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OK, it may not be up everybody's street, but there's some seriously great stuff within this beautiful package.....

Harmless Records proudly present another superlative box set celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic UK independent labels of all time…

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Acid Jazz, the brainchild of Eddie Piller and Giles Peterson was born in 1987 and immediately hit a chord in the UK by appealing to a cross section of serious fans from old school Jazzers, serious Jazz-Funkers, passionate Soulboys, sharp-dressed Mods, nodding Hip-Hoppers and even laid back Dreadas.

Before long the tentacles of the Acid Jazz movement were spreading throughout the world and what began as a bedroom label between two mates soon became a mecca for various tribes who had become disenfranchised from other scenes. From international breakthrough successes like the Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai and the Totally Wired series, Acid Jazz cemented it’s image as one of the most iconic and unique UK record labels of the last 3 decades.

Harmless Records is proud to present a beautiful collectors box set featuring:-

1 x square secure box with the Acid Jazz logo in embossed silver foil * 4 x Audio CD’s + wallets * 1 x video DVD + wallet featuring an exclusive interview with Eddie Piller & Dean Rudland plus 12 vintage Acid Jazz promotional videos * 1 x 20 page booklet featuring the Acid Jazz story with unique pictures written by Dean Rudland and Eddie Piller * 1 x 52 page booklet featuring the Acid Jazz artwork throughout the last 25 years * 1 x 7” vinyl record featuring 2 unreleased original Acid Jazz recordings exclusive to the box set

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Eddie Piller & Dean Rudland have compiled over 5 hours of music across several genres which scans the key periods in Acid Jazz history……

Track Listing

CD1 — Put It All Together and What Do You Get

1. Golden Lady - Jose Feliciano

Original Album Version 4.20

2. Love The One You’re With - The Isley Brothers

Original Album Version 3.39

3. Lady Day & John Coltrane - Gil Scott Heron

Original Album Version 3.34

4. Is It Something You Got - Tyrone Davis

Original 7” Single Version 2.34

5. Don’t You Care - Alice Clark

Original Album Version 2.48

6. You - Spanky Wilson

Original 7” Version 2.10

7. Light My Fire - Erma Franklin

Original Album Version 2.39

8. Right On - Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers

Original Album Version 4.39

9. Bert's Apple Crumble - The Quik

Original 7” Version 2.11

10. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe Part 2 - Jimmy Smith

Original Album Version 4.58

11. Milestones - Mark Murphy

Original Album Version 2.27

12. Smokey Joe’s La La - Googie Rene

Original 7” Version 2.53

13. Black Whip - Boogaloo Joe Jones

Original Album Version 6.46

14. Murriley - Charles Earland

Original Album Version 6.28

15. Expansions - Lonnie Liston-Smith

Original Album Version 6.05

16. Go Bang # 5 - Dinosaur L

Original Francois K 12” Mix 7.33

17. I’m A Man - Chicago

Original Album Version 7.38

18. I Can’t Dance With You - Small Faces

Original 7” Version 3.11

19. I Don’t Do This (To Every Girl I Meet) - Sydney Joe Qualls

Original Album Version 3.12

CD2 — Something Happening At The Dance

1. Blacker - Ballistic Brothers

Original Album Version 6.09

2. The Masterplan - Diana Brown & Barry Sharpe

Original 12” Version 7.05

3. Hot Music - S.O.H.O.

Original 12” Jazz Version 5.06

4. Know How - Young MC

Original 12” Mix 4.01

5. Don’t Scandalize Mine - Sugar Bear

Original 12” Version 4.13

6. The Nervous Track - Nuyorican Soul

Original 12” Ballsy Mix 6.28

7. Earthly Powers - A Man Called Adam

Original 7” Mix 4.55

8. I'm Gonna Love You - Jestofunk

Original MC Turbo 12” Sax Mix 4.20

9. Super Strut - The Apostles

Original Album Version 4.20

10. Jazzy John's Freestyle - Stonebridge

Original 12” Dub Mix 3.38

11. Helping Hand - Arthur Miles

Original 12” Mix 4.39

12. From The Ghetto - Dread Flimstone

Original 7” Version 4.35

13. Bonita Manana - Espiritu

Original 12” Mix 4.06

14. If The Papes Come - A Tribe Called Quest

Original 12” Mix 4.14

15. BNH - Brand New Heavies

Original Album Version 5.52

16. Frederick Lies Still - Galliano

Original 7” Version 4.59

CD3 — How’d We Get Us Here…?

