This re-issued and remastered album brings together the best of Mr Scruff’s first five 12″ EPs released on Rob’s Records and subsidiary Pleasure Records. The CD version features the original tracklist with the addition of Bonce and Night Time reprise After Time, while the vinyl version is cut down to nine tracks over three pieces of 12″.
The oldest tracks here go back nearly ten years but they still stand up against the new music of today and, proving that a good tune us always a good tune, overshadow many artists in terms of quality still.
Taking jazz as an influence rather than a dictator of style, much of this album has quite a Mediterranean feel and Mr Scruff’s own brand of humour permeates throughout.
Reissues are often really just for fans and to document a time past but this stands up as a new album and will provide ample competition against its competitors.
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Label: Ninja Tune
Release date: 2nd May 2005