• Moby - Play
    (Mute Records  1999  STUMM172)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1/C1/D1 - UK Pressing

    Vinyls in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    - some slight wear to edges
    Inner Sleeves in Nr MINT condition

     

    Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, animal rights activist and author. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and AllMusic considers him to be "one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".

    After learning how to play guitar at the age of 9, Moby played in underground punk rock bands in the early 1980’s, and gained attention in the early 1990s with his early electronic dance music. With his fifth studio album, Play (1999), he gained international success; the album sold 6,000 copies in its first week, and it re-entered the global charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.  Moby followed the album in 2002 with 18, which was also successful, selling over 5 million copies worldwide and receiving mostly positive reviews.

    His next major release, 2005's mostly upbeat Hotel was a stylistic departure, incorporating more rock elements than previous album, and received mixed reviews. It sold around 2 million copies worldwide. After 2008's dance-influenced Last Night (2008), he returned to the downtempo electronica of Play and 18 with 2009's mostly-ambient Wait for Me, finding higher critical acclaim and moderate sales. He followed that with 2011's Destroyed, 2013's Innocents, 2016's These Systems Are Failing, 2017's More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse and 2018's Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt.

    Moby has also authored or co-authored Gristle, Destroyed, his first memoir Porcelain, and his upcoming 2nd memoir Then It Fell Apart.

    Moby has also co-written, produced, and remixed music for David Bowie, Billy Idol, Daft Punk, Mylène Farmer, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Yoko Ono, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, Michael Jackson and others.

    Play is the fifth studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was first released on May 17, 1999 by Mute and V2. Recording of the album began in 1998, following the release of his fourth album, Animal Rights (1996), which deviated from Moby's electronica style; his goal for Play was to return to this style of music. Originally intended to be his final record, the recording of the album took place at Moby's home studio in Manhattan, New York.

    While some of Moby's earlier work garnered critical and commercial success within the electronic dance music scene, Play was both a critical success and a commercial phenomenon. The album introduced Moby to a worldwide mainstream audience, not only through a large number of hit singles that helped the album to dominate worldwide charts for two years, but also through unprecedented licensing of his music in films, television, and commercial advertisements. It eventually became the biggest-selling electronica album of all time, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide.

    In 2003 and 2012, the album was ranked number 341 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was nominated for both a Grammy Award and Brit Award, was the UK's biggest-selling independent album of 2000, and certified platinum status in more than 20 countries.

    Tracklist

    A1

    Honey

    Mixed By – Mario Caldato Jr.

    A2

    Find My Baby

    A3

    Porcelain

    Vocals – MobyVocals [Additional] – Pilar Basso

    A4

    Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

    Vocals – Shining Light Gospel Choir*

    B1

    South Side

    Vocals – Moby

    B2

    Rushing

    B3

    Bodyrock

    Vocals [Additional] – Nikki D.*Written-By [Sample] – Bobby Robinson

    B4

    Natural Blues

    Mixed By [Mixed In Sheffield By] – I Monster

    C1

    Machete

    Vocals – Moby

    C2

    7

    C3

    Run On

    C4

    Down Slow

    C5

    If Things Were Perfect

    Vocals – MobyVocals [Additional] – Reggie Matthews

    C6

    Everloving

    D1

    Inside

    D2

    Guitar Flute & String

    D3

    The Sky Is Broken

    Vocals – Moby

    D4

    My Weakness

     

    Personnel

    • Moby – engineering, mixing, production, writing, instruments, vocals on "Porcelain", "South Side", "Machete", "If Things Were Perfect", and "The Sky Is Broken"
    • Pilar Basso – additional vocals on "Porcelain"
    • Mario Caldato Jr. – mixing on "Honey"
    • Nikki D – additional vocals on "Bodyrock"
    • Graeme Durham – mastering
    • I Monster – mixing on "Natural Blues"
    • Reggie Matthews – additional vocals on "If Things Were Perfect"
    • The Shining Light Gospel Choir – additional vocals on "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
    Artwork and design
    • Corinne Day – photography
    • Ysabel Zu Innhausen Und Knyphausen – artwork design

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    MOBY - PLAY 2LP - Nr MINT A1 UK 1999 DANCE ELECTRONICA TRIP HOP

    • Product Code: STUMM172
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    • £107.99

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