Pete Tong & Boy GeorgeThe Annual II

Label:Ministry Of Sound – ANNCD96
Series:The Annual – II
2 x CD, Mixed, Cardboard Slip-Case
Style:House, UK Garage, Techno


1-1Sandy BMake The World Go Round (Deep Dish Remix)
Remix [Derived]Deep Dish
Remix [Reconstructed By]Dubfire & Sharam
1-2Heller & Farley ProjectUltra Flava (Original Edit)
Composed ByTerry Farley/Pete Heller*
1-3Hysteric EgoWant Love (Original Mix)
Composed ByR. White*
Producer, Arranged ByC. Campbell*, R. White*
1-4Sensory ProductionsDisco Elements Vol 5 (Original)5:15
1-5The Lisa Marie Experience*Jumpin' (Original)
Composed ByKen Morris, Patrick Adams
Producer, Mixed ByThe Lisa Marie Experience*
Written By [Composed]Patrick Adams / Ken Morris
1-6Stretch N'Vern* Presents Mad Dog*I'm Alive (Fatboy Slim Mix)
Composed ByJules Vern, Stretch Silvester
Performer ["Boogie Wonderland"]Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
RemixFatboy Slim
Written By [Composed]Stretch Silvester & Jules Vern
1-7Tori AmosProfessional Widow (Armands Star Trunk Funkin' Mix)
Composed ByTori Amos
Coordinator [Post Production Co-ordinated By]Johnny D De Mairo*
1-8CJ BollandSugar Is Sweeter (Armand Van Helden Mix)
Vocals [Uncredited]Jade 4U
1-9BascoThe Beat Is Over (Sure Is Pure Mix)
Composed By, ProducerDobre, Jark
RemixSure Is Pure
Written By [Composed]Jark/Dobre
1-10Aleem*Filtri Organi (Main Mix)
Composed ByA. Lamarque, E. Claude*, O. Frossard*
1-11Lisa MayVoodoo Ray (Man'chiavellian Mix)
Composed By, ProducerA Guy Called Gerald
Remix, Producer [Additional]Hall & Eastman
1-12X-Press 2Trans Europe Xpress (The Ride)
Producer, Arranged ByX-Press 2
1-13FaithlessInsomnia (Monster Mix)
Composed ByMaxi Jazz, Rollo, Sister Bliss
Mixed By [Additional]Goetz
Producer, Mixed ByRollo And Sister Bliss*
Written By [Composed]Rollo / Sister Bliss / Maxi Jazz
1-14Natural Born GroovesGroovebird (Original Mix)
Composed ByBert Boon, Jako van Ryswyk*
1-15MozaicRays Of The Rising Sun (Ramp's Worshipful Dub)
Composed ByTolan*, Johnson*
Producer [Additional], RemixRamp
Written ByJohnson/Tolan
2-1Prodigy*Firestarter (Instrumental Mix)
Producer, Mixed ByL. Howlett*
Written ByL. Howlett / K. Flint / T. Horn / A. Dudley / J. Jeczalik / P. /Morley / G. Lanagan
2-2UnderworldBorn Slippy (Original Mix)
Composed ByUnderworld
Producer, Mixed ByUnderworld
2-3Bush Babies Feat. DEXDelicious (Hair Scrunchy Mix)
Composed ByDEX, Bik C*, Rod Devonshire
Mixed ByD. Randell*, N. Cain*
ProducerDEX, Nik C, Rod Devonshire
RemixHair Scrunchy
Written By [Composed]Bic C/Rod Devonshire/DEX
2-4Dex & JoneseyThe Beginning (D&J's Original Mix)
Composed By, ProducerAndy McEniry*, Kevin Tewis
2-5David Morales & The Bad Yard Club Feat. Crystal Waters And Delta (9)In De Ghetto (1996 Rhythm Masters Mix)
Composed ByD. Morales*, D. Bennett*, H. Tucker*, L. Dunbar*
RemixRhythm Masters
Written By [Composed]D. Morales / L. Dunbar / H. Tucker / D. Bennett
2-6Express Of SoundReal Vibration (Want Love) (Real Club Mix)
Composed ByR. White*
2-7Pulse (3) Feat. Antoinette RobersonThe Lover That You Are (Sleeping Lions Mix)
Composed ByCarla B.*, David Morales
Producer, Mixed ByHex Hector, Soul Solution
RemixSleeping Lions
Written By [Composed]David Morales / Carla B
2-8E'vokeArms Of Loren (Steinway Mix)
Composed By, ProducerBarry Leng, Duncan Hannant
2-9MankeyBelieve In Me (Rhythm Masters Believe It Club Mix)
Composed ByA. Moyel*, A. Manston*, J. Porter*, V. Clarke*
ProducerAndy Manston
Written By [Composed]A. Mantson / V.Clark / A. Moyet / J. Porter
2-10SouvlakiInferno (Fired Up Mix)
Composed ByDaniel Hartman, Mark Summers
Written By [Composed]Mark Summers / Daniel Hartman
2-11Rio & MarsGimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Candy Girls Mix)
Composed ByAndersson / Ulvaeus*
ProducerRio & Mars
Remix [Derived]Candy Girls
Remix, Producer [Additional]Rachel Auburn
2-12Apollo Four Forty*Krupa (Alcatraz Within The Remix Vs. @ 440)
Composed ByGray*, Noko, Gray*
Written By [Composed]Noko/Gray/Gray
2-13Rollo Goes Spiritual Feat. Pauline TaylorLet This Be A Prayer (Epic Mix)
VocalsPauline Taylor
Written By [Composed]Rollo/Sister Bliss/Pauline Taylor
2-14Eve Gallagher(Don't Let Me Be) Misunderstood (Q Continuum Mix)
Composed ByB. Benjamin*, G. Caldwell*, S. Marcus*
ProducerThe Cotton Club*
RemixThe Q Continuum
Written By [Composed]B. Benjamin/S. Marcus/G. Caldwell

