Zero 7

2001 was a remarkably successful year for the Another Late Night series. Fila Brazillia opened the account, selling 30,000 copies, and the stunning follow-ups hosted by Howie B, and Rae & Christian aren't far behind on the sales front. Another Late Night is now firmly established as the 'must have' piece of hardware for late nighters everywhere.

The fourth in the series sees Zero 7 put together their first ever compilation, and highlights the tunes that influenced their brilliant debut album 'Simple Things' - an album that broke boundaries, and sold like hot cakes. 170,000 hot cakes to be precise. That coupled with a 'Best Newcomer Award' at last years Muzik Awards and a Mercury Music Prize nomination has made Zero 7 the name on everybody's lips.

The mix showcases everything that is great about Zero 7. Simultaneously old and new, string driven and dubby, it's blended together mellifluously: From Souls Of Mischief's laidback rhymes to Don Blackman's oft-sampled soul ache, Sylvia Striplin's Ayers inspired 'You Can't Turn Me Away' through Herbert's horizontal house take on Serge Gainsbourg.

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Average Rating 5

If I to pick my favourite ANL/ LNT release ever (as I write we're up to "At The Movies" in terms of what releases I'm choosing from), it would probably have to be Zero 7. Ok, so in terms of their own records its been a case of diminishing returns but this album,compiled just after the release of "Simple Things" when the boys were at the height of their powers, is a timeless classic. So many gems here - the nu-jazz of the Sunrays Quintet that opens, Joy Zipper's "Christina Bonilla" follwed immediately by Jim O Rourke's beautiful "Ghost Ship In A Storm", Ashley Beedle's amazing mix of Shawn Lee...and for the big finish, Zero 7's own epic cover of "Truth and Rights" seguing into the Stylistics "People Make the World Go Round". A compilation for hot summer nights or lazy summer afternoons.

by Adam Timmins. Rated: 5

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