Shades Of Rhythm ‎– The Album

ZTT ‎– 9031-76276-2
CD, Album


1 Extasy 5:44
2 Sweet Sensation 4:52
3 Homicide 4:30
4 Everybody 3:45
5 Lonely Days, Lonely Nights 6:35
6 Sound Of Eden 5:00
7 Lies 6:00
8 Armageddon 3:53
9 Exorcist 5:01
10 Summer Of 89 5:10



France WE833 9031-76276-2.

Under exclusive licence of Warner Music UK Ltd.
(P)1991 ZTT Records Ltd.
(C)1992 ZTT Records Ltd.
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 090317627625
  • Label Code: LC 4821

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9031-76276-1 Shades Of Rhythm The Album(LP, Album) ZTT 9031-76276-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
9031-76276-4 Shades Of Rhythm The Album(Cass, Album) ZTT 9031-76276-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ZTT 11 Shades Of Rhythm The Album(LP, Album, RE) ZTT ZTT 11 Europe 1992 Sell This Version


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March 13, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
i could be wrong but i think "everybody" contains the famous breakbeat sample of james browns collaboration with Lynn Collins - "think" also heard in rob base - "it takes two" and slick rick "i shouldnt have done it" and many many more tracks... Respect to Mr Clyde Stubblefield, the world's baddest breakbeat drummer!!!


February 11, 2008

I picked up this album just after it was released here in North America based on a press release from ZTT Records. Being a fan of ZTT and, more specifically, a huge fan of 808 State, I figured S/O/R would be a safe bet. Hmmm. The truth is, this album left me a little flat. Perhaps it was, in part, due to my instantly making a comparison with 808 State, but I found the arrangements on "The Album" lacking in any kind of depth. Texturally, I also found things to be a bit limited - as if the group was working with only a couple of sound banks. I will admit, however, that I do find most of the sounds here pleasing - just not terribly diverse. One sound which is not so pleasing, however, is that of the vocals. In fact, several songs which start off well are simply ruined when the vocals come in. It isn't so much the timbre which is the problem, but rather the lyrics and phrasing. Ouch. Finally, Clyde Stubblefield is given respect in the liner notes. It should come as no surprise, then, that nearly every track on this album has a drum beat derived from "Funky Drummer".