"Madness and Me" album - 27th August 2007

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"Madness and Me" album - 27th August 2007

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‘Madness & Me’

Label: Long Range Recordings
Release Date: 27th August 2007
Catalogue Number: LRR001CD

Phil Hartnoll of Orbital fame frees from its straight jacket his Long Range debut album Madness and Me. Three years in the making, Phil returns alongside Nick Smith for a project which features vocal talents including Australian folk singer Kelly Malone and the home-grown Senor Mick.

Madness & Me sits like a road trip album… not unlike a Massive Attack, Moby or a Fleetwood Mac, but has that feel of a total experience ebbing and flowing from the blissed out to the broken beat; like a hitch hiker you picked up a few miles out of Seville.

Long Range delivers big soundscapes, (check Just One More for starters), textured techno and even energised rock! There’s experimentation through experience. Many miles have been clocked with record boxes and equipment dragged to reach this point. With Phil one half (with brother Paul) of one of the most influential and creative dance/electronica acts in the world, he’s always known how to transport the listener. Alongside Nick this journey for the listener has been refined, or even redefined with the addition of a more acoustic, atmospheric and filmatic take on the songs.

Whilst Phil has headlined festivals and dance stages throughout the world Nick has executed music for numerous ad campaigns and even notched up film credits with legends such as Ridley Scott, as well as a recording career with Dragonfly and Atomic Records.

An album birthed in the back streets of Brighton it evokes some diverse emotions from the cinematic leanings of title track Madness & Me, and equally filmatic Which Way Now, through to the more synth Just One More. The feel of the organic is never far away and with Your Face an element of defiance perhaps a nod to the rockers or appreciation of the guitar.

Long Range play out live throughout the Summer from Glastonbury to the Glade….
They release ‘Madness And Me’ on 27th August.

Keep an eye out for the single Madness & Me due for release 16th July.

Tracklisting:

Lie Down
Madness And Me
Which Way Now
Run With The Rain
Dispell The Clouds
Three
Your Face
Just One More
Punky
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Ohhhh new track

And the Version of YOUR FACE will be different to the JAP release one

quote from email conversation:

"Your Face, there will be a more live version on the uk release.
hope your well love Phil "
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Karnorjax wrote:Ohhhh new track

And the Version of YOUR FACE will be different to the JAP release one

quote from email conversation:

"Your Face, there will be a more live version on the uk release.
hope your well love Phil "
Yup, and the Jap release has the other exclusive version of "Your Face" (with vocals) and, of course, "So Long" - which doesn't appear on the UK version. 8)
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Is Punky what I think it is?
Yes :)
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Looks like I'll be buying another copy then...

Removing the vocals from "Your Face" sounds like it should be an improvement! Definitely my least favourite bit of the album on the Japanese version. :roll:
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i still can't afford to buy it again. b'stards :roll:
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I really don't like the vocals on Your Face, and was actually thinking on my way home from work today, listening to it on my Zen, that I'd prefer an instrumental version.

Cuz apart from the vocals, the track is pretty damn cool!
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Hexaphim wrote:I really don't like the vocals on Your Face,
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Is it confirmed that the UK release of Your Face won't have vocals?

Also anyone know why the Japanese release was so early compared to the UK release?
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DocShasta wrote:Is it confirmed that the UK release of Your Face won't have vocals?

Also anyone know why the Japanese release was so early compared to the UK release?
Nope, there's been some confusion here! The Japanese version(of "Your Face") has vocals, but we don't know what the UK version will sound like. The instrumental hasn't officially been released, and only resides as a demo recording.

As for why the Japanese release was out before the UK, probably because they had a Japanese record deal, but no UK deal?
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That "Punky" tracks sounds intriguing - I'll know (in a couple of days) what it sounds like! 8)
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Is it the 6th or the 4th? Just had an email that says
Also our album Madness and me will have a uk release on the 4th
August 2007.
But the website says 6th and the first post says 6th

I'll go with 6th
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Got the promo on Thurs from the bay of E !

Nice new updated version of YOUR FACE same track with more added too it SFX and sounds. !

Punky is rather lovely.. Soooo Mr Loopz... how did this version of Punky come about ??
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Album got 4.5 stars out of 5 in the latest issue of DJ Magazine (the one with Mark Ronson on the front and Cr2 Ibiza 2007 CD)...
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out tmrw...
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