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1-2 Isley Brothers, The - Love The One You're With (Original Album Version) 3:39
1-3 Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day & John Coltrane (Original Album Version) 3:34
1-4 Tyrone Davis - Is It Something You Got (Original 7" Single Version) 2:34
1-5 Alice Clark - Don't You Care (Original Album Version) 2:48
1-6 Spanky Wilson - You (Original 7" Version) 2:10
1-7 Erma Franklin - Light My Fire (Original Album Version) 2:39
1-8 Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - Right On (Original Album Version) 4:39
1-9 Quik, The - Bert's Apple Crumble (Original 7" Version) 2:11
1-10 Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe Part 2 (Original Album Version) 4:58
1-11 Mark Murphy - Milestones (Original Album Version) 2:27
1-12 Googie Rene Combo, The* - Smokey Joe's La La (Original 7" Version) 2:53
1-13 Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones* - Black Whip (Original Album Version) 6:46
1-14 Charles Earland - Murriley (Original Album Version) 6:28
1-15 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* - Expansions (Original Album Version) 6:05
1-16 Dinosaur L - Go Bang # 5 (Original Francois K 12" Mix) 7:33
1-17 Chicago (2) - I'm A Man (Original Album Version) 7:38
1-18 Small Faces - I Can't Dance With You (Original 7" Version) 3:11
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2-2 Diana Brown & Barry Sharpe* - The Masterplan (Original 12" Version) 7:05
2-3 S.O.H.O.* - Hot Music (Original 12" Jazz Version) 5:06
2-4 Young MC - Know How (Original 12" Mix) 4:01
2-5 Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine (Original 12" Version) 4:13
2-6 Nuyorican Soul - The Nervous Track (Original 12" Ballsy Mix) 6:28
2-7 A Man Called Adam - Earthly Powers (Original 7" Mix) 4:55
2-8 Jestofunk - I'm Gonna Love You (Original MC Turbo 12" Sax Mix) 4:20
2-9 Apostles, The - Super Strut (Original Album Version) 4:20
2-10 Stonebridge* - Jazzy John's Freestyle (Original 12" Dub Mix) 3:38
2-11 Arthur Miles - Helping Hand (Original 12" Mix) 4:39
2-12 Dread Flimstone - From The Ghetto (Original 7" Version) 4:35
2-13 Espiritu - Bonita Manana (Original 12" Mix) 4:06
2-14 A Tribe Called Quest - If The Papes Come (Original 12" Mix) 4:14
2-15 Brand New Heavies, The - BNH (Original Album Version) 5:52
2-16 Galliano - Frederick Lies Still (Original 7" Version) 4:59
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3-1 Gang Starr - Jazz Thing (Original 12" Mix) 4:48
3-2 Young Disciples - Get Yourself Together (Original 12" Mix) 5:23
3-3 Brand New Heavies, The - Dream Come True (Original 12" Mix) 4:50
3-4 James Taylor Quartet, The - Love Will Keep Us Together (Original Ian Green 7" Mix) 3:41
3-5 Snowboy - The New Avengers (Original 12" Mix) 4:32
3-6 A Forest Mighty Black - Fresh In My Mind (Original 12" Mix) 4:38
3-7 Pharcyde* - Oh Shit (Original Album Version) 4:29
3-8 Chapter & The Verse* - Black Whip (Original 12" Mix) 3:59
3-9 King Bee - Back By Dope Demand (Original 12" Mix) 3:35
3-10 James Taylor Quartet, The - Theme From Starsky & Hutch (Original 12" Mix) 5:52
3-11 Incognito - Always There (Radio Edit)
Remix - David Morales
3-12 Jamiroquai - Too Young To Die (Original Album Version) 6:03
3-13 Mother Earth - Apple Green (Original Album Version) 4:24
3-14 Night Trains, The* - Love Sick (Original 12" Mix) 4:26
3-15 Humble Souls - Beads Things & Flowers (Original 12" Mix) 1 4:05
3-16 One Creed - The Ladder (Original Album Version) 5:03
3-17 Primal Scream - Funky Jam (Original 12" Mix) 5:25
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4-2 Mother Earth - Non Corporealness (Original Album Version) 6:04
4-3 Mr Scruff* V Manasseh - Rassellas (Original Album Version) 5:55
4-4 Roots Radics, The Meet Scientist, The* - Movements In Dub (Roots) (Original Album Version) 5:08
4-5 Dread Flimstone - Render Your Heart (Original 12" Mix) 5:02
4-6 Max Romeo - Chase The Devil (Original 7" Version) 3:27
4-7 Delroy Wilson - You Never Get Away (Original 12" Dub Mix) 7:22
4-8 Emperors New Clothes - Leaders & Believers (Original UNKLE Album Mix) 5:14
4-9 Snowboy - Astralisation (Original 12" Mix) 6:10
4-10 Jeff & The Fresh Prince* Feat. Grover Washington Jr* - The Groove ( Jazzy's Groove Instrumental) (Original 12" Instrumental Mix) 5:33
4-11 Cypress Hill - I Wanna Get High (Original 12" Mix) 2:56
4-12 Jhelisa - Galactica Rush (Original 12" Instrumental Mix) 6:01
4-13 Sandals - Nothing (Original 12" Dub Version) 8:02
DVD-1 No Artist - Interview With Eddie Piller And Dean Rudland From Acid Jazz Records 50:01
DVD-2 Snowboy - Anarchy In The UK 4:06
DVD-3 Mother Earth - Find It (In The End) 3:21
DVD-4 Brand New Heavies, The - Dream Come True 4:57
DVD-5 James Taylor Quartet, The - Love Will Keep Us Together 3:41
DVD-6 Smoove Feat. Jess Roberts - Coming Back 3:12
DVD-7 Third Degree, The (2) - Mercy 3:32
DVD-8 Night Trains, The* - No More Heroes 3:06
DVD-9 Janice Graham Band - Murder 4:02
DVD-10 Gregory Isaacs - Feeling Sad Tonight 3:36
DVD-11 Matt Berry (3) - So Low 3:26
DVD-12 Men Of North Country - Debut 2:38
DVD-13 Twisted Tongue - A Really Good Thing 3:37
7"-A Brand New Heavies, The Feat. Jan Kincaid - Never Stop (Original Mix) 4:41
7"-AA Brand New Heavies, The - Rock Steady (Instrumental) 3:16

