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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's trite, but Paul Oakenfold's 2006 effort could be a contender for dance album of the year, if the year were 1997. That may be fine for his hardcore fan base, but it's strange to think the man who was on the edge of mainstream dance music for so long isn't offering the next big thing anymore. Making this even more frustrating is the fact that albums of new productions are rare from the man -- mix CDs make up most of his discography -- so one would think A Lively Mind would be a grander statement, especially with its "you get to look inside my busy head" title. Dropping these expectations, and the expectation that the star-studded and smart guest list is going to bring...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's trite, but Paul Oakenfold's 2006 effort could be a contender for dance album of the year, if the year were 1997. That may be fine for his hardcore fan base, but it's strange to think the man who was on the edge of mainstream dance music for so long isn't offering the next big thing anymore. Making this even more frustrating is the fact that albums of new productions are rare from the man -- mix CDs make up most of his discography -- so one would think A Lively Mind would be a grander statement, especially with its "you get to look inside my busy head" title. Dropping these expectations, and the expectation that the star-studded and smart guest list is going to bring the innovation, the album is satisfactory, and even exciting in parts. Two electro stompers -- one with actress Brittany Murphy on sex kitten vocals -- pass by before the album loosens up and finds an exciting groove with the disco-fabulous "Sex 'n' Money," featuring vocals from Pharrell Williams. Williams' minimal vocals might as well have been a sample of anyone with a cool falsetto, but unbelievably, the legendary Grandmaster Flash's contribution is even smaller. The two other tracks of note are instrumentals. "Praise the Lord" gets campy and offers a Latin-flavored beat with a Duane Eddy-styled guitar, while "Save the Last Trance for Me" is an epic track that builds to a shuddering climax, something Oakie excels at. Some serene, wide-angle numbers toward the end help a lot, making this safe album easier to recommend to the longtime trance addict.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624990024
  • Catalog Number: 49900
  • Sales rank: 134,541

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Faster Kill Pussycat - Brittany Murphy (3:14)
  2. 2 No Compromise - Spitfire (3:45)
  3. 3 Sex 'N' Money - Pharrell Williams (5:58)
  4. 4 Switch On - Ryan Tedder (4:05)
  5. 5 Amsterdam (5:40)
  6. 6 Set If Off - Grandmaster Flash (4:17)
  7. 7 The Way I Feel - Ryan Tedder (5:25)
  8. 8 Praise the Lord (4:13)
  9. 9 Save the Last Trance for Me (7:49)
  10. 10 Not Over - Ryan Tedder (8:50)
  11. 11 Vulnerable - Bad Apples (5:55)
  12. 12 Feed Your Mind - Spitfire (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Oakenfold Primary Artist, Vocals
Grandmaster Flash Vocals
Joseph Saddler Keyboards
Pharrell Williams Vocals
Brittany Murphy Vocals
Ryan Tedder Vocals
Technical Credits
Ian Green Composer, Programming, Producer
Paul Oakenfold Composer, Producer
Scott Cutler Composer
Grandmaster Flash Composer, Producer
Anne Preven Composer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer
Cliff Magreta Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow Brittany Murphy

    I had no Idea that Murphy could sing good job. Not just a great actress but,Great singer I love Faster Kill Pussycat!!. But, the rest of the album is very club Unless you like that about this Album. I would proubably buy the single of Faster Kill Pussycat instead of the hole album. Or Mabye I would over all great album. Brittany should really think of making an album she would do really well.

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