(CD, RE) Emperor Norton EMN 7035-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version



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December 9, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Who knew that the Finns could be so funky? SUPER SOUND, the debut by Pepe Deluxe, gets the party going and doesn't really let up with the samplitude. The aching vocal snippet from Nina Simone on "Woman in Blue" manages to be both upbeat and slightly sad. The beats seem to be larger than life, but they never overshadow the songs themselves. Listen to how they complement the soporific voice on "The Beat Experience" or the faux-Western cutting and scratching of "The Ride." There's a definite sense of play on this album. Who else would give Delta blues the beatdown on the amazing "Everybody Pass Me By"? The range on the album is impressive as well: the dark and nightmarish "Thru the Motion" is followed by the tender and melancholy "La Femme" (another standout). And if "Maddaddy" doesn't make you want to go out and buy records, something's wrong. And the final track, Sonorous Star's languorous remix of "Woman in Black" which goes a more pensive route. While the rest of the album is pure party funk (and great party funk at that), the last track lets you cool your heels some.