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The Singles [2CD] [Limited Edition]

Basement Jaxx Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B0007MVY2E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,843 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Red Alert 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Good Luck (Feat Lisa Kekaula) 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Romeo 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Oh My Gosh 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bingo Bango 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Where's Your Head At? 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rendez-vu 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Jump N' Shout Featuring Slarta John 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lucky Star 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Plug It In 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. U Don't Know Me 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Do Your Thing 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Jus 1 Kiss 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Flylife 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Samba Magic 4:560.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Magnificent Romeo 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Beg U 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mere Pass 4:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Miracles Keep On Playin' 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bongoloid 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Good Luck (Live Version) 4:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rendez Vu (Latin Vocal) 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Broken Dreams (Acoustic) 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ha Choo 2:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Onyx 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Live In Camberwell 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Camberskank (7" Edit) 5:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Jus 1 Kiss-Isley Bootleg Edit 5:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Romeo (Accoustic) 3:350.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Brixton's pride, mishmash dance/house/electronica duo Basement Jaxx have prolifically delivered killer tracks ever since "Samba Magic" was first cut to vinyl. Now, some years on, it's time for a comprehensive recap of the Jaxx' mindblowing A-sides. All fifteen singles are here, scrambled by the Jaxx into the optimum track order (who really cares about chronology?), and there isn't a dud among them. Selecting highlights is a futile task--just stick the disc on and let your senses be guided from the hypnotic "Red Alert" through the awesome "Where's Your Head At" and beyond "Do Your Thing"'s reinvention of dancehall swing. It's quite a trip.

The second disc on this limited edition of The Singles compiles some notable rarities as well as reworkings of the A's on disc one. "Magnificent Romeo" serves up a finely danceable disco rendition of Rooty's opener--it's all in the bassline. Elsewhere, the Latin and acoustic edits of "Rendez-vu" and "Broken Dreams" are particularly tasty, while "The Isley Bootleg" cut of "Jus 1 Kiss" adds a touch of Daft Punk to that classic track. The second disc is a fine companion to the first and, its own way, just as dynamic.

For those who have followed Basement Jaxx from Remedy through Rooty to Kish Kash, there's no doubt that the duo are consistent--weak album tracks are almost non-existent. Cull the lead tracks from that trinity of essential LPs and you have a 'best of' well worthy of its role, a constant high that is about as exhilarating as modern uptempo music gets. These are truly essential recordings.--Jonti Davies

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Special 2 Disc Edition With Heaps Of Bonus Tracks Limited edition special 2 disc version of the Basement Jaxx singles album with a bonus disc packed with exclusives, mash ups and acoustic versions. An essential collection of one of the biggest acts in dance music over the last 15 years

