Goldie ‎– Ring Of Saturn

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N. cat Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat Paese Anno
570.353.1, 570 353.1 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(3xLP) FFRR, FFRR, Metalheadz 570.353.1, 570 353.1 Europe 1998 Vendi questa versione
570 353-1 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(3xLP, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) FFRR 570 353-1 UK 1998 Vendi questa versione
570 353.2, 570 353-2 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD) FFRR, FFRR 570 353.2, 570 353-2 UK & Europe 1998 Vendi questa versione
314 570 353.2, 314 570 353-2 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD) FFRR, FFRR 314 570 353.2, 314 570 353-2 Canada 1998 Vendi questa versione
314-566 079-2, 314-566- 079-2 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD, EP) FFRR, FFRR 314-566 079-2, 314-566- 079-2 US 1998 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CDr, Album, Promo) FFRR none UK & Europe 1998 Vendi questa versione
POCD-1291 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD) FFRR, London Records POCD-1291 Japan 1999 Vendi questa versione
35027-2 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD, EP) FFRR 35027-2 US 2000 Vendi questa versione

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philbarbee

philbarbee

27 aprile 2010
riferendosi a Ring Of Saturn, 3xLP, 570.353.1, 570 353.1
Wonderful Comment DirtyDisco. I can exactly imagine your feeling. Goldie Time in 1998 was ACE the Album is the shit for the next 30 years.
DirtyDisco

DirtyDisco

20 dicembre 2009
modificato over 7 years ago
riferendosi a Ring Of Saturn, 3xLP, 570.353.1, 570 353.1
I was about 14 or 15 in the late nineties when I bought this off ebay on 3xLP white label. The tracklisting was hand written (in graffiti-like handwriting) of course, supposedly by Kemistry herself (this was before she died, of course). I have no idea if that's true, though I'm inclined to believe it was given the rare white label pressing with a slightly different tracklisting than this version I think, and the groove etchings, which I can't remember other than to say they were something strange. This album is for me a good representation of my tenth-grade, 15 year old's musical tastes, and when I listen to it on cd now I'm still given to really bad nostalgia of the previous decade, when I was young and naive enough to believe all music would sound like this one day, and I'd be living in London making a living raving and making drum 'n' bass. Now I'm an adult, and although this album is beautiful and timeless, I can only take so much of it as it sounds a bit out of place in 2009, and makes me wish I was still a teenager again a little bit too much, that's how powerful it is.

-I forgot to put in here originally that years ago I sold it for next to nothing like an idiot. I'm almost certain the version of "Hyena" on my white label was different too. And the etchings in the run out grooves were pieces of lyrics or like personal messages. I absolutely want to cry over ever having given this up.
koeago

koeago

13 novembre 2005
modificato about 1 year ago
riferendosi a Ring Of Saturn, CD, 570 353.2, 570 353-2
Many have speculated that this mini-album was Goldie's unofficial 'apology' to his fans for the flop that was 'Saturnz Return', his long-awaited follow-up to Timeless that was released earlier that same year (1998). 'Ring Of Saturn' may have been Goldie's act of reassurance; letting those who were not moved by the LP that he was still very capable of delivering the goods.

The tracks themselves vary in quality. The opening track, a reworking of the much-loathed Goldie track, 'Mother', is a worthy effort. Gone are all the infinite strings and sweeps of the original. In is the powerful vocal and bassline. The result is a darker, heavier and (substantually) shorter version of Mother that is a lot more accessible.

Next up, we have Goldie's interpretation of the well-known classic, 'What You Won't Do For Love'. This track really has that trademark Goldie sound; The familiar breaks, the strings, the trumpets and the intantly recognisable voice of Diane 'Inner City Life' Charlamagne. Soothing, laid back summer music. Nice.

Track 3; This is where things start getting a little darker. 'Hyena L' is a dark and brooding bassline-driven track that really delivers. Definitely one of the highlights of this mini-album.

This dark vibe stays for the next 3 tracks which are all very similar in the sense that they are all rather noisy and repetative; Works that are really only to be appreciated by those serious dark dnb heads who like there their dnb in such a way. (EG: 'Kaiser Salsek' has a constant squeeking riff throughout that may become more than a little irritating to the average listener).

The final track is Doc Scott's 'Left Hand Man' remix of track 2. His version loses Diane Charlamagne's vocal, and instead uses the original version's catchy bassline to drive a darker and more 'dubby' affair. Nice, funky little number.

So, as a whole, does 'Ring Of Saturn' cut the mustard? Well, sort of. As a companion piece to Saturnz Return, it works tremendously and had these tracks originally been a part of 'Saturnz Return' upon it's original release, the reception to Goldie's second album would probably have been a lot warmer, as there would have been a wider selection of tracks and more diversity. As a stand-alone piece though, it's a decent yet uneven collection of tunes.