The Chemical BrothersCome With Us

Label:Freestyle Dust – XDUSTCD5, Virgin – 7243 8 11682 2 6
CD, Album
Style:House, Techno, Downtempo, Big Beat, Deep House


1Come With Us
Performer [Sample From The Recording 'The Evidence']G. Chemouny*, J. Claudel
Written-By [Co-written By]Cooperman*, Fairstein*, Krissen*, Rallo*
2It Began In Afrika
Performer [Sample From 'Drumbeat']Jim Ingram
Written-By [Co-written By]Ingram*
3Galaxy Bounce3:27
4Star Guitar6:27
Written-By [Co-written By], Performer [Samples From The Association Recording 'Round Again']Alexander*
6My Elastic Eye
Written-By [Co-written By], Performer [Elements Sampled From 'Tic Tac Nocturne']Estardy*
7The State We're In6:26
9Pioneer Skies
Written-By [Co-written By], Performer [Elements Sampled From 'Yellow Train']Camison*, Bachelet*
10The Test
Performer [Part Of The Improvisation In The Recording 'Pielgrzym']C. Niemen*
Written-By [Co-written By]Czeslaw Niemen*, Ashcroft*

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Recorded at Miloco Studios, South London
Edited in the basement

Beth Orton appears courtesy of Heavenly Recordings.
Richard Ashcroft appears courtesy of Hut Recordings.

Track 1 'Come With Us' contains a sample from the recording 'The Evidence' licensed courtesy of G. Chemouny and J. Claudel.
Track 2 'It Began In Afrika' contains a sample from 'Drumbeat' performed by Jim Ingram, courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy Inc.
Track 5 'Hoops' features samples from The Association recording 'Round Again' (Alexander). Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records. By arrangement with Warner Special Projects.
Track 6 'My Elastic Eye' contains elements sampled from 'Tic Tac Nocturne' (Estardy). Tele Music Records (1973). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 9 'Pioneer Skies' contains elements sampled from 'Yellow Train' (Camison/Bacheler), Sirocco Records (1973). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 10 'The Test' contains part of the improvisation performed by C. Niemen in the recording 'Pielgrzym', originally released on the LP 'Niemen Aerolit' (1974), catalogue number SX 1192, by Polskie Nagrania Muza.

All tracks published by Universal/MCA Music Limited except Track 1/2 published by Universal/MCA Music Limited/Copyright Control, Track 5 published by Universal/MCA Music Limited/Ardmore & Beechwood Ltd, Track 6/9 published by Universal/MCA Music Limited/Editions Musicales Sforzando/BMG Music Publishing Ltd and Track 10 published by Universal/MCA Music Limited/EMI Music Publishing Ltd (ZAIKS).
℗&© 2002 Virgin Records Limited. © 2002 Virgin Records Limited. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Limited.

Printed in the E.U.
Made in the E.U.

Released in a standard jewel case, includes an 8-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24381 16822 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724381168226
  • Label Code: LC03098
  • Price Code: PM513
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Rights Society (Track 10): Zaiks
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  • atari2600's avatar
    Can anyone confirm if Galaxy Bounce has Freddie Mercury samples.
    • BigBeat25's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      It must not have been easy for the Brothers to find a new range of sounds after the big beat demise back in the early 2000's.
      Most of the acts that used this style (often symbolized with one or two LP's) simply disappeared (Cirrus, Propellerheads, The Wiseguys, Monkey Mafia, Lunatic Calm, Dirty Beatniks, Hardknox to name a few).
      On the othe hand, most well-known bands such as The Crystal Method, Freestylers, Fatboy Slim and Junkie XL have maintained some recognition by adapting to newer trends and production methods which changed the way their music sounded.
      The Prodigy is one remarkable exception, as they have kept the beats as hard as they were in the beginning.

      As for the Chems, they are the group amongst all the others previously quoted that have been able to use creativity to the fullest. They also parted ways with the core roots of big beat but never lost their originality.
      Now, concerning "Come With Us", it's definitely more than acceptable. "Dig Your Own Hole" was dark, "Surrender" began to bring more accessibility to the party and "Come With Us" definitely parted ways with darkness and intensity in favour of an upbeat atmosphere.

      I never get tired of hearing the violins firing up the intro of "Come With Us", even if the rest of the track is not necessarily the most inspired tune crafted by the Brits.
      "It Began In Afrika" is a nice tribal party starter that can be followed with Leftfield's "Afro Ride".
      "Galaxy Bounce" features funky vibes and appeared in numerous commercial released, most notably the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" movie soundtrack as well as the PES 2010 game OST.
      "Star Guitar" has a dreamful atmosphere, and has one of the best video clips ever made thanks to the work of Michel Gondry.
      "Hoops" got serious Beatles vibes thanks to the use of a sample from The Association's "Round Again".
      "The State We're In" is the traditional peaceful break featuring Beth Orton.
      "Denmark" has a first third of funky bassline, a second third of build-up and a third one with crazy trumpets.
      Very few songs feature level crossing sirens. The Brothers did it in "Pioneer Skies".
      At last, "The Test" is the closest big beat sound we've got in this release. The outro progressively drifting away is lovely.

      One of my favorites from 2002 along with "Burnin' Sneakers" from Bomfunk MC's, "Community Service" from The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold's "Bunkka" and Cirrus's "Counterfeit".
      • superpoison99's avatar
        Последний, нормальный, непопсовый альбом от химических братьев!
        Дальше пошло только хуже.

        Last, normal, not a pop album from The Chemical Brothers!
        Then it went worse.
        • dlgale1974's avatar
          Bit dull in parts, starts off alright with "Come With Us", "It Began in Afrika" and "Denmark" are my highlights. It's all OK, but just OK, nothing to get excited about.
          • h4ndcrafted's avatar
            Edited 8 years ago
            Not obviously their best, but it has aged well. Nothing beats their Hanna soundtrack though.
            • hcgFlynn's avatar
              I really like this album. It is maybe not the best chemical brothers album of all time, but it has their best underground dancefloor track (it began in afrika) and star guitar which is one of the best chemical brothers song in this decade. And besides these we have a bunch of enjoyable tunes as well (galaxy bounce, denmark, the test - to name a few).

              A very psychadelic release you could fall in love with forever.
              • DarkSouljah's avatar
                a further recession by Simons and Rowlands in comparison to their old material. this album contains some good tracks, but uses an overdoing of juxtapositions to convey their message for this album - whatever that may be.



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