- Audio CD (26 July 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Virgin
- ASIN: B00000JYSH
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Mini-Disc | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,431 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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1 x CD Album
|2||Tinseltown To The Boogiedown||4:55|
|6||Smith 'n' Slappy||4:53|
|7||Born To Be||3:53|
|8||The World You Understand (Is Over + Over + Over)||3:13|
|9||Here Come July||4:00|
|10||Prince Among Men||4:47|
|11||Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Powder||6:05|
Top customer reviews
This is a minor work in the Scritti catalogue, a worthy and interesting enough update of the sound but, apart from Tinsletown To The Boogiedown, containing nothing that leaps out and grabs you. It does pay repeated listens, but not the place to start.
I would probably be right in thinking that most people don't know who he is nowadays. I first heard of him a year or two ago when the Black Bread/ White Beer album came out.
I bought this album when I was on holiday in Spain, for a bargain. It must be the best thing I purchased last year. I had a good feeling I would like it before listening, and I was right!
From the moment I pressed play I really was taken away, that exotic little guitar riff which opens the song "Umm", it develops into a pop-rock/hip hop crossover which works very well.
The couple of hip hop songs which are on the album are excellent. I thought the mere idea of Scritti and Mos Def collaborating together was unbelievably cool, and the music of course is too,- "Tinseltown to Boogie down" is sooooo catchy!!
This album couldn't really be categorised under any genre, which I always feel is a good thing. It drifts between hip hop and pop and sometimes has a small taste of rock. "First Goodbye" is a beautiful ballad with a chorus i seem to keep humming to myself.. A few people probably don't like "Here come July", as he goes all out punk on this one. For a second I thought it was a Blink 182 song until I heard Green's voice. It's great fun.
A few people felt disappointed by this album, and others felt it took a while to grow on them. But with me, it was an instant hit. For me, it was something completely new, a wonderful direction to take my musical interests. The album is full of interesting melodies and is bold in the attmepts to crossover genres.
I count myself lucky that I hadn't heard of Scritti in the 90's because I would have had to wait 11 years!
I would reccommend this to anyone that likes Scritti Politti, give it a few listens and it should become an utter joy to listen to, as it for me!
I would also reccommend White Bread Black Beer...
I LOVE SCRITTI!!!
The hip hop elements are an integral part of the whole affair - not just a tacked-on afterthought. Hearing the slick interplay between Green, Mos Def, Lee Majors and Me'shell does more than raise the eyebrows - it moves feet and makes hearts soar.
As well as hip hop, Green shows he can take on power pop, balladry, lovers rock and hair metal - emerging triumphant on each occasion. Accomplices of the quality of Wendy Melvoin, Abe Laboriel jr and David Gamson never fail to rise to the challenge.
After all this time, tracks like Umm, Die Alone and Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Powder are not just among this writer's favourite Scritti Politti songs; they are right up there with the best pop music any artist has ever produced.
Set aside any preconceptions you may have about what a Scritti Politti record "should" sound like - and enjoy. Repeatedly, and at length.
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