7 Zero - Simple Things Special Edition
31 / December / 2018
Having recently released new single 'Mono' http://listen.platoon.ai/mono
Influential electronica duo Zero 7 have announced a special double CD edition of their breakthrough debut album ‘Simple Things.
Originally released in 2001, ‘Simple Things sold over a million copies worldwide and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Featuring Sia as vocalist on two tracks, the album was a slow-burning success, spending 89 weeks on the UK album chart, peaking at No.28 and eventually reaching platinum (300k) status. Stateside, the album hit no.4 on the Billboard Dance / Electronic album chart and stayed on that chart for 52 weeks.
This double CD special edition of ‘Simple Things mirrors the now unavailable original CD & an extra disc of 11 tracks. Many of the tracks on disc 2 have never been made available before - including 3 live sessions from the bands 2002 USA tour from San Francisco radio station KFOG (‘Simple Things, ‘Destiny & ‘Waiting Line), and 2 tracks originally only on the Japanese version of the album (‘Spinning & ‘Monday Night). CD2 also contains Zero 7s favourite remixes of the ‘Simple Things singles, from remixers including Photek, Richard Dorfmeister, and Idjut Boys plus an unreleased remix by Matthew Herbert. Singles taken from the original album included ‘I Have Seen featuring Mozez, ‘Destiny featuring Sia & Sophie Barker, ‘In the Waiting Line featuring Sophie Barker and ‘Distractions featuring Sia.
‘Simple Things is already an acknowledged classic, and with an extra 11 tracks it becomes an essential album purchase for any fan both old and new.
Zero 7 were formed in 1997 by Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, who at the time were studio engineers at Londons renowned RAK Studios. After releasing a series of acclaimed remixes by artists including Radiohead and Terry Callier, they released their debut EP in 1999. Three further Zero 7 albums followed ‘Simple Things, including 2006s ‘The Garden, which again featured vocals Sia on guest vocals and also included vocals by José González, who they continue to work with. The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album.
Over the past few years theyve released EP's and various tracks on their own label, Make Records, and plan to follow latest single ‘Mono with more new material set for release early next year.
01. I Have Seen
04. Give It Away
05. Simple Things
06. Red Dust
08. In The Waiting Line
09. Out Of Town
10. This World
01. Simple Things (KFOG Live Session)
02. Destiny (KFOG Live Session)
03. In The Waiting Line (KFOG Live Session)
04. Monday Night
06. Salt Water Sound
07. Distractions (Version Idjut)
08. In The Waiting Line (Dorfmeister Con Madrid De Los Austrias Dub)
09. End Theme (Herberts Chop Dub)
10. Distractions (Block 16 Remix)
11. Destiny (Photek Remix)
A New State Music release - Out early 2019 on Double CD, Digital & Streaming