Zero 7Catalogue No. ALN04 Released. 18/02/2002
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.