Tom And Jerry ‎– I Surrender

Label:
Tom & Jerry ‎– SHELL 015
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

This Side
AI I Surrender
AII Physics II 'Plate Version'
AIII Clock Is Ticking
That Side
AAI Make U Feel Betta
AAII Original Wicked Machine

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Notes

From the lost plates and dusty tapes selection
We still a 'M-U-P-U-P'

℗ & © Reinforced MMXIX

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SHELL 015 A¹ ONE TRICK SLIDE RULE DJ MUSIC HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): SHELL015 B¹ CANT TEST THE SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR

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Quality.Control

Quality.Control

September 26, 2019
The track "I Surrender" is NOT from the classic era (which I think we can all agree was the early to mid nineties) as it was falsely advertised.

It was made by sampling the YouTube video entitled "Tender Love with lyrics, Force Md's", uploaded in November, 2010. Sorry I haven't provided a direct link to it, but Discogs guidelines forbid URLs in reviews. At 1 minute and 57 seconds into the video, the audio of which has been compressed by a lossy audio encoder (this is important to note), the vocal has the same spectrogram fingerprint to the sample used throughout this T&J tune - this is not something that happens by coincidence.

Therefore, the track "I Surrender" was produced at earliest in 2010, when the YouTube video was uploaded.

If you think this is an "unconfirmed rumour" (which Discogs guidelines forbids to be included in reviews) then I encourage you to confirm it yourself: there is an isolated occurrence of the sample at 2 minutes and 29 seconds into the T&J track where you can easily do the comparison. I have confirmed it - as can anyone else - so it is not unconfirmed, nor is it a rumour: it is a fact, a verifiable fact. Please ask me for help if you are struggling to check it yourself.

Why does this matter, you might ask? It's a nice tune, so who cares when it was made? Because I know plenty of collectors who are willing to pay a lot more for an unreleased tune (which is charged with historical interest and nostalgia) than they are for a new tune - they would not be willing to hand over piles of their hard-earned cash for something made last weekend. Furthermore, a lot of people (including myself) are interested in studying the oldskool rave scene: the timeline of how the music and production methods evolved, who it was that pioneered certain styles and techniques, how the music impacted society and vice versa etc. People literally write books and do academic research on this subject. Pretending that new music is old music muddies the waters of the timeline and the truth becomes obscured.
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

September 25, 2019

This has sold for less than 38. Dont trust the Discogs stats all the time
obsessionrecs

obsessionrecs

August 30, 2019

YESSS! The unreleased jungle Tom & Jerry holy grail (Wicked Machine) finally lands in 2019.
Been after this one since winter '94 after hearing DJ Hype play it on his kiss show. It was a hype exclusive that no one had which i pined over for years. It samples the brilliant “Trying To Get next To You” by Arnold Blair.
The original dub Hype played was put on discogs under the name of “keep on” by Tom & Jerry.
I uploaded a clip of the track from the Hype show recorded way back then hoping it would surface at some point & here it is.
For me its the missing jungle track from the few that were on the funk/rare groove tip carrying on the maximum style flavour, best unreleased Tom & Jerry track by a long way imo, could not be happier. The wait is over. 😎
If this gem was released back then it would have come out after the blue Tom & Jerry release, shell011 & could have seen release around spring 1995. The other 3 tracks on this ep are earlier productions & incorporate hardcore elements with Physics II probably being the earliest but so ahead ahead of its time.
On a side note Physics II is muddy sounding the plate it was sourced from sounds like it was quite worn, think Mad Ragga’s Day Dreams on Basement, ok to play with other plates & good have for reference. The rest are perfectly playable & really are such gems that do make the current trend of re-earthing old music worth while when the right tracks are found. (Usually ones that were played by the A-list djs of the time)
Monkeeee01

Monkeeee01

August 30, 2019
Anyone know where the I Surrender sample comes from? Not looking to copy just been debating it with the Mrs! :)

Anyway love the plate. Definitely the best of all the Tom & Jerry Stuff since the the original releases (not that the others aren't all class but this one tops them all).

Big up D.Stretch and Marc MAc
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

August 25, 2019

I know a lot of people are feeling I Surrender (of course lovely tune) but the loops, beats and samples on Make U Feel Better are just stunning.
medfly70

medfly70

August 24, 2019
A1 and AAII are the stand outs here. Classic tunes.
record_crawford

record_crawford

August 23, 2019

Blinding return to the spirit and format of the original early 90s releases, crazy to think that this material went unreleased back then!
vinyloverdose

vinyloverdose

August 22, 2019
edited about 1 month ago

Great tunes from 93/94 golden era. All sound great apart from Physics II Plate Version. It's sourced from dubplate and expect some mudiness so don't moan !