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808state - Gorgeous mp3 album Performer: 808state
Album: Gorgeous
Country: Europe
Released: 1993
Style: Techno
Size MP3: 1223 mb.
Size FLAC: 1796 mb.
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 699
Other Formats: WAV MPC TTA DMF WMA AU MP1



Gorgeous is an album of the band 808 State, released in 1993 on the label Tommy Boy Records. Ian McCulloch) – 2:54.

Gorgeous ‎(Cass, Album). It must be down to Martin Price leaving 808 State, nothing they have ever done since 1991 has ever reached the same level of quality. Reply Notify me Helpful. Pretty good LP. It has a sort of out of the place tracklist.

Complete your 808state collection. 808state starts this album with an upbeat dancefloor classic "Colony" as a statement. Calms it down with the beautifully vocal "Moses" but "10 x 10" is the track that does it for me! Dreamy piano loops, Godspell vocals like you can hear in soulful house music, a rhythm that slowly builds up and BAM!

Gorgeous is 808 State's most vocal-oriented effort, and features a number of fairly anonymous and forgettable guest singers. The record is most successful when it sticks to the group's trademark atmospheric dance instrumentals, although even those are fairly run-of-the-mill.

808 State are an English electronic music group, formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. 808 State's style has been labelled as techno and house, and the band are regarded as pioneers of the acid house sound. Martin Price was the owner of a record store, Eastern Bloc, and was also the founder of the independent record label, Creed. Customers Graham Massey and Gerald Simpson joined Price to form a hip hop group called Hit Squad Manchester. Soon after, the band shifted to acid house, using the name 808 State for the first time.

Tracklist

Plan 9 4:02
Moses 2:54
Contrique 3:40
10 X 10 3:33
One In Ten 2:40
Europa 4:16
Orbit 4:01
Black Morpheus 4:04
Southern Cross 5:03
Nimbus 4:44
Colony 4:45
Timebomb 2:55
Stormin Norman 3:23
Sexy Dancer 3:00
Sexy Synthesizer 3:39

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
4509-91100-2 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) ZTT 4509-91100-2 Europe 1993
TBCD 1067 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1067 US 1993
CD 91100 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) ZTT CD 91100 Canada 1993
WMC5-484 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) ZTT WMC5-484 Japan 1993
TBCD 1067 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album, ARC) Tommy Boy TBCD 1067 US 1993
4509-91099-4 808state* Gorgeous ‎(Cass, Album) ZTT 4509-91099-4 Malaysia 1993
TBC 1067 808state* Gorgeous ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy, ZTT TBC 1067 US 1993
ZTT 12C, 4509-91099-4 808state* Gorgeous ‎(Cass, Album) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 12C, 4509-91099-4 Europe 1993
99 10994 808state* Gorgeous ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) ZTT 99 10994 Canada 1993
ZTT 12, 4509-91099-1 808state* Gorgeous ‎(LP, Album) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 12, 4509-91099-1 Europe 1993
ZTT 12, 4509-91099-1 808state* Gorgeous ‎(LP, Album, Blu + 12" + Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 12, 4509-91099-1 UK & Europe 1993
ZTT 12X, 4509-91098-1 808state* Gorgeous ‎(LP, Album, Pur + 12" + Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 12X, 4509-91098-1 UK & Europe 1993
UD-53193 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) ZTT UD-53193 US 1998
ZTT 104 CD 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album) ZTT ZTT 104 CD UK 1998
UBD-53193 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, RE) ZTT UBD-53193 Canada 1998
ZTT 104CDX, ZTT104CDX 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Dlx, Car) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 104CDX, ZTT104CDX UK 2008
XECZ-1005-1006 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Dlx, Gat) ZTT XECZ-1005-1006 Japan 2008
SALVOMDCD08, Element 03 808state* Gorgeous ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + RE, Car) Salvo, ZTT SALVOMDCD08, Element 03 UK 2010
MOVLP1842 808state* Gorgeous ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Exp) ZTT, Salvo, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1842 Europe 2017
MOVLP1842 808state* Gorgeous ‎(LP, Album, RE, Pur + LP, Comp, Pur + Ltd, Num, Exp) ZTT, Salvo, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1842 Europe 2017


