25 Years Ago Electro Dance Duo LEFTFIELD Released Debut Album ‘LEFTISM’…

Old and new albums to make your day…

30 January 2020

Band: LEFTFIELD (Neil Barnes and Paul Daley / UK)

Album: LEFTISM – debut album

Released: 30 January 1995 – 25 years ago today

Sound: An ecstatic mix of house, dub, and trance.
One of the best albums of the techno/dance era
with some remarkable vocal guests

Score: The album sold 220.000 copies
Some highlights: Open Up / Release The Pressure / Original

– OPEN UP –
(Featuring John Lydon)

– RELEASE THE PRESSURE –
(Featuring reggae artist Earl Sixteen)

– ORIGINAL –
(Featuring Toni Hallyday, ex-Curve)

LEFTFIELD: Facebook

Techno Tandem LEFTFIELD Released Their Second Album ‘RHYTHM AND STEALTH’ 20 Years Ago Today…

History

20 September 2019

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20 years today, on 20 September 1999, dance junks Neil Barnes and Paul Daley aka LEFTFIELD released their second LP ‘RHYTHM AND STEALTH’. Despite the fact that the critics (and me) loved the pair’s debut longplayer¬†Leftism better – mostly because of its imposing guests artists (such as John Lydon and Toni Halliday) giving their debut an accessible and enlivening pop feel that the follow-up lacked – Rhythm and Stealth succeeded where Leftism failed as it topped the UK’s Album Chart thanks to a trio of stunning knockouts (see below).

PITCHFORK wrote: ” ‘Rhythm and Stealth’ is a case of too little too late. We’re clamoring for an album that these guys can’t deliver. In our overblown hopes for the salvation of rock, we chose the wrong candidates to deliver the debauchery, the rioting, and the risk that made listening to rock radio such a dirty illicit thrill. The starkly saddening thought is that there may not be anyone out there capable of making us wet ourselves with excitement. We may all be victims of overwhelming disappointment.” Full review¬†here. Score: 6.3/10

Three striking highlights

– DUSTED –

– AFRIKA SHOX –

– PHAT PLANET –

LEFTFIELD: Facebook

Album in full…

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