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Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989-1993 Double CD

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  • Audio CD (10 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Weatherbox
  • ASIN: B000001UWG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Voodoo Child (Poor In NY Mix)
  2. Next Is The E (Club Mix)
  3. Drug Fits The Face (Drug Free Mix)
  4. Have You Seen My Baby (Baby Mix)
  5. UHF 2
  6. Time's Up (Dust Mix)
  7. Drop R Beat (Deep Mix)
  8. Mobility (Aqua Mix)
  9. I Feel It (Synthe Mix)
  10. Thousand

Disc: 2

  1. Go (Woodtick Mix)
  2. Go (Analog Mix)
  3. Go (Subliminal Mix)
  4. Go (Night Time Mix)
  5. Go (Original Mix)
  6. Go (Low Spirit Mix)
  7. Go (Rainforest Mix)
  8. Go (Delirium Mix)
  9. Go (Voodoo Child Mix)
  10. Go (Barracuda Mix)
  11. Go (Arpathoski Mix)
  12. Go (In Dub Mix)
  13. Go (Soundtrack Mix)
  14. Go (Amphetamix)

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Moby ~ 1989-93-Rare-Collected B-Sides

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Format: Audio CD
Far too many people compare Moby's earlier output unfavourably with 'Play'-era material, failing to realise that it's of a different time. Until the time of Leftfield, with the brilliant Leftism, made dance music listenable for the masses, people didn't really buy dance albums in any numbers to listen to at home. (Of course there were and always are exceptions).
Accordingly, Moby's pre-Mute recordings suffer from being compiled on 'albums' by his then-label Instinct, done without his creative input and lack cohesion as a result. (The first 'real' Moby album is therefore 'Everything is Wrong', for anyone who's interested!) Anyway, out of these early albums this one is my favourite, every song on the first disc being a bona-fide classic dance-floor anthem.
I beleive the mixes are far superior to those in 'Early Underground' and 'Moby', particularly 'Voodoo Child', 'Next is the E' and 'Have You Seen My Baby', which is quite menacing. Oh, and 'Thousand' is great for winding up friends and family who are non-dance fans!
So, don't judge too harshly, I see Moby as an artist of different eras, which beleive me is no bad thing. Just sit back, turn them up and enjoy the tunes for what they are. (As an aside, I've only ever got as far as three songs into the second disc, but the first CD makes the price worth paying alone)
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This double CD is a collection of B-Sides - tracks whcih didn't make it to albums and are therefore not Moby's best. However they are still greatly entertaining. The second disk however stretches levels of tedium to new heights - it features only remixes of the track "Go". A good purchase, but don't expect Moby's best.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8a4f89b4) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8a5dfc18) out of 5 stars I got yer Moby right here! 30 Nov. 2000
By Rowan Mullen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you had never heard of Moby before his songs started "Play"ing in the background of tv commercials, then, you may not enjoy this album. This is older, experimental techno - an etheral mix of house, early jungle and even a bit of industrial. It is almost *nothing* like his amazingly popular "Play", which makes it thoroughly enchanting. Here we are given a rare glimpse into the life and compilation style of Moby from 1989-1993 - an interesting slice of his music, with mixes so hearty that I actually enjoy the ones covered on this album more than I did the originals.
"Have You Seen My Baby" is my personal favorite, which must be turned up to full volume and bass to fully appreciate. "Drop a Beat" also puts out some really good rythms, as Moby skillfully interweaves melody, beat and somewhat disjointed vocals, the meaning of which cannot be determined. Sit in a chair while you are listening and you will feel your body pulsing in time with the music. "I Feel It" comes full circle, using the vocals sampled in the much-loved "Next is the E" (What is the 'e', anyway?) The disc ends with Thousand, which, if I remember my facts (and the liner notes), was marked in the World Records Book as being the fastest song ever recorded. I don't personally care for it - it disturbs me. But there it is.
Disc two is a bonus, hooray! Get ready for a cool CD just of remixes of "Go!" Most of the remixes are very worthwile and are great for chilling out, providing background music mostly. A couple I skip through, but we won't tell Mister Moby that. : ) All in all, certainly a great value - two discs for the price of one.
