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Tracklist

Intro1:03
731:28
Metropolis6:31
Music In My Mind5:18
Jaxx5:08
Circles (Album Edit)7:14
Mother Earth5:03
Dirty Harry (Adapted Album Version)6:49
F-Jam (Album Edit)5:52
Bonus 12"
Metropolis (Doc Scott Remix)8:05
Circles (Roni Size Mix)7:14
Aromatherapy7:03

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    Cover of Colours, 1997-11-03, CDColours
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9, F-Jams – 821 7252UK & Europe1997UK & Europe1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997, CDColours
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    Maddog – INT 8 22615 2, Blow Up – 7243 8 22615 2 0Europe1997Europe1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997-12-03, CDColours
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    Intercord Japan – TOCP-4054, F-Jams – TOCP-4054, Positiva – TOCP-4054Japan1997Japan1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997, VinylColours
    2×LP, Album; 12"
    F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 1 2, Positiva – 7243 8 21725 1 2UK1997UK1997
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    Positiva – D J821 7252UK1997UK1997
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    Astralwerks – ASW 6234US1997US1997
    Cover of Colours, 1997, CDColours
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9Australia1997Australia1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997-11-03, CDColours
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    Chimes – 7243 4 94114 2 5Italy1997Italy1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997-11-03, CDColours
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9, F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 2 9UK & Europe1997UK & Europe1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997-11-03, CassetteColours
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 4 3, F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 4 3, Positiva – 821 7254, F-Jams – 821 7254Europe1997Europe1997
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    F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 4 3, Positiva – 7243 8 21725 4 3Poland1997Poland1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997, VinylColours
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    F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 1 2, Positiva – 7243 8 21725 1 2UK1997UK1997
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9, F-Jams – 7243 8 21725 2 9UK & Europe1997UK & Europe1997
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9, F-Jams – 8 21725 2Brazil1997Brazil1997
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    Positiva – none, F-Jams – noneEurope1997Europe1997
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    Astralwerks – noneUS1997US1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1997-11-03, CDColours
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    Positiva – 7243 8 21725 2 9, F-Jams – 821 7252UK & Europe1997UK & Europe1997
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    Cover of Colours, 1998-03-00, CDColours
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    Astralwerks – ASW6234-2, Astralwerks – ASW 6234US1998US1998
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    Cover of Colours, 1998, CDColours
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    EMI/Virgin Dance Club – CDEMCJ (WF) 5752, EMI – CDEMCJ (WF) 5752, Positiva – CDEMCJ (WF) 5752, F-Jams – CDEMCJ (WF) 5752South Africa1998South Africa1998
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    Gala Records (5) – 50999 2155502 2, Maddog – 50999 2155502 2, Blow Up – 50999 2155502 2RussiaRussia
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    • Shuffle76's avatar
      Shuffle76
      This masterpiece is not available for streaming on any official platforms in the US. Last year (2023) brought represses of Modus Operandi, Mysteries of Funk and Wormhole. Please repress Colours so we can own, listen, and enjoy.
      • BongoDeelo's avatar
        BongoDeelo
        Edited 3 years ago
        Simply a masterpiece. Hints of Goldies timeless echoing in the production yet, original ideas and innovations throughout and the journey as I listen makes this (for me) one of the greatest dnb albums of all time. Elements of jazz, soul, ambience and funk appear and work in the production, and this builds the atmosphere creating layers of beauty. An epic ride.
        • charizard98's avatar
          charizard98
          Does anyone else's CD copy have a hard cut-off at 16kHz for Circles? Every other track is fine, but for me Circles is compressed for some reason (which is disappointing since it is the best track on here). I even bought the CD single for Circles and the original versions (both 7" edit and original mix) have this problem while the remixes are fine.
          • jamesgadd's avatar
            jamesgadd
            Caned the CD version back in the day, but the vinyl is a must have for the Doc Scott Metropolis remix!
