The Document

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the DJ for Portishead, Andy Smith wasn't necessarily one of the better-known mixers in electronic music. After all, most of the music the band made was credited to Geoff Barrow, the mastermind of Portishead's albums. Perhaps that's why Smith went ahead and released The Document, a continuous-mix, various-artists collection that come close to capturing his opening sets for Portishead. It's an unpredictable, surprising disc, one where Jeru the Damaja, the James Gang, Peggy Lee, Barry White, Grandmaster Flash and the Spencer Davis Group all occupy the same space. Surprisingly, the album works, as Smith's juxtapositions are both revealing and entertaining. It's ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the DJ for Portishead, Andy Smith wasn't necessarily one of the better-known mixers in electronic music. After all, most of the music the band made was credited to Geoff Barrow, the mastermind of Portishead's albums. Perhaps that's why Smith went ahead and released The Document, a continuous-mix, various-artists collection that come close to capturing his opening sets for Portishead. It's an unpredictable, surprising disc, one where Jeru the Damaja, the James Gang, Peggy Lee, Barry White, Grandmaster Flash and the Spencer Davis Group all occupy the same space. Surprisingly, the album works, as Smith's juxtapositions are both revealing and entertaining. It's not necessarily an album you'd return to frequently, but The Document is quite enjoyable as it's playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455566925
  • Catalog Number: 555669

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 G.B. Beats (1:06)
  2. 2 How Ya Want It We Got It (4:38)
  3. 3 Come Clean (4:15)
  4. 4 Cissy Strut (3:16)
  5. 5 Funk #49 (4:12)
  6. 6 Can't Seem to Find Him - Love Unlimited (1:31)
  7. 7 Stop Ya Skemes - DJ Andy Smith & Jeep Beat Collective (2:37)
  8. 8 "T" Plays It Cool (3:16)
  9. 9 Looking Out My Window (2:24)
  10. 10 Deaf Mick's Throwdown - Clockwork Voodoo Freaks (5:22)
  11. 11 The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (5:46)
  12. 12 (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay (2:24)
  13. 13 Movement (1:58)
  14. 14 I'm a Man (2:44)
  15. 15 Can't Seem to Find Him (Reprise) - Love Unlimited (0:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
DJ Andy Smith Primary Artist
Jungle Brothers Track Performer
Peggy Lee Vocals, Track Performer
The Spencer Davis Group Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
The Meters Track Performer
Barry White Track Performer
Jeru the Damaja Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash Track Performer
Jeep Beat Collective Track Performer
Love Unlimited Track Performer
Clockwork Voodoo Freaks Track Performer
Technical Credits
DJ Andy Smith Contributor
Marc Bessant Artwork
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