Rae & Christian ‎– Northern Sulphuric Soul

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Tracklist

Divine Sounds
Anything U Want
Swan Song (For A Nation)
Now I Lay Me Down
The Hush
All I Ask
Swimming Pool
Fool
Catch A Rude Awakening
Play On Grand Central
Bring The Drama
Flip The Mic
Spellbound

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GCCD104, 191.1104.20 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Grand Central Records, [pias] GCCD104, 191.1104.20 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
GCLP104, 191.1104.12 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(2xLP, Album) Grand Central Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] GCLP104, 191.1104.12 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
GCLP104 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(2xLP, Album) Grand Central Records GCLP104 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PCD 6435/36 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(2xLP, Album) Grand Central Records PCD 6435/36 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
GCCD104 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Grand Central Records GCCD104 UK 1998 Sell This Version
GCCD104 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Grand Central Records GCCD104 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5396 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Grand Central Records, P-Vine Records PCD-5396 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
UAU1006252, none Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Up & Up, V2 Records Australia Pty Limited UAU1006252, none Australia & New Zealand 1998 Sell This Version
337112 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Up & Up, V2 Records Australia Pty Limited 337112 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
none Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Grand Central Records none Europe 1998 Sell This Version
SM-8047-2 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) Sm:)e Communications SM-8047-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
GCCD104 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album) MNW ILR GCCD104 Scandinavia 1998 Sell This Version
GC CD 104R P Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album, Promo, RM) Grand Central Records GC CD 104R P UK 2003 Sell This Version
GCCD104R Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM) Grand Central Records GCCD104R UK 2004 Sell This Version
UAU 16006252 Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM) Up & Up UAU 16006252 Australia 2004 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

October 26, 2014
referencing Northern Sulphuric Soul, CD, Album, SM-8047-2

Even more than 15 years later, Rae & Christian's debut, NORTHERN SULPHURIC SOUL, still hits the mark right between hip-hop, soul, lounge, dub and jazz. Right from the straight up funk of "Divine Sounds," the album grabs your feet and doesn't let you go. Although vocal tracks take precedence here, Rae & Christian show themselves adept at instrumentals. The quiet, echoing "Swimming Pool' brings in some nice dub horns to punctuate its bassline, while the smooth "Catch A Rude Awakening" segues into the more rhythmic "Bring the Drama." On the vocal side, "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" brings some old-school religion to downbeat hip-hop, courtesy of YZ, and the Jungle Brothers fill up the expanse of "Play On Grand Central." Jeru the Damala helps the funk jazz-inflected "Flip the Mic," while QBall and Curt Cazal amplify the sadness of "Anything U Want." But it's Texas with their dreamy vocals who make more of an impression with "The Hush." The bassline line keeps things grounded even as the sultry vocals slip and slide over the pastoral groove. But Veba takes center stage, and for good reason: her powerhouse vocals bring down the house from with the moody "Swansong" to the sparkling romance of "Spellbound." She helps lighten the crisp breaks of "Fool' and the brings the album to a close with the rousing "All I Ask." A phenomenal album.
manchester

manchester

September 23, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Northern Sulphuric Soul, CD, Album, GCCD104, 191.1104.20

A future British Soul/Hip Hop masterpiece that is achingly beautiful and proves that America is not the sole destination of great Hip Hop and Soul music. A collection of great collaborators have come together on this album but never to the detriment of one smooth motherfu**er of a long player that is brilliant from start to finish with each track gliding effortlessly and beautifully into the next. Superb funky Hip Hop beats, fantastic instrumentation & samples, stunning original vocals & rhymes of the very highest order make this one of greatest Dance music albums of all time. The late Muzik magazine recognised this in a poll of the 50 greatest Dance albums of all time.
Pelo

Pelo

June 11, 2003
referencing Northern Sulphuric Soul, 2xLP, Album, GCLP104

Debut album by Rae & Christian. Includes work with Texas, on 'The Hush' and The Jungle Brothers on 'Play On'. and Veba (Veba had hit R&C's world and the trio went on to work on 'Spellbound'; 'All I Ask'; 'Fool' and 'Divine Sounds' )- The collection of tracks on Northern Sulphuric Soul combined the hip hop ethic with traditional song writing skills and nineties production technology. Other collaborations include NYC's Jeru The Damaja, Q'n'C and YZ from New Jersey. From Grand Central Website.