I have had this album for quite some time and I never get tired of it! I'm actually a Beat Head. However, I find it quite interesting that many of the songs were co-written with Andy Badale (Who turns out to be Angelo Badalamenti of Twin Peaks fame!!) Funny thing is I think "Passport to the Future" is where Andy/Angelo first defines his somber and collected signature style of music that we hear on "TWIN PEAKS" to "The Last Don."
The other important track that links to the future is Jean Jacques Perrey's classic "E.V.A" track which is perhaps the MOST SAMPLED song of the last decade! He wrote that 30 years ago by cutting and splicing magnetic tape (old fashioned sampling) and then you have all these Hip-Hop (House of Pain, Gangstarr, Pharcyde, Lord Finesse, Dj Krush) heads sampling his tracks over and over!
I know I get funny comments when I take this CD to work but it's strangely connected to everything else, much like a GIANT loop! If you know your Hip-Hop history and DON'T have this one...you better check it!
My personal favorite is "Gossipo Perpetuo," it correlates exactly to how I feel life is today.