MoodymannTaken Away

Label:KDJ – KDJ-49
2 x Vinyl, 12", Album
Vinyl, 12", Album
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Beatdown, Deep House, Funk, Soul


A1Do Wrong
A2Taken Away
Keyboards [Additional Keys]Amp Fiddler
B1I'm Already Hi
B2Let Me In
Edited ByKDJ*
ProducerDez Andres*
B3Goodbye Everybody
C1Let Me Show You Love
Drum Programming [Programming], Mixed By, Mastered ByToni Economides
Keyboards [Additional Keys]Seiji
Keyboards [Keys]Mike Patto
Vocals [Additional]Guevara (5)
C2Slow Down
D1Stay A While
VocalsChico DeBarge
D2Taken Away (Original)
Keyboards [Additional Keys]Amp Fiddler
E2We Wanna Party
E3Cotton 4 Daze
F1Pullup Selecta
F2Thought About It
F3I Got Werk

Companies, etc.



Sticker on cellophane:
This LP includes the original version of "Taken Away" and the bonus album "Demos, Cassettes, ADATs & Floppies".

Sides A to D: Taken Away, released digitally on 21 May 2020.
Sides E and F: Demos, Cassettes, ADATs & Floppies Pt​.​1, released digitally on 2 October 2020 and labelled on this release as an album. This version omits the bonus track Home.
The tracklist for Demos, Cassettes, ADATs & Floppies is not on the sleeve.

A1 credited to Me, Myself and Al. (Al = Al Green).
B1 listed as Cassette Demo.
C1 recorded in Wood Green.
C2 and D1 recorded at United Sounds.

Recorded, produced and mastered in Detroit by Witt at Sick Notes except * Let Me Show You Love.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): KDJ 49 A Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): KDJ 49 B Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): KDJ 49 C Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): KDJ 49 D Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, etched): KDJ-49 E Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, etched): KDJ 49 F Trutone Mastering NY Carl 1-21

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Taken Away (10×File, FLAC, Album)KDJKDJ-49US2020
Recently Edited
Taken Away (LP, Album, Unofficial Release, White Label)Not On Label (Moodymann)MMMMUS2020
New Submission
Taken Away (CDr, Album, Unofficial Release)Star Line (7)SL21010Russia2021
New Submission
Taken Away (10×Memory Stick, FLAC, Album, Unofficial Release)Something SpecialSD-21037Russia2021


  • ricstultz's avatar
    Dead silent wax, flat, no distortion.. this one was done right
    • peter-vinyl's avatar
      Funky and relaxed tracks, great production and sound. Pressing is excellent: silent, no pops and crackles (better be as it was very expensive).
      • jancito303's avatar
        This is it. Well, to me it was already over with Black Mahogani, but if there was any doubt, this here settles it.
        Moodymann is the GOAT and this is the Magnum Opus.
        There's Larry Heard, the Timewriter, the Belleville three and many others, but alone on top is this guy that somehow makes it look so effortless.
        If shivers down ones spine could be measured, the ones that went down in my body when I heard this for the first time would be in the double digit Richter scale.
        • hubenschmidt's avatar
          There are way more reasons to discuss this record other than the price.. it is another timeless classic out of Detroit.
          • Billy_binoculars's avatar
            Amazing soul record if you ask me, arguably his best one ever.
            •'s avatar
              the music flows - you can feel how easy KDJ creates the tracks. There is love in what he is doing and authenticity - probably this is one of the secrets in his music. Please keep going.
              Thanks to rushhour for selling this one early for a reasonable price.
              • tunevacoon's avatar
                That bonus LP has some serious moments mane. It all sounds fantastic.
                • soundofsilver's avatar
                  I've never heard anything from him before like that Original Mix of Taken Away.
                  The pressing is quality, folks.



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