Gorgeous (808 State album)

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Gorgeous
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Studio album by 808 State
Released Jan 19, 1993
Genre Electronica, alternative dance, acid house, breakbeat
Length 56:29
Label ZTT Records (UK)
Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records (US)
Producer Graham Massey, Andrew Barker, 808 State, and Darren Partington
808 State chronology
Ex:el
(1991)
Gorgeous
(1993)
State to State
(1994)

Gorgeous is the fourth album of the band 808 State, released in 1993 on ZTT Records in the UK and Tommy Boy Records in the US. In October 2008, the album was reissued on ZTT Records including Chapter 3 of journalist Ian Peel's The 808 Story and an additional bonus disk containing 14 remixed tracks, including an unreleased edit of the song "Bombadin".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Select 3/5 stars[1]

Select gave the album a three out of five rating, stating that it is "never more nor less than 'interesting'." and concluding that "the weaknesses of over-familiarity are fully apparent" and "too often leaves you wanting more"[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Plan 9" - 4:02
  2. "Moses" (Featuring. Ian McCulloch) – 2:54
  3. "Contrique" – 3:40
  4. "10 X 10" (Featuring. Barrington Stewart and Rachel McFarlane) – 3:33
  5. "One in Ten" (Remix) – 2:40
  6. "Europa" (Featuring. Caroline Seaman) – 4:16
  7. "Orbit" – 4:01
  8. "Black Morpheus" - 4:04
  9. "Southern Cross" - 5:03
  10. "Nimbus" - 4:34
  11. "Colony" - 4:45
  12. "Timebomb" - 2:55
  13. "Stormin Norman" - 3:23
  14. "Sexy Dancer" - 3:00
  15. "Sexy Synthesizer" - 3:39

Deluxe Edition[edit]

  1. Freak (Astroban Mix) - 6:43
  2. Lemon (Oberhiem 4 Mix) - 4:47
  3. La Luz (Acid Mix) - 5:35
  4. Icecream On Elm Street (Sex Synth) - 3:43
  5. Mondonet - 4:52
  6. Reaper Repo (12" Mix) - 8:28
  7. Bombadin (Unreleased Edit) - 4:34
  8. Marathon (Original 2 Four Pub Mix) - 6:15
  9. Insane Lover (Analogue Mix) - 6:02
  10. The Jackson Fraction (Jaco Taco Mix) - 5:25
  11. Timebomb (Oldham Mix) - 3:53
  12. 10 X 10 (Vox) - 4:08
  13. Plan 9 (Memory Moog Mix) - 4:21
  14. Nbambi (March Hare Mix) - 4:20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Howe, Rupert (February 1993). "Reviews". Select: 69.