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Nostalgia_77-One_Offs_Remixes_and_B-Sides 2CD-2008

Artist.......: Nostalgia 77
Album........: One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides-(TRUCD146)
Label........: TruThoughts
Genre........: Lo-Fi
Catnr........: TRUCD146
Source.......: CDDA Mar-22-2008 Mar-10-2008
Quality......: VBR/44,1Hz/Joint-Stereo

Nostalgia 77's "One Offs, Remixes and B-Sides" is Benedic
Lamdin's 9th full length release on Tru Thoughts -
testament to his acute and original musical talent and
prolific and inspired creativity. Having already garnered
critical acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson (Radio
1) and the Guardian, he continues to raise his game.

This generous double CD is a diverse collection of rare
gems, complete with an impressive roll-call of
collaborators, which displays Lamdin's flair as producer,
remixer, composer and more. Sit back for the perfect
collision - between a host of instrumental pieces and a
dazzling array of songs that show Lamdin's more recent
move towards lyrical work - drawing on the stellar
performances of eminent vocalists including Corinne Bailey
Rae, Bajka and new Tru Thoughts signing Lizzy Parks.

Disc 1 opens with the mesmeric "Quiet Dawn" (Examples of
Twelves Remix) featuring sultry vocals from Beth Rowley.
The Nostalgia 77 remix of "Knee Deep" by TM Juke is
another atmospheric proposition, but on the other end of
the mood spectrum, cranking up a palpable tension with
layer upon layer of creaky strings. All is then blown away
on the breeze that is the exclusive instrumental version
of Nostalgia 77's Little Steps, which floats along next to
carry you up to that familiar Nostalgia 77 plain somewhere
above the clouds. Wake up though, for Dirty Diggers
featuring Nostalgia 77 with "So Grown Up", Nostalgia
composition and Diggers lyrics making a great couple, each
adding a new depth to the other.

Continuing to demonstrate the strength in depth among the
talent on the Tru Thoughts roster, "Solomon" by Natural
Self (Nostalgia 77 Remix) takes another refreshing course.
This instrumental is catchy, cheeky, idiosyncratic and irresistible.
The Nostalgia 77 remix of Kinny & Horne's "Forgetting to
Remember" sports a gravelly beat that crunches through the
verse like sturdy steps on a stately drivewaya spine-
tingling stuff. Kinny's jazzy and exquisite vocal and the
deep double bass from Rian Vosloo add to the dazzling
effect of this killer song that is left enhanced but
mercifully intact by the remix from Nostalgia 77.

The previously unreleased Nostalgia 77 remix of "In
Between The Lines" by Bonobo boasts sizzling drums from
Graham Fox, Bajka's bluesy vocals and the bassiest of sax
lines. This gritty, stomping tone and a soaring counter-
melody, with vocal harmonies towards the tail end of the
track, give rich, intertwining layers. Next, The New
Mastersounds' "Your Love is Mine" featuring Corinne
Bailey-Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix). The vocal from Bailey-Rae
is characteristically lush and, amid touches of Funk &
Jazz innovation, subtly underpinned by the earthiness of
an old time Jazz Standard.

Elizabeth Shepherd's (Do Right Music) "Reversed"
(Nostalgia 77 Remix) adds yet another twist to the tale.
Wildflower, by Nostalgia 77 featuring a stunning vocal
performance from Lizzy Parks, appeared previously as the B
side to the next track here, a remix of "Quiet Dawn",
provided this time by Bonobo. The countless positive
reactions to this as a single were only to be expected
from the joining of such maestros.
The exclusive Grant Phabao remix of Nostalgia 77's take on
"Seven Nation Army" featuring the mighty vocals of Alice
Russell is given a reggae makeover yet retains its
irresistible appeal to those bluesy jazz enthusiasts who
went wild for this cover version "first" time around.

Disc 2 of this set visits a selection of the finest
Nostalgia 77 and Octet material, including live recordings
of "The Hope Suite" and the previously unreleased
"The Moon" by Nostalgia 77 featuring Capstone and Lizzy
Parks opens with dreamy keys from Capstone (Wah Wah 45s,
Ninja Tune) that conjure up evocative harmonies with the
jazzy vocals of new Tru Thoughts signing Lizzy Parks. The
bass simmering just under the surface all the way through
this track gives it a smoky haze that pays homage to the
Jazz classics of years gone by.
"The Grass Harp" by Nostalgia 77 Octet is another
previously unreleased number and The Octet's "Impossible
Equation" receives its first and well-deserved CD release,
having featured previously on a vinyl only. CD2 also
boasts beautiful instrumental versions of Nostalgia 77's
"Eastwind" and "Stop To Make A Change".


01. Nostalgia 77 - Quiet Dawn (Example of Twelves Remix) (05:52)
02. TM Juke feat. Alice Russell - Knee Deep (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (03:31)
03. Nostalgia 77 - Little Steps (Instrumental Version) (04:58)
04. Dirty Diggers feat. Nostalgia 77 - So Grown Up (05:00)
05. Natural Self - Solomon (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (03:40)
06. Kinny & Horne - Forgetting to Remember (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (03:35)
07. Nostalgia 77 - Conventical (TM Juke Remix) (04:35)
08. Nostalgia 77 - Sad Thing (03:41)
09. Bonobo - In Between The Lines (Nostalgia 77 Remix Alternate Unreleased Mix) (03:24)
10. The New Mastersounds feat. Corinne Bailey Rae - Your Love Is Mine (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (03:22)
11. Elizabeth Shepherd - Reversed (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (05:23)
12. Nostalgia 77 - Wildflower (Povo Remix) (04:49)
13. Nostalgia 77 - Quiet Dawn (Bonobo remix) (07:08)
14. Nostalgia 77 Octet - Freedom (06:24)
(Zombie Dance Mix Parts 1 & 2)
15. Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell - Seven (05:30)
Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)


01. Nostalgia 77 Octet - The Hope Suite (Live) (03:44)
02. Nostalgia 77 Octet - Nativeland (09:10)
03. Nostalgia 77 Octet - Desert Fairy Princess (Alternative Take) (12:28)
04. Natural Self - The Love Theme (Nostalgia 77 version) (05:31)
05. Nostalgia 77 feat. Capstone & Lizzy Parks - The Moon (06:20)
06. Nostalgia 77 - Eastwind (Instrumental) (06:26)
07. Nostalgia 77 Octet - The Grass Harp (06:11)
08. Nostalgia 77 - Stop To Make A Change (Instrumental) (04:47)
09. Nostalgia 77 Octet - The Impossible Equation (22:24)
Runtime 147:53 min
Size 185,10 MB


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