A Lively Mind

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A Lively Mind
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Studio album by Oakenfold
Released June 5, 2006
Recorded Stamford Bridge Studios, Los Angeles; Thunder World Studios, London
Genre Electronica, pop, house, breakbeat, post-punk
Length 62:13
Label (US) Maverick
(UK) Perfecto
Producer Paul Oakenfold; Ian Green
Oakenfold chronology
A Lively Mind
Trance Mission
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

A Lively Mind is the second studio album from the English electronic music producer Paul Oakenfold, released under the name Oakenfold. The album is the follow-up to Oakenfold's 2002 debut Bunkka. The single "Faster Kill Pussycat" features Brittany Murphy and is one of many collaborations to appear on the album, with other collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Grandmaster Flash and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.


Initial critical response to A Lively Mind ranged from mixed to negative. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 40, based on 9 reviews.[1] The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Faster Kill Pussycat" (featuring Brittany Murphy) – 3:14
  2. "No Compromise" (featuring Spitfire) – 3:45
  3. "Sex 'N' Money" (featuring Pharrell Williams) – 5:58
  4. "Switch On" (featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic) – 4:05
  5. "Amsterdam" – 5:40
  6. "Set It Off" (featuring Grandmaster Flash) – 4:17
  7. "The Way I Feel" (featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic) – 5:25
  8. "Praise The Lord" – 4:13
  9. "Save the Last Trance for Me" – 7:49
  10. "Not Over" (featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic) – 8:50
  11. "Vulnerable" (featuring Bad Apples) – 5:55
  12. "Feed Your Mind" (featuring Spitfire) – 2:56

"Not Over" is a remix/remake of the 1995 song "Not Over Yet" by Grace, Oakenfeld's former band, featuring new vocals and lyrics.

Remix album[edit]

In October 2006, Oakenfeld released the album A Lively Mix, containing remixes of eight of the songs from A Lively Mind.


  1. ^ "Paul Oakenfold:A Lively Mind (2006): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/2007/grammys.htm

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