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Lisa Marie Experience - Jumpin' is incorrectly listed on the back as 'Keep On Jumpin (Bizzare Inc Remix) it is not the Bizzare Inc Remix (remake) it is the "original" white label version.

Housed in cardboard slip-case with a loose 33-page booklet inside. Another version like this is pressed by EMI Swindon. There's also a limited edition resembling a faux leather book.

"Mixed by Pete Tong & Boy George"

This compilation:
℗ 1996 Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd
© 1996 Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd
Made in England. Distributed by 3mv.

Licensing information
Tori Amos - Professional Widow
Sound And Stone ℗ 1996 WEA International Inc. Remixed for X-Mix Productions. Taken from the Warner Music UK album 'Boys For Pete...'. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.

C J Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter
BIEM/MCPS ℗ 1996 Internal Records. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division

Hysteric Ego - Want Love
GEMA ℗ 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.

Mozaic - Rays Of The Rising Sun
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.

Dex & Jonesy - The Beginning
DNJ Productions. ℗ 1996 DNJ Productions

Apollo Four Forty - Krupa
Reverb Music Ltd. ℗ Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Remixed at Alcatraz.

Prodigy - Firestarter
EMI Virgin Music Ltd. / Copyright Control / Unforgettable Songs / Perfect Songs. ℗ 1996 XL Recordings
Licensed courtesy of XL Recordings/Beggars Banquet

Natural Born Grooves - Groovebird
Copyright Control. ℗1996 Heat Recordings Ltd.

David Morales & The Bad Yard Club feat. Crystal Waters and Delta In De Ghetto
EMI Music/ Warner Chappell / EMI Virgin. ℗ 1996 Polygram Records Inc. (New York). Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division

Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson - The Lover That You Are.
BIEM/Stemra. ℗ 1996 Jellybean Recordings. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

E'voke - Arms Of Loren
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London). Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division

Faithless - Insomnia
BMG / Champion Music. ℗ 1996 Cheeky Records Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Champion Records.

