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Zero 7Simple Things

Label:Ultimate Dilemma – UDRCD016
Format:
CD, Album, Digipak
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo

Tracklist

1I Have Seen
BassPete Trotman
DrumsJeremy Stacey
GuitarDedi Madden
ViolinSally Herbert
VocalsMozez
Written-ByR. Phillips*
5:06
2Polaris
BassPete Trotman
PercussionOllie Savill
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*
4:48
3Destiny
BassPete Trotman
GuitarAllan Simpson
Mixed ByDemus, Zero 7
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*, S. Furler*, S. Barker*
5:37
4Give It Away
BassPete Trotman
DrumsMiggi Barradas*
GuitarAllan Simpson
TrumpetGraeme Stewart
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*
5:17
5Simple Things
Electric Piano [Rhodes Solo]Max Beesley
Mixed ByDemus, Zero 7
VocalsMozez
Written-ByH. Binns*, O. Wright*, S. Hardaker*
4:24
6Red Dust
BassPete Trotman
FluteDan Litman
GuitarAllan Simpson
TrumpetGraeme Stewart
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*
5:40
7Distractions
BassPete Trotman
GuitarDedi Madden
ViolinSally Herbert
VocalsSia Furler
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*, S. Furler*
5:16
8In The Waiting Line
BassPete Trotman
DrumsJeremy Stacey
GuitarDedi Madden
VocalsSophie Barker
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*, S. Barker*
4:32
9Out Of Town
Bass, GuitarPhil Thornally*
TrumpetSimon Elms
Written-ByH. Binns*, S. Hardaker*
4:47
10This World
ViolinSally Herbert
VocalsMozez
Written-ByH. Binns*, O. Wright*, S. Hardaker*
5:36
11Likufanele
PercussionJenny Arrel
ViolinSally Herbert
Written-ByPhilani Mothers*
6:24
12End Theme
BassPete Trotman
DrumsJeremy Stacey
Written-ByD. Runswick*
3:38
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℗ & © 2001 Ultimate Dilemma. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 055008 301623
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5055008301623
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SONOPRESS | UDRCD 016 04
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): not entered
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): not entered
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SONOPRESS | UDRCD 016 05
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L503
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8714
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Mirrored): SONOPRESS UDRCD 016 04
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L503
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 8741
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored Variant 4): SONOPRESS UDRCD 016 05
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L503
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 8717

Other Versions (5 of 40)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Simple Things (CD, Album, Stereo)Quango Records, Palm PicturesQMG 5007-2US2001
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Simple Things (CD, Album, CD, Compilation)Ultimate Dilemma, [PIAS]UDRCDX16, 726.1016.024UK & Europe2001
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Simple Things (2×LP, Album)Ultimate DilemmaUDRLP016UK2001
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Simple Things (CD, Album, Digipak)Sony Records Int'lSRCS 2524Japan2001
Recently Edited
Simple Things (CD, Album, Digipak)Ultimate Dilemma, [PIAS]UDRCD 016, 726.1016.020Europe2001

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  • Risingson's avatar
    Risingson
    Edited 9 months ago
    The approach of Zero 7 to downtempo, specifically to the Air's "Moon Safari" sound (but on other places it shows they were listening to 4hero, Cinematic Orchestra and long etc), was very much the copy, rearrange and paste one from the anime episode final emo song, and it works very well in here. Strings are well placed, keyboards sound perfectly tuned, vocalists express their guts out (Sia in particular) and the deja vu riffs (all over the place) can be taken as nice nods.

    But however nice the collection of songs are, I still think they are better at their dubbiest. "Spinning Dub" is maybe the best tune of that era of their careers.
    • Saborcaracter's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      It's weirdly sobering to realize, while writing this in the year 2021, that both Zero 7's "Simple Things" (2001) and Air's "Moon Safari" (1998) were released more than 20 years ago. One of those moments that you just can't believe that it has really been two decades since these albums saw the light of day. I deliberately mention them both, 'cause I used to play them regularly and then preferably back to back. I was single, I lived in a great apartment close to the city center and I had a great job; life was sweet, carefree, packed with parties and as far as I was concerned I had all the freedom in the world. That "feel" dominated every single note of music I listened to in those days and, as corny as it may sound, but "Simple Things" truly has become one of the soundtracks of my life back then. The songs are laid back, hip hoppy on the trip hop tip and are not only perfect for hot summer days on the beach, but also for afternoons near the fireplace in autumn. It's also one of those albums that's good from start to finish. No 'fillers', no, just nothing but Grade A top notch music. "Simple Things", to my ears, still sounds as fresh and fantastic now as it did 20 years ago. But one thing has been perfectly conditioned in my brain: the moment I put this one on, boom, I'm back in the late 90s and early 2000s, reminiscing over those carefree, happy days, when life seemed to be a lot easier and, indeed, simpler.
      • AwesomeAndrew62's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        Found this at a thrift store. Went into this album not knowing what to expect at all. I am EXTREMELY Impressed with the quality of this album.
        • Deejie1's avatar
          Deejie1
          Listening to the album and it appears to me to be very Air inspired. Not that i'm complaining as it is a quality album.
          • Trigonometirc
            Ridiculously good. They never reached the same genius after this album.
            • h4ndcrafted's avatar
              h4ndcrafted
              High quality music.
              • nyamcz's avatar
                nyamcz
                This album worth some attention.

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