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UnClubbed [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Aug 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0029RQ4UW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sing It Back (With Lizzy Pattinson) 4:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Finally (With Abigail Bailey) 4:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Interlude - Waves0:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Let The Music Play (With Laura Vane) 3:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Groove Is In The Heart (With Bess Cavendish) 3:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Where Love Lives (With Rita Campbell) 4:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Interlude - Strings0:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Don't Know Me (Wth Lewis Cutler) 3:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Touch Me (With Abigail Bailey) 3:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Atmosphere0:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rapture (With Sam Obernik) 3:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hideaway (With Katherine Ellis) 3:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. You Got The Love (With Andrew Roachford) 3:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Closer Than Close (With Rosie Gaines) 4:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Perfect Motion (With Zoe Durrant) 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ella 1:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Missing (With Justine Suissa) 3:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Flowers (With Sweet Female Attitude) 3:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Mezmerized 09 (With Zoe Durrant) 3:250.69  Buy MP3 


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UnClubbed is an inspired collection of stripped back, acoustic covers of some of dance music's best loved tunes. These laid back, blissed out covers are performed by a range of hugely talented vocalists including Rosie Gaines, Roachford, Sam Obernik, Katherine Ellis, Abigail Bailey, Rita Campbell, Sweet Female Attitude and more. Incorporating relaxing interludes between tracks, this is a collection of music to spark some special memories while it soothes the mind. UnClubbed has approached these classic tracks with the utmost respect knowing you can’t just attempt to remix the originals. Producer Sacha Collisson has gathered together some of the most talented vocalists, musicians and co-producers around, deconstructed the tracks and then rebuilt them as perfectly produced songs, bringing out the timeless qualities of each.

UnClubbed features covers of 14 classics including huge hits like Moloko’s "Sing It Back", "Touch Me" by Rui Da Silva, Dee Lite's "Groove Is In The Heart", "You Got The Love" by The Source ft Candi Staton, Alison Limerick's "Where Love Lives", 'Missing' by Everything But The Girl and many more. On UnClubbed you can hear these tracks like you've never heard them before and discover the beautiful songs behind the beats. Collisson also adds a stunning version of his own track "Mezmerized" with vocals from Zoe Durrant and includes chilled, original interludes to complete the 19 track package.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNCLUBBED 29 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
ASKED WHILST HAVING MY HAIR DONE, WHAT THIS WAS. LOVE IT. REALLY CHILLED WHEN PEOPLE COME ROUND FOR DINNER
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 12 Jan 2012
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Love love love this album! It is amazingly brilliant and I have played it constantly since I received it! My best album purchase of the year
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 26 Jan 2010
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this has to be one of the best cds around,brilliant mixes,great vocals.such a soothing change than the normal rubbish out there today.
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I love most of these songs in their original state but if you like I have a thing for a more relaxed afternoon's listening this is beautiful. Sometimes you find cheap knock off and this isn't one of those. Crisp piano and guitars. Dance and R'n'B has become almost acoustic in their nature, if you are a fan of live lounge this album will go down perfectly. Even the most hardcore of cynics may think differently after listening. Listen to some of the promo clips on here or iTunes if you're worried.

Would love to here more well know dance tracks on a 'next' album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Release - You want this CD! 15 Oct 2009
By Daniel Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
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For years we have fallen in love with many dance tunes. Their rhythmic beats, the throbbing bass and the soaring vocals from different artists world wide. Now there comes an album which will tip the dance world on it's head and bring in a new set of fans to the fold. Unclubbed is a stunning piece of acoustic dance tunes with some of the guest vocalists today. Contributing artists include Sam Obernik (know for working with Tim Deluxe and Linus Love), Justine Suissa (Armin Van Buuren), Abigail Bailey (Tom Novy and Soul Central), and Andrew Roachford (creator of the band Roachford).

From the opening track Sing It Back which was originally made famous by Moloko, it become apparent that the album is not going to be like anything else you've ever heard. The plucking of the Spanish guitar, the simplistic use of the keyboard and the breathy, though somewhat nasal, vocals of Lizzy Pattison set a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere that endures the length of the album.

