The Very Best of Deee-Lite [Rhino]

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Deee-Lite is often seen as a one-hit wonder, albeit a brilliant one hit; the phenomenal "Groove Is in the Heart" is one of those great, giddy pleasures that defined a time and transcended it. The thing is, that wasn't the end of the Deee-Lite story, even if it was undeniably their chart pinnacle, because their dizzy, ironically hippified second-summer-of-love dance music was overflowing with delights: sonic thrills from DJ Towa Tei and DJ Dmitry and clever sexiness from Lady Miss Kier. This was most evident on their mini-classic debut, World Clique, but their next two albums had their merits, and all of them are featured on Rhino's fine 20-track collection, The ...
See more details below
CD (Reissue)
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $4.79   
  • New (3) from $4.79   
  • Used (1) from $4.85   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Deee-Lite is often seen as a one-hit wonder, albeit a brilliant one hit; the phenomenal "Groove Is in the Heart" is one of those great, giddy pleasures that defined a time and transcended it. The thing is, that wasn't the end of the Deee-Lite story, even if it was undeniably their chart pinnacle, because their dizzy, ironically hippified second-summer-of-love dance music was overflowing with delights: sonic thrills from DJ Towa Tei and DJ Dmitry and clever sexiness from Lady Miss Kier. This was most evident on their mini-classic debut, World Clique, but their next two albums had their merits, and all of them are featured on Rhino's fine 20-track collection, The Very Best of Dee-Lite. This understandably relies very heavily on the debut, with seven selections, grazing over Infinity Within with four cuts before settling in for no less than nine songs from the underrated 1994 swan song, Dewdrops in the Garden. This doesn't have the sustained thrills of World Clique, but it does make a convincing case that the group was consistently entertaining and inventive, thereby winding up as a first-class summary of thrilling band.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985295
  • Catalog Number: 78389
  • Sales rank: 38,108

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deee-Lite Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell Piano, Clavinet, Melodica
Danny Madden Background Vocals
Maceo Parker Saxophone
Bootsy Collins Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals, Talking, Laughs
Phelps "Catfish" Collins Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper Background Vocals
Robyn Lobe Percussion
Q-Tip Rap
Zhana Saunders Background Vocals
Fred Wesley Trombone
Towa Tei Bass
Misha Masud Tabla
Sahirah Moore Background Vocals
DJ Dmitry Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Lady Miss Kier Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Joe Ruddick fender rhodes
Ani Schempf Bass
Sheila Slappy Background Vocals
DJ Towa Tei Bass, Keyboards, Group Member
Ani "DJ On E" Bass, scratching, Group Member
Supa DJ Dmitry Brill Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
Robin Love Percussion
Chillblast Human Beatbox
Technical Credits
Deee-Lite Arranger, Composer, Producer
Joseph Bartoldus Programming
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dennis Mitchell Digital Editing
Bob Power Engineer
"Little" Louie Vega Arranger, Producer
Fred Wesley Horn Arrangements
Towa Tei Loop
Mark Plati Engineer
Mike Rogers Arranger, Engineer, Vocal Producer
DJ Dmitry Programming, Producer, drum programming, Loop
Lady Miss Kier Arranger, Producer, Author, Cover Collage
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez Arranger, Producer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Joe Ruddick Arranger
Kurt B. Reighley Liner Notes
Pat Kraus Remastering
Shawn Amos Liner Note Coordination
DJ Towa Tei Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Loop, Drum Fills
Ani "DJ On E" Arranger, Producer, drum programming, Loop
Michael "Tweekin" Rogers Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Supa DJ Dmitry Brill Arranger, Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Loop
Chillblast beats
Simon Fowler Cover Photo
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    De-Lovely... A Fab Trio

    Deee-lite stands in a class of their own. They were and still are one of the first and only bands ever to use only samples only to create their work. Deee-Lite took the samples they obtained and remastered them, added vocals, some pizzaz, p-funk, and a great groove to make them of the most fabulous bands of all time. All their work is fresh earcandy. Lady Miss Kiers voice (the lead singer) is a soulfuletic style which is unlike no other singer/songstress around. Deee-Lite was always way before its time and they never deserved enough recognition for their work. 'Groove is in the Heart' was their single which made it to the top, and 'runaway' hit big for sometime as well; but, their other work really did not (sadly) did not get radio-airtime play which is should have becasue the ideas and sounds incoorporated in the music is outstanding for the dance gendre. Always different. Always something special. Deee-Lite is definatly in a league of its own. Way to go Lady Kier, Dmitri, and Towa tei!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews