- Audio CD (2 Dec 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Fabric
- ASIN: B0000794FM
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|2. Break ‘em On Down - The Soledad Brothers|
|3. Late Night Blues - Don Carlos|
|4. Hipsteppin - MC DET|
|5. Needle In A Haystack - Velvelettes|
|6. Lust For Life - Bad Livers|
|7. Let’s Get Small - Troublefunk|
|8. There’s A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris|
|9. Mr. Pharmacist - The Fall|
|10. 15:5 Remake - Smith And Selway|
|11. Too Much - Jimmy Reed|
|12. In The Midnight Hour - Maloko|
|13. Moon Hop - Derrick Morgan|
|14. In Love - The Datsuns|
|15. Purty Vacant - The Kingswoods|
|16. Liar - Sinthetix|
|17. Lion Rock - Culture (Peel Session)|
|18. Tom The Peeper - Act 1|
|19. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division|
|20. Clock - Elementz Of Noise|
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Predictably, The Fall get a look in as do the Undertones with "Teenage Kicks" but as the cult vinyl manipulator flicks from techno to blues, then R&B to reggae via folk and funk, it proves to be a rocky ride well worth the fare. Quite how it all fits in to the dance compilation category is a mystery, but in contrast to the dirge of one-dimensional titles available, Fabric 07 shines bright with a free-form bristling energy that many DJs half Mr Peel's age can only dream of.
Where else would you find MC DET's feisty drum & bass fuelled "Hipsteppin" merging with the gorgeous soulful R&B harmonising of The Velvelettes "Needle in a Haystack" before the Bad Livers serve up a manic, banjo-driven, thigh-slappin' rendition of Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life"? With music culled from deep within the archives, Peel effortlessly transcends genres and decades with carefree abandon. Fabric 07 may well confound the feet but it's sure to rock the soul and warm the heart. --Christopher Barrett
This isn't strictly a mix CD. It's more a collection of curiosities and classics with some added football commentary. It's not really 100% Peel either.Someone has smartened it up with a computer so that all the tunes come in at the right speed. If it was the real Peel we would get three seconds of something we heard 5 minutes ago, followed by a long apology and then the thing he actually meant to play.
If the skills aren't John's, then the choices certainly are.Nobody else would have segued the lumpy jump up of MC Det's "Hipsteppin'" into the classic girl-band sound of the Velvelettes "Needle in a Haystack". Likewise running the mighty, ramshackle racket of The Fall's "Mr Pharmacist" into the twisted techno of Smith and Selway's "15.5 Remake" reminds you why he's been 40 years in the business.Because he's the goddam MAN!! Thats why!
The feel of this thing is more like a compilation tape your mate made you, and that includes a few tunes that only an owner could love. So alongside classics like Joy Division's"Love Will Tear Us Apart" and the inevitable closer, "Teenage Kicks", there comes the lame doo-wop of The Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight" and the equally forgettable R'n'B of Act 1's "Tom the Peeper". But somehow they just sort of add to the charm.
Charm. Now that's another thing mix CD's don't have. --Matt Fernand
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