Ad

Phil Asher Presents FocusSweet And Sour

Label:Versatile Records – VERCD008
Format:
CD, Album
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Broken Beat, Future Jazz

Tracklist

1Bamba
Congas [Conga], Percussion [Hand Percussion]Kaidi Tatham
Electric Piano [Rhodes 73], Synthesizer [Korg MS 20]Kaidi Tatham
ProducerPhil Asher
Written-ByDes Laszlo*, Phil Asher
3:55
2Wha Blo
Congas [Conga], Percussion [Hand Percussion]Kaidi Tatham
Edited By [Vocal Editing]Felix Hopkins
Electric Piano [Rhodes 73], Synthesizer [Korg MS 20]Kaidi Tatham
FeaturingKaidi Tatham
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Vocals [Additional]Maiya James
Vocals [Chants By]Focustribe Voices
Written-ByKaidi Tatham, Phil Asher
2:19
3Having Your Fun
Edited By [Vocal Editing]Felix Hopkins
Keyboards [Yamaha Cs 15D & Yamaha U3]Kaidi Tatham
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Upright Piano [Upright Acoustic Piano]Kaidi Tatham
Vocals [Sung By]Maiya James
Written-ByPhil Asher
3:44
4Marvin Is One
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Keyboards [Se 1]Nathan G Haines*
Written-ByPhil Asher
7:42
5Bassual
Effects [Vocal Fx], Edited By [Editing]Felix Hopkins
Keyboards [Additional 80's Keys]Mike Patto
PercussionWilliams Cumberbache
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Vocals [Sung By]Maiya James
Written-ByPhil Asher
5:48
6Hal
BassJoe Carpenter
DrumsDaniel Crosby
KeyboardsMike Patto
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Written-ByPhil Asher
8:04
7Exagr8
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Written-ByPhil Asher
2:38
8Journey To Jupiter (Act 1 The Daughter Of Spazm)
Cello [By Analogue Key's]Kaidi Tatham
GuitarChris Franck
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Written-ByPhil Asher
7:01
9Never Giving Up
Edited By [Vocal Editing]Felix Hopkins
Keyboards [80's Keys]Mighty Mike Patto*
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Vocals [Sung By]Maiya James
Written-ByMaiya James, Phil Asher
4:40
10Spaceship Rocket
Bass [Warp 10]Mike Patto
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Written-ByPhil Asher
6:02
11Find Myself
Edited By [Vocal Editing]Felix Hopkins
PercussionWilliams Cumberbache
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Vocals [Sung By]Andrea Mendez
Written-ByPhil Asher
6:55
12China Bumps
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
Written-ByPhil Asher
2:29
13Sweet & Sour
Organ [Wurlitzer], Keyboards [Spaceage Key's]Mark De Clive Lowe*
Producer, Arranged ByPhil Asher
VocalsPeabo Hares
6:12
Ad

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Tracks 3 and 4 listed on the back cover as Marvin Is One and Having Your Fun respectively.

Artwork: Sophie Toporkoff, Paris.

Made in France.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 760015 450265
  • Barcode (Scanned): 3760015450265
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] VERCD008 @@@ 02 20020611 0408 @@@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1208
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Distribution Code: 381 P

Other Versions (5 of 7)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Sweet And Sour (3×12", Album)Versatile RecordsVERLP008France2002
Sweet And Sour (CD, Album, Promo)Versatile RecordsVERCD008France2002
New Submission
Sweet And Sour (CD, Album)Village AgainVIA-0004Japan2002
Recently Edited
Sweet And Sour (3×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Misprint)Versatile RecordsVERLP008France2002
New Submission
Sweet And Sour (CD, Album, Promo)Village AgainVIA-0004Japan2002

Recommendations

Reviews

  • scoundrel's avatar
    scoundrel
    Edited 19 years ago
    Jazz-house-breaks from one of the forefathers: Phil Asher. But I was slightly disappointed by SWEET AND SOUR. After the batacuda excitement of “Bamba” and “Wha Blo” comes a switch in tempo: “Having Your Fun,” veers a little too much into R&B for my tastes. “Marvin is One” follows that, however, with a nice house kick, and “Bassual” brings back the breaks. “Exagr8” is only an interlude, but adds a bit of darkness into the mix, and that makes it stand out, but only because the other tracks don’t stand out as much, I’m afraid. “Journey to Jupiter” has some African jazz riffs thrown in, but it never connects. The retro-electro of “Never Giving Up” and dub-Jah of “Spaceship Rocket” seem like throwaway tracks -- far from what Asher is capable of. “Find Myself,” a more traditional house track, and “China Bumps,” which takes on jazz breaks with cut-ups, are much more representative of his talents.

    Release

    For sale on Discogs

    Sell a copy

    Statistics

    • Have:107
    • Want:64
    • Avg Rating:3.89 / 5
    • Ratings:18

    Ad

    Videos (5)

    Edit

    Lists

      Ad
      Ad