Asian Dub Foundation – Time Freeze 1995 – 2007: The Best of (2xCD, US)

5 March 2007 Caroline Records CAR 88512-2
Disc One:
01. Rebel Warrior
02. Box
[Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 1996]
03. Jericho
[Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 1996]
04. TH9
05. Naxalite
06. Black White
07. Change
08. Free Satpal Ram
09. Buzzin’
10. Real Great Britain
11. Collective Mode
12. New Way New Life
13. Fortress Europe
14. Thousand Mirrors
15. Flyover
16. Stop Start
17. Target Practice

Disc Two:
01. Debris
02. Culture Move [Pusher Sound Mix]
03. Memory War
04. Siberian Slengteng
05. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos-Feat. Cuck D
06. Son Of A Bush-Feat. Chuck D
07. Modern Apprentice
08. Free Satpal Ram [Russel Simmins Remix]
09. Fortress Europe [Jazzwad Remix]
10. Journey
11. Oil
12. Hope [Congo Natty Remix]
13. Rafi
14. Roundup [Sun J Remix]
15. Activists & Selectors

Asian Dub Foundation - Time Freeze 1995 - 2007: The Best of (2xCD, US)
NOTES:
US edition with Caroline Records catalogue number, includes Russell Simins remix of Free Satpal Ram originally released on Naxalite/Culture Move. As usual the sleeve incorrectly spells ‘Simins’ with two M’s.
SONG CREDITS:
[Track 29 has two sets of writing credits. The second listing was placed at track #31 as this has no other writing credit.]

Compilation: Bobby Marshall, Steve Savale and Sanjay Tailor
Mastered: Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters

Personnel
Guitar/Programming/Vocals: Steve Chandra Savale aka Chandrasonic
Effects/Programming: Sanjay Tailor aka Sun J
Decks: John Pandit
Dhols/Tablas: Prithpal Rajput
Bass/Programming/Vocals: Aniruddha Das

[Additional performers as noted on relevant tracks]

ADF archivist: Jean Savale

01. Rebel Warrior
Writers: Das/Savale/Pandit
Published: QFM ltd
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Record/Produced: ADF, Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall at Roundhouse Studios
Engineered: Simon Morris and Sean Doherty
Mixed: ADF and Adrian Bushby at Strongroom
Our first single for Nation records in 1994, this track was based on readings from the anti-colonial poet Nazrut Islam. This version was re-recorded for the album Community Music.
Run Time: 6:25

02. Box [Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 1996]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Zaman
Published: QFM ltd
Licensed courtesy of the BBC
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Taken from Andy Kershaw Show BBC Radio 1 session 1996
Recorded at BBC Maida Vale
First recorded in 1995 for Facts and Fictions, this version is representative of the ADF live show of the time.
Run Time: 4:04

03. Jericho [Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 1996]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Zaman
Published: QFM ltd
Licensed courtesy of the BBC
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Taken from Andy Kershaw Show BBC Radio 1 session 1996
Recorded at BBC Maida Vale
Originally recorded for the debut E.P. Conscious and again for Facts and Fictions, here again from the 1996 Andy Kershaw session.
Run Time: 7:01

04. TH9
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Thorpe/Zaman
Published: QFM ltd
Licensed courtesy of Nation Records
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced: Dr Das and Chandrasonic
Recorded at West Heath Studios
Mixed at Intimate and West Heath Studios
Engineered: Greame Holdaway
Fats and Fictions. Originally recorded for the 1994 Conscious E.P., “TH9” calls for the release of nine Asian youths from Tower Hamlets (an area in London’s East End) who were arrested when the police attacked a demonstration outside a hospital where Oaddas Ali, a victim of a horrific racial attacj, was recuperating. At the time the far right British National Party were very active in the area and the formation of ADF was a direct response.
Run Time: 5:23

05. Naxalite [Main Mix]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Mixed: ADF & Rex Sargent at Roundhouse Studios
Assisted: John Musgrave
Rafi’s Revenge. Our first single with FFRR
Run Time: 3:36

06. Black White
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced: Asian Dub Foundation
Recorded: Rex Sargent, assisted by John Musgrave
Additional Production/Mixing: Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall, assisted by John Musgrave
Recorded/Mixed at Roundhouse Studios
Another single from Rafi’s Revenge
Run Time: 3:33

07. Change
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: QFM
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced: ADF
Recorded: ADF & Rex Sargent, assisted by John Musgrave
Additional Production/Mixing: Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall, assisted by John Musgrave
Recorded/Mixed at Roundhouse Studios
Originally featured on our last E.P. with Nation records this track signposted the style that came to characterise Rafi’s Revenge.
Run Time: 3:09

