SlamYear Zero

Label:Soma Quality Recordings – SOMA CD038
CD, Album
Style:House, Synth-pop, Tech House


1This World
Featuring, VocalsTyrone Palmer
Keyboards [Additional], Drums [Additional]Andy Gillespie
2Kill The Pain
Featuring, VocalsDot Allison
Written-ByD. Allison*, O. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
3Fast Lane
Featuring, VocalsEnvoy
Written-ByH. Grant*, O. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
4Metropolitan Cosmopolitan
Featuring, VocalsElbee Bad
Written-ByL. Booker*, O. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
5Blow Your Mind
Written-ByO. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
6Lie To Me
Featuring, VocalsAnn Saunderson
Written-ByA. Saunderson*, O. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
7Known Pleasures
Written-ByO. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
8Bright Lights Fading
Engineer [Vocal]Glenn Gibbons
Featuring, VocalsBillie Ray Martin
Lyrics By, Music By [Melody]B.R. Martin*
Written-ByO. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
9Ghost Electric
Drums [Additional]Andy Gillespie
Written-ByO. Meikle*, S. McMillan*
Written-ByO. Meikle*, S. McMillan*

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Standard jewel case with clear tray.

℗&© 2004 Soma Recordings Ltd.

Publishing credits:
1,2,6,8:SPG Publishing UK Ltd. and Copyright Control
3,5,7,9,10: SPG Publishing UK Ltd
4: SPG Publishing UK Ltd and Booker Bros Music co. (BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 96122 00382 0
  • Barcode (String): 796122003820
  • Matrix / Runout: KEY SOMACD038
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP76
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7308
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 12668

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Year Zero (2×LP)Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality RecordingsSOMA LP 38, Soma LP038UK2004
Year Zero (CD, Album, Copy Protected)Labels7243 8 64135 2 9Europe2004
Year Zero (2×LP, Album, White Label)Soma Quality RecordingsSOMA LP 38UK2004
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Year Zero (CD, Album, Promo, Copy Protected)Soma Quality Recordings, Labels7243 8 64136 28UK & Europe2004
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Year Zero (CD, Album, Promo, Card sleeve)Soma Quality RecordingsSOMACD038PUK2004


  • scoundrel's avatar
    While YEAR ZERO continues with the pop sensibilities of ALIEN RADIO, there's a noticeable sharper twinkle here. The opening track, "This World," has a lovely message, a driving melody, and solid vocals from Tyrone Palmer, while "Kill the Pain" brings back Dot Allison for some mysterious electro. Sure, the vocals on "Fast Lane" and "Metropolitan Cosmopolitan" aren't as strong, but the slow electro groove of "Blow your Mind" help soften the blow, as does the tech-house-infused "Lie to Me." "Known Pleasures" returns to their usual hard-driving techno, and Billie Rae Martin adds more than a touch of drama to "Bright Lights Fading." The pure digital groove of "Ghost Electric" and the thrum of "Human" lets you know that Slam is never far away from the dancefloor. In fact, it's still slamming them.
    • moogy675's avatar
      Edited 15 years ago
      This album may not be as hardbeat as Slam`s earlier releases but bands have to move with the times. I read the comment about `Felix da Housecat` and purchased `Kittenz and thee glitz` assuming it would be a much better album than `Year Zero` which i already liked.
      My dissapointment was huge, why it was voted Muzik magazines album of the year is beyond me. Slam`s music may be softer but it pushes all the right buttons for me.
      • nemetz's avatar
        Edited 17 years ago
        I totally agree with the first comment - this is awful. To me Slam represented a mixture of hard beats, an innovative driving melody and the right dose of vocals. This release obviously wanted to fly on the wings of "Lifetimes", but clearly overdid it. "Lifetimes" was an exception and thus it was well received, but the new release with practicly all the tracks faturing vocals and standard lyrics just came out sounding rater commercial. Biggest disappointment since Swazak's Dirty Dancing. 4/10.
        • larsson07's avatar
          Edited 17 years ago
          I am sad to say that this is Slam's worst release to date. In my opinion they are trying to rip off the Felix Da Housecat album "Kitten Thee Glitz". It is quite obvious that not a lot of thought has been put into this album when you hear tracks such as "Bright Lights Fading" and "This World". They have tried to move away from the sound of their last album with poor resluts. When they played the album at the Arches in Glasgow it sounded even worse! I can't believe that the pioneers of Scottish Techno made this album and a serious change is required with their next release before my faith in Slam is restored. Huge disappointment. Bring back the days of "Positive Education".



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