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  • Audio CD (9 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cadiz Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B004UJ2L3G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Be As One 1:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don't Let Me Skip A Beat 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sing For The Love Of Your Life 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Deolali Junglee 4:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Gunsinger 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tribe Organiser 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fire Maiden 3:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. We Come To Tear Your Wall Down 3:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Stone Turntable 6:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What Stands Above 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Further People 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What's the Use of That? 4:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Granular Goat 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Beat As One 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mazboori 5:33£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Transglobal Underground (sometimes written as Trans-Global Underground or simply as TGU) is a London-based music collective who specialise in a fusion of western, oriental and African music styles (sometimes labelled as "world fusion" or "ethno-techno"). Their first four albums featured Natacha Atlas as lead singer and their single "Temple Head" was used in a Coca-Cola advertising campaign for the 1996 Olympic Games. In 2008 they won the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music after the release of their seventh official album, Moonshout.

A British institution. Nearly two decades on from their formation by the multi-talented Djs/producers/musicians Tim Whelan and Hamid Man Tu, their longevity is based on an ability to continually refesh their trademark multicultural sound and stay one step ahead of their many imitators.

`The Stone Turntable' is the band's latest studio opus and see's the band in fine form fusing Dance, Trance and World music in the way that has made Transglobal Underground famous the world over.

Review

Once again London's original global fusionists have come up with a dizzyingly diverse bunch of tunes...it's all swaggeringly confident and, against-the-odds, cohesive. Perhaps their most in-tune with the zeitgeist effort yet. -- Howard Male, The Independent, May 15th, 2011

Transglobal have been there from the start...and 20 years, and eight albums down the line, they're sticking to their open-minded free-spirited guns...sounding more like a proper band than ever before.
--fRoots, June 2011

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MusicMyLife on 22 Oct 2011
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Ever heard a bad album by TGU? If you know the band then you also know what you are in for and can buy this CD in the blind. No big surprises here, but a continuation on the road they once set out on. As usual pure quality and The Stone Turntable is a logical successor to Moonshout, because quite in the same vein. If you don't know the band than this album is as good as any for trying: expect an eclectic mix of hip- and trip-hop, rap, bhangra, polka, beats, dance, you name it... African, Indian, Eastern European, it's all there. Sounds messy? Well, after eight albums and 18 years of playing this band surely knows how to mix it into their own, cohesive and always uplifting sound. These are the pioneers of ethno-dance and have no equals. If ever you feel gloomy, TGU gets you out of it.
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I have to admit I love transglobal underground, its not the most innovative of their albums , but there are some gems on it.
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This is a great new album from TGU, the UK world-ethno-dance ensemble that has been around since the early '90s. It's not as good as their now classic masterpiece of 1995, INTERNATIONAL TIMES, but it may be their best since then. On the strength of that album I checked out the next couple of TGU releases (Psychic Karaoke and Rejoice, Rejoice), but found them lame by comparison, and so I had given up on the band until now. I haven't heard the intervening albums beyond sound clips -- this is their 7th since I.T. -- so I'm not 100% sure it's their best since then, but THE STONE TURNTABLE is definitely worth hearing for anyone who has ever enjoyed the band's music.

The two core members of the group are Tim Whelan and Hamilton Lee, but they often go by pseudonyms in album credits. Here, Lee retains his usual name of "Mantu," while Whelan uses his given name. The great Natacha Atlas, who sang "Temple Head" on I.T., no doubt their best-known song, is no longer with them, but great female vocals are still part of the sound. TGU's sound is the relentless advance of the multinational working class, with the Caribbean and South Asian contingents most strongly represented.

I find that THE STONE TURNTABLE gets off to a weak start, hence the 4 stars. The opener, "Be As One," is a nice spiritual introduction, a chant with instrumental backing. But the next four tracks don't do much for me. Things really take off with "Tribe Organiser," a great propulsive number, and are then maintained at a high level through to the end, Track 15, "Mazboori.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
We Come to Tear Your Wall Down! 26 Jan 2012
By Autonomeus - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great new album from TGU, the UK world-ethno-dance ensemble that has been around since the early '90s. It's not as good as their now classic masterpiece of 1995, INTERNATIONAL TIMES, but it may be their best since then. On the strength of that album I checked out the next couple of TGU releases (Psychic Karaoke and Rejoice, Rejoice), but found them lame by comparison, and so I had given up on the band until now. I haven't heard the intervening albums beyond sound clips -- this is their 7th since I.T. -- so I'm not 100% sure it's their best since then, but THE STONE TURNTABLE is definitely worth hearing for anyone who has ever enjoyed the band's music.

The two core members of the group are Tim Whelan and Hamilton Lee, but they often go by pseudonyms in album credits. Here, Lee retains his usual name of "Mantu," while Whelan uses his given name. The great Natacha Atlas, who sang "Temple Head" on I.T., no doubt their best-known song, is no longer with them, but great female vocals are still part of the sound. TGU's sound is the relentless advance of the multinational working class, with the Caribbean and South Asian contingents most strongly represented.

I find that THE STONE TURNTABLE gets off to a weak start, hence the 4 stars. The opener, "Be As One," is a nice spiritual introduction, a chant with instrumental backing. But the next four tracks don't do much for me. Things really take off with Track 6, "Tribe Organiser," a great propulsive number, and are then maintained at a high level through to the end, Track 15, "Mazboori." A standout along the way is "The Future People," which would sound great blasting on the dance floor or on the radio, with the driving sitar of Sheema Mukherjee. "We Come to Tear Your Wall Down" is a lyrical highlight, clearly referring to the wall enclosing the Palestinians in the West Bank, but more generally applicable to walls of exclusion everywhere that keep the working class from enjoying the fruits of its labor.

Fantastic music for our times, when working people are occupying the centers of power around the world!
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Good, Not the Best 21 July 2013
By Fred Guss - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is not their best but I still enjoyed it. Very innovative group, the Stone Turntable song is classic for their style but some others I did not like as much. Still, would have gladly bought it for my collection.
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Great Album from a really cool band 9 Oct 2014
By CHollrah - Published on Amazon.com
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Transglobal Underground will help you break new ground in your musical journey.
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Strange but Different 20 May 2012
By Riffer - Published on Amazon.com
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I give this 4 stars because it's different than any music I usually listen to. I'm glad I bought it but not sure if I'd buy another album like this again....
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