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Back to Mine
     

Back to Mine

by Tricky
 

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Predictably unpredictable and unnerving as all get-out to sit through, Tricky's contribution to the Back to Mine series still manages to be an absorbing listen, despite all of the slammed-together transitions and wild stylistic jumps from track to track. Tricky's picks continually flit from old favorites of his to new discoveries and

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Predictably unpredictable and unnerving as all get-out to sit through, Tricky's contribution to the Back to Mine series still manages to be an absorbing listen, despite all of the slammed-together transitions and wild stylistic jumps from track to track. Tricky's picks continually flit from old favorites of his to new discoveries and projects -- several of which are given their first official airings. The disc begins as solidly and smartly as any other edition of Back to Mine, with smooth transitions within the first four disparate tracks. The Cure's eerie, string-laden "Lullaby" is successfully blended into the queasy sway of Radanna's "How We Wide," a street-oriented downtempo/gangsta hybrid featuring the compiler on the mike. This abruptly shifts into Eric B. & Rakim's "My Melody," which carries the melody from its predecessor for nearly two minutes. From there, the disc derails and gets back on track a number of times. Unsurprising appearances from Kate Bush ("Eat the Music"), Buzzcocks ("You Tear Me Up"), and Chet Baker ("My Funny Valentine") are broken up with more of Tricky's own projects and interests, including a pair of tracks from artists (Kat Cross, Costanza) who are at least partly molded in his image. After the initial third of the disc, there's little sense of continuity; the odds are pretty good that you'll have to make sure at least once that you haven't accidentally hit the shuffle button. (This has been a constant issue with the Back to Mine series; ideal batches of songs are put together without considering whether or not they'll work well together.) Even more perplexing are the observations made in the liner notes. Some of the things listeners learn: Tricky had sex with a half-Jamaican/half-Spanish girl to Gregory Isaacs' "Night Nurse"; you can't hear Kate Bush's parents in her voice; the Streets' Mike Skinner samples "crap"; "Maxwell is as soulful as a plate of fish and chips."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2011
Label:
Edge J26181
UPC:
5029418023147
catalogNumber:
02314

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tricky   Primary Artist,Vocals
Robert Smith   Group Member

Technical Credits

Kate Bush   Composer
Dave Wakeling   Composer
Howard Devoto   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bob Sargeant   Producer
Pete Shelley   Composer
Stanley Andrews   Composer
James Austin   Producer
Andy Cox   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gregory Isaacs   Composer,Producer
Perry Melius   Composer
Everett Morton   Composer
Rakim   Composer
Mark Sandman   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer,Producer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Tricky   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Sylvester Weise   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Roger O'Donnell   Composer
Lol Tolhurst   Composer
Eric B.   Composer
Dave Steele   Composer
Roger Charlery   Composer
Vicenzo LoRusso   Producer
Kathleen Hanna   Composer
Johanna Fateman   Composer
Wayne Nunes   Composer
Tor Hyams   Composer,Producer
Kat Cross   Composer

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