1. Jazz Thing - Gang Starr

Original 12” Mix 4.48

2. Get Yourself Together - Young Disciples

Original 12” Mix 5.23

3. Dream Come True - Brand New Heavies

Original 12” Mix 3.45

4. Love Will Keep Us Together - The James Taylor Quartet

Original Ian Green 7” Mix 3.41

5. The New Avengers - Snowboy

Original 12” Mix 4.32

6. Fresh In My Mind - A Forest Mighty Black

Original 12” Mix 4.38

7. Oh Shit - Pharcyde

Original Album Version 4.29

8. Black Whip - Chapter & Verse

Original 12” Mix 3.59

9. Back By Dope Demand - King Bee

Original 12” Mix 3.35

10. Theme From Starsky & Hutch - James Taylor Quarter

Original 12” Mix 5.52

11. Always There - Incognito

Original John Morales 12” Edit 3.34

12. Too Young To Die - Jamiroquai

Original Album Version 6.03

13. Apple Green - Mother Earth

Original Album Version 4.24

14. Love Sick - The Night Trains

Original 12” Mix 4.26

15. Beads Things & Flowers - Humble Souls

Original 12” Mix 4.05

16. The Ladder - One Creed

Original Album Version 5.03

17. Funky Jam - Primal Scream

Original 12” Mix 5.25

CD4 — Smokers Delight

1. Cosmos SX 2000 - Paul Weller

Original 12” Dub Mix 7.19

2. Non Corporealness - Mother Earth

Original Album Version 6.04

3. Rassellas - Mr Scruff V Manasseh

Original Album Version 5.55

4. Movements In Dub (Roots) - Roots Radics meets the Scientist

Original Album Version 5.08

5. Render Your Heart - Dread Flimstone

Original 12” Mix 5.02

6. Chase The Devil - Max Romeo

Original 7” Version 3.27

7. You Never Get Away - Delroy Wilson

Original 12” Dub Mix 7.22

8. Leaders & Believers - Emperors New Clothes

Original UNKLE Album Mix 5.14

9. Astralisation - Snowboy

Original 12” Mix 6.10

10. The Groove - Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Original 12” Instrumental Mix 5.33 feat Grover Washington Jr

11. I Wanna Get High - Cypress Hill

Original 12” Mix 2.56

12. Galactica Rush - Jhelisa

Original 12” Instrumental Mix 6.01

13. Nothing - Sandals

Original 12” Dub Version 8.02

Out on Bonfire Night — 5th November 2012. Should be fireworks!

Ian D :D




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Loved a bit of Acid Jazz, not so much the label as the genre :)

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This looks fantastic Ian, were all tracks on this actually on Acid Jazz? Never knew that about loads on CD1,

The Nervous Track was the first ever non vocal track I bought, recommended by that man of great taste Robin Salter who says once I had that I would never look back as in getting full on into house not just through the soul scene, he was right.

Some great memories of hazy Sundays in London town from that tracklist.

Another must buy.

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Loved a bit of Acid Jazz, not so much the label as the genre :)

Yep, we had to license in a lot of outside repertoire from numerous sources. We figured there's been ample Acid Jazz label comps over the years, so this more to document the overall scene as opposed to just the label only. We didn't lose much and we managed to track down 98% of everything we went for, so we're pretty happy with the track listing. :thumbsup:

Ian D :D

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This looks fantastic Ian, were all tracks on this actually on Acid Jazz? Never knew that about loads on CD1,

Cheers Jocko. Only about 25% is Acid Jazz and that includes the 2 unreleased Brand New Heavies songs on the exclusive 7" (one of which is a Brand New Heavies instrumental version of Aretha's "Rock Steady").

The Nervous Track was the first ever non vocal track I bought, recommended by that man of great taste Robin Salter who says once I had that I would never look back as in getting full on into house not just through the soul scene, he was right.

It's amazing the appeal of that track! It seems to have crossed a few boundaries since loads of people seem to love it.

Some great memories of hazy Sundays in London town from that tracklist.

Another must buy.

Yep, Dean did a bang-up job in documenting the scene I believe and does some exemporary sleeve notes (with original pics too). Even looking through the 50 page artwork book is like looking at a slice of UK history. If it comes out like it should, then it'll be proud to grace any shelf I reckon......

When you coming down for that drink....?

Ian D :D

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it does take me back I have to say......... Jock, that was the idea behind groove thing, unfortunately I was the one carrying that particular torch

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it does take me back I have to say......... Jock, that was the idea behind groove thing, unfortunately I was the one carrying that particular torch

Que? I take it Groove Thing was a club in the far North Davie....? :g:

Ian D :D

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I used to licence allot of images to acid jazz for some of their later releases, anyhow I 'd made a call the one day and the receptionist answers the phone, and guess what he name was?

Ann Sexton, and she had no idea why I nearly fell of my seat... I've often thought somebody must have taken her on, but maybe never told her......??? laughs

favourite track by a country mile, the utterly Brilliant:

Earthy Powers - by Man Called Adam, what a record....

Mal.C

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I used to licence allot of images to acid jazz for some of their later releases, anyhow I 'd made a call the one day and the receptionist answers the phone, and guess what he name was?

Ann Sexton, and she had no idea why I nearly fell of my seat... I've often thought somebody must have taken her on, but maybe never told her......??? laughs

favourite track by a country mile, the utterly Brilliant:

Earthy Powers - by Man Called Adam, what a record....

Mal.C

Not this Techno side though Mal. The 'Earthly' side was good but I couldn't get on with the vocals, especially when you have a listen to Lonnie Liston smith. Still got it somewhere. Great times for underground UK music with real instruments, Talkin' Loud being one of the best labels.

