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Come With Us (XDUST5)

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Favourite track from the CWU era

Come With Us
It Began In Afrika
Galaxy Bounce
Star Guitar
Hoops
My Elastic Eye
The State We're In (with Beth Orton)
Denmark
Pioneer Skies
The Test (with Richard Ashcroft)
Base 6
Hot Acid Rhythm 1
H.I.A.
The Duke
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We're rolling up to 20 years since the release of Star Guitar. I'm not certain of the "official" release date, but if I recall, music videos typically would hit MTV in advance and promo releases would be sent to radio stations, before the "official" physical release. So the celebratory date rest between late November to January 14th (according to Wiki).

Anyway, any chance for a special anniversary release of their Magnum Opus? Or, can we anticipate some type of special anniversary album for 'Come With Us'?

I know they did limited Star Guitar prints (late last year?), so I'm not looking for anything like that. Maybe a comprohensive single/EP type release including Temptation/Star Guitar live or newer live mixes used over the years? Colored and or special designed heavy weight vinyl? Some Swag?   



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We're rolling up to 20 years since the release of Star Guitar. I'm not certain of the "official" release date, but if I recall, music videos typically would hit MTV in advance and promo releases would be sent to radio stations, before the "official" physical release. So the celebratory date rest between late November to January 14th (according to Wiki).

Anyway, any chance for a special anniversary release of their Magnum Opus? Or, can we anticipate some type of special anniversary album for 'Come With Us'?

I know they did limited Star Guitar prints (late last year?), so I'm not looking for anything like that. Maybe a comprohensive single/EP type release including Temptation/Star Guitar live or newer live mixes used over the years? Colored and or special designed heavy weight vinyl? Some Swag?

Well, speaking of the magnum opus you mean DYOH, yeah? :Trollface:

But yeah, I'd defo want to see some special editions for other albums too, especially for DYOH and EPD
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We should put signs in Ed's front yard saying that CWU is a good album, maybe that changes his mind...
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We should put signs in Ed's front yard saying that CWU is a good album, maybe that changes his mind...

Can you post the source where Ed said that?
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Can you post the source where Ed said that?
Something is ringing in my head, but I can't remember

This came to mind:
https://www.dummymag.com/features/the-chemical-brothers-no-geography-interview/

It’s also quite an achievement that you’ve put nine albums out and you haven’t really released a proper stinker at all. But if you had to put one at number nine, which one would it be?

Well only because you’re asking me and I’m not volunteering this information, but I would say maybe ‘Come With Us’? But then ‘Come With Us’ has ‘Star Guitar’ on it…

I know yeah, and ‘Hoops’.

And ‘Hoops’, it does have some really good tracks. It was a strange time and I wish ‘It Began in Africa’ had just been released as a kind of standalone track, I think it sort of dominates the album. So if I really had to say a nine it would be ‘Come With Us’. But I think it was because we had to follow those three albums. They always say the difficult second album – it’s a difficult fourth album…



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It's really strange that Ed feels that way even to this day. Come With Us is such a wonderful album and the 2002 live tours were one of the greatest.
Granted, it took a while for me to appreciate it the way I do today. Because, at the time this closer-minded young self was hunting just for Big Beat and breakbeat music and this album didn't meet my expectations at all (with some exceptions of the title track's short drum-fill, Hoops and the Test). But the more I explored music more openly, CWU became better and better with each listening. And that happend with so many Chems tracks that weren't strictly breakbeatish and all that jazz. I think it was even the second album I bought after Push the Button (the year I got fully invested into the Chems) because of the Test.
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I'm not gonna lie, I was never a fan of It Began In Africa either. I much rather have Base 6 or even Hot Acid Rhythm 1.

Come With Us is still not their worst album. Born In The Echoes gets that award.


 

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