Companies etc

Phonographic Copyright (p) - Demon Music Group Ltd.
Copyright (c) - Demon Music Group Ltd.
Copyright (c) - BBC Worldwide
Record Company - Demon Music Group
Marketed By - Harmless


Compiled By - Dean Rudland, Eddie Piller
Design - [...]
Interviewee - Dean Rudland, Eddie Piller
Interviewer - Ian Dewhirst
Liner Notes [Acid Jazz Story] - Dean Rudland
Product Manager [Project Management] - Ian Dewhirst
Research [Video Research] - Chris Martin


19x19x5 cm box:
ý- Acid Jazz logo printed in silver on front (box top)
ý- discs fit in a big slot inside, on top of which is space for the 7", book and booklet

CD's and the DVD housed in separate gatefold card sleeves

20-page booklet featuring the Acid Jazz story with unique pictures, written by Dean Rudland
52-page hardback book featuring selected Acid Jazz artwork from the last 25 years
Exclusive 7" vinyl record features 2 unreleased original Acid Jazz recordings

DVD features an exclusive interview, filmed at BBC Worldwide Offices 30th August 2012, plus 12 vintage Acid Jazz promotional videos
(C) 2012 BBC Worldwide [end credits]

No film directors listed (not printed) for the videos.
In the track listing for the DVD, the interview is not allocated a track number (ie. Track 1 is by Snowboy).
Only 'Harmless' logos appear on outer box. Only 'Acid Jazz' logo appears on the 7" labels.
All contents (discs, sleeves, booklet & book) come with the one catalog number "HURTBOX002" only.
3-11: Mix of "Always There" erroneously titled as "Original John Morales 12" Edit" [on original singles appears as "Radio Edit" or "Edit", remixed by David Morales]
7"-A: Although listed as unreleased, the version of "Never Stop" has previously appeared at least on "Original Flava", "Dream Come True - The Best Of The Acid Jazz Years" and "The Brand New Heavies - Expanded Version".

