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Deee-LiteSampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities

Label:Elektra – 61872-2
Format:
CD, Compilation, Partially Mixed
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:House, Downtempo, Drum n Bass, Tech House, Funk

Tracklist

1What Is Love? (Frenchapella)0:35
2How Do You Say...Love (Pal Joey Remix)
RemixPal Joey
3:18
3Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector (Supa DJ Dmitry & DJ Silver Remix)5:27
4D.M.T. (Supa DJ Dmitry & DJ Silver Remix)5:55
5Mind Melt0:33
6Call Me (Method One Remix)
RemixMethod One
6:26
7I Had A Dream I Was Falling Thru A Hole In The Ozone Layer (Ani Remix)
Clavinet, PianoBernie Worrell
GuitarBootsy Collins
Remix, Producer [Additional]Ani*
4:49
8Good Beat (Goodbeatapella)0:56
9Good Beat (Jonny L Remix)
EngineerMathis Laubli
Remix, Featuring [All Instruments]Jonny L
4:03
10Say Ahh... (Hani Remix)
RemixHani
4:44
11I Won't Give Up (Ani Remix)
OrganJoe Ruddick
Remix, Producer [Additional]Ani*
4:48
12Won't You Listen To What The DJ's Spinning0:15
13Groove Is In The Heart (Sampladelic)
Backing Vocals, Rap [Uncredited]Bootsy Collins
SaxophoneMaceo Parker
Vocals [Uncredited]Q-Tip
4:25
14Heart Be Still (Carl Craig Remix)
RemixCarl Craig
4:46
15Power Of Love (Lovapella)0:28
16Power Of Love (Ian Pooley Remix)
RemixIan Pooley
4:20
17Runaway (MAW Remix)
RemixMAW*
5:18
18Bittersweet Loving (Todd Terry Remix)
EngineerBill Klatt
KeyboardsTerry Burrus
Other [Digital Alchemy]Jeffrey Bernstein
RemixTodd Terry
3:55
19Pussycat Meow (Murk Boys Remix)
RemixMurk Boys*
4:35
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Notes

Compilation of remixes. Tracks are slightly mixed together.

Q-Tip is credited for rap on track 13, but his rap isn't present on this mix. Bootsy Collins, however, has an uncredited rap on this mix that isn't present on other mixes of "Groove Is In The Heart".

All songs written and produced for Sampladelic Production.
All songs Delovely Publishing (ASCAP).
Editing at Living Room Studios & Tuta Aquino.
Mastered at Frankford Wayne, New York, NY.
Dedicated to dancers around the globe.
Track 3: Contains vocals of the Dr. Timothy Leary's recording "Beginning Of The Voyage".
Track 13: Contains samples of "Bring Down The Birds" performed by Herbie Hancock, "Get Up" performed by Vernon Burch, and "Hateful Head Helen" performed by Sweet Pussy Pauline (all uncredited). This version previously unreleased on CD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596187220
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-61872-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y178 2 61872-2 RE-1 01 M1S5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U2W
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y178 2 61872-2 RE-1 01 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U3F
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y178 2 61872-2 RE-1 01 M4S6
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2U7F

Other Versions (5 of 14)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities (2×LP, Compilation)Elektra61872-1US1996
Recently Edited
Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities (CD, Compilation)ElektraWPCR-894Japan1996
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Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities - Deee Remixes (CD, Album, Compilation)Elektra7559-61872-2Europe1996
Recently Edited
Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities (12", Promo, Sampler, Compilation)ElektraSAM 1964UK1996
Recently Edited
Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities Deee-Remixes (2×LP, Promo, Compilation)ElektraED-6011US1996

Reviews

TAA.TUU.SWE's avatar
TAA.TUU.SWE
Listening to this almost reminded me of listening to the rave compilations "Welcome to the Future" that came out in the early 90's. It's dancey, ravey, trippy, and so on.... It was really well compiled and doesn't sound like it would be out of place at a club or a rave. My favourite of the new remixes was Ian Pooley's remix of 'Power of Love'. It was hard to sit still while listening to this compilation of remixes, new and old, (but all basically old now). Listening to it really makes you wonder what a fourth Deee-Lite album would've sounded like and is a bright ending to Deee-Lite's catalogue, excluding best hits compilations of course.
ledjfab's avatar
ledjfab
Edited 15 years ago
First, it was a big deception to learn that Deee-Lite's fourth album was only a compilation of remixes and not an album of original tracks. Also, note that several versions here have been released previously on 12" and CD Singles.
Although the choice of the remixers is tight, the results are not always probant. The old stuff is still very good: the Murk Boys with "Pussycat Meow", Masters At Work with "Runaway", Method One with "Call Me" and the Pal Joey track "How Do You Say... Love" which uses a sample of "Falling In Love" by Surface. The new versions are either variations (the Supa DJ Dmitry & DJ Silver mixes) or complete reinterpretations. Ian Pooley suceeds in giving a new life to "Power Of Love" in a very good House version. Todd Terry gives us a glimpse of his single version of "Bittersweet Loving" (unfortunately unreleased).
Note that there is a technical problem at the beginning of "Runaway", where we can hear - for a second or so - the percussions of the Carl Craig remix of "Heart Be Still".
I wish Deee-Lite could have continued to live, because they were really good together, and this compilation is just a glimpse of what they were able to do. I miss them a lot.