Wide Angle

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Wide Angle
Studio album by Hybrid
Released 13 September 1999
Recorded UK
Genre Nu skool breaks, electronica, trip hop
Length 76:23
Label Distinctive Breaks
Producer Hybrid
Hybrid chronology
Wide Angle (1999) Morning Sci-Fi (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Wide Angle is the debut studio album by British breakbeat producers Hybrid, and was re-released in 2000 as a double-CD edition entitled Wider Angle. It was released to critical acclaim, described by The Times as "one of the most moving pieces of electronic music ever".

The core Hybrid duo of Mike Truman and Chris Healings cooperated with Lee Mullin to create the dance music backbone of the album, with a mix of progressive breakbeat, trance and house. However, they were joined by a wide array of musical personnel for this expansive, literally symphonic album. Orchestral parts were performed by the Russian Federal Orchestra, conducted by Sacha Puttnam, who was also responsible for the orchestral arrangements. Julee Cruise, best known for the theme of Twin Peaks, supplied vocals on several songs, and Soon E MC added French rapping to Sinequanon.

In 2000, the album was re-released as a double CD package, labelled Wider Angle. The second CD, titled Live Angle, featured a live set with Alex Madge on drums and Jamie Griffiths on the wheels of steel, and several singles, including Kid 2000 with Chrissie Hynde.

Track listing[edit]

CD1: Wide Angle[edit]

  1. "Opening Credits" - 1:20
  2. "If I Survive" * - 8:41
  3. "I Know" * - 8:31
  4. "Beachcoma" - 6:29
  5. "Dreaming Your Dreams" * - 7:12
  6. "Snyper" - 6:19
  7. "Theme from Wide Angle" - 6:28
  8. "Sinequanon" (with Soon E MC) - 7:18
  9. "High Life" * - 7:22
  10. "Fatal Beating" * - 4:29
  11. "Finished Symphony" - 9:36
  12. "Altitude (Red Square Reprise)" - 2:30

Tracks marked * with Julee Cruise.

CD2: Live Angle[edit]

  • Live set:
  1. "Kid 2000" * - 11:27
  2. "Burnin"' - 8:10
  3. "Snyper" - 8:17
  4. "Accelerator" - 7:12
  5. "High Life" - 8:41
  6. "Finished Symphony" - 11:32
  7. "Kill City" (Bonus Track) - 5:51
  8. "Altitude" (Bonus Track) - 6:28
  9. "Kid 2000" (12" Original Mix) * - 6:16

Tracks marked * with Chrissie Hynde.

US Version[edit]

The US version had 13 tracks and the tracks were mixed differently.

  1. "Opening Credits" - 1:20
  2. "If I Survive" * - 8:41
  3. "I Know" * - 8:31
  4. "Beachcoma" - 6:29
  5. "Dreaming Your Dreams" * - 7:12
  6. "Snyper" - 6:19
  7. "Theme from Wide Angle" - 6:28
  8. "Sinequanon" (with Soon E MC) - 6:09
  9. "Kill City (Edit)" - 5:32
  10. "Altitude (Edit)" - 6:09
  11. "Finished Symphony" - 9:36
  12. "Altitude (Red Square Reprise)" - 2:38
  13. "Kid 2000 (Bonus Track)" - 4:53

Usage in other media[edit]

  • "Finished Symphony" was featured in the video games SSX and SSX Tricky
  • "Finished Symphony" is also featured in one episode of Top Gear, though the version featured is both shorter and different. It was later released in Top Gear: the Ultimate Driving Experience. It's also featured on the "Finished Symphony" single entitled: "Finished Symphony (Soundtrack Edit)"
  • "Finished Symphony" is featured on the video game: Juiced
  • "Finished Symphony" is really a remix of "Symphony", an old track Hybrid did before Wide Angle
  • "Sinequanon" has been remixed and featured in the movie Catacombs.
  • "Accelerator", "Burnin'", "Snyper", and "Theme From Wide Angle" are featured in the PC version of the video game Lotus Challenge.
  • "Kill City" was used in a Dennis Kucinich ad.
  • Saab Automobile used a modified orchestral version of "If I Survive" in their 2008 Saab 9-3 TTID commercial.

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