Nova Soul, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Germany's Audipharm label puts together its second volume of Nova Soul, another two-disc set that compiles house tracks with heavy touches of soul and jazz. As with most of the output that falls into this realm, there's a fine line between the stimulating and the nauseating. Some tracks are so self-conscious in their attempts at being smooth and sophisticated that they might as well evaporate. Others, however, update the spirit of '70s and early-'80s soul while melding it into their take on contemporary deep house. Nothing breaks ground, and everything's pretty safe, but the results are occasionally enjoyable. This set includes Uschi Classen's "Soul Magic," Nathan Haines' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Germany's Audipharm label puts together its second volume of Nova Soul, another two-disc set that compiles house tracks with heavy touches of soul and jazz. As with most of the output that falls into this realm, there's a fine line between the stimulating and the nauseating. Some tracks are so self-conscious in their attempts at being smooth and sophisticated that they might as well evaporate. Others, however, update the spirit of '70s and early-'80s soul while melding it into their take on contemporary deep house. Nothing breaks ground, and everything's pretty safe, but the results are occasionally enjoyable. This set includes Uschi Classen's "Soul Magic," Nathan Haines' "Squire for Hire," and Attica Blues' remix of Shaun Escoffery's "Conversations of the Heart."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 693723716527
  • Catalog Number: 898738
  • Sales rank: 274,075

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Magic - Dee Ellington (5:23)
  2. 2 Hold It Down - The Quantic Soul Orchestra (2:50)
  3. 3 Wesley Music (Players) - RSL (7:22)
  4. 4 Speak Softly - James Hardway (4:32)
  5. 5 Kool Bavaria - Crusho (6:36)
  6. 6 Juice - Season (6:07)
  7. 7 Diary - DJ Friction (4:39)
  8. 8 Can't Get You Out of My Bed - Lenny Constanza (4:32)
  9. 9 Changing Ways - Petgroove (3:37)
  10. 10 Just Me - Heavenly Social (4:10)
  11. 11 Running from Love - Freddie Cruger (4:48)
  12. 12 It's Dancing Time - Quantic (6:38)
  13. 13 Squire for Hire - Nathan Haines (5:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Angels - Norah Jones (4:03)
  2. 2 Spaces & Places - Mitchell (7:23)
  3. 3 Search for the Sun - Xantone Blacq (5:26)
  4. 4 Dawn - Sarah Anne Webb (5:59)
  5. 5 Conversations of the Heart - Shaun Escoffery (7:12)
  6. 6 Shine - Cinerex (6:38)
  7. 7 It's All Up - Deva-Move (5:35)
  8. 8 My Words - Hipnosis (7:54)
  9. 9 You've Been Gone Too Long - Frank Popp (7:46)
  10. 10 Moving Closer to the Sofa - The Limp Twins (3:59)
  11. 11 Easylife - Tubbs (5:05)
  12. 12 Standstill - Hardkandy (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marlena Shaw Track Performer
Juergen Dahmen Piano
Mark Frank Vocals
Mike Patto Hammond Organ
David Price Guitar
Will Holland Bass, Guitar
Nneka Vocals
Gert-Jan Bijl Synthesizer, solina
Debbie French Background Vocals
Sam Leigh Brown Vocals
Nathan Haines Tenor Saxophone
Uschi Classen Keyboards
Tom Davidson Horn Engineer
Steve Wood Hammond Organ
Frank Kuruc Guitar
Sarah Anne Webb Vocals, Background Vocals
Benjamin Devigne fender rhodes
Jess Banks Vocals
Una Birtchnell Strings
Herman Behrens Guitar
Steve Chadwick Trumpet
Mirko Banovic Bass
Kevin Ross Group Member
The Quantic Soul Orchestra Track Performer
Rohan Kriwaczek Strings
Howard Jacobs Percussion
Scott Bayliss Trumpet
Russ Porter Organ, Vocals
Harvey John Brown Strings
Leo Bryant Bass
Technical Credits
Marc Almond Producer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Marlena Shaw Composer
Geoffrey Williams Composer
Aron Burton Composer
Wayne Martin Composer
Charles Stella Producer
Daniel Wyatt Producer
James Collins Composer
Phil Asher Composer, Programming, Producer
Will Holland Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mr. Scruff Producer
James Hardway Composer
Russ Dewbury Composer, Producer
Ilhan Ersahin Composer, Producer
Gert-Jan Bijl Producer, Remixing
D. Lee Composer
Ben Mitchell Composer, Producer
D. McFarlane Composer
DJ Friction Producer
Nathan Haines Composer, Horn Arrangements
Uschi Classen Composer, Programming
Felix Hopkins Engineer
Jon Cutler Producer
Tom Davidson Engineer
Frank Popp Programming
Simon Colam Horn Arrangements
Shaun Escoffery Composer
Quantic Producer
Ghetto Priest Composer
Jonatan B├Ąckelie Composer
Aaron Bingle Composer, Programming, Producer
Herman Behrens Vocal Mixing
Hardkandy Arranger, Composer, Producer
J. Botham Composer, Producer
Rob Davis Composer
Kevin Ross Composer, Producer
Chris Tubbs Composer, Producer
Xantone Blacq Arranger, Producer
Val Jeanety Composer
Dirk Rumpff Composer
Russ Porter Arranger, Composer
Dee Ellington Composer
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