08. Free Satpal Ram
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced/Mixed by Primal Scream and Brendan Lynch
Engineered: Max Hayes
Recorded: ADF and Rex Sargent
Rafi’s Revenge. Originally releases as a split single with Atari Teenage Riot on the Damaged Goods label it was this track that couple with some helpful comments from Primal Scream that unexpectedly got ADF and the Free Satpal Ram campaign a lot of attention at the beginning of 1998. Satpal had been imprisoned on a murder charge in 1985 despite evidence that he had in fact been the victim of a racial attack and was acting in self-defence. Little of this evidence was considered at the trial and Satpal was provided with inadequate counsel. The song became part of a hard-fought grass roots campaign that engaged many people outside the normal sphere of political activists, surprising the British media who had pronounced that any connection between activism and music had long since died. Satpal was eventually released in 2001.
Run Time: 3:45

09. Buzzin’
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced/Mixed: Brendan Lynch
Engineered: Max Hayes
Recorded: ADF & Rex Sargent, assisted by John Musgrave
Recorded/Mixed at Roundhouse Studios
Rafi’s Revenge
Run Time: 3:54

10. Real Great Britain
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Produced/Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall at Roundhouse Studios
Engineered: Simon Morris and Sean Doherty
The first single from Community Music
Run Time: 3:13

11. Collective Mode
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Produced/Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall at Roundhouse Studios
Engineered: Simon Morris and Sean Doherty
Mixed: ADF and Adrian Bushby at Strongroom
This song was the basis of a worldwide collaboration with musicians from Japan, Tuva, Germany, Brazil, France, Italy and Greece which has not seen the light of day until now.
Run Time: 3:48

12. New Way New Life
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Produced/Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall at Roundhouse Studios
Engineered: Simon Morris and Sean Doherty
Mixed: ADF and Adrian Bushby at Strongroom
Inspired by childhod memories of the first TV programme listed as “for Asian viewers” in the early 1970’s, “Naia Zindagai Naya Jeevan”.
Run Time: 3:34

13. Fortress Europe
Writers: Das Pandit/Savale/Tailor
Published: Universal Music
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Vocals: Sonia Mehta
Recorded at On U Sound Studios
Mixed: Nick Coplowe
Mixed/Produced: Adrian Sheerwood at On U Sound Studios
Engineered: Nick Coplowe
Additional Production/Recording: ADF at Metway Studios
Engineered: Jack Rousham
A response to the increasing climate of hostility against asylum seekers in particular and immigration in general, this track turned up in some unexpected places such as the Need For Speed Underground video game and even a promotional mailout for an Australian bank! From Enemy of The Enemy.
Run Time: 3:52

14. Thousand Mirrors
Writers: Das Pandit/Savale/Tailor
Published: Universal Music
Vocals: Akhtar Ahmed aka Akhtavator
Drums: Rocky Singh
Vocals: Sinead O’Connor
Produced/Mixed: Adrian Sheerwood at On U Sound Studios
A collaboration with the great Sinead O’Connor, the song deals with the case of Tsoora Shah who was jailed for life after killing an abusive husband.
Run Time: 4:54

15. Flyover
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor
Published: Mute Song/Copyright Control
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Akhtar Ahmed aka Akhtavator
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Vocal: Lord Camacho
Drums: Rocky Singh
Recorded at Ridge Farm Studio
Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Adam Wren at Ridge Farm and Rollover
Tank 2005. A song about the madness on London roads, no surprise this ended up on another game, “Burnout Revenge 2”.
Run Time: 4:16

16. Stop Start [New Track]
Writers: M. Savale/S. Savale/S/ Tailor/P. Rajput/A. Miah
Published: Mute Song/Copyright Control
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Produced: Adrian Sheerwood and ADF
Recorded at The Dairy, Brixton
Mixed: Adrian Sheerwood and Sanjay Tailor at Livingstone Studios
Engineered: Brendan ‘Octave’ Harding
Run Time: 3:42

17. Target Practice [New Track]
Writers: M. Savale/S. Savale/S/ Tailor/P. Rajput/A. Miah
Published: Mute Song/Copyright Control
Bass: Martin Savale aka Babu Stormz
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Drums: Perry Melius
Produced: Adrian Sheerwood and ADF
Recorded at The Dairy, Brixton
Mixed: Adrian Sheerwood and Sanjay Tailor at Livingstone Studios
Engineered: Brendan ‘Octave’ Harding
A new track, an earlier instrumental version of which appeared in the Channel 4 film “The Bradford Riots”.
Run Time: 3:32

18. Debris
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: QFM
Licensed courtesy of Nation Records
Bass: Martin Savale aka Babu Stormz
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Drums: Perry Melius
Produced: Dr Da and Chandrasonic
Recorded at West Heath Studios
Mixed at Intimate and West Heath Studios
Engineered: Greame Holdaway
From Facts and Fictions, though this track first appeared on the “Concious” E.P. in 1993. Along with “Box” and “PKNB” this is the definitive “Jungle Punk”.
Run Time: 4:17