The "Rare" album itself is not so much of a concept album like just about everything from "Everything is Wrong" on to the infamous "Play" - however, it contains some very nice techno from one of its early innovators. Moby has always stood by his convictions and made amazing music while spreading his worthwhile and unobtrusive message. You can't really help but be inspired.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8a5dfbf4) out of 5 stars Early Moby, how I love thee. 28 Dec. 2002
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A great mix of electronic genius Moby's early remixes and b-sides. Virtually every genre of dance is collected here, from the classic rave track "GO! (rainforest mix)", the odd electronica "UHF 2", to acid-club fan favourite "Have you seen my baby (baby mix)". Also contains the fastest song ever recorded, "Thousand", topping in at an insane 1034 bpm. (I've tried to make super fast songs, but nowhere need that speed! All my programs stop at 999 bpm!). Hard, odd, but loveable, "Thousand" is one of my fave Moby tracks. Sure, some of the beats sound a bit dated, but what can you expect from dance songs made from 1989-1993? The bonus disc, I feel, is better than "Rare". I just love to play this album from start to finish, and listen to it again, and again!
BEST TRACKS: UHF 2, Thousand, Go (Rainforest, Arpathoski and Amphetamix Mixes)
WORST TRACKS: Hard to choose... none are really bad, but some do sound a bit dated, and some of the voice samples do REALLY annoy me, but nothing stands out as bad!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ab6d24c) out of 5 stars Some of the best from Moby 22 Mar. 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Let me start off by saying that this is one of the best collections of trance/techno that you're going to find anywhere. "Rare" is one of the few cds that you can feel supremely confident about buying whether you're a huge fan of Moby, or you've just discovered him. Starting with "Voodoo Child", and culminating with "Thousand", every song just makes you want to move. My favourite song on the first disc has to be "Next Is The E (Club Mix)". The best part of this collection is the compilation of "Go" remixes. A MUST HAVE for anyone even remotely interested in trance/techno!!
HASH(0x8a5df4e0) out of 5 stars Moby ‎– Rare 3 Mar. 2016
By scoundrel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Moby has been a techno stalwart since the beginning, and RARE showcases some of his early works, which demonstrate all the hallmarks of those days, from the acid house of "Voodoo Child (Poor In NY Mix)" to the piano-driven classic "Next is the E." "Drug Fits The Face (Drug Free Mix)" and "Mobility (Aqua Mix)" go a more mellow route, demonstrating his melodic side, and "UHF 2" goes a quasi-tribal route. There's plenty of mid-tempo tracks here, from the Synthe Mix of "I Feel It" to the dub-hop chug of "Time's Up (Dust Mix)," but the ear-catching track is also the fastest: the infamous "Thousand," which boasts a mind-boggling 1000 BPM -- Moby's one-upsmanship of hardcore. But on the second disc, Moby's seminal track "Go" gets the full remix treatment in a segued mix, ranging from the classic "Woodtick Mix" to the shiny tech-house of the "Subliminal Mix" or the deep throb of the "Night Time Mix." But when Jam & Spoon get their hands on the track for their "Delirium Mix," they bring a classic trance vibe to it, tinged through with a little mystery as they momentarily turn the Twin Peaks theme song sample into what sounds like a vocal utterance. Their later "In Dub" mix is more laidback, though the real dub is reserved for the "Soundtrack Mix." The "Amphetamix" wraps things up with that mix of thoughtfulness and rhythm that made "Go" such a classic in the first place. A nice overall package.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8a5dfed0) out of 5 stars Mostly What You Would Expect With B-Sides But... 26 May 2001
By Manny Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album has some killer re-mixes and that in some cases are better than the original version. Specifically, songs like Next Is the E, Have You Seen my Baby, and Drop a Beat. It also contains one of the most jarring tracks ever in Thousand, which according to the Guiness Book of World Records, is the fastest song ever recorded. Needless to say, it probably won't be one that you would want to listen over and over to. The remixes of Go are good at first, but then they sorta become bland, but then again there are 14 different versions here. The Rainforest mix is my favorite version of Go, and the In Dub mix was my least favorite.
Should you pick this album up? Most definitely if you're a fan of Moby or of techno. Yes, there's some weak stuff here, so it's not going be another Play, Everything Is Wrong, or I Like to Score. It's more like Moby but with more filler, and it's probably a better album than about 85% of the stuff that's out there now.
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