Personnel: Moby (vocals, various instruments).
Liner Note Author: Moby.
Moby broke new ground in electronica with the 1999 release of PLAY, which found him delving into old field recordings of gospel singers, blues shouters, and work songs, while adding his own electronic wizardry. This mix of past and future spoke solidly to the present, and cast Moby as an individualist in a field too often filled with lemming-like trend-followers.
This limited-edition version of PLAY is a two-CD affair that contains not only the original album tracks, but also a wealth of B-sides from PLAY's single releases. On the latter, Moby experiments even further with his unique mixture of organic and electronic sounds. To sweeten the pot still further, photographs and new essays by Moby are included in the elaborate package.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (1/18/01, p.56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Continues PLAY's fusion of traditional blues with house beats and club ambience with old soul..."
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