X-Press 2 - Trans Europe Xpress
Chrysalis Music / Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Junior Recordings Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Junior Boys Own.

Sandy B - Make The World Go Round
Jelly Jams LLC / Champion Music. ℗ 1996 Energy Production Srl under exclusive license to Champion Records Ltd.
Reconstructed for Deep Dish Productions

The Lisa Marie Experience - Keep On Jumpin'
MCA Music Ltd. / BMG Music Publishing Ltd. ℗1996 3 Beat Music Ltd under exclusive license to London Records 90 Ltd. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

Underworld - Born Slippy
Underworld / Sherlock Holmes Music. ℗ 1995 Junior Recordings Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Junior Boys Own.

Rio & Mars - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Bocu Music. ℗ 1996 Dome Records Ltd under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. Licensed courtesy of EMI Special Markets.

Bush Babies featuring DEX - Delicious
Copyright Control. ℗ Buclear Productions

Souvlaki - Inferno
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Scorccio Records under exclusive license to A&M Records Ltd. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

Rollo Goes Spiritual feat. Pauliine Taylor - Let This Be A Prayer
BMG / Champion Music / Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Cheeky Records Ltd.

Sensory Productions - Disco Elements Vol. 5
Azuli Music. ℗ 1996 Azuli Records. Licensed from Azuli Records, London.

Express of Sound - Real Vibration (Want Love)
Peer Music. ℗ EMI Records. Licensed courtesy of EMI Special Markets

Mankey - Believe In Me
Sony Music Publishing / 2 P's Music / Slamm Music. ℗ 1996 Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd.

Eve Gallagher - (Don't Let Me Be) Misunderstood
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 More Protein.

Aleem - Filtri Organi
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 Pro-Zac Trax. Issued under license from BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.

Basco - The Best Is Over
MCA Music & Somefour. ℗ 1996 Deconstructionm Ltd. Issued under license from BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.

Heller & Farley Project - Ultra Flava
Copyright Control. ℗ 1996 A&M Records Ltd. Produced for Junior Boys Own. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

Stretch 'N' Vern presents Mad Dog - I'm Alive
Copyright Control. ℗1996 FFRR/Spot On. "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions courtesy of Sony Music. Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

Lisa May - Voodoo Ray
Chrysalis Music Publishing. ℗ 1996 Juice Box Records Ltd. under exclusive license to Mercury Records Ltd. (London). Courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division.

Track 1-6 is listed as "Fatboy Slim Mix" on the slipcase, but "Fatboy Comes Alive" in the booklet.
Track 1-11 is listed as "Man'chiavellian Mix" on the slipcase, but "Man'chiavellian" in the booklet.
Durations not stated on release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 026535 700227
  • Barcode (Scanned ): 5026535700227
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variant 1): 50591 ANNCD96-1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 1): 50582 ANNCD96-2 0
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, Variant 1): IFPI LA41
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, Variant 1): IFPI LA41

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  • lowimpact15's avatar
    Peter Michael Tong and George Alan O'Dowd Presents Ministry of Sound Annual 2.

    Mixed and produced by the remarkably talented Charlie brook at Wise Buddah.

    For the first 5 tracks on CD1 starts of with a vigorous mix of dance tracks and Charlie mixes Heller & Farley into Sandy B so brilliantly, the mixing is very neat and tidy as well as the beats in 100% perfect sync. Then Disco Elements by Sensory Productions really adds a nice touch to the mix as I absolutely loved that track back in the late 90s and was the reason why I bought the album back then.

    If I was to express any critics I would say that it would have probably been better to use the original version of Stretch n Vern I'm alive which would have made the mix more consistent and smooth however Charlie was still able to pull it off and mix it perfectly using the breakbeat version.

