Dancehall Places

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Dancehall Places
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Studio album by Mint Royale
Released 28 October 2002
Genre Electronica, house, trip hop, alternative dance
Length 47:05
Label Faith & Hope
Mint Royale chronology
On the Ropes
(1999)
Dancehall Places
(2002)
See You in the Morning
(2005)

Dancehall Places is the second studio album by big beat duo Mint Royale, which was released in 2002 on the Faith & Hope label.

Reception[edit]

BBC's Collective gave solid approval to the album, commenting, "Dancehall Places is filled with 'paaarty toons' which put you in a dancing mood even if they are a bit cheesy." They also noted the greater "depth and intelligence" of the slower songs.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Show Me" is featured in the National Lampoon productions movie Van Wilder (2002), (although it is not featured on the official soundtrack). The track samples Sesiya Hamba by African group Ipi Ntombi.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Chris Baker and Neil Claxton, except where noted.

  1. "Blue Song" – 4:16
  2. "Sexiest Man in Jamaica" featuring Prince Buster (Baker, Buster, Claxton) – 3:26
  3. "Anything" (Baker, Claxton, Paxman, Judie Tzuke) – 4:34
  4. "Floor Basics" featuring Gail Hebson – 3:54
  5. "Dancehall Places" featuring Damien Jurado (Baker, Claxton, Jurado) – 3:53
  6. "Miles and Miles" featuring Gail Hebson – 4:25
  7. "Princess" featuring Robbie Roberts and Gail Hebson (Baker, Claxton, Hebson) – 4:28
  8. "Show Me" featuring Pos (Baker, Claxton, Egnos, Lakier) – 4:01
  9. "54" (Baker, Claxton, Muller) – 4:39
  10. "I Don't Know" featuring Gail Hebson – 5:14
  11. "Always Welcome" (Baker, Claxton, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, McLaughlin) – 3:37

Personnel[edit]

Mint Royale[edit]

  • Neil Claxton - producer, mixing, keyboards, programming
  • Chris Baker - engineering, bass
  • Laurie Jenkins - drums
  • Victor Smalls - percussion

Other musicians[edit]

  • Steven Wren - vocals
  • Prince Buster - vocals
  • Pos - raps
  • Posdnuos - vocals
  • Robbie Roberts - vocals
  • Gail Hebson- vocals, backing vocals
  • Damien Jurado - vocals
  • Jez Williams – guitars

Other personnel[edit]

  • Steve Dub – mixing
  • Greg Fleming – assistant
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Tasha Michaels – artwork
  • Unit9 – artwork, layout design

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