Tricky ‎– Maxinquaye

Island Records ‎– 314-524 089-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Overcome
Keyboards – Mark SaundersWritten-By [Sample] – M. Detroit*, S. Fahey*
2 Ponderosa
Music By, Lyrics By – Howie B., Martine*Producer – Howie B.
3 Black Steel
Guitar, Drums – FTVWritten-By – C. Ridenhour*, E. Sadler*, H. Shocklee*, W. Drayton*
4 Hell Is Round The Corner
Written-By [Sample] – I. Hayes*
5 Pumpkin
Vocals – Alison Goldfrapp
6 Aftermath
Flute – Tony WrafterProducer – Kevin Petrie
7 Abbaon Fat Tracks 4:26
8 Brand New You're Retro
Guitar – James Stevenson
9 Suffocated Love
Bass Guitar – Pete Briquette
10 You Don't
Vocals – Ragga
11 Strugglin' 6:38
12 Feed Me 4:02

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Title inconsistencies:
4: "Hell Is Round The Corner" (booklet); "Hell Is Around The Corner" (back cover)
7: "Abbaon Fat Tracks" (booklet); "Abbaon Fat Track" (back cover)

All songs published by Songs Of Polygram International Inc. (BMI) except:
1. sample "Moonchild" (S. Fahey/M. Detroit) performed by Shakespear's Sister courtesy of London Records Ltd. Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI)/EMI April Music Inc./Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP);
2. Songs of Polygram International, Inc./Sony Music UK Adm by Sony Songs Inc. (BMI);
3. Bring The Noize, Inc./Def American Songs, Inc. (BMI);
4. sample: "Ike's Rap" II (I. Hayes) performed by Isaac Hayes courtesy of Fantasy Records Inc. Songs of Polygram International, Inc./Irving Music, Inc. (BMI);
5. sample: "Suffer" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc./Hut Records Ltd.;
9. sample: "Look In Your Eyes" performed by The Chantals courtesy of Rhino Records/EMI Records Ltd. Songs of Polygram International, Inc./Atlantic Music Corp (BMI).

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℗©1995 Island Records Ltd. except 2 & 6 ℗ 1994 Island Records Ltd.
Printed and made in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 314-524089-2 1
  • Barcode (String): 731452408921
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 314 524 089-2 01!
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 314 524 089-2 04!
  • Matrix / Runout (Moulded): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L005
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0343
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0314

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRCD 610, 524 089-2 Tricky Maxinquaye(CD, Album) 4th & Broadway, Island Records BRCD 610, 524 089-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MOVLP507 Tricky Maxinquaye(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Music On Vinyl MOVLP507 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP507 Tricky Maxinquaye(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP507 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
BRCD 610, 524 089-2 Tricky Maxinquaye(CD, Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCD 610, 524 089-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 089-1 Tricky Maxinquaye(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 314-524 089-1 US 1995 Sell This Version


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May 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Definitly one of the highlights of the whole "trip-hop" movement. So, laidback Bristol beats + Tricky's trademark voice & a whole LOAD of samples, both cleared & uncleared.
A small selection : the most uptempo track "Black Steel" is a cover of Public Enemy, "Pumpkin" uses a little piece of Smashing Pumkins & Tricky exploits the same Isaac Hayes-sample that made Portishead famous. And in "Brand New You’re Retro" he even borrows a groove from no lesser than Micheal Jackson.
About the lyrics, they are as much a patchwork as the music is. Tricky carries around a scrap-book so he can write down every cool line that comes to mind & than later on he picks those he'd like to use. That's why nearly every song has several catch-phrases that stick inside your brain for weeks.
In my opinion this is great music to make love to, especially the slowburning decadence that makes up "Suffocated Love" or "Overcome".
Tricky made a lot of great music after this album aswell but he never quite managed to produce a whole album of this quality...


March 2, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Rather than a shameless display of laziness, this album seethes with languor, which seems to be its very essence. The juxtaposition of Tricky & Topley-Bird's vocals is a treat throughout the album; the beats are throbbingly sensual, and the lyrics often have a hint of menace to them.
Tricky's debut is in my opinion, his best, and probably the best place to start for those new to his music.


October 3, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
Tricky's cockiness and excessive self-consciousness on MAXINQUAYE completely distracts the listener... and the music suffers. His reuse of some of his Massive Attack material and his lazy, tired uninteresting looping of dull programmed beats make this an inessential album.