    Another nice smooth flow between track 9 and 13 but unfortunately Groovebird would have been more suitable on CD2 as it had to be slowed down to fit in with faithless.

    CD2 has a nice selection of tracks however The Lover That You Are by Pulse should have gone of CD1 as it had to be pitched up to 136BPM when it's 124BPM standard. Firestarter and Bornslippy would have been better at the end of the CD.

    There are a few tracks from CD1 that would have been better on CD2 Vise versa and had they shuffled them around a bit it would have made a perfect mix album. But again the track selection of the compilations was up to ministry of sound who then sent the tracks to the producer to mix the album which in this instance is Charlie Brook who always does a fantastic job.

    Overall it is still enjoyable to listen to and I still do to this day.
    • tobymessy's avatar
      Edited 10 months ago
      Ubiquitous chart hits and a few anthems mixed by two blokes who routinely mix ubiquitous chart hits and a few anthems.

      The Ministry Annuals were pants

      • dancemusicdungeon's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I have a feeling this is probably one of the best Annuals.
        First off it's worth noting that this is one of the few mix CDs where you're going to hear the original white label of Lisa Marie - Jumpin' - it's got a much chunkier bassline, far grittier...and uses the original 70s vocals lifted from the disco anthem...*cough*
        You can also hear it in Essential Mix Volume 2 where Charlie Brook also took the mixing reins for Pete Tong, as well.

        Speaking of which, the mixing. Brilliant, as expected by Charlie Brook (of "In The Mix" alongside Simon Walsh the unsung heros of so many other great mix CDs) taking the steering wheel. The tracklist is really great on both CDs offering up a great selection of 'mature' dance tracks; I suppose it *could* have delved a little deeper into trance to be honest, but it's a very house/progressive...and even early hard house (handbag?) in some places. Both CDs start out very strong but I thought perhaps lost it in the tracklisting a little toward the end on each where things got a bit repetative. I'd still quite happily sit and listen through with very few skips overall. A brilliant slice of dance music history.

        I hope Charlie reads these comments about the mixing and takes them to heart! Well deserved praise.
        • Tedster41's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          This Annual is probably the best the Ministry ever did, with the Annual III in close second. Not just the amazing line up of tracks, but the mixing itself. My personal favourite transition is how Pete Tong takes the Fatboy Slim Remix of 'I'm Alive', with a BPM of around 100, into the Armand Van Helden Remix of 'Professional Widow', with a BPM of 128. Despite the clear tempo difference, he manages to loop it so perfectly that it's as if the tempo change never happened. Then he starts bringing Sugar is Sweeter into it, and just makes this feel more like an actual 'mix', rather than a set of tracks just thrown together, which is how Ministry does it now. The whole album feels like a night actually in the club, and apart from a few strange moments (I'm looking at you Firestarter), the mixing is spot on. No wonder it broke the world record for Best Selling Club Dance Compilation.
          • shylockse2's avatar
            The album that introduced me to dance music as an 11 year old and kicked started my DJ'n. Pete Tong & Boy George blending the sounds of that years dance floor hits. An audio annual that captures the year perfectly.
            • adamalada's avatar
              anyone else wish it was 1996 again?! Man Britain was such an awesome place in the 90s. This is without doubt the best of the MOS Annuals (IMO closely followed by IV). This will still sound awesome in 2030.
              • borge_jensen's avatar
                I remember hearing the beginning of Boy George's mix being played loud in a Virgin Megastore when this came out. I hated it back then, and I still hate it now - the way he slaughters "Born Slippy", switching into it right in the middle of the vocals, and switching to the next track way too soon. But don't let that fool you - starting with the third track, George's mix turns into a non-stop joyride of uplifting, fast house music with a few extra slices of cheese. Recommended!
                • loggyboy's avatar
                  Will stands the test of time - 21 years on and I can still listen to it over and over again.
                  • MilesCollection's avatar
                    Without a doubt the best dance compilation ever made


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