Play: The B Sides

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Play: The B Sides
Compilation album (B-sides) by Moby
Released October 24, 2000
Genre Techno, electronica, electronic dance
Length 60:34
Label V2
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
MobySongs 1993–1998
(2000)
Play: The B Sides
(2000)
18
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]

Play: The B Sides is a B-side compilation album by American electronica musician Moby. It was originally bundled in a limited edition box set in 2000 with Moby's acclaimed album, Play, but later released separately on July 27, 2004.

Play: The B Sides is a compilation of tracks that Moby had decided not to include in Play. He explains, "The B Sides is a collection of songs that weren't quite appropriate for Play, but that I still love enough to release as B-sides. Some of these songs might not be instantly accessible, but I (immodestly) think they are all quite special."[3] A few of the album's songs are somewhat similar to the ones found in Play, but the tracks were criticized as inferior. Moby realized this and even admitted that if not for the overwhelming success of Play, the songs would not have been given a wide release.[1] At least five more B-sides were released on various singles from Play but were not included on this release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flower" – 3:25
  2. "Sunday" – 5:03
  3. "Memory Gospel" – 6:42
  4. "Whispering Wind" – 6:02
  5. "Summer" – 5:58
  6. "Spirit" – 4:08
  7. "Flying Foxes" – 6:16
  8. "Sunspot" – 6:49
  9. "Flying Over the Dateline" – 4:47
  10. "Running" – 7:05
  11. "The Sun Never Stops Setting" – 4:19

Play-era B-sides not featured on the album:

  • "Micronesia" – 6:42
  • "Arp" – 6:30
  • "Ain't Never Learned" – 3:47
  • "Sick in the System" – 4:17
  • "Princess" — 8:17
  • "Down Slow (Extended)" – 5:56
  • "Graciosa" — 6:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Moby – drawing, liner notes, instrumentation, mixing, producer
  • Corinne Day – photography
  • Elizabeth Young – photography

In popular culture[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Top Electronic Albums 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Bush. "Play: The B Sides - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Neva Chonin (18 January 2001). "Play: The B-Sides". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Randy Krbechek. "Moby, Play: The B-Sides (V2 Records 2000)". newsandentertainment.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011.