TRICKY – British Trip-Hop Legend Released An Extensive REINCARNATED Version Of His 1995 Magnum Opus ‘MAXINQUAYE’

24 October 2023

British trip-hop artist TRICKY (born Adrian Nicholas Matthews 55 years ago in Bristol) started his solo journey, after a stint with Massive Attack with his 1995 magnum opus MAXINQUAYE.

He just released a re-issue of it featuring multiple remixes. It contains 49 pieces.

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Press info: ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ contains rarities and brand new versions of tracks many of which have not been officially released before. The single-LP contains the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studio. The super deluxe triple-LP set contains six new “Reincarnated” versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with a full live band in the autumn of 1995 as well ‘Black Steel’ performed live at Glastonbury that same year and it concludes with some rough monitor mixes.

Tricky in an interview with NME about the original songs: “I wanted to take them
somewhere else. I’ve had so much love over the years that I have to put some effort into
it, the people deserve that. I’m very grateful for the support I’ve had all these years.”

Single ‘Overcome’
Original version

The album was named after Tricky’s mother, Maxine Quaye. She suffered from epilepsy
and was placed in hospital when Tricky was just 12 months old. His grandmother took
him into her care.

Maxine Quaye
Courtesy of Tricky

Tricky decided to name the reissue an reincarnation. Around the same time
he received a call from a cousin in Tipperary, saying he knew of a box containing
the only known photograph of him and his mother together. That box was found
with their great-grandmother, who lived with family in Colorado. That photo is now
on the cover of ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’. “It was meant to be”, Tricky said.



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