            • Sveniboy's avatar
              Sveniboy
              Edited 5 years ago
              Such high production values - "Music in my mind" is so strong, cheesy as it might be. Flutes, Rhodes, bass etc, they really invested into that album. You can tell they recorded at better studios then most contemporaries, which elevates the album to even higher standard. The mixing is super crisp and a pleasure to the ears. Just why does "Metropolis" have such a dodgy sound quality? Did they source it from dubplate, like "Railing"?
              • warmblackcircles's avatar
                What are the vinyl gods playing at? Repress for the 21st century please.
                • Phix75's avatar
                  Phix75
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  This is an outstanding Album and a fine musical journey! From the more Atmospheric vibes on tracks like Aromatherapy and the HUGE Circles, to the Funk of Dirty Harry then all the way over to the Harder darker side with the ground breaking Metropolis and my personal favourite Jaxx, the later being a real beauty and the beast type of tune that IMO, would not have been out of place on Goldie's Timeless album or a heads release of this period. Having said all this the whole album is also heavily soaked in Jazz influences, little intro's and bridge's between some of the tunes, that are not just gimmick, or Jazz and bass for the sake of it?! (trends) ..but are live moments that have real musical quality and relevance to them. An example is how Metropolis evolve's from mini Jazz prelude which is a pretty awesome piece of music in its own right, then to switch it up into the Metropolis's Intro BOOM! Superb!! Jaxx with it's stunning strings is blended seamlessly into Music in my mind also, nicely done. A lovely flowing album,with a couple of darker, harder points. also worth pointing out on the Vinyl you get the added bonus of the Doc Scott Metropolis remix ;-) Adam F has gone on to big things after this album, and is undoubtedly a very talented guy, sadly I lost interest in his musical direction not long after ...for me this is his finest work to date.
                  • scoundrel's avatar
                    scoundrel
                    Adam F. blew up on the drum 'n' bass scene with his debut album _Colours_, throwing funk, jazz and hardstep into the mix. Certainly, "Metropolis" lays on the darkness, while "Music in My Mind" brings an R&B vibe with the vocoder into a breaks-based setting ("F-Jam" carries the same vibe). "Dirty Harry" sounds like a deliciously funkified version of the _The People's Court_ theme, whereas "Jaxx" is reminiscent of Goldie at his best. "Mother Earth" feels slightly unfocused, in a free jazz sort of way, and "Colours," featuring Ronny Jordan on the guitar, edges uncomfortably close to smooth jazz. But things come back into focus quickly, when Tracey Thorn takes the helm for the gorgeous "The Tree Knows Everything." Adam F's best track, "Circles," follows quickly on those heels -- a dense and heady mélange of jazz bass and quick synths. This Japanese version offers two surprises: the solid groove of "Aromatherapy" and a cover of Madonna’s "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" that shows that d'n'b and pop aren't completely incompatible.
                    • the_architech's avatar
                      This is a great album marking a bit of a turning point in the world of drum and bass that happened around 1997. Things were switching from that oldskool sound to more of what you hear today. "Metropolis", "Circles", and "Dirty Harry" are definitely the standout tunes that have been countlessly mixed and remixed by every drum and bass producer on the planet. Frankly, my favorite is the beautifully soothing "Aromatherapy". The first record gets into some nice jazz style drum and bass using some real kits and sax. Great old sound for this newer genre. Adam F is definitely one of those geniuses in this scene.
                      • DJ_WHiteout's avatar
                        DJ_WHiteout
                        I picked this Cd up about 6 months ago. Reguardless of how long its been since its release (1997) the only song that i would give a thumbs up to is "Circles". Im a huge fan of Drum and Bass, along with all of its little sub genres but for some reason this album does nothing for me. I give him respect for creating such a large name for himself and pumping out so many albums but at the same time theres no "Wow" factor to his production during the time of this album. Occasionally i would hear a fiew pleasing sounds with-in specific songs (Ex. Jaxx, when the sample "one" was used) but like i said, nothing to be excited about.

                        over all i would give this album a 3 out of 5. If you love drum and bass and are a collector then by all means pick it up, but be weary that there are loads and loads of other songs/albums that do a better job at illustrating Drum and Bass.

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