Zero 7 ‎– Simple Things

New State Music ‎– NEW9253LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180gr

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A1 I Have Seen
Drums – Jeremy StaceyGuitar – Dedi MaddenVocals – MozezWritten-By – R. Phillips*
A2 Polaris
Percussion – Ollie Savill
A3 Destiny
Mixed By – DemusVocals – Sia Furler, Sophie BarkerWritten-By – S. Furler*, S. Barker*
B1 Give It Away
Drums – Miggi Barradas*Trumpet – Graeme Stewart
B2 Simple Things
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Max BeesleyMixed By – DemusVocals – MozezWritten-By – O. Wright*
B3 Red Dust
Flute – Dan LitmanTrumpet – Graeme Stewart
C1 Distractions
Guitar – Dedi MaddenVocals – Sia FurlerWritten-By – S. Furler*
C2 In The Waiting Line
Drums – Jeremy StaceyVocals – Sophie BarkerWritten-By – S. Barker*
C3 Out Of Town
Guitar, Bass – Phil Thornally*Trumpet – Simon Elms
D1 This World
Vocals – MozezWritten-By – O. Wright*
D2 Likufanele
Percussion – Jenny ArrelWritten-By – Philani Mothers*

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Ⓟ 2001 New State Music Ⓒ 2018 New State Music.

Produced and Fleximixed at Shabang Studios.

Some issued with two identical printed inner sleeves. Others with two different inner sleeves, similar to the previous two vinyl pressings.
Hype sticker on shrink wrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 85012 03406 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts A side): NEW 9253 LP A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts B side): NEW 9253 LP B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts C side): NEW 9253 LP C-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts D side): NEW 9253 LP D-1

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UDRCD016 Zero 7 Simple Things(CD, Album, Dig) Ultimate Dilemma UDRCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
UDRCDX16, 726.1016.024 Zero 7 Simple Things(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Ultimate Dilemma, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] UDRCDX16, 726.1016.024 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
UDRMC016 Zero 7 Simple Things(Cass, Album) Ultimate Dilemma UDRMC016 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
UDRCD016 Zero 7 Simple Things(CD, Album) Ultimate Dilemma UDRCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
OR 845 Zero 7 Simple Things(CD, Album, Unofficial) Jive (3) OR 845 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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July 21, 2020

Great sounding LP. There’s some surface noise throughout but comparing with my other media formats they all have it too so I don’t think it’s the fault of the vinyl.

Really good low end. Mids sound nice too.

This is a classic trip-hop/downtempo album that sounds great and is very affordably priced. Pick it up while you can!


January 9, 2020

A truly amazing album from start to finish. The press is perfect sounding, perfect weight and definitely something that should be in everyones collection, that enjoys ambient / background music.


July 10, 2019
Had both, Warner 2015 and also this 2018 remastered reissue.
After hearing couple of times both releases, I have sold 2015 Warner edition and left 2018 one for me as significantly better sounding version.
For my ears, in my rather top phono system, the newer 2018 version won over 2015 in all aspects.
More silent backround, much better, precise tighter bass, better 3D imaging, better makro and also micro dynamic, better mids, everything sounds better for me.
Naturally this might be too subjective review, but that’s exactly how I was feeling it.
Later I have purchased second copy to keep sealed as backup.


June 6, 2019
Fantastic pressing and a wonderful remastering job. As many times as I had listened to this I'm hearing stuff I haven't heard before. Great vinyl on an outstanding classic record. Kudos!


February 26, 2019
Just a semantics comment: Not a "repress", as someone entered for this entry. This 2018 version's matrices are totally different than the 2015 Warner (EU) version's. THAT one was cut at Abbey Road (making it a re-cut/reissue of the original 2001 issue), but not this one. So, "reissue" would be the proper term for the 2018 ish ; it's from the latest and third lacquer cutting.

Would someone please compare the sonics of these two reissues? I'm leaning toward the OOP, 2015 ish just for its gatefold sleeve, as opposed to this cheap, postcard stock, single sleeve. Is the former's now inflated price worth the trouble?


January 5, 2019
Finally got a copy of this reissue and I must say that this is an excellent sounding record! Clean, flat, and crisp. My copy had 2 different inner sleeves btw.


December 1, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Lots of good reviews of Warner's 2015 Abbey Road cut / MPO pressed "Simple Things", which the price has increased for.

Any thoughts on the mastering and pressing quality for this 2018 New State pressing?


October 30, 2018
The identical inner sleeves were probably a mistake. Mine has two different ones, like the previous pressings, but with some updated info.


September 1, 2018
How limited is this? It's sold out in barely any store that had it


August 23, 2018
This repress is already sold out at most webshops, 1 week after release.