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than You Think 27 Mar 2005
By Art
Format:Audio CD
Having heard all of the tracks on the main album and having read numerous rave reviews I decided to buy this CD. What I hadn't realised was just how good every single track is. I could remember loving the big hits such as "Red Alert" and "Romeo", but had forgotten the likes of "Do Your Thing" and "Bingo Bango" (the new tracks don't hurt either). The bonus disc includes less dancy versions of some tracks, and different remixes, as well as some other songs, all of which are perfectly acceptable, and its worth getting for an extra 1, but it never quite reaches the giddy heights of the main disc. Don't be put off by the genre "dance music". Personally I hate most modern dance music with a rubbish "tune" and reedy vocals. This is dance music in the sense that you WILL want to dance to every single track. The samples are catchy, the variation in vocal styles is fantastic (compare "Jump N' Shout" with "Jus 1 Kiss") and the production is beyond superb. You may not recognise the names of all of the songs, but upon hearing the album, you'll soon realise you've heard them all somewhere before. If you're unsure, buy it. It IS better than you think.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Basement Jaxx, whilst not always being at the forefront of the electronic and dance music scene in terms of taking the charts by storm, have been an extremely influential group over the past 10 years or thereabouts. This compilation of many of their singles serves to show just why. The Jaxx have stayed fresh whilst maintaining their individual style and sound that makes them different to anything else out there.
This compilation is a great way for anyone who doesn't own any Basement Jaxx albums already to get an overview of their work. The big hits such as Romeo, Where's Your Head At and Red Alert are here, along with almost all the rest of their singles. Those who are Jaxx fans already like myself will be happy with the selection given to them on the first CD, and the second Bonus Traxx CD offers a good selection of B-sides, remixes and alternative versions. The inclusion of the Magnificent Romeo mash up (Romeo's vocal mixed over The Magnificent Seven by The Clash) by 2 Many DJ's is fantastic, especially as the Jaxx have taken influence from this great remix when performing the track live recently.
I do have a couple of problems with this compilation. One glaring omission for example is "Get Me Off", of which neither hide nor hair is seen on either CD. I can't see any reason why this great single wasn't included, when less popular singles such as Do Your Thing were included. I also feel the second CD could have been done slightly better. Many of the B-sides included are stripped down versions - I Beg U has been cut from 8:34 to just 3:42. It would have been nice to have one of the great remixes Stanton Warriors have done of Basement Jaxx tracks on the album, and also maybe a couple of remixes Basement Jaxx have done of other artist's songs.
These are minor annoyances in what is a great compilation from a truly brilliant group. A perfect starting point for anyone looking to discover what Basement Jaxx are all about. Here's to many more years of great Jaxx music!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional 5 Aug 2005
By Em
Format:Audio CD
This album is brilliant, there's songs on the album that I didn't even know was by Basement Jaxx but also the album is made up of old songs and new songs all of which are all upbeat and lively, with the limited edition CD you get an extra CD with remixed songs but to be honest it's not that great (although for a couple of extra pounds you might as well buy it). This is definitely an album to listen to if you like Baseman Jaxx music, its great to have an album that has some of their later music on as well as their current music, with classics such as Romeo, Bingo Bongo and Oh My Gosh. Some of the songs on the album I haven't actually heard before but they are still good songs, so its well worth the money.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh thats who they are... 6 May 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's great isn't it. You hear a particular artist for years, but you have no idea what they're called. You love all their singles, but have no idea that it's the same group.
That has been my experience with this lot.
I was in a music store the other week, and heard track 12 playing in the background. "Do your thing" is a real jazzy, funky, up-beat, dancing in the car tune. You can't help but smile when you hear it. So I asked the guy what was playing and brought it.
When I got it home I recognised every track on the albulm. Each one has been a hit at some point, and each stands up on it's own merits. This is not an albulm that only has two/three good tracks and fills the rest of the cd with pants skippable stuff. This is start to finish modern fun, dance and groove.
If you see some mad man dancing in his car around the M25, it could well be me and this cd.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Definitive Basement Jaxx Collection 20 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
Having only recently gotten into Basement Jaxx, I knew only a few of these recordings as there own. Upon listening to this, I was shocked at how many of these tracks I knew and loved, without realising it was Basement Jaxx's work.
I found it a delight listening to, from all of the well known tracks such as "Romeo", "Where's Your Head At?", and "Red Alert", to the remixes on disk 2.
A must for all Basement Jaxx fans, whether hardcore or casual, and to all those who wish to listen to some decent electronica/dance music.
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For those of you who have never bought a Basement Jaxx album before, this is the one to get first!

The first disc has all the classics (although some are shortened or are radio edits) it's still the best value for money.
The second disc shows you the real world of Basement Jaxx; the way they collaborate with other artists and mix & mashup styles!
Like another reviewer wrote before, it doesn't have any remixes by them of other artists, but hopefully this compilation will inspire you to go out and hunt for them.
I think next I will go and buy the albums: Rooty, Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest and then Kish Kash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Collection
In a word or two, all the hits ( and a couple of misses) are here and so this is an ideal compilation for anyone who loves the Jaxx sound but who has not collected all their... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
You might be forgiven for not instantly recognising all of the tracks in this classic album, but a quick flick though the CD takes you on a reassuring trip through epic memories of... Read more
Published on 13 Jun 2009 by Mr. CMJ Whittaker
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the bargain Basement
I bought "Red Alert" when it was first released and immediately decided it was the funkiest thing on the planet since Fred Funk sang "Funky Town" while doing the funky chicken. Read more
Published on 30 April 2005 by russell clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Basement jaxx- re-inventing life
If you watched their electric performance at Glastonbury , You cannot have any doubts that this group is one of the very few that is keeping Brish music fresh and invigorating. Read more
Published on 22 April 2005 by "jstevens223"
5.0 out of 5 stars Basement Jaxx - The Singles
This is a brilliant album all songs are brilliant to listen to and you won't find yourself skipping any of the songs! you should buy it!!
Published on 7 April 2005 by Tara
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed, but still good
Being a huge fan of the "Rooty" album and enjoying a few of their more recent releases, I went ahead and bought "The Singles".
My verdict? Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2005 by N. Barclay
5.0 out of 5 stars OH MY GOSH!!
Basement Jaxx doing it again!!
This is a great mix of their new and old tracks with classic tunes such as romeo through things with an upbeat tempo like good luck straight up... Read more
Published on 27 Mar 2005 by "xxdisco-chickxx"
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This albumn is basically a collection of Basement Jaxx's singles which explains the albumns title. Over the years they have provided numerous songs which are excellent are quite... Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2005 by "farrelm"
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