OVERPOWERED - PINK VINYL EDITION LIMITED - ROISIN MURPHY - LP Vinyl

34.90
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Artist: ROISIN MURPHY
Format: LP Vinyl
Status: Εξαντλημένο - Out of Stock
Label: BE WITH RECORDS -HN
Release Date: 01/03/2019
Number of Discs: 2
OVERPOWERED - PINK VINYL EDITION LIMITED - ROISIN MURPHY

OVERVIEW

A singular presence in 21st Century pop, Róisín Murphy is a genuine maverick. Her seminal 2007 album Overpowered received widespread acclaim from music critics yet, arriving at a time of waning major label interest in vinyl, it was released only as a hyper-limited double LP. Accordingly, in the decade since, it has been obscenely difficult to find. It is a true honour to finally reissue this thoroughly modern dance-pop classic on Be With. Whilst remaining true to the loud pink and orange wax of the original release, this remastered edition enjoys the bonus inclusion of fan-favourite “Parallel Lives”, finally making an appearance on vinyl.

A sumptuous, all-killer electro-disco gem, every song could’ve been a smash. With its heavy disco influence - deep beats, lush synths and subtle horns and strings - Overpowered was focused solely on the dancefloor. Inspired by the Eighties proto-house of D Train, Mantronix and Gwen Guthrie, but also recalling the intelligent pop of Yazoo and early Eurythmics, Overpowered presented sensual electronic soul for the heads and the hips.

Her collaborators, including Timbaland mentor Jimmy Douglass, Bugz In The Attic and Richard X, constructed a gleaming shrine to the spirit of Bobby O and Giorgio Moroder by stitching together crisp synthesised beats with the slicker tics of early house. The lead single and title track lifted the bassline squelch from the dawn of cosmic disco -- La Bionda's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" -- and the follow-up, "Let Me Know", effortlessly incorporated the chorus of Tracy Weber's 1981 boogie bomb "Sure Shot".

The wonderfully dank, sticky R&B of “Primitive” is Murphy’s favourite track from the album: “I mean, who gets to put primordial soup in the first line of a song? That idea of not always being in control of the primitive parts of yourself, the bits that fall in love or the bits that dance or lose the plot or drink too much, and putting that across … that’s pop for me. It’s playing with all the different colours of the rainbow of life.”


Murphy’s blistering vocals are versatile enough to elevate the icy textures of "Dear Miami", the sexed up kaleidoscopic funk of "Footprints" and the grace of "You Know Me Better". Sharp, witty and heartbreaking, here Murphy laid claim to being the kind of strident disco singer “Dusty Springfield never quite had the abandon to become”, as Pitchfork noted in their original, glowing “8.0” review.


Overpowered was considered an instant classic and, sounding deeply prescient, it has aged gloriously. There has long been an acknowledgment of Murphy’s influence on other artists’ gonzo fashion, and many musicians have spent the last decade crafting dancefloor tracks that embrace piano house and disco, even if they’d pale when held next to "Let Me Know". Shifting from the glam pop of "Movie Star" to the buzzing acid of "Cry Baby", when the dubby ballad for her dad, "Scarlet Ribbons", wends its way to the sweetest of endings, you realize you've been immersed in the best grown-up dance-pop album since Madonna's Ray of Light.

Tracklist

A1 Overpowered

Guitar – David Okumu*

Keyboards – Mike Patto

Keyboards, Drums, Producer – Seiji

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Written-By – Mike Patto, Paul Dolby5:08

A2 You Know Me Better

Mixed By – Eric Kupper

Producer [Additional] – Ill Factor

Written-By, Producer, Instruments, Engineer – Andy Cato4:18

A3 Checkin’ On Me

Arranged By [Brass] – Ivan Corraliza, Stephen Tirpak*

Arranged By [Strings] – Larry Gold

Bass – Stephan Murphy

Engineer [Recording Engineer - Strings] – Joshua Maiden

Instruments – Ill Factor

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Producer – Ill Factor, Jimmy Douglass

Tenor Saxophone – Carl Cox*

Trombone – Stephen Tirpak*

Trumpet – Matt Cappy

Written-By – Cheri London, Ivan Corraliza, Jimmy Douglass4:39

B1 Let Me Know

Guitar – Kevin Rudolf

Mixed By – Dan Carey

Producer [Additional] – Ill Factor

Technician [Studio Assistant] – Alexis Smith

Written-By, Producer, Instruments, Engineer [Recording] – Andy Cato5:10B2 Movie Star

Drums – Ross Orton

Engineer [Recording] – Seiji

Guitar – Mike Patto

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Producer, Synthesizer, Programmed By – Dean*, Parrot

Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Dean*

Written-By – Mike Patto, Paul Dolby4:02

B3 Primitive

Arranged By [Strings] – Larry Gold

Engineer [Recording Engineer - Strings] – Joshua Maiden

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Producer – Ill Factor, Jimmy Douglass

Written-By – Ivan Corraliza4:50

C1 Footprints

Guitar – David Okumu*

Keyboards – Mark De Clive-Lowe

Mixed By – Jimmy Douglass

Producer, Keyboards, Drums, Engineer [Recording] – Seiji

Written-By – Mark De Clive-Lowe, Paul Dolby3:37

C2 Dear Miami

Guitar – David Okumu*, Mike Patto

Mixed By – Jimmy Douglass, Tom Elmhirst

Producer, Drums, Engineer [Recording] – Seiji

Written-By – Mike Patto, Paul Dolby3:41

C3 Cry Baby

Backing Vocals – Philly Smith

Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Tom Coyne

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Producer – Dean*, Richard Barrett*

Producer [Additional] – Mike Ward*

Synthesizer, Programmed By – Dean*, Parrot

Written-By – Dean*, Mike Ward*, Richard Barrett*5:55

D1 Tell Everybody

Arranged By [Strings] – Larry Gold

Backing Vocals – Cheri London

Engineer [Recording] – Joshua Maiden

Instruments – Ill Factor

Mixed By – Jimmy Douglass

Producer – Ill Factor, Jimmy Douglass

Written-By – Cheri London, Ivan Corraliza, Jimmy Douglass3:51

D2 Scarlet Ribbons

Bass – Robin Mullarkey

Drums – Davide De Rose

Engineer [Assistant] – Alexis Smith

Guitar – Jason Ozveran

Keyboards – Ed Stevens*

Producer, Mixed By, Engineer [Recording] – Dan Carey

Written-By – Dean*, Mike Ward*, Richard Barrett*5:36

D3 Body Language

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Written-By, Producer, Engineer, Instruments – Andy Cato4:40

D4 Parallel Lives

Mixed By – Tom Elmhirst

Written-By, Producer, Keyboards – Richard X