Coldcut – Sound Mirrors (CD, UK)

30 January 2006 Ninja Tune ZENCD115
01. Man In A Garage
02. True Skool
03. Just For The Kick
04. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
05. Mr Nichols
06. A Whistle And A Prayer
07. Everything Is Under Control
08. Boogieman
09. Aid Dealer
10. This Island Earth
11. Colours The Soul
12. Sound Mirrors
 Coldcut - Sound Mirrors (CD, UK)  - Cover
Regular CD issue with clear tray, two part cover and sticker. The cover is made-up of two separate layers; a piece of card with cut-out behind which is a fold-out piece of paper with the title, song credits and lyrics to all songs except Boogieman, Colours The Soul and Sound Mirrors.

The CD features OpenDisc software which allows a link to the VIP area of the Coldcut website and a demo of VJAMM 3 which allows you to make your own Audio/Visual compisitions.

The album was also issued on double vinyl, limited double CD and on CD in Japan (with 2 bonus tracks).

Everything is Under Control features Jon Spencer on vocals / guitar and was released as a single on two track 7″, CD, CD (Japan), 12″, 12″ [Promo] and two different promo CDs.

Produced: Coldcut
Production Engineer: Jamie Hogg
Mastering: John Dent, Loud Mastering + Martin Giles, Alohe, My Soho
Production Assistance: Ross Allen for Casual Productions, Dom Smith
A+R Ross Allen, Adrian Kemp, Simon Skevington, Dom Smith
Executive Producer: Peter Quickemnja
“Assistance From: Will Ashon, Clair Askew, Patsy Colegate, Jamie Collinson, Martin Dobson, Mark Fuller, Suzi Green, James Heather, Vez Hoper, Seb Jenkins, James Moutain, Alastair Nicholson, Mike Sterling, Strictly kev, Laura Seach, Darren Knott, Dean Ricca Smith, Ali Tod, Jeff Waye, also Ian White, Jon Slade, Russell Blakeborough, Mark Scarratt, Denis Summers, Ben Bewick, Peter Thompson, Tay Hearn, Fred Elalouf, Jerome Caron, Jan Henke, Carsten + Sven at Verstaeker, Dan London, Lloyd Kleber, Simon Cass and the hundreds of other people who helped make and release this album only some of whom are listed here.”

01. Man In A Garage
Writers: More/Black/Matthias
Published: Just Isn’t Music/Westbury Music/Antigen
Vocals/Guitar/Fiddle: John Matthias
Pre-Production/Engineering and Mix: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Tempo: 140 BPM

02. True Skool
Writers: Black/More/R. Smith
Published: Just Isn’t Music/Chrysalis Music
Vocals: Roots Manuva
Recording Engineer: Al Mawdslew at The Sound Authority
Mixed: Solid Groove
Contains Sample of ‘Maawan Thandian Chhawan written and composed by Surinder Kohli and Maqsh Layallpuri and performed by M. Kapoor
Licensed courtesy of Saregama PLC
Tempo: 105 BPM

03. Just For The Kick
Writers: More/Black/Peacock
Published: Just Isn’t Music/Vicious Music
Vocals/Piano: Annette Peacock (MCPS/PRS)
Vocals Recording Engineer: Scott Serota The Loft Piano
Midnite Modulation Strings: Wayne Urquart with thanks to Pest
Bass: Ceri Evans
Recording Engineer: Al Mawdsley The Sound Factory
Mixed: Ross Allen and Ceri Evans
Tempo: 140 BPM

04. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Writer: Joe South (BMI)
Published: BMG Music Publishing
International Vocals: Robert Owens
Strings Arranged and Played by Eska
Additional Programming: Paul Brook
Vocal Recording: Matt Foster at the Dairy Brixton
Recorded and Mixed: Al Mawdsley The Sound Authority
Tempo: 120 BPM

05. Mr Nichols
Writers: More/Black/Brook/Williams (ASCAP)
Published: Just Isn’t Music/EMI/River Azaro Publishing
Vocals: Saul Williams
Sax: Soweto Kinch
Additional Programming: Paul Brook
Engineering and Mix: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Tempo: 072 BPM

06. A Whistle And A Prayer
Writers: More/Black/Broder
Published: Just Isn’t Music
Vocals/Keyboards/Guitar: Andrew Broder
Cello: Kate Mumford
Additional Programming: Paul Brook
Engineer/Mixed: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Tempo: 070 BPM

07. Everything Is Under Control
Writers: Black/More/Ladd/Spencer
Published: Just Isn’t Music/LikeMaddMusic (SESAC)/Patrica Ann Music, BMI
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer
Rap: Mike Ladd
Courtesy of K7
Backing Vocals: Dom Spitzer with thanks to The Space Shuttle Vacancies
Bass: Patrick Carpenter
Pre-Production/Engineering/Mix: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Tempo 100 BPM

08. Boogieman
Writers: Black/More/Amiri Baraka
Published: Just Isn’t Music Music/Sterling Lord Literistic
Vocals: Amiri Baraka
Recorded/Mixed: Roy Merhcant at Soundlab
Vocals and Lyrics Reprinted by Permission of SLL/Sterling Lord Literistic
Lyrics Copyright by Amiri Baraka
Tempo: 105 BPM

