Goldie ‎– Ring Of Saturn

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1 Mother VIP (Vocal Mix)
Arranged By – Goldie, John 'Genius' Altman*Arranged By [Vocal], Backing Vocals – GoldieEngineer – Will Donovan*Leader [Orchestral] – Gavyn WrightOrchestra – Orchestra John AltmanProgrammed By – Optical
7:24
2 What You Won't Do For Love (Radio Edit) 4:16
3 Hyena 1 5:40
4 Kaiser Salsek 5:40
5 Judged By Colour, Heard By Sound, Seen By Blind 6:28
6 Unkle 5:08
7 What You Won't Do For Love (Left Hand Man Mix) 6:00

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Dedicated to Chance Marie Price.

Strings recorded at Angel Sound, London. Recorded at The Womb Room and mixed at The Pierce Rooms. Designed at The Apartment.

℗ 1998 FFRR Records Ltd. © 1998 FFRR Records Ltd. Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Motor Musik GmbH.
Catalogue number (on spines/rear/CD): 570 353.2
Catalogue number (in booklet): 570 353-2

Issued in a standard jewel case with six page foldout style booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 731457 035320
  • Barcode (Scan): 731457035320
  • Label Code: LC7654
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Other (Distribution Code): PY 871
  • Matrix / Runout: 5703532 02 %
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0462
  • Other (Mould Stamp): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
570 353-1 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(3xLP) FFRR 570 353-1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
POCD-1291 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD) FFRR, London Records POCD-1291 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CDr, Promo) FFRR, Beethoven St. Mastering none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
314-566 079-2 Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD, EP) FFRR 314-566 079-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version

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koeago

koeago

November 13, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Many argue 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 a of reassurance, letting those who not moved by Saturnz 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 accessable.

Next up, we have Goldie's interpretation of the well-known 'What You Won't Do For Love'. This track really has that trademark Goldie sound, the familier breaks, the strings, the trumpets and the intantly recognisable voice of Diane 'Inner City Life' Charlamagne. Nice, soothing 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 repedative and very noisy; works that are really only able to be appreciated by those serious dark dnb heads who like there their dnb in such a way. (EG: Kaiser Salsek has a constant sqeaking noise throughout that may become more than a little irritating for many).

The final track is Right Hand Man's remix of track. His version loses Diane Charlamagne's vocal, and instead uses the original version's catchy bassline to drive a darker and more 'dubby' affair. Not bad.

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 it originally been a part of Saturnz Return upon it's release, the reception to Goldie's second album would probably have been a lot better, as there would have been a wider selection of tracks and more diversity to it. (Why the hell didn't he just put these tracks on Saturnz in the first place??). As a stand-alone piece though, it's a decent yet uneven collection of drum and bass thst really isn't anything special.