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Sunday 8PM - Special Edition
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|1. The Garden|
|2. Bring My Family Back|
|4. Take The Long Way Home|
|5. Why Go?|
|6. She's My Baby|
|7. God Is A DJ|
|8. Hem Of His Garment|
|9. Sunday 8PM|
|10. Killer's Lullaby|
See all 12 tracks on this disc
|1. The Garden (End Of Summer Intro)|
|2. Killer's Lullaby (Nightmares On Wax Mix)|
|3. Take The Long Way Home (End Of The Road Mix)|
|4. Bring My Family Back (Paul Van Dyk Mix)|
|5. Sunday 8PM (A Time For Lovin' Mix)|
|6. Hour Of Need (Skinny Mix)|
|7. Postcards (Rewritten Mix)|
|8. God Is A DJ (Yes He Is)|
|9. Thank You|
|10. Why Go? (Radio Mix)|
Faithless are actually a band of multiple faiths, both musical and spiritual, including Buddhism, hippy idealism and rave fanaticism. All these elements are sublimated into their dance sound, and after their mid-Nineties million-selling single "Insomnia", they were mistakenly dismissed as disposable Euro-house. The diversity of Sunday, 8pm gives the lie to this notion. It's galvanising dance music for sure, with big, overarching crowd-pleasing synth riffs courtesy of keyboardist Sister Bliss and non-performing Brian Wilson-style programmer Rollo. But then Boy George guests on "Why Go", a big ballad with a simple plea, while "Bring My Family Back" and "Take The Long Way Home" feature quietly intense, first-person raps reminiscent of Massive Attack, whose shadowy, ominous sense of melancholy is in evidence throughout the album. So when "God Is A DJ" breaks through the clouds and fills the dancefloor, it's more than just easy triumphalist hedonism; it is a blessed relief, a pleasure earned. --David Stubbs
Top Customer Reviews
Elsewhere we get instrumental chillout music ('The Garden'), straightahead clubbers' trance music ('God Is A DJ'), pop ('Hour of Need') and the dark, brooding, rap of standout 'Bring My Family Back' which is an amazing song with moving, painful lyrics, a dark beat and Maxi Jazz's chilling monologue rap with soulful backing vocals. This really is one of the greatest tracks of all time.
It is on the tracks where Maxi Jazz's raps take hold (like Bring My Family Back, and also the chilling closer 'Killer's Lullaby') that Faithless really shine, but they prove on Sunday 8PM that they can tackle a wide range of styles, fusing, inspiring and making great music for all moods.
1. The Garden - Beautiful instrumental track, one of the highlights of the album. Masterly crafted, there are so many layers of sound to listen. You may recognise the piano riff at the end from a Vodafone advertisment a couple of years back.
2. Bring My Family Back - Track starts with an interlude from Maxi Jazz linking it to the garden. "My world has become everything i've become, contained in the hum between voice and drum." speaks Maxi. The album contains many more little proverbs and quirks on life from the mind of Maxi. The track itself is a 'ballard' of sorts, Maxi speaking the woes of a man losing his family, and thus his life. Soulful backing singing covers the scathing beat, a song of woe and upset that sends a real shiver down your spine.
3. Postcards - A song about touring life. Contains a sample of the 3rd Gymnopedie by Eric Satie, that the songs works around. The beat becomes more and more heavy as the song builds and builds until the last chorus explodes into a firework of chords and singing. Dido provides the vocals - the song uses parts of 'My Lover's Gone'.Read more ›
Sunday 8PM continues this distinctive sound. Songs like Bring My Family Back and Postcards are very personal songs and are pretty sad. Other songs like God Is A DJ and Take The Long Way Home have become house music staples.
But one songs stands emotionally above all of the other songs. Killer's Lullaby is a very very emotional and hurtful song about a man's deranged thoughts after the loss of his girlfriend to another man. This song touches me so deeply that I can barely even listen to it any more. My lifestyle is very similar to Maxi Jazz's, being a pacifist and Buddhist. And a year ago I was having a VERY hard time getting over a girl. I tried to go on with my life and be happy, but I would have dreams that were hauntingly similar to the story being told in this song. The way Maxi Jazz describes watching his ex and her new boyfriend is very chilling and scary - yet very real to me. This song is an amazing piece of work and the CD is worth the price for this song alone.
The remix CD (Saturday 3AM) is pretty hit and miss. Some of the mixes are decent, but some of them give the songs a very cheesy house music feel to them. The Nightmares On Wax mix of Killer's Lullaby is good and bad. As a fan of N.O.W. I love the way they give the song their own feel. It has a very smooth and layed back feel to it, like all of N.O.W.'s other songs. But all of the emotion and pain in this song seem to have been lost in the shuffle.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Faithless is/are my favourite musical artist/s. Their music sounds amazing and has meaning to it. This CD is amazing too. I love this and No Roots. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2004 by Nasud
In My Opinion, Faithless are up there with The Beatles, Queen and Michael Jackson. Not in terms of megastar status, but about how much i totally dig the music. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Desmond Jones
This is probably the best CD ever released by any band other than the CURE. Moody, catchy and beautiful... the best electronic album ever. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003 by sm
It's Whitey Ford Sings the Blues without Whitey! It's lame, it's whiney, it's insipid. Please stop.Published on July 17 2002 by The Orange Duke
Faithless is a band from the UK that is becoming more well-known these days because of Dido. Her brother, Rollo, is the leader of this group along with Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2001 by Manny Ramirez
Keep this for Friday night cocktails of Sunday brunch. Deep thoughts, hewn beats, sharp dub, clear voices. Accept it. Bring it inside you. Clear message. Buy it.Published on July 18 2001 by Mark Farina Fan
Oh let me count the ways I love Faithless. This is one band that doesn't strictly stick to one particular sound in dance music. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2001 by Erica Anderson
The second album by the UK collective, featuring clubland legend Rollo and Buddhist rapper Maxi Jazz, first found fame with the clubbing anthem Insomnia. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2000