09. Aid Dealer
Writers: More/Black/Kinch/Brook
Published: Just Isn’t Music/Dune Music
Vocals/Sax: Soweto Kinch
Moog: Tim Brand
Drums: Paul Brook
Double Bass: Tom Mansi
Engineering/Mix: Roy Merhcant at the Dairy Brixton
Remastered: Al Mawdsley The Sound Factory
Tempo: 131 BPM

10. This Island Earth
Writer: More/Black/Freeman/Skeef
Published: Just Isn’t Music/Copyright Control
Vocal: Mpho Skeef
Backing Vocals: Don Freeman
Piano/Synth: Don Freeman
Recording Engineer: Al Mawdsley at The Sound Authority
Mixed: Solid Groove Dub
Tempo: 132 BPM

11. Colours The Soul
Writers: Black/More/Spitzer
Published: Just Isn’t Music
Vocals/Guitars: Dom Spitzer with Special Thanks to the Space Shuttle Vacancies
Strings: David Julyan and John Matthias
Trombone: Thomas Marriott with thanks to the Pest Recording
Mix: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Tempo: 086 BPM

12. Sound Mirrors
Writers: More/Black/Brook
Published: Just Isn’t Music
Double Bass: Phil France with thanks to the Cinematic Orchestra
Additional Programming: Paul Brook
Engineered/Recorded: Roy Merchant at the Dairy Brixton
Orchestral Arrangement: Michael Price
Orchestra Recorded: Abbey Road Studio
String Production: John Dunkley
Orchestra Recorded/Mixed: Andrew Dudman
Assisted: Mirek Stiles
Mixed at Abby Road Studios on B+W Nautilus 801 Loudspeakers
Tempo: 083 BPM

“Thanks to all family, friends and all who have supported us over the years. With love to Lily and Cath More, Lee Dalby, Salena Saliva, Pete Coyote, Kyoko and Rupert, Safronya Fletcher, Dianne Harris, Jeb Loy Nichols, Shawn Lee, All at the Dirty Studio, Emily, Nick, Jonathan Friendly, Liam Black, Dan + Leon, Steve Stein, Mike The Can, Phil Dirtbox, Steve Hodge, Stephen, Laura, Vera and Susie Cohn, Holly Chand, Heron Collins, Mammal, Julia Thompson and Ki thomson-Cohn, Paul Jo Storm, The Duncan James Gang, The porter Family, The Crutchley Family, The Hughes Family, Outer Bongolia, Owl, Offshore and family, Engin, Tantric Billy, Youth and Jenny, Ed Gillespie, Denny Ellis, Buddhafield Crew, Pete adn Katrina and Big chillers, Sleepy Tom, Camart + Innerfield, Planet Yes, Beat inc., Mixmaster Morris, Yuki, Artman, Dom Satzer, Akira Natchi, Alex Barclay, Leah Zakes and British Council, VJsnet, Michael Heap, Ben The Bee, Jessica Breaky, Dr Walker and Crew, Eclectic Method, Blue Room, Dave Lambert, Larry Lush + FLF, Naked Nick, Aki Nawaz, Peter Hampel, Inside-us-all, Domid Spiral, Synergy, Jason, Terry and Pioneer Crew, Dave Hill/Ableton/M-Audio, Steinberg/Arbiteer, KORG, Robert Anton Wilson, Lance, Tom Pest, Thomas Hellesen, DJ Spooky, Jesse Singh and VJ Mox Crass/Savage Utopia Crew, Vestax, Phil Palmer/Edirol, George Solar Quest, Clive De Carle, Darren, Alex, Fink.”

Design/Illustration: Nigel Peake
Art Direction: Openmind + Ninja Tune
Fontography: Masaru
Monitoring Speakers Dynaudio Acoustics
Sequencing and Programming Ableton Live and Nuendo


Coldcut and camart are proud to present “VJAMM3” – I am therefore I Jamm – After many years of careful honing by the Vjamm team on stage and in the lab we’re ready to go live – this means that you now have the ability to instantly be a truely 21st century digital riddim jocky – a demo for VJamm3 is included on this CD – PC only – Locked to one special patch of audio visual samples prepared by Coldcut featuring the one and only Jungle drummer – to run this demo you’ll need at least a 1GHZ PC running windows XP with an openGL graphics card, a direct TX sound card and 256mb Ram – check that your graphics cards DPI setting is at normal size – to make your own AV compositions you can buy Vjamm3 from

Opendisc software is included on this CD which gives you exclusive access to the VIP area of which hosts irregular releases of new coldcut stuff. Simply put this CD in your computer, and click ‘enter’ from within the opendisc application. (PC + Mac)

P+C Ninja Tune 2006 Ninja Tune PO Box 4296 London SE11 4WW made in England Fax: +44 20 7820 3434

Design/Illustration: Nigel Peake
Art Direction: Openmind + Ninja Tune
Fontography: Masaru

BARCODE: 5 021392 428123


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