Goldie – Sea Of Tears (1995)

Taken from 1995 LP “Timeless”

Timeless is the 1995 debut album from Goldie, a groundbreaking release which is still often nominated as the finest album ever in the history of drum and bass music. 

Goldie was joined in the studio by engineer/producer Rob Playford (aka Timecode), founder of the renowned Moving Shadow label, who did most of the programming and production (with Goldie generating the musical ideas, rhythms and arrangements). Additional engineering and production came from Dego and Marc Mac of 4hero. Diane Charlemagne contributed the bulk of the vocals.

The album blended the complex, chopped and layered breakbeats and deep basslines of jungle and drum and bass with expansive, symphonic strings and atmospherics, and female vocals, creating a crossover hit. Released on Pete Tongs FFRR label, the album reached #7 in the charts, and few consider it bettered by his subsequent releases.

Sea of Tears uses a sample taken from Brian Eno and David Byrne’s – Mountain of Needles, on the excellent LP “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”.  

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One Response

  1. I wondered how long Goldie would take to get up here. For me its a toss up between Sea of Tears and Kemistry.

    This track is just epic, whereas Kemistry has such a raw feel to it, depending on my mood i’ll swing either way.

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