Bentley Rhythm Ace ‎– Bentley Rhythm Ace

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Originally released on Skint, due to a major deal with Parlophone it was re-pressed the same year on the major label. Pretty much everything is identical apart from identifiers.

Tracklist

Let There Be Flutes 7:46
Midlander (There Can Only Be One...) 6:38
Why Is A Frog Too..? 5:23
Mind That Gap 6:08
Run On The Spot 5:26
Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out! 4:55
Ragtopskodacarchase 8:22
Whoosh 5:51
Who Put The Bom In The Bom Bom Diddleye Bom 4:00
Spacehopper 5:23
Return Of The Hardcore Jumble Carbootechnodisco Roadshow 7:17

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRASSIC 5CD Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Skint BRASSIC 5CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 1 9 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(2xLP, Album) EMI 7243 8 21049 1 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BRASSIC 5LP Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(2xLP, Album) Skint BRASSIC 5LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 1 9 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(2xLP, Album) EMI 7243 8 21049 1 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PCS 7391 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(2xLP, Album) Parlophone PCS 7391 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6223 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6223 US 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6223-2 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6223-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 2 6 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 8 21049 2 6 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 2 2 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Skint, Parlophone 7243 8 21049 2 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-50334 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Parlophone TOCP-50334 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 2 6, CDPCS 7391 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album) Parlophone, Skint, Parlophone 7243 8 21049 2 6, CDPCS 7391 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6223 AD Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Astralwerks, Skint Records ASW 6223 AD US 1997 Sell This Version
CDPCS 7391, 7243 8 21049 2 6 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCS 7391, 7243 8 21049 2 6 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 21049 4 0 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 8 21049 4 0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDPP019 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bra(CD, Album, Promo) Parlophone CDPP019 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DYI021LP Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Do Yourself In Records (2) DYI021LP UK 2018 Sell This Version
CDPCS 7391, 7243 8 21049 2 6 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace(CD, Album, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCS 7391, 7243 8 21049 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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purist303

purist303

August 7, 2021
referencing Bentley Rhythm Ace, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, DYI021LP

I don't have an original copy to compare to but I can say that my version, which arrived today brand new, is incredibly clean and quiet and has wonderful bass and dynamics. I'm very happy with it.
pyenapple

pyenapple

July 16, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Bentley Rhythm Ace, CD, Album, BRASSIC 5CD
I find it a bit disheartening that this album seems to have few fans in 2019. BRA was easily the oddest group in the "big beat" pantheon's heyday, all mischevous smirks and bouncing sproings. But it wasn't without grace, and a certain, uncanny sense of timing. Not unlike the audio version of watching a truly well-constructed marble run, or, say, a brightly-colored Rube Goldberg machine made from hilariously mismatched kitchen items. I don't need BRA's music all of the time—but when I do, nothing else fits the bill.
BigBeat25

BigBeat25

August 5, 2017
edited 8 months ago
referencing Bentley Rhythm Ace, CD, Album, 7243 8 21049 2 6, CDPCS 7391

As another reviewer said before, this is indeed a refreshing CD, however it will certainly sound kinda weird if you just discovered this band.
Indeed, there are not much LP's that gather sounds like otters, flutes, explosive booms and sighs that sound like burps (I'm not kidding). It may not be the best big beat sound, but what fun !
The British duo made this album in their tiny bedroom, so it makes sense their eponymous release features so unique and bleepy music.

The drum and bass craziness of "Ragtopskodacarchase", the explosive industrial atmosphere of "Midlander" and the futuristic sound of "Whoosh" (shout out to Gran Turismo 1) are my 3 top jams from this album, nevertheless the whole record is homogenous in creativity and makes the listening enjoyable from start to finish.

I strongly advise you to get this album in your car and to listen to it instead of the radio, where most of music doesn't reach the quality of electronic music from the 90s. It's really the kind of stuff that has to be listened several times before being appreciated at its fair value.
At last, I could never recommend the "FSUK3" double mix album that BRA also produced. There's not that madness and all those bleeps unlike their eponymous album, however the diversity and the quality from this duo reached the top level as well.
Apeman

Apeman

April 14, 2010
referencing Bentley Rhythm Ace, CD, Album, 7243 8 21049 2 6, CDPCS 7391
The beginning of track one (Let There Be Flutes) samples the Fireman Sam episode - Bentley The Robot (originally broadcast December 10, 1990).
timbob

timbob

April 15, 2004
referencing Bentley Rhythm Ace, CD, Album, 7243 8 21049 2 6, CDPCS 7391

Just like the cd-cover is a bit unclear about it's title (BRA on the front, Gentley Bentley on the inside, Bentley Rhythm Ace on the side) the music is strange too. from big beat to techno to drum'n'bass to james bond music.

But it still is a great cd, refreshing. You can hear they had a great time making this music. the fun never stops :D

and besides, with titles like 'Who put the bom in the bom bom diddleye bom' and 'return of the hardcore jumble carbotechnodisco roadshow' you can't go wrong.