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Emergency On Planet Earth

Emergency On Planet Earth

11 Mar 2013

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Mar 2013
  • Release Date: 8 Mar 2013
  • Label: Sony Music UK
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  • Total Length: 55:24
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  • ASIN: B00BLEI3HQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,881 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By V. Ryan on 3 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
One of my favourite albums in my music collection.
This is a fusion of funk, soul and acid jazz.
Jamiroquai have been around a while, but this is where it all started, in 1993 with the album Emergency On Planet Earth.
The theme of the album is basically based on how there is an emergency on the earth, with people starving and the fact that innocent people are dying due to war.
The first track "When You Gonna Learn" starts the album off with the clear message -we've got to stop this going on. Its a great track which just oozes funk.
The second track is a bit more mellow and its the uk top 10 hit "Too Young To Die". Its just a fantastic track , with a chours i'm sure you all can sing along too
"Hooked up" is the thrid track, not as good lyrically as many of the other songs on this album but still a good funky number which will have your feet tapping away.
The fourth track "If I Like It I Do It" sound very much like a Brand New Heavies sounding track (a group which Jay Kay went for an audition but was turned down)and the words relate very much to Jay Kays train of thought nowdays - If he likes it - he does it.
Track five swaps lyrics about war and worlds hunger for a sublime instrumental - "Music Of The Mind" This track really emphasises that there is more more to Jamiroquai than Jay Kay. The musical arangement is out of this world and you would be hard pressed to find a better instrumental track.
Track 6 sees the lyrics about the state of the world return, with the title track "Emergency On Planet Earth". This is very good lyrically with lines such as "I think were standing for injustice - white gets two and black gets five years?"
Controversial - and something Jay Kay doesn't seem to shy away from.
The 7th track is the weakest on this set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jun 2001
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From the minute 'When you gonna learn' begins, the grooves just keep coming. This is the perfect album for anyone either just exploring funk or looking for tips on the bass (Stuart Zender is top!). You'll probably remember 'Too Young to die' from the time of the albums release, it was played on the radio quite a lot. The only point of concern is this...Everything is taken directly from '70's funk. If you like this album, look around for Herbie Hancocks 'Headhunters' and anything Stevie Wonder did in the '70's - You'll recognise some of the chord changes and brass parts I assure you!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frazer Doyle on 4 Oct 2001
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In my opinion the best Jamiroquai album so far- in parts intensely funky, in parts mellowed out, always cool. This is the kind of album that people should wake up to- you won't be able to resist the grooves, believe me! Standout tracks: Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop, Emergency On Planet Earth, When You Gonna Learn, Too Young To Die.
Sheer class.
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By DL Productions UK TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
Jamiroquai were very new on the scene back then, and only discovered them when they were in the top 40 with Too Young To Die, a rather political funky piece which really brought up my spirits, and made me want to dance. Of course back then I was 12 :)

This album is still amazing and fresh as it was back then, funky basslines, excellent brass arrangements and violins, and Jay Kay's voice.. I liked his utopian view on things too, and how he just wanted peace on earth - and the whole melange made this feel like a 70s funk album, it's heavenly keys bringing in the main refrain, and their spirit of just going freestyle and jamming for as long as they wanted, as we can see on Revolution 1993.

My favourite track here is When You Gonna Learn - the start is so dramatic and the lyrics are so good. I love every track on here, but that song does have a special place for me.

This is good funky music which reminds us why acid jazz was formed and why it was so well represented by Jamiroquai back then, you really have to hear it to realise what an album this is, and is probably their best album closely followed by Travelling Without Moving, which is a must-have for fans and people who like good music alike.

Get this, it's a bargain!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelly VINE VOICE on 9 Feb 2001
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I'd like to start by disagreeing with Miss McElfresh's words on this album. Though the sleeve notes are a little heavy-handed, the spirit is right. In many ways, this IS Jamiroquai's most eloquent album, because they transmit a pure message in an excellent format. This album is pure class, and Blow Your Mind, Too Young To Die, and Whatever It Is I Just Can't Stop are by far the best tracks amongst a legion of brilliant songs. Any Jamiroquai fan will want to buy this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Mar 2002
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I bought this cd after i bought the latest Jamiroquai one - 'A Funk odyssey' and was surprised at how different it was. In this case, different was good, its far more instrumental, but in some ways that's a good thing. It's great to chill out with and great to drive to, in all its totally fabulous.
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By Mandy Cracknell on 10 July 2014
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The best.
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By nopypy on 3 Oct 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Wonderful LP that who love LP Style must have it.
It's my favorite LP collection that i have listen often
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