777

777

by System 7
     
 
For their long-awaited System 7 album debut, Hillage and Giraudy received help from several high-profile figures -- Paul Oakenfold, Derrick May, and Orb-associates including Dr.

Overview

For their long-awaited System 7 album debut, Hillage and Giraudy received help from several high-profile figures -- Paul Oakenfold, Derrick May, and Orb-associates including Dr. Alex Paterson, Thrash, Youth, and Andy Falconer. The truth is, despite the many beats added to Hillage's space-rock explorations, they still sound remarkably similar to albums he released 15 years before. His piercing guitar solos are instantly recognizable, and the basic structure of tracks like "Depth Disco" and "Strange Quotations" never take Hillage too far away from his mid-'70s solo career. That said, these songs still sound quite enjoyable -- definitely on the polished end of ambient-house but still quite a potent crossover record (even Giraudy's vocals are solid). One of the highlights, the lovely ambient wash of "Mia the Fisherman," also appeared on the compilation Excursions in Ambience. The album, released in Britain in 1991 as System 7, was reconfigured and retitled 777 for its American issue.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/1992
Label:
Caroline
UPC:
0017046172721
catalogNumber:
1727

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

System 7   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Zoë   Vocals
Miquette Giraudy   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mick MacNeil   Accordion
Andy Caine   Background Vocals
Aniff Cousins   Vocals
Steve Waddington   wah wah guitar
Olu Rowe   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Hillage   Producer,Contributor
Youth   Producer
Armando Manzanero   Composer
Andy Falconer   Engineer
Miquette Giraudy   Producer
Greg Hunter   Engineer
Richard Lengyel   Engineer
Alex Paterson   Producer
Tyrrell   Engineer
Steve Waddington   Producer
Derrick May   Producer
Nigel Butler   Producer
Unknown   Composer

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