The Alchemist: The Best of 1992-2012 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Alchemist: The Best of 1992-2012 is an imperfect, overdue anthology of drum'n'bass pioneer Goldie. It's more like an extensive sampling than it is a definitive introduction to the man's work. The emotive "Inner City Life," which charted in his native U.K., appears in the inferior form of the Baby Boys' (Goldie and Photek) downtempo mix. Other ephemera resurfaces unexpectedly -- there's not one but two tracks that appeared on the soundtrack for the 1997 film The Jackal, including a forgotten remix of post-grunge band Bush. Two Saturnz Return-era singles are represented with Armand Van Helden and Grooverider remixes rather than Goldie's originals. More tracks originate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Alchemist: The Best of 1992-2012 is an imperfect, overdue anthology of drum'n'bass pioneer Goldie. It's more like an extensive sampling than it is a definitive introduction to the man's work. The emotive "Inner City Life," which charted in his native U.K., appears in the inferior form of the Baby Boys' (Goldie and Photek) downtempo mix. Other ephemera resurfaces unexpectedly -- there's not one but two tracks that appeared on the soundtrack for the 1997 film The Jackal, including a forgotten remix of post-grunge band Bush. Two Saturnz Return-era singles are represented with Armand Van Helden and Grooverider remixes rather than Goldie's originals. More tracks originate from 2009 than from any other year; though they're well constructed, they're less novel than the majority of the 1992-1997 material that did not make the cut. There's a disc-and-a-half's worth of crucial selections. "Terminator" (1992), where Goldie developed the time-stretching method, still bends the mind. The presence of the low-slung "In My Soul," a 1993 collaboration with 4hero as Internal Affairs, is a pleasant surprise. Other no-brainer career highlights include two tracks from the Rufige Cru EP Darkrider (1992), Metalheads' "Angel" (1993), Goldie's mix of Björk's "Isobel," and Doc Scott's mix of "Kemistry."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2013
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 5053105660858
  • Catalog Number: 0566085
  • Sales rank: 86,145

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Malice in Wonderland - Rufige Kru (6:48)
  2. 2 Terminator (4:46)
  3. 3 Menace - Rufige Kru (4:41)
  4. 4 Monkey Boy - Rufige Kru (5:40)
  5. 5 Dark Rider - Rufige Kru (4:46)
  6. 6 Sometime Sad Day - Rufige Kru (7:25)
  7. 7 Shanghai Dub - Rufige Kru (6:07)
  8. 8 Rhythm Killa - Rufige Kru (6:11)
  9. 9 Special Request (5:38)
  10. 10 Babylon 2012 - Rufige Kru (7:37)
  11. 11 I'll Be There for You (6:57)
  12. 12 Saint Angel (7:14)
  13. 13 I Know Who I Am (4:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Single Petal of a Rose (7:22)
  2. 2 Angel (4:57)
  3. 3 Freedom - Natalie Duncan (3:46)
  4. 4 State of Mind (7:05)
  5. 5 Latin Skin - Natalie Williams (6:14)
  6. 6 What You Don't Do for Love - Diane Charlemagne (4:14)
  7. 7 Beachorifta - Rufige Kru (6:48)
  8. 8 Sunday 2 - J Majik (5:42)
  9. 9 In My Soul (Internal Affairs) - Internal Affairs (4:58)
  10. 10 Is This Real VIP - Rufige Kru (6:45)
  11. 11 V.I.P. Riders Digest - Rufige Kru (7:26)
  12. 12 Sea of Tears (12:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Inner City Life (3:35)
  2. 2 Kemistry (8:12)
  3. 3 Digital (5:58)
  4. 4 Milk - Garbage (6:30)
  5. 5 Isobel (Isobel's Lonely Heart) - Björk (8:07)
  6. 6 Believe (6:38)
  7. 7 Lego House - Ed Sheeran (4:33)
  8. 8 Swallowed - Bush (5:49)
  9. 9 Temper Temper (7:02)
  10. 10 The Calling - DJ Die (7:43)
  11. 11 Chances - Rufige Kru (6:29)
  12. 12 Something About You - Rufige Kru (6:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Goldie Primary Artist
John Altman Saxophone
Natalie Williams Vocals
Natalie Duncan Vocals
Jade James Vocals
Technical Credits
Björk Composer
Garbage Composer
Gavin Rossdale Composer
Goldie Composer, Remixing
J Majik Composer
Diane Charlemagne Composer
Rob Playford Remixing
dBridge Remixing
Danny J. Producer
Alix Perez Remixing
Sabre Remixing
Stan Roche Album Concept
J. Muir Engineer
Mark Rutherford Composer, Engineer
C. Price Composer, Producer
Freebase Engineer
Twist65 Artwork
M. Caro Engineer
Sig Vicious Artwork
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