Ski Oakenfull ‎– Rising Son

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1 Intro
Written-By – D. Oakenfull*
2:07
2 Heavenly
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Chi TurnerWritten-By – C. Turner*, D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*
7:43
3 Hang On
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Amp FiddlerWritten-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*, Joseph "Amp" Fiddler*
5:31
4 This One's 4 U
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Chi TurnerWritten-By – C. Turner*, D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*
4:40
5 Let Me Be
Backing Vocals – Gail Evans, Tony MomrelleLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Amp FiddlerWritten-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*, Joseph "Amp" Fiddler*
9:00
6 Zodiac
Written-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*
5:34
7 Space Gun
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Earl Zinger, Valerie EtienneWritten-By – D. Oakenfull*, R. Gallagher*, V. Etienne*
6:15
8 So Beautiful
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Chi TurnerWritten-By – C. Turner*, D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*
6:31
9 Let It Ride
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Tony MomrelleWritten-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*, T. Momrelle*
5:36
10 A State Of Grace
Flute – Chris DeMargary*Written-By – C. DeMargary*, D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*
5:12
11 Medusa
Written-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*
3:58
12 What U Do 4 Me
Vocoder [Lead], Backing Vocals – Bluey (3)Written-By – D. Maunick*, D. Oakenfull*, J-P. Maunick*
6:11

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Tracks 1 to 5, 7 to 12 Mixed at the Blue Room
Track 6 Mixed at The Viper Pit

℗2005 Barely Breaking Even Records. ©2005 Rice Records. Made in France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003106026
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1245
  • Matrix / Runout: CA PBBECD060@ [MPO logo x3] IFPI L039 05/13/05 08:54:41 AM

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LSP-01067 Ski Oakenfull Rising Son(2x12", Album, Ltd, Promo) Rice Records (4) LSP-01067 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCCY-01728 Ski Oakenfull Rising Son(CD, Album) Canyon International, Rice Records (4) PCCY-01728 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BBE LP 060 Ski Oakenfull Rising Son(2xLP, Album) BBE BBE LP 060 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PCCY-01728 Ski Oakenfull Rising Son(CD, Album, Promo) Rice Records (4), Canyon International PCCY-01728 Japan 2005 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

November 14, 2018

I'm a huge fan of Ski Oakenfull's debut and was excited to track down, at long last, his follow-up, RISING SON. And... well, it's a disappointment, to be honest. Sure, the drifting ambient notes and Japanese field recordings of "Intro" set the right mood, and when the light house of "Heavenly" comes in with its Chi Turner's breathy falsetto, things seem to be going fine. But the electro-funk of "Hang On" starts to show some cracks in the album's facade. Not because it's bad, but because it's middle-of-the-road. The badness comes with "This One's 4 U," a terribly bland track. "Let Me Be" and "So Beautiful" picks things up back up, but still only reaches average. The instrumental "Zodiac" hits some pleasing electro tones, but Earl Zinger's psychedelic spoken-word isn't quite enough to lift "Space Gun" off the ground. There's a certain plainness that drags the album down, and that's a pity, since "Let It Ride" has a pleasing bounce and the flute helps "A State of Grace" float. I guess I let my expectations from his first album get too high, and we all know what happens when you rise too close to the sun...