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ARTIST: Groove Armada / Various Artists (mix-tape compiled by Groove Armada includes other artists too)
ALBUM TITLE: Groove Armada Presents...
BACKGROUND: This promo was released in 2005 when the mellow neo-psychadelic electronica which Groove Armada propagate had truly reached the mainstream (their music having been used in movies, video games & TV commercials). During the 2004-05 period the Guardian rode on the renewed wave of popularity of Big Beat music, giving a greater editorial focus to this genre and releasing a number of promo CDs. The first of which was FCD [red] (catalogue number: 04235-8675) which featured artists such as: Orbital; Zero 7; Death in Vegas; Xpress 2; & Basement Jaxx. Others such as this were produced in association with artists such as Groove Armada & Fatboy Slim who had Greatest Hits type albums & tours to promote (The Best of Groove Armada had been released several months earlier). ‘Groove Armada Presents...’ was available for one day only and has become something of a collector’s item for Groove Armada fans.
NB. The skewed star featured on the cover art is taken from the ‘A’ of the GA (Groove Armada) logo – see image 4 for a close up of this.
STYLE OF MUSIC / GENRE: Indie rock, post-punk revival, art rock, New Wave, electronica, neo-psychedelia, Big beat, trip hop, downtempo
TRACKLIST (followed by approximate running time of each song):
1. Little Barrie – Free Salute
2. Gekko – Love
3. The Butch Cassidy Sound System – Cissy Strut
4. Groove Armada – At The River (Live At Brixton Academy)
5. Bugz In The Attic – Booty La La (Booty Edit)
6. Sugardaddy – Step Up
7. Groove Armada – If Everybody Looked The Same
8. Spektrum – Kinda New
9. Groove Armada – Little By Little
10. Caia – Le Telecabine
FORMAT: CD promo album in illustrated card case (as pictured).
PUBLISHED BY: Sanctuary Records Ltd. / Nuphonic Productions / The Guardian (2005)
CATALOGUE NUMBER: TPC02
CONDITION: This not a brand new CD. As such there may be signs of wear. It is an original product (not counterfeit). If we have more than one copy these are sent on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with those in the best condition sent to whoever buys first. Each CD is tested to ensure perfect playback.
POSTAGE & PACKING: Sent from the UK. FREE SHIPPING TO ALL COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!!!
REVIEW: “Excellent CD… three tracks stand out from the rest, the live version of "At the River", Bugz In The Attic & interesting to hear the original version of Spektrum's "Kinda New" (although it's no way as good as the Tiefschwarz remix!).” quote taken from the CoverMountCassette blog.