This Compilation (P) & (C) 2012 Demon Music Group Ltd.
Marketed by Harmless, a division of Demon Music Group, London, W1W 7TI. Demon Music Group is a BBC Worldwide Company. [...]
Manufactured in the E.U.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 5 February 2013
This has been very well-designed and when you pick up the package, it's an immediately impressive item. In a great-looking box, about 8" by 8" square and 2" deep.

Inside, the 7" vinyl single sits on top with the well-illustrated 20 page booklet on the history of Acid Jazz, (the record label) and a very nice 52 page hardback book with 25 years of artwork from the label.

There is an insert underneath these items which neatly holds the 4 CDs and DVD which are the main reason for buying this package. The 4CDs are "themed" and it's not just a random choice or dateline of the label.

The first CD is all about records "discovered" by British DJs in the 1980s and played in London clubs that started the Acid Jazz "scene" before the actual label formed. This was all about old school funk and what was called R&B, the first time around.

CD 2 is about dance music that was more recent than on the first CD - more contemporary to the scene in the late 1980s. The 3rd CD is probably the best though and most representative of the actual label called Acid Jazz - this is mostly live bands like Jamiroquai, Incognito, James Taylor Quartet, Brand New Heavies, Young Disciples etc. - who played the kind of music that DJs had brought to the Acid Jazz scene. So these bands released tracks on the label and formed a genuine musical movement. Weakest CD for me, was the last one which didn't seem to fit and is dedicated to music influenced by "substances". Stangely opening with a Paul Weller instrumental.

The DVD is much better and really showcases the best artists as well as the unique visual style of the label. All in all, this is a weird and wonderful collection, which gives you an idea of a diverse and eclectic movement/record label. Apart from the actual content which is mostly excellent, the style and design of this package makes it a very desirable object in its own right and I can see this becoming a real collector's item.
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on 3 July 2013
It's difficult to find fault with this boxset, it looks great, it's heavy, good quality and material inside is great listening too.

CD1 - Older tracks played at the club nights and that influenced the scene
CD2 - Tracks from the era played at the club nights
CD3 - The labels own big hitters
CD4 - A chillout CD, mix of older classics and newer too. Lots of reggae, dub etc.

There's a huge display of talent and diversity here, so even if the plethora of hip-hop tracks sometimes tip the balance into "skip, next track" territory, it's not long until you're treated to a series of extended jazz grooves or spacey dub work outs.

Niggles? Just a few:
- Really, only CD3 is an exploration of the label itself. The "back to mine" flavour of the other CDs wasn't always to my taste.
- The BNH tracks on the 7" aren't included on any of the CDs. It would've just made things simpler to have them there, rather than ripping the vinyl oneself.
- The DVD of promo videos doesn't include a play all feature, which I was dumbfounded at to be honest and means it will only ever get a single spin as I could far easier watch each video on youtube etc. A playlist feature would've been nice and is pretty much a standard really, silly omission.

As I said, all only niggles - When presented with such a cracking box set lovingly put together it's difficult to complain about the small stuff (although obviously I just did!)
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on 2 May 2013
Great box set!! Probably the best I've ever seen/heard! Anything is nearly perfect...music, images, graphic, any little side of this box is a treasure! Great job from the guys of the Acid Jazz label, a must for any fan!
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on 19 April 2013
Beautifully presented, this box set is a treasure trove of great tracks from the Acid Jazz Era. Filled with great tunes and lots of detail on the scene, the artists and the songs
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on 1 June 2013
Many favorites, and some great new tracks, as well as versions I have not heard before!
The box set is really nicely put together as well, unique.
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on 15 August 2013
Really good selection of music in a wonderfully packaged box set, a lot of work has gone into this item.
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on 1 September 2013
A beautifully packaged dance through the label's catalogue book-ended by the inspiration for the sound and some more recent releases. A very high quality product from a label that continues to release only high quality material.
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on 5 April 2015
this is a wow product , 6 cds and a DVD , and a 7inch single , by incognito , never been released before , warning ! think this is just another box set ? well it weighs a ton , and is the size of a big box of chocolates , recommend
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on 22 March 2015
Good overview of this great label. Overlooked a few I would've put in , but they all say that don't they. Fab value with a very informative and attractive book.
Recommended .
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