Nearly God

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Nearly God is Tricky's unofficial second album -- he calls it a collection of brilliant, incomplete demos. When Tricky signed his contract with Island, it allowed him to release an album a year under a different name and Nearly God is the first of these efforts. Tricky recorded the record with a diverse cast of collaborators -- in addition to his partner Martina, there's Terry Hall, Björk, Neneh Cherry, Cath Coffey, Dedi Madden, and Alison Moyet Damon Albarn pulled his track just before the album's release. Building on the ghostly, dark soundscapes of Tricky's debut, Maxinquaye, Nearly God narrows the focus of his first record by making the music slower, hazier,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Nearly God is Tricky's unofficial second album -- he calls it a collection of brilliant, incomplete demos. When Tricky signed his contract with Island, it allowed him to release an album a year under a different name and Nearly God is the first of these efforts. Tricky recorded the record with a diverse cast of collaborators -- in addition to his partner Martina, there's Terry Hall, Björk, Neneh Cherry, Cath Coffey, Dedi Madden, and Alison Moyet Damon Albarn pulled his track just before the album's release. Building on the ghostly, dark soundscapes of Tricky's debut, Maxinquaye, Nearly God narrows the focus of his first record by making the music slower, hazier, and more distubing. It's not as coherent as Maxinquaye, but that's part of its appeal. Nearly God is a haunting, fractured, surreal nightmare that doesn't always make sense, but never fails to make an impact. Certain collaborators work better than others -- Tricky understands the eeriness of Terry Hall's voice, but he does nothing to tame Alison Moyet's inappropriate bluesy shrieking -- but the overall effect of the album is quietly devastating. It gets under your skin and stays there. It's a brilliantly evocative nightmare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/1996
  • Label: ISLAND RED / PGD
  • UPC: 016253106444
  • Catalog Number: 531064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tattoo - Nearly God (5:29)
  2. 2 Poems - Nearly God (8:54)
  3. 3 Together Now - Nearly God (3:09)
  4. 4 Keep Your Mouth Shut - Nearly God (8:01)
  5. 5 I Be The Prophet - Nearly God (4:53)
  6. 6 Make a Change - Nearly God (5:59)
  7. 7 Black Coffee - Nearly God (4:50)
  8. 8 Bubbles - Nearly God (3:26)
  9. 9 I Sing for You - Nearly God (6:21)
  10. 10 Yoga - Nearly God (4:31)
  11. 11 Judas - Nearly God (4:23)
  12. 12 Children's Story - Nearly God (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tricky Primary Artist, Vocals
Björk Vocals
FX Sampling
Neneh Cherry Vocals
Cath Coffey Vocals
Terry Hall Vocals
Alison Moyet Vocals
Martina Topley-Bird Vocals
Dedi Madden Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Pete Briquette Producer
Ian Caple Engineer
Tricky Producer, Concept
Mark Saunders Producer
R. Walters Composer
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