MC Tunes vs 808 State - The North At Its Heights (Deluxe)

MC Tunes versus 808 State - The North At Its Heights (Japan 2011 Deluxe Album)


MC Tunes versus 808 State - The North At Its Heights - JP CD

MC Tunes versus 808 State - The North At Its Heights - JP CD sleeve

MC Tunes versus 808 State - The North At Its Heights
JP 2011 CD; ZTT / UMA: <no cat> [promo]
JP 2011 CD; ZTT / UMA: XECZ1043

01 04:31 The Only Rhyme That Bites
02 04:50 This Ain't No Fantasy
03 04:50 Dance Yourself To Death
04 03:46 Own Worst Enemy
05 04:40 The North At It's Heights
06 03:51 Tunes Splits The Atom
07 04:50 Mancunian Blues
08 05:13 The Sequel
09 03:07 Primary Rhyming
10 01:41 Dub At It's Heights
11 03:51 The Only Rhyme That Bites (Ugly As Sin Mix) *
12 05:12 Dance Yourself To Death (Dust Brothers Club Mix) *
13 03:12 Pump **
14 03:39 More *
15 04:19 The Only Rhyme That Bites (808's Instrumental) *
16 04:58 Dance Yourself To Death (Original 909 Mix) *
17 04:13 Tunes Splits The Atom (Creamatomic Instrumental) ***
18 06:26 The Only Rhyme That Bites (Optical Mix) ****

* Previously unreleased tracks.
** Previously available on Thermo Kings (although has some edit corrections).
*** Previously available on Tunes Splits The Atom (promo vinyl) Single.
**** Previously available on The Only Rhyme That Bites 99 Single.

Released:

Japan: 9th November 2011.

Credits:

All songs by Darker/Lockett/Massey/Partington/Price, published by Perfect Songs Ltd;

except

The Only Rhyme That Bites by Barker/Lockett/Massey/Maross/Partington/Price, published by Perfect Songs Ltd/Warner Chappell North America Inc;

This Ain't No Fantasy by Barker/Kirby/Lockett/Massey/Partington/Price, published by Perfect Songs Ltd;

Own Worst Enemy by Barker/Hancock/Lockett/Massey/Partington/Powys/Price, published by Perfect Songs Ltd;

Pump by Barker/Massey/Partington/Simmons/Taylor/Wilson/Wilson, published by Perfect Songs Ltd/Minder Music Ltd;

More by Barker/Lockett/Massey/Partington, published by Perfect Songs Ltd.

2011 ZTT Japanese Edition complied by Graham Massey and MC Tunes.

Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio Ltd.

Number 11.808 is Zang Tuum Tumm's occasional Analyst Series.

JAPANESE EDITION

Producer: Masakazu "Hire" Hiroshi / A&R Direction: Jay Zimmermann, Toshihara "Tosh" Takanuku
Production Assistant: Noriko Kanza, Ryuichi lshida, Yoshimi Hirano / Promotions & Marketing: Kolchlro "Hashes" Hashimura, Maya Kawamura Artwork Redesign: Michiharu Yasuiku.

Dance Yourself To Death – dust bros club mix: remixed By The Dust Bros, 12.4.90
Pump and More – recorded at FON (eng. Al Fish) and Jacobs (eng. Al Stone), 19.5.95
The Only Rhyme That Bites – 808's instrumental: recorded at Spirit and Sarm East, 1990
Dance Yourself to Death – original 909 mix: recorded at Spirit and Advision studios, 1989
The Only Rhyme That Bites – optical mix: remixed by Optical, 1998
The Only Rhyme That Bites – ugly as sin mix: remixed and remodelled by Tunes' new outfit, The Ugly Project, especially for this release
Tunes Splits The Atom – creamatomic mix: recorded at Square One, Out of The Blue, Strawberry and Sarm West, July 1990

GRAHAM MASSEY'S BLOG

The Only Rhyme That Bites (Ugly as Sin Mix)
is a remix done by Nicky's new crew 'The Ugly" in 2008 when we first set out on the reissue project.

Dance Your Self To Death (Dust Brothers Club Mix) – The Dust Brothers being the American duo who produced Paul s Boutique for the Beastie Boys. There is often some confusion as the Chemical Brothers also started out with this name and had to change it. This mix dates from 1990 and was commissioned by Tommy Boy for the U.S release.

Pump – dates from the late Don Solaris period 1996 recorded at Fon Studios and Jacobs studio Aldershot

More – recorded at same sessions as Pump.

Both Pump and More were regularly performed live by MC Tunes and 808 State in the summer of 1996. Pump had a release on Thermo Kings, A Japanese collection of Mixes from 808 States Don Solaris period.This version has some edit corrections.

The Only Rhyme That Bites - 808 Instrumental – dates from Sarm sessions 1990.

Dance Your Self To Death Original 909 mix – Recorded 28th July 1989.

Tunes Splits the Atom Creamatomic Instrumental – 5th & 6th July 1990 – part of a 4 track remix 12 inch all by 808 State. I think the info on the label is wrong and is referring to the original recording. Cool Atom x 2 and Creamatomic x 2 both being remixed at Sarm West London with Ren Swan as engineer.

The Only Rhyme That Bites – Optical mix Drum & Bass remix commissioned by ZTT for the 1999 remix package of The Only Rhyme That Bites / 808 88 98 greatest hits release.

Links:

Forum discussion. Original Release page 1990 Release. ZTT Japan Page.
Graham Massey's blog on the reissue.

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