Label:Mute – Stumm172
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Downtempo, Techno, Trip Hop, Big Beat


Mixed ByMario Caldato Jr.
A2Find My Baby
Vocals [Additional]Pilar Basso
A4Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
B1South Side
Vocals [Additional]Nikki D.*
Written-By [Sample]Bobby Robinson
B4Natural Blues
Mixed By [Mixed In Sheffield By]I Monster
C3Run On
C4Down Slow
C5If Things Were Perfect
Vocals [Additional]Reggie Matthews
D2Guitar Flute & String
D3The Sky Is Broken
D4My Weakness

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Comes with two colour-printed die-cut photo-gimmick inner sleeves (picture is complete with the labels).

[A1] features samples from the Bessie Jones recording Sometimes, produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp. By arrangement with Warner Special Products
[A2] features samples from the Boy Blue recording Joe Lee's Rock, produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp. By arrangement with Warner Special Products
[B3] contains a sample of Love Rap as performed by Spoony G & the Treacherous 3. Used under license from Enjoy Records, Inc.
[C3] features samples from Run On For A Long Time by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires, used courtesy of Sony Music

All songs published by Little Idiot Music/Warner Tamerlane (BMI) except [B3], published by Little Idiot Music/Warner Tamerlane (BMI)/Bobby Robinson Music.

Special thanks to the Lomaxes and all of the archivists and music historians whose field recordings made this record possible

℗ 1999 Mute Records Limited © 1999 Mute Records Limited
Distributed by Vital
Made in Great Britain

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025311729
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016025 311729
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 1): STUMM 172 - A1 PRm Dmm GRAZZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 1): STUMM 172 - B1 PRm Dmm R
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side C, variant 1): STUMM 172 - C1 PRm Dmm CC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side D, variant 1): STUMM 172 - D1 PRm Dmm EE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 2): STUMM 172 - A1 PRm Dmm X GRAZZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 2): STUMM 172 - B1 PRm Dmm
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side C, variant 2): STUMM 172 - C1 PRm Dmm JJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side D, variant 2): STUMM 172 - D1 PRm Dmm LL

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Play (CD, Album)MuteCDStumm172UK1999
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Play (CD, Album)Mushroom, MuteMUSH33226.2Australia1999
Play (CD, Album)V263881-27049-2US1999
Play (2×LP, Album)V263881-27049-1US1999
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Play (Minidisc, Album)MuteMDStumm172UK1999



  • coffeeboss's avatar
    Busted out my copy of this recently which has had very little play over its life. It really is a great pressing which for me means I'm compelled to sit and listen to all sides of what is an album that is almost too familiar. The liners are great also - definitely a keeper and worth seeking out a good copy of this iconic album.
    • redflag77's avatar
      I've bought a NM copy of this and the sleeve got damaged in transit, so hit me up if anyone in the UK has got a 1st press sleeve, or a copy where the vinyl is in poor condition so priced accordingly.
      • tarwater3's avatar
        Guys, I got this the first day it went around, in Thessaloniki, North Greece! Got back home the same night and played it, bass was so punchy and the sound so dynamic, I realised it would be an instant classic when "Find My Baby" kicked in..... the sensation hasn't faded at all, the album is a classic masterpiece and Moby showed to the world how to do commercial and accessible music that is 10/10!!!!!
        • SpookyDarren's avatar
          This is a superb album & pressing. Stumm have got to be one of the best labels, I've not had a duff one yet.
          • 1987hanky's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            Cracking pressing despite being on the thin side, the vinyl still packs a punch. Great detail, bass & dynamics throughout.

            There are some minor crackles & pops leading into tracks but they soon fade. This pressing has made me really appreciate tracks I didn't before which says a lot.
            Playing on a £4k system.
            • flatliferecords's avatar
              Edited 7 years ago
              Nobody noticed that SIDE B & D are Asymmetric with this vinylpressing ? I have a copy but SIDE B is really asymmetric. The hole in the middle is not straight stamped in the middle so needle goes from left to right too much. Side B is really bad with my copy- Side D is do-able - it's not straight too. Other sides sounds fantastic indeed like ROSE1978 is telling us... Please comment this post if you have an asymmetric copy too ;)
              • roufok_3000
                This record has been repressed some months ago. I didn't listen to it yet. The only i have to say is that this is ONE OF MY LOUDER VOLUME & BEST SOUND vinyls (the original press) i own.
                • TOMYKA5's avatar
                  Repress ships 20th of June. Laughing at all the sellers pushing this for 200 EUR+.
                  • blacklog's avatar
                    Repress now pushed back to april this was confirmed by moby on facebook good while back ago he did a post about it been in the works for a while now.
                    • Mollyuk's avatar
                      Edited 8 years ago
                      Yep, repress is out May 2016. Ordered mine on Amazon.


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