Electric Head (2CD Expanded Collector's Edition) - The Grid

Electric Head (2CD Expanded Collector's Edition)
Grafting influences from synth-pop, ambient, trance, psychedelic house and leftfield sound experimentation, the Grid’s 1990 debut album "Electric Head” remains an ambitious electronic bricolage of styles.

Band members Dave Ball (Soft Cell) and Richard Norris (ex NME writer, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve) created an album of monumental ambition and cohesive diversity. Tracks such as ‘Driving Instructor’, informed by Kraftwerk’s minimalist-techno, are set alongside melodic, lush, electronic orchestrations like the album’s 2nd single ‘A Beat Called Love’ and sound experiments like the grand opening track ‘One Giant Step’ that samples the astronaut Neil Armstrong. "Electric Head” serves as testament of a vast sonic vocabulary, little wonder that The Grid were the in-demand remixers of the era for the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Marc Almond, Yello, Brian Eno and the Happy Mondays amongst many others.

The highlight of ‘Electric Head’ is the classic ‘Floatation’ - the summer of 1990’s killer Ibiza ambient dance tune! ‘Floatation’ evokes a dreamscape at the interstices of Pink Floyd, Brian Eno and a dozen half-forgotten film soundtracks: a genre defying meditative evocation of joy, sunshine and freedom. Its tonal pulsing effervescence defined an age, but also defies age; it remains resolutely blissfully potent.

"Electric Head” in this comprehensive expanded edition contains the complete original on the first disc. The second disc contains all the known commercially released remixes (including those by Heller & Farley and Andrew Weatherall) and some previously unreleased contemporaneous Grid tracks from the Warner vaults.
Further listening, further insight, further indefinable artistry.

Available 12/08/2013

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Code: SFE026D
Weight: 200
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DISC ONE – ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. ONE GIANT STEP
2. INTERFERENCE
3. ARE YOU RECEIVING
4. ISLAMATRON
5. THE TRAFFIC
6. DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
7. A BEAT CALLED LOVE
8. THE FIRST STROKE
9. CENTRAL LOCKING
10. INTERGALACTICA
11. BEAUTIFUL AND PROFOUND
12. THIS MUST BE HEAVEN
13. MACHINE DELAY
14. DOCTOR CELINE
15. TYPICAL WATERLOO SUNSET
16. STRANGE ELECTRIC SUN
17. FLOATATION
18. VIRTUAL
DISC TWO – BONUS TRACKS
1. FLOATATION (Single Edit, Remixed by Andrew Weatherall)
2. FLOATATION (Subsonic Grid Mix)
3. FLOATATION (Sonic Swing Mix)
4. FLOATATION (Progressive Mix)*
5. A BEAT CALLED LOVE (Single Edit)
6. A BEAT CALLED LOVE (A Beat Called Club)
7. A BEAT CALLED LOVE (A Beat Called Dub)
8. ISLAMATRON (Version Voltage)
9. THIS MUST BE HEAVEN (12” Mix)
10. THE MAN WITH EVERYTHING (Robert Gordon 7” Mix)
11. THE MAN WITH EVERYTHING (Robert Gordon 12” Mix)




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