Singles 93–03

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Singles 93–03
Greatest hits album by The Chemical Brothers
Released 22 September 2003 (UK), 30 September 2003 (US)
Recorded 1992–2003
Genre Big beat, electronica, trip hop, house, electronic rock
Length 71:22
Label Virgin (UK), Freestyle Dust (UK), Astralwerks (US)
Producer The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Come with Us
(2002)
Singles 93-03
(2003)
Push the Button
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (8.5/10)[1]
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Mojo 3/5 stars[4]
musicOMH (positive)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[6]
PopMatters (average)[7]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine A−[9]

Singles 93–03 is a compilation album by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 22 September 2003. It is a collection of singles published by the band from 1993 to 2003 (though not all the singles are included), plus new songs "Get Yourself High" and "The Golden Path". Early copies of the CD came with a bonus CD. It was certified gold by the BPI on 24 October 2003.[citation needed]

"Otter Rock", which is featured on the bonus disc as a previously unreleased song, also appears on The Big Noise (a charity CD released in The Guardian for Oxfam).

Singles[edit]

"The Golden Path" was released on 15 September 2003 as the first single from the album. It reached number 17 in the UK charts.[citation needed] "Get Yourself High" was the second single from the album, released on 24 September 2003. It was not eligible for the UK charts because it had five songs instead of three songs, which is required for qualification.

Track listing[edit]

Many of the songs are edited, even if it's only by roughly 10 seconds.

No. Title Length
1. "Song to the Siren" (from Exit Planet Dust) 4:30
2. "Chemical Beats" (from Exit Planet Dust) 4:02
3. "Leave Home" (from Exit Planet Dust) 5:05
4. "Setting Sun" (from Dig Your Own Hole, featuring Noel Gallagher) 3:59
5. "Block Rockin' Beats" (from Dig Your Own Hole) 4:52
6. "The Private Psychedelic Reel" (from Dig Your Own Hole) 9:06
7. "Hey Boy Hey Girl" (from Surrender) 4:48
8. "Let Forever Be" (from Surrender, featuring Noel Gallagher) 3:40
9. "Out of Control" (from Surrender, featuring Bernard Sumner) 7:19
10. "Star Guitar" (from Come With Us) 6:08
11. "The Test" (from Come With Us, featuring Richard Ashcroft) 6:52
12. "Get Yourself High" (featuring k-os) 5:48
13. "The Golden Path" (featuring The Flaming Lips) 4:46

Bonus disc[edit]

A bonus disc was included with early copies of the CD. It features B-sides, previously unreleased material, EP tracks, remixes, and live tracks.

No. Title Length
1. "Not Another Drugstore (Planet Nine Mix)"   6:52
2. "The Duke" (previously unreleased) 5:38
3. "If You Kling to Me I'll Klong to You" (from the My Mercury Mouth EP) 5:23
4. "Otter Rock" (previously unreleased) 4:08
5. "Morning Lemon" (from "Block Rockin' Beats") 4:37
6. "Galaxy Bounce (Original Version)" (full length version, originally featured on the soundtrack to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; an edited version appears on Come with Us) 4:46
7. "Loops of Fury" (from the EP of the same name) 4:43
8. "Delik" (Remix of "Life Is Sweet") 5:29
9. "Elektrobank (Live)" (live from the Roxy, NYC, November '96) 7:51
10. "Under the Influence (Mix 2)" (Mix 1 version on Surrender) 5:28
11. "Piku Playground (Live)" (from the Japanese CD edition of "Music:Response". Originally found on Dig Your Own Hole ("Piku") and Exit Planet Dust ("Playground for a Wedgeless Firm")) 4:56

DVD[edit]

  • "Life Is Sweet" (video)
  • "Setting Sun" (video)
  • "Block Rockin' Beats" (video)
  • "Elektrobank" (video)
  • "Hey Boy Hey Girl" (video)
  • "Let Forever Be" (video)
  • "Out of Control" (video)
  • "Star Guitar" (video)
  • "The Test" (video)
  • "The Golden Path" (video)
DVD extras

The album has been repackaged with its original bonus disc and corresponding DVD and was re-issued on Monday 26 November 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jefffrey R. Fernandez (7 November 2003). "Music - Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03 Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ John Brassil. "Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03". About.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  3. ^ John Bush. "Singles 93-03 - The Chemical Brothers". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03 CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Jamie Harper (22 September 2003). "The Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03". musicOMH. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Scott Plagenhoef (25 September 2003). "The Chemical Brothers: Singles 93-03". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  7. ^ David Medsker (1 October 2003). "Chemical Brothers: Singles 93-03". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Jon Caramanica (8 October 2003). "The Chemical Brothers: Singles '93-'03". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Andrew Unterberger (10 October 2003). "The Chemical Brothers - Singles '93-'03 - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2013.