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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album of two halves... both great....
Look at the reviews and you can see that this epic album (it spans roughly two and a half hours) split his fans into those that loved it, and those who thought he had lost his marbles.
All of the 'problems' are focused on the first CD. There is even confusion as to how many songs are on there. There is three. First comes the epic (one hour to be precise) track...
Published on 16 Aug 2005 by John David Charles Hilton

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3.0 out of 5 stars W.T.F.
Okay now this CD starts of with a weird white noise and keeps going for ages. Defently the most random of Goldies Music But CD 2 Hits of pretty quick with some amen junlist style defently CD 2 for me. :-D
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album of two halves... both great...., 16 Aug 2005
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John David Charles Hilton "Creative spark...." (Redcliffe, Bristol United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Look at the reviews and you can see that this epic album (it spans roughly two and a half hours) split his fans into those that loved it, and those who thought he had lost his marbles.
All of the 'problems' are focused on the first CD. There is even confusion as to how many songs are on there. There is three. First comes the epic (one hour to be precise) track Mother. It is not for the easy listener or the faint hearted. I love it. I find it ambitious, varied and immaculately put together. It seems, to me, to be just the right length. But it isn't everybody's cup of tea. Truth is much shorter and more accessible. Then there is the 'hidden' third track, a strange instrumental, once again, not for everybody.
The second CD is a different matter altogether. Ten tracks, it furrows much more familiar territory, though still with plenty of variety and quality.
If you want to hear Goldie really stretching what he does and exploring new waters, then you might like the first CD.
If you're a fan of his previous releases, it is fairly likely that you will like the second.
One obvious question for the faint hearted, therefore, is; is this album worth buying just for the second CD?
I would say yes. Taken seperately, it is a great Goldie album.
And you never know, the first CD just might click with you someday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 20 Oct 2007
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People say that this album was a poor follow up to timeless - well i my opinion they are very very wrong! Both albums are as superb as each other and yet both have different qualitites.

The 1st CD containing Mother is beautiful music and truly ambitious.

The 2nd disc has again some truly great music on it. It starts with the furious,rage fuelled 'Temper Temper' with has great punch and an awesome guitar riff by Noel Gallagher.
Then Comes 'Digital', the only song on the album to have this type of vocals (provided by rapper KRS-ONE), again a decent song with great beats and vocals.
'I'll be there for you'' and ''Belive'' which are great to sit back and chill to.
Then comes track 8 'Dragonfly' - a song that is my personal favourite ever track by goldie, beautiful guitar strings moulded with a drum beat and gentle vocals. the song is 16 minutes of bliss.

The rest of the album flows nicely with goldie mixing the fast and furious with the more mellow of the music. The last track on the album is the dark and furious 'Demonz' a ong which is great to drive to.

Overall it is a quality album and with 'timeless' and 'saturnz return' Goldie has cemented himself as a real artist and musical legend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldie shows us a new side, 11 Oct 2001
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I was initially sceptical. CD1 consists of two tracks, Mother and Truth. The first, Mother, is over an hour long, and has no real noise for two whole minutes, just hissing.
However, despite this not being Goldie's usual style, I was pleasantly suprised. The peice becomes an orchestral/synth fusion, with no discernible beat, but very pleasing to the ear.
The second CD is more like his other works, Timeless and Rings of Saturn, and as usual top notch.
Every drum and bass fan should have one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saturn returns for Goldie, 16 Sep 2011
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I had wanted a copy of this album for a long time and finally came across a copy at a reasonable price. I wasn't disappointed either. It is basically a concept album centred around Goldie's own Saturn return, an astrological transit that first occurs around the ages of 29 and 30, a time of reassesment and maturity. The album is long and charts the difficulties as well as the joys of such a period. Saturnz Return is a many textured and coloured thing, veering from darkness to bliss using multiple layers and straying away from straight drum and bass. A modern classic.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The king of D+B, 27 Sep 2000
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If you want the best od D+B buy this. Like the luscious instrumentals of Chico- Death of a rockstar and fury- the orign, or the sing-a-long tracks like Crystal Clear. Goldie even messes about with junglist Hip hop on the KRS1 track Digital. The man is the best, with not one shit track on the albulm. Made to be played at the top volume to stack your loudspeakers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 Sep 2013
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The product was received in good condition. It was exactly how I expected it to be, and I will look forward to making more purchases like this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 22 Jun 2013
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Super amazing!

Mother - A beautiful flowing motion of music expressing emotion and sorrow for his mother, beautiful.

Truth - A really lovely track with nice vocals but half way through there is a long pause then just odd wailing, love the first half but the second half not so good :(

Temper Temper - And odd distorted orgy of samples and Noel Gallagher screaming, not too bad but not his best work.

Digital - Really good vocals by KRS 1 and really good tune from Goldie, wicked flow. A really good tune!

I'll be there for you - A fairly decent tune with a really interesting sample at 1:57

Believe - Really lovely song with soulful vocals really lovely brass instruments.

Dragonfly - A fab tune really up beat and happy, really long and really mind blowing. The long winded ambient noises are really beautiful.

Chico - Death of a Rock star - An interesting song, if you're wearing headphones this can really blow your mind when the audio changes from the left channel to the right.

Letter of Fate - Super lovely vocals and ambient noises from this tune! Love it!

Fury - The origin - A not bad tune but not the greatest okay but the're a really cool sample that's sort of electric but not, really cool!

Crystal Clear - Another soulful track with lovely vocals and brass instruments, lovely!

Demonz - An evil track that's just not great, not sure what it is, just not great.

This is a stunning album which is almost on par with Timeless (that's saying a lot!) For £2 you can't go wrong.
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3.0 out of 5 stars W.T.F., 9 Feb 2011
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Okay now this CD starts of with a weird white noise and keeps going for ages. Defently the most random of Goldies Music But CD 2 Hits of pretty quick with some amen junlist style defently CD 2 for me. :-D
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just a comment about the long first track 'Mother'. ..., 13 Aug 2014
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Just a comment about the long first track 'Mother'. To get a handle on this it helps to know that it was Goldie branching out in a classical direction. The track was mainly inspired by the polish composer, Henryk Gorecki, noted for his Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs).
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 discs, one good, one very bad, 3 Mar 2008
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Let me start by declaring that I am a big fan of Goldie and his many fine moments. His remixes can be awesome (check out the "Completely trashed" remix of "Milk" by Garbage!). I loved the first album. But "Saturnz Return" is another thing altogether, and a real curate's egg. CD1 is the "very bad" option: "Mother" is basically a dull, self-absorbed, 60 minute dirge with a percussive section in the middle. The first five minutes alone is white noise, and not even interesting white noise at that. Then come mournful strings for a quarter of an hour and Goldie wailing over the top of it. Then some rather boring beats, given what he can normally do. The long lead-in and the even longer coda smack of a lack of ideas and structure, not some sort of D&B "modern classical". leave the leftfield stuff to Aphex Twin. The next proper track, "Truth" is also rather dull and uninspiring, even though David Bowie supplying the vocals on this occasion. Like "Mother", it just goes nowhere, though thankfully not for so long a time.

CD2 is much more like it. Uptempo and vibrant, the best track is the lovely "DragonFly", with great spatial juxtapostion between the guitar picking and the underlying strings. "Digital" has a superb rap by KRS-1, and there's some good trumpet work on a couple of other tracks. Worth picking up cheap for this disc alone, but skip CD1.
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