Pizzaman ‎– The Very Best Of Pizzaman

Eagle Records ‎– EDGCD147
2 × CD, Compilation


Tracks 7 and 8 (disc1) got their title wrong labbeled in cover sleeve
#7 is Just Height The Ball
#8 is Sana Bateaux

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EDL EAG 283-2, EDGCD147, GAS 0000147 EDG, none Pizzaman The Very Best Of Pizzaman(2xCD, Comp) Eagle Records, Eagle Records, Eagle Records, Cowboy Records EDL EAG 283-2, EDGCD147, GAS 0000147 EDG, none Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Pizzaman The Very Best Of Pizzaman(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Eagle Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version



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June 9, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This CD demonstrates a side to Norman Cook's production skills not often seen (though it definitely sounds as though John Reid, involved with the Nightcrawlers' massively popular - and wonderful - "Push The Feeling", had a strong influence).

Interestingly, some of the tracks sound as though they've inspired Mr Cook later on in life. For example, "Happiness (Euro Mix)" has a piano riff not dissimilar to that in Fatboy Slim's 'That Old Pair of Jeans', and 'Happiness (Playboys Fully Loaded Dub)' sounds like it uses the same line of 303 acid, but sped up.

It's also interesting the way that certain tracks have sampled, or been inspired by other big tunes of the 90s. 'Just Height The Ball' sounds like it samples Eddie Amador's 'House Music', and 'Sans Bateaux' has a similar sound to Jaydee's 'Plastic Dreams'.

This is a quite a diverse collection of music. Some of it sits in the realms of old-school Hard House (see 'Happiness (Euro Mix)', 'Sex On The Streets (Red Jerry Mix)'), while at other times it delves into some deep trancey sounds (see 'Sans Bateaux' - brilliant tune, 'Gottaman (Distant Drum Remix)'). Even some Acid House, with 'The Feeling' and 'Happiness (Playboys Fully Loaded Dub)'

Though a few songs are a little cheesy (the Latin pianos in 'Sex on the Streets'), there are definitely some FINE tunes here. Recommended for anyone who enjoy 90s house/deeper trance/acid house.