A disappointing follow up to the magnificent ex:el. It starts promising with Plan 9 and Moses, but that is as good as it gets. It quickly falls into vocal valley mainstream, 10x10 is a tacky piano house "anthem", something Black Box could have churned out 5 years earlier (but they had too good taste to do so I guess). Some respect is restored by the passage Orbit/Black Morpheus/Southern Cross/Nimbus, but no hope in sight for a glorious ending: Timebomb (baby......) Stormin' Norman (oooooh baby....), Sexy Dancer (you sexy dancer, you sexy sexy dancer, you sexy dancer, you sexy sexy dancer)... yuck! In many ways half of this feels like a contractual obligation album.It must be down to Martin Price leaving 808 State, nothing they have ever done since 1991 has ever reached the same level of quality.
One of the first electronica albums I really loved. Sounds fantastic... another winner from Music On Vinyl.
Pretty good LP. It has a sort of out of the place tracklist. There are some REALLY good tracks on here like TImebomb, One in Ten, 10 X 10, Plan 9, Sexy Dancer, and Nimbus.
808state starts this album with an upbeat dancefloor classic "Colony" as a statement. Calms it down with the beautifully vocal "Moses" but "10 x 10" is the track that does it for me! Dreamy piano loops, Godspell vocals like you can hear in soulful house music, a rhythm that slowly builds up and BAM! Big beat à la 808state!The dubby/reggae colours given by UB40 on "One in Ten" are very welcomed, followed by the instrumental "Plan 9" and its array of emotions. Europa is a wonderful song with vocals by Caroline Seaman from Heavenly Bodies and This Mortal Coil, and I can feel an Orbital influence in the beat and synths (like Orbital's Belfast). Get this one + Ninety, Ex:el and above all, Don Solaris!!
Hands-in-the-air Stormin Norman is not on the LP version. It feeds heavily on "We Move Through The Plateau Phase" of Crispy Ambulance. Don't know why nobody ever mentioned this, it is so obvious - perhaps because not many people have this intersection of musical tastes...it's Manchester, stupid!
“You sexy dancer you sexy sexy dancer..” Hard edged house music from Manchester's finest 808 State, with its catchy chorus and usual 808 State electronic madness, as if a washing machine were tumbling down your stairs. 808 State have a knack of sounding like they are punching their equipment to get the sounds into your ears. Hard key stabs, and groovy bassline from Massey et al, not as commercially successful as previous releases but a sure ‘State’ classic. The highlight of the Gorgeous release is easily the smooth dubby ‘Lemon’.
“You sexy dancer you sexy sexy dancer..” Hard edged house music from Manchester's finest 808 State, with its catchy chorus and usual 808 State electronic madness, as if a washing machine were tumbling down your stairs. 808 State have a knack of sounding like they are punching their equipment to get the sounds into your ears. Hard key stabs, and groovy bassline from Massey et al, not as commercially successful as previous releases but a sure ‘State’ classic. The highlight of the Gorgeous release is easily the smooth dubby ‘Lemon’.
My personal rating would be about 2.4. This album reeks of crossover pop nonsense (check out the putrid "One in Ten"). Ian McEwan's cameo on "Moses" is unremarkable at best due to the lazy, uninteresting chorus. In addition, the breakbeat-house-style tracks (which I think are generally among 808's better stuff--such as "San Francisco" of Ex:EL) are here laced with frustrating decorative FX that distract from the beats--which aren't great to begin with. The bottom line is that their previous album "ex:el" is exponentially better than this album. This album just doesn't MOVE. Where's the funk, fellas? This is the sound of 808 going off the deep end after a solid run. PLEASE check out their previous two albums if you hate or even LIKE this album.
Gorgeous is the kind of album that would easily change your life for its advanced & sophisticated shape, though (I remember very well) the critics didn't receive it so unanimously at that time. 'Trance Europe Express 3' from early 1994 considered it the more accessible of all their albums until then, classy Breaks "Nimbus" and smooth-deep jazzistic "Black Morpheous" being the exceptions: a pretty unfair judgement it was at least, for 'Gorgeous' had so many moods an blended ingredients that the most appropriate analysis would give it the status of 'ground breaking' - even if the talented Martin Price had left the project before it was made. The charm of it all also lied in the fact that Gorgeous had its secrets: on the aesthetic "Southern Cross", for example, 808 State sampled a compass from the ethereal synth lines of Tonto's Expanding Head Band's "Ferry Boat" classic; the simulated chorus on it seems very similar (and a bit accelerated) to "Uranium" by Kraftwerk - though it's very difficult to say in this case if the synth pattern was well known at that time (like a pre-set, then widely used) or if it was sampled & accelerated.
"Moses" features Echo & the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch on vocals. Very nice sounding song. "Contrique" samples the bass line from Joy Division's "She's Lost Control".
Just wanted to add that part of the drum track on 'Contrique' is sampled from 'Help Me Somebody' By Eno and Byrne.