MobySongs 1993–1998

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MobySongs 1993–1998
Moby - Songs 1993-1998 Album Cover.jpg
Compilation album by Moby
ReleasedJuly 18, 2000 (2000-07-18)
Recorded1993–1998
Genre
Length75:10
LabelElektra
ProducerMoby
Moby chronology
Play
(1999)
MobySongs 1993–1998
(2000)
Play: The B Sides
(2000)

MobySongs 1993–1998,[1] also known as Songs 1993–1998[2] or simply Mobysongs,[3] is a compilation album by American electronica musician Moby. It features selections from his work released in North America on the Elektra label, before his breakout 1999 release, Play.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Pitchfork3.2/10[5]

David Browne of Entertainment Weekly recommended the compilation to listeners intrigued by Play, adding, "No blues or gospel samples here, but the same spiritual-techno vibe is evident in brilliant early singles like 'Go,' sighing-keyboard instrumentals, and a hefty share of genre-crossing cuts from 1995's everlasting Everything Is Wrong."[3] John Bush of AllMusic was complimentary of the material itself, which he felt showcased Moby's "continuing excellence in a number of genres", noting that the tracks from Everything Is Wrong and Animal Rights in particular "sound much better in this format, divorced from the rock flame-outs that often surrounded them on the original albums", but criticized the exclusion of his seminal earlier work and the lack of rarities.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Moby, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."First Cool Hive" Everything Is Wrong5:16
2."Go" (remix)I Like to Score3:59
3."Into the Blue"Everything Is Wrong5:32
4."Now I Let It Go" Animal Rights2:09
5."Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)" Move3:37
6."I Like to Score" I Like to Score2:21
7."Anthem" Everything Is Wrong3:27
8."Hymn" Everything Is Wrong3:18
9."Feeling So Real" Everything Is Wrong3:23
10."God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" Everything Is Wrong5:45
11."Alone" Animal Rights10:47
12."Novio" I Like to Score2:39
13."The Rain Falls and the Sky Shudders" Move6:16
14."When It's Cold I'd Like to Die"
  • Moby
  • Goese
Everything Is Wrong4:15
15."Living" Animal Rights7:01
16."Grace" I Like to Score5:25
Total length:75:10

Personnel[edit]

Credits for MobySongs 1993–1998 adapted from album liner notes.[6]

  • Moby – engineering, mixing, production, programming, recording, writing
  • Kochie Banton – vocals on "Feeling So Real"
  • Curt Frasca – engineering on "Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)"
  • Mimi Goese – vocals on "Into the Blue" and "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die"
  • Rozz Morehead – vocals on "Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)"
  • Alan Moulder – engineering on "Now I Let It Go" and "Living"
  • Myim Rose – vocals on "Feeling So Real"
  • Hahn Roweviolin on "Now I Let It Go"
  • Carole Sylvan – vocals on "Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)"
  • Nicole Zaray – vocals on "Feeling So Real"
Artwork and design
  • Patrick Hegarty – artwork, photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 137

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MobySongs 1993–1998". Moby.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Songs 1993–1998". Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Browne, David (August 4, 2000). "Mobysongs". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Bush, John. "Songs 1993-1998 – Moby". AllMusic. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  5. ^ Cooper, Paul. "Moby: Mobysongs: The Best of 1993-1998". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 18 October 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. ^ MobySongs 1993–1998 (liner notes). Moby. Elektra Records. 2000. E2 62554.
  7. ^ "Moby Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2012.

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