Red Snapper ‎– Making Bones

Warp Records ‎– WARPCD56
CD, Album

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1 The Sleepless
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
2 Crease 6:19
3 Image Of You
Cello – Nadia LanmanLyrics By – Emma ShackletonViola – Brian WrightViolin – Jacqueline NorrieVocals – Alison David
4 Bogeyman
Trombone – Jez Friend
5 The Tunnel 5:23
6 Like A Moving Truck
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
7 Spitalfields 6:59
8 Seeing Red
Lyrics By – Emma ShackletonVocals – Alison David
9 Suckerpunch
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
10 4 Dead Monks 5:16

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Dedicated to the memory of Mary Thair and Alex Hibbert.
Additional production and mixing at Milo, London. Cut at The Townhouse.

Thanks to the live people: Noddy Holder, Julian Biss, Barry Doughty, Jake Williams, Martin Pyle, Annis and Ed Harrison(Radge Vision), Izzy and Spencer (Lazy Eye), Maria and David ITB, Halcyon Management: Chris Butler at White Noise.

Warp Music / EMI Music / Copyright Control.
[p] 1998 WARP Records Ltd [c] 1998 WARP Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight-page fold-out booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603056121
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 056121
  • Label Code: LC 2070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WARPCD56 Mastered by DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 95402 WARPCD56 1:1:1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP 56 Red Snapper Making Bones(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP 56 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WARPCDD56 Red Snapper Making Bones(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD56 UK Unknown
7243 8 46252 2 1 Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album) Source, Virgin 7243 8 46252 2 1 France 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 356-2 Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album) Matador OLE 356-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
SONC WARP56 Red Snapper Making Bones(Cass, Album) Sonic Records (2) SONC WARP56 Poland 1998 Sell This Version


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May 25, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

This is a very important release I think. I have both the CD and the vinyl, which is:-

The tracks on both the CD and the vinyl release are exactly the same. I first heard of Red Snapper back in 98' after hearing Suckerpunch. I had heard a lot of MC Det before, and along with GQ I always rated him as the best MC to pick up a mike. That said, I was very interested in hearing how top drawer MCing and a tight band would sound together....In a word? Awesome. This is a great album. Well produced, with talented musicians, a great MC and strong vocals. All in all, a great fusion of Jazz and D & B elements as well as a downtempo Trip Hop sort of vibe. Coupled with great song writing, the album has a feel almost reminiscent of what Bryan Gee and JJF were doing were doing with Roni Size on V Recordings in the mid 90's. There are more modern elements though, with an almost Metalheadz quality to them. I would like to hear Rob, Goldie and Dom remix this entire album. I think if that ever happened, we would all be in for one hell of a ride. Ten out of ten. Buy this album, you won't regret it.


August 14, 2002

Have to agree with you there phagor237 - funky and dark at the same time and the trax with det are definitely the standout trax here, but I personally think like a moving truck is the best trak on this album - det rips it up on this one.


April 30, 2002

Still as funky, but this one is also dark as f---. The 3 collaborations with MC Det are awesome, especially Suckerpunch -- some really menacing jazz riffs, if you'd credit it. The instrumental tracks are still excellent, but they kind of blur into one.