19. Culture Move [Pusher Sound Mix]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Vocals: MC Navigator
Produced: Asian Dub Foundation
Additional Production/Mix: Deeder Zaman
Remix/Additional Production: Audio Active
A collaboration with possibly the greatest Junglist M.C. of the period, Navigator, and given an old school reggae twist by our Japanese brothers the wonderful Audio Active.
Run Time: 7:36

20. Memory War
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Produced/Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Bobby Marshall at Roundhouse Studios
Engineered: Simon Morris and Sean Doherty
Quotes from Freud and Orwell on this track from Community Music
Run Time: 3:34

21. Siberian Slengteng
Writers: Pandit/S. Savale/Tailor
Published: Mute Song
Produced: ADF
Vocals: Yat-kha
A collaboration with the truly revolutionary Yat-kha, a wild collective of musicians from the former Soviet Republic of Tuva
Run Time: 5:07

22. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos-Feat. Cuck D
Writers: Ridenhour/Shocklee/Sadler/Drayton
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Vocals: Chuck D
Recorded Live at Somerset House, London
Lead vocals by Chuck D, 2004
Live mix and post production by Louis Beckett
Recorded live at Somerset House in July 2004 these tracks feature none other than the mighty Chuck D of Public Enemy, one of our greatest inspirations
Run Time: 3:13

23. Son Of A Bush-Feat. Chuck D
Writers: Carlton Ridenhour/Kavon Shah/Lord Aswad
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Vocals: Chuck D
Recorded Live at Somerset House, London
Lead vocals by Chuck D, 2004
Live mix and post production by Louis Beckett
Run Time: 5:55

24. Modern Apprentice
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Vocals: Catalisa
Recorded/Produced/Mixed at On U Sound Studios by ADF
Modern Apprentice 4’54 ADF go bossa nova! Released on the French-Only R.A.F.I. and featuring Catalisa on lead vox.
Run Time: 4:54

25. Free Satpal Ram [Russel Simins Remix]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of London 90 ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded: ADF and Rex Sargeant
Remix/Additional Production: Russell Simins
Satpal Ram gets the Sci-Fi Ragga treatment. As mixed by Russell Simins the illustrious drummer from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Run Time: 5:43

26. Fortress Europe [Jazzwad Remix]
Writers: Das Pandit/Savale/Tailor
Published: Universal Music
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Recorded at On U Sound Studios bu Adrian Sheerwood
Engneered: Nick Coplowe
Additional Production/Remix: Jazzwad
As remixed by one of Jamaica’s most cutting edge producers.
Run Time: 6:07

27. Journey
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: QFM
Licensed courtesy of Nation Records
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Produced: ADF
Produced: Dr Das and Chandrasonic
Recorded at West Heath Studios
Mixed at Intimate and West Heath Studios
Engineered: Greame Holdaway
From Facts and Fictions
Run Time: 7:05

28. Oil
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor
Published: Mute Song/Copyright Control
Vocals: Afjal Miah
Produced: ADF
Recorded at Ridge Farm Studio
Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Adam Wren at Ridge Farm and Rollover
Tank ADF points the finger at you know who
Run Time: 4:34

29. Hope [Congo Natty Remix]
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Recorded at Ridge Farm Studio
Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Adam Wren at Ridge Farm and Rollover
Additional Production/Remix: Congo Natty
Run Time: 4:22

30. Rafi
Writers: Das/Pandit/Savale/Tailor/Zaman
Published: Universal Music Ltd.
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Recorded/Produced/Mixed at On U Sound Studios by ADF
Again from the RAFI album
Run Time: 4:20

31. Roundup [Sun J Remix]
Writers: S. Savale/Townsend/Das/Pandit/Tailor/Chivers
Published: Mute Song/Copyright Control
Vocals: Ghetto Priest
Vocal: Lord Camacho
Recorded at Ridge Farm Studio
Mixed: ADF, Louis Beckett and Adam Wren at Ridge Farm and Rollover
Additional Production/Remix: Sanjay Tailor
Run Time: 5:12

32. Activists & Selectors
Writers: Pandit/S. Savale/S. Zaman/S. Rene
Lead Vocals/Programming: Deedar Zaman aka Master D
Oud: Stefan Rene
Produced: Adrian Sherwood, John Pandit, Deeder Zaman and Steve Savale
Mixed at On U Sound by Adrian Sherwood and ADF
Engineered: Brendan ‘Octave’ Harding
A new track marking the welcome return of Deeder to the collective.
Run Time: 3:41

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thanks and respect to all singers and players and all who have helped and contributed.

Thanks and respect to Ray Hearn and all at Beat Ink and to Masa Hidakasan, all at Smash and everyone involved with Fuji Rock Festival.

Thanks and respect to Audio Active, Dry and Heavy and Likkle Mi. Lastly thanks to all the people who have helped us get this far.
You know who you are.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Design: Steve Cook @ www.alternity.co.uk

BARCODE: 094638851202

MATRIX:
DISC ONE: [unknown]
DISC TWO: [unknown]

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