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Fabriclive. 07

Portishead Audio CD
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  • 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)

1. Intro
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
See all 24 tracks on this disc

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Taking over from Grooverider, the man behind the decks for Fabriclive Vol.7 is everyone's favourite steam engine-loving sexagenarian, Mr John Peel. After his memorable set at the Fabric club in February, the veteran DJ obviously relished compiling his relentlessly eclectic first mix album.

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

BBC Review

As you might expect, John Peel's contribution to the excellent Fabriclive series is not like the others.It's not perfect. It's not even really that great when you pick it apart but it's got soul, imagination and style. And in these days when rumours persist that certain DJs are more likely to be in Ibiza having their eyebrows flossed while a personal assistant produces their mix CDs, Peel's weak spots here are forgivable.

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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it and hug it 26 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
Thank god this CD got made. It makes you worry now that we have lost dear old John, who is going to pick up the baton and keep pushing the different and the unusual to an increasingly spoon fed public? Nothing beat flicking through the radio, quickly switching away from banal trance and bland R&B, to find John Peel on Radio 1 ... kicking out some furious drum and bass. Who do we have now? Peel was an institution, the Radio moguls will never let anyone take risks with music like he did have a free reign now. *sigh*
This CD encapsulates the essence of Peel. Classic moments from The Fall, The Undertones and New Order make appearences on the mix, this sits along side some bizarre country and western covers of classic punk tracks, crazy hardcore, proper ragga drum & bass and thunderous techno. Its a mix that puts all other 'eclectic' DJs to shame. Plus the veteran doesn't do a bad job of mixing it all together, certainly better than what the likes of Howie B mashed together on his Fabric mix!
The mix is full of personal touches, the little snippets of classic Liverpool european excursions, the Kop crowd and just the spirit of a man who loved music oozing throughout the track selections. It would expose any Ministry compilation as the soulless marketed guff that it truely is any day.
The packaging is nifty, the recordings timeless, this is one collection for you to own. Once owned, go pick up all those Peel Session CDs that you can find out there (I can thoroughly recommend the Autechre, Boards Of Canada, Plaid/Black Dog and Orb ones ... tasty, and a testament to a man who would push 'different' acts to a mainstream audience).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange but entertaining! 7 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
I don't think any reviewer will be able to avoid using the word 'eclectic' to describe this album, but I'd like to add 'surreal' as well - I wondered if my stereo was broken when I heard Joy Division's tragic 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' interrupted by some football commentary. It seems that Mr Peel wanted to relive some of Liverpool's past triumphs... whether it annoys you or not probably depends on whether you are a Liverpool fan!
As to the music, most of the album is very enjoyable, but a bit crazy - if you listen to John's radio shows you should have a fair idea of what to expect. I'll be honest and admit that I only knew a few of the songs before buying the album (I bought it because I like John Peel and I liked the metal CD case!) but it was great 'discovering' a few new things. A few of the tracks annoy me - the Smith and Selway one definitely drags on too long. But I particularly like 'Elementz of Noise' and 'Break 'Em On Down', and 'Teenage Kicks' is simply a classic.
This album has such a variety of types of music that it really doesn't fit into any category, and I can't really say 'if you like so-and-so you'll love this'. But if you have an open mind and want something a bit different, I definitely recommnend it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The mix CD evolves 8 Dec 2002
By Bones
Format:Audio CD
When I heard that Fabric were doing a session with legendary music anorak (and i mean that affectionately hehehe) John Peel i sat up and took notice. Peel is arguably the worlds most best radio DJ, his show on Radio 1 is listened to by thousands and each week he plays a hugely diverse range of music. This CD does not disappoint, over 24 tracks Peel manages to pull together reggae, dub, house, drum and bass, breakbeat, rock, punk and ska to produce a Soulwaxesque genrebusting mix which for me redefines the dance mix CD. Comparing Peel's mix to Soulwax is inevitable but it's a different ball game here, where Soulwax pick tunes we all know and love and lay them together in an interesting way, Peel goes for a more eclectic collection of tunes, the highlight being the banjo led cover of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life. This CD is essential in the collections of so many and has inspired me to go out and mix records which i might not usually do in my sets. Don't pontificate over this one, go buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible 21 Oct 2005
By A Customer
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Its funny how time can change perspective on an album. What was, less than a year ago, a joyously diverse and creative mix of tunes has now also aquired a sense of knockout emotion. Its difficult to listen to 'You'll Never Walk Alone' bleeding into the clattering opening chords of 'Teenage Kicks' without a small tear in the eye or lump in the throat. In other words, this electrifying album remains a fitting tribute to its curator, John Peel, who would famously burst into tears at anything he found remotely and often oddly emotional.
Listening to the album again (it fully repays repeat listens), its impossible not to smile at the obvious joy that Peel would have found in contriving such bizarre juxtapositions of musical styles on one album. Opening with a piece drenched in lush strings and intercut with commentary from a Liverpool Champion's League match, it then summersaults into a piece of grinding dirty blues, followed by a reggae blast, a pulsating drum and bass track and then a hopelessly infectious piece of 60's American girl group doo-wap, itself tumbling into a bluegrass cover of 'Lust For Life'. And this is just the first few tracks. The rest of the album continues in a similarly vivid and playful way.
It even has a 40-second snatch of a morris dance shanty, until that gives way under the weight of pounding trance beats. Indeed, so audacious is the sequencing that its difficult to know whether to be amused by Peel's mischievious enthusiasm, or gasp at the sheer range of sounds that he's assembled. Either way, its rather like the aural equivalent of finding yourself with a huge plate of cheeses in the biggest wine cellar you can imagine. There are some pretty sublime combinations to be had.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories of John Peel's radio show
A great and eclectic mix of music from Drum & Bass to Country & Western covers.

Sits well alongside my collection of unusual tunes from the 'Late Night Tales' & 'Back To... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dan Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars All that's missing is the great man himself
This is a great compilation put together by the great man himself. There is everything that was dear to him from Liverpool FC, You'll Never Walk Alone, Teenage Kicks, Reggae to a... Read more
Published on 22 July 2007 by S. A. Hawkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Different
As with the great man's shows, this is all about contrast. There are bound to be tracks you will like, but also probably ones which you won't. Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2006 by Mr. Peter Barrett
3.0 out of 5 stars beware
this cd is a really strange mixture of various music genres. if u re not used to john peel on the radio and his music taste, u may be dissapointed. Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2005 by kooliz
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen at the wrong speed!
While this release sits a little at odds with some of the other titles in the Fabric collection, this is most definitely a gem for anyone who loved and admired the late John Peel. Read more
Published on 2 Nov 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars John Peel R.I.P
This is a fantastic way to honour the late John Peel. It shows both his love for music and the underlying sense of humour he approached everything with. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2004 by "city_park"
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting tribute to the man
John Peel died two days ago and I have been playing some of his favourite music as a personal tribute and to remember when I heard him play the tracks. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2004 by D. M. Binns
5.0 out of 5 stars John Peel you will be missed
Lucky this collection came out when it did, little did we all know that John Peel wouldn't be with us for much longer. Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars long overdue, eclectic and flawless
The only thing I could possibly criticise about this compilation album, which is essentially a collection of Radio One DJ John Peel's all-time favourite tracks, is that it... Read more
Published on 11 April 2003 by "doctorjoe82"
5.0 out of 5 stars ecletic wonders !!
I bought this cd, with some trepidation, as a seasoned listener of the John Peel Show on Radio 1, i know that whilst he introduces us to plenty of gems, there can be quite a few... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2002
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