Jordi

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Great times for underground UK music with real instruments, Talkin' Loud being one of the best labels.

Jordi

Yep, for sure. Gilles Peterson went from Acid Jazz to Talkin' Loud. We tried for around 4 Talkin' Loud tracks and got 2. The other two got refused for inexplicable reasons. With projects like this, the main obstacle is always the licensing. We were lucky to get what we did as everything that cleared was on the original wish-list!

Ian D :D

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And it just gets better and better......

Amazon Bestsellers Rank:

#430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

#6 in Music > Jazz

#6 in Music > R&B and Soul > Soul

#14 in Music > Dance & Electronic

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acid-Jazz-25th-Anniversary-Box/dp/B009DW5Z2Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1349970481&sr=1-1

Ian D :D

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Que? I take it Groove Thing was a club in the far North Davie....? :g:

Ian D :D

indeed it was, sorry for the late reply i've been away on a phototrip for the last 2 days

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indeed it was, sorry for the late reply i've been away on a phototrip for the last 2 days

No probs Davie. I can see you're a busy guy. Those pics are amazing by the way - that's some of the most beautiful country on these shores. I may go up there for a nice peaceful driving trip to get away from the madness down here.....

Where was the club out of interest? I ask that 'cos one of the best gigs I did (with Paul Schofield) was in the middle of Scotland (for a guy called Tony Cochrane) sometime in the late 70's where he ferried coachloads of customers from all parts of Scotland in. I actually have an early VHS film of some of the gig with a HUGE crowd doing a line-dance to "Shante" by Mass Production. Has to be seen to be believed.........

Ian D :D

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Not this Techno side though Mal. The 'Earthly' side was good but I couldn't get on with the vocals, especially when you have a listen to Lonnie Liston smith. Still got it somewhere. Great times for underground UK music with real instruments, Talkin' Loud being one of the best labels.

Jordi

is that the techno side, of course your right, the lesser of the two, I bought my copy when it came out for £2.99 from HMV in Brum, my golly music as good as this for literally pennies.. i'm surprised this did not make the above anni release, or did it?

Mal

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No probs Davie. I can see you're a busy guy. Those pics are amazing by the way - that's some of the most beautiful country on these shores. I may go up there for a nice peaceful driving trip to get away from the madness down here.....

Where was the club out of interest? I ask that 'cos one of the best gigs I did (with Paul Schofield) was in the middle of Scotland (for a guy called Tony Cochrane) sometime in the late 70's where he ferried coachloads of customers from all parts of Scotland in. I actually have an early VHS film of some of the gig with a HUGE crowd doing a line-dance to "Shante" by Mass Production. Has to be seen to be believed.........

Ian D :D

It was in Dundee, never ran long to be honest as the Dundee crowd just weren't up for it. I wanted the playlist to be the opposite of what I normally play so Modern,Acid jazz,Funk etc with a complete no fear policy....alas Dundee just wasn't ready

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Gets some bad press and is pretty unfashionable right now but acts like the heavies, young disciples ect flew the flag for street soul when there was not a lot else around. Saw many Acid Jazz acts back in the day and most were sensational, Corduroy, mother earth and the amazing Galliano, who were undoubtable the best live act I've ever seen.

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:shhh:

I'm saying nowt i've already been grassed up on another forum :elvis:

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great label ...... and still producing good stuff like janice graham band. i loved the time when corduroy, brand new heavies, galliano etc were releasing stuff. i remember a really good trip up to the acid jazz christmas party one year ....... which i'm sure had JTQ, brand new heavies and corduroy on the bill.

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Finished copies arrived at lunchtime and it looks absolutely brilliant in the flesh!

The first pressing has now completely pre-sold out, so if you want one of the first 3K off the presses, then order through Amazon or your local record emporium but make it quick!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009DW5Z2Y/ref=s9_simh_bw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=0TN1057Z2KQP1KD6JA3M&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=330698847&pf_rd_i=229816

Ian D :D

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Great 2 page article in the Guardian today about 25 years of Acid Jazz..... plus a fitting tribute to Terry Callier from Eddie Piller.....

https://www.guardian....01/acid-jazz-25

plus a fitting tribute to Terry Callier from Eddie Piller.....

https://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/01/acid-jazz-terry-callier

Out on Monday!

Ian D :D

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Bargain Of The Day! For the next 7 hours you can pick up Acid Jazz: The 25th Anniversary Box Set at a mind-blowing £29.99 inc delivery! Happy Xmas!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009DW5Z2Y/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1S8AKHQ1SDZZ09BHRKCP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=317828027&pf_rd_i=468294

Ian D :D

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Some top stuff on here with lots of House crossover tunes such as Dinasoar L - Go bang, and Young MC - Know how, both huge on the House scene. Would have liked to see my fave Jazz Funk track of all time on there - Lonnie Liston Smith - Space Princess, but hey, the amazing Expansions is there, so who could complain.

Great package!

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