Rae & Christian ‎– Northern Sulphuric Soul

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1 Divine Sounds 5:17
2 Swansong
Featuring – Veba
5:22
3 Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep 3:58
4 The Hush
Featuring – Texas
5:23
5 Swimming Pool 5:41
6 Play On Grand Central
Featuring – Jungle Brothers
3:54
7 Spellbound
Featuring – Veba
5:43
8 Catch A Rude Awakening 3:22
9 Bring The Drama 2:48
10 Flip The Mic
Featuring – Jeru The Damaja
4:40
11 Fool
Featuring – Veba
5:20
12 Anything U Want 3:37
13 All I Ask
Featuring – Veba
4:47

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  • Barcode: 6767026804725

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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
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
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
GCCD104R Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM) Grand Central Records GCCD104R UK 2004 Sell This Version

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October 26, 2014

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.