Following in this path is Abigail Bailey with her version of Finally as made famous by Kings of Tomorrow featuring Julie McKnight. Hearing the contrast from the long time club favourite to this stunning rendition is breath taking. Bailey has featured on many artists tracks and always delivered a high quality performance. This is no different with her vocals perfectly suited to an acoustic project. Towards the end of the track, more instruments kick in the give a musical climax blending guitar, drums and keyboards perfectly.

A happy surprise inclusion on the album is the Deee-Lite classic Groove Is In The Heart. Vocalist Bess Cavendish gives the track her best and catches some of the vocal stylings of original singer Lady Miss Kier. That's where the similarity ends. The track has been stripped back, and then reconstructed. The track is full of emotion and an easy recognizable riff that will appeal to even the most devout fan.

The personal highlight for the album was the stunning rendition of Where Loves Lives. Alison Limerick can never be replaced or replicated so Rita Campbell had her work cut out for her from the outset. There is something sublime about Campbell's performance, her earnest vocals. There are no vocal gymnastics, no attempt to impress an audience. Campbell performs the song as though she has been performing it all her life. The delivery is smooth and effortless. Couple this vocal delivery with the stunning musical accompaniment by acoustic guitar, piano and even a few subtle finger clicks at varying points of the song, this track just shines brightly above the others.

Playing around the clubs since mid-2000 is the instantly recognizable Touch Me by Rui Da Silva. It's inclusion on the album incites some hesitation. We've all partied to the original, we've all made eyes at some random across the dance floor to the song and now we've got a brand new take. Abigail Bailey takes on the track with diligence and, as always, a high quality performance. Sitting back, there is a simple elegance to this rendition and it's quite easy on the ear. Unfortunately, it lacks the excitement that astonished us with the original. It almost feels like a by the book ambient mix that could have been released with the original track.

So where were you in 2001 when you first heard the melodious voice of Nadia Ali as she performed iiO's most famous track Rapture? The UnClubbed team have teamed up with Sam Obernik and taken on another song that was a massive hit world wide. They have successfully remade the song, and this time, they haven't slowed the song. It keeps the same moving pace that featured in the original but instead of synthesized music, the excited guitar playing and percussion don't allow for dwelling at any point of the song. The only downside to the song is that while Ali has a very rich melodious voice, Obernik's voice is more thin and reedy which may appeal to some but won't sway some of the die hard fans.

Even Australia's own Sneaky Sound System gets their work remade with Pictures being reimaged by Zoe Durrant. With the guitar opening, the song is easily recognizable without any effort. Where Miss Connie tends to sound like she's yelling throughout the song, Durrant's performance is a lot smoother and calmer. The primary instrument throughout the version is a guitar and limited percussion as background. It makes the track feel very relaxed and could easily blend in with many of the track available on the radio today.

With Everything But The Girl's rendition of Missing already having an acoustic and ambient component to it, the interpretation included on the album was going to be interesting from the outset. The guitar features more heavily throughout the UnClubbed cover as compared to the original with more instruments like a tambourine coming in later in the track. It was always going to be hard to find a voice to match Tracey Thorn's but it would appear the team have done it by bringing Justine Suissa into the fold. She has the same haunting and wistful tones that shot Thorn into the spotlight all those years ago. The overall effect of the song is true to the original version, not the Todd Terry Remix which was released as a single which everyone seems to expect. The track has it's merits and is certainly well worth a listen.

The final track is Mezmerized 09 which features the vocals again of Zoe Durrant. Gone are the break beats of The Click's original version. Now we have a keyboard mimicking a church organ, Durrant's gentle vocal stylings and the alternatively plucking and strumming of an acoustic guitar. This is the perfect example of what the idea behind UnClubbed. The unadulterated beauty of acoustic instruments accompanying the stunning vocals provided blend to create a truly spectacular track.

Behind every club anthem is a beautiful track just waiting to be unearthed. They have stripped it all back, they have laid it bare and then built it again from the base up. The marriage between the vocals and acoustic instruments to recreate a softer version of a club classic. The album is laid back and chilled out, not to mention perfect for Sunday recovery when you want to listen to your club tracks but can't handle the throbbing bass any longer. Countless amounts of time and effort have very obviously been put into the creation of UnClubbed and it is a worthy legacy of all the tracks that have been reimagined and reconstructed for this release.
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