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Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)

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Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)

Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)
DVD9+DVD5 | Runtime: 186 min. | 7,63 + 4,19 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: PAL, MPEG Video at 7 749 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Electronic, Club/Dance, Trance | Label: Mute | Subtitles: Castillian, English, French, German, Italian

Go: The Very Best of Moby is not the career-spanning compilation implied by its title. Instead, it's based around 1999's Play, 2002's 18, and 2005's Hotel, and it adds a handful of tracks in an attempt to entice fans who couldn't otherwise justify the purchase of a disc that relies on very recent and readily available material. (Hotel had only been out a year and a half when Go was released.) With the exception of Everything Is Wrong's ambient epic "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," Anders Trentemoller's fresh mix of "Go," and a rough-sounding live version of "Feeling So Real," nothing here references Moby's output prior to Play. The one new track, "New York, New York," is a fun Giorgio Moroder-inspired throwaway featuring Debbie Harry.

Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre and scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form. In either case, Moby was one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and in America. Moby fused rapid disco beats with heavy distorted guitars, punk rhythms, and detailed productions that drew equally from pop, dance, and movie soundtracks. Not only did his music differ from both the cool surface textures of ambient music and the hedonistic world of house music, but so did his lifestyle; Moby was infamous for his devout, radical Christian beliefs, as well as his environmental and vegan activism. "Go" became a British Top Ten hit in 1991, establishing him as one of the premier techno producers.

By the time he came to the attention of American record critics with 1995's Everything Is Wrong, his following from the early '90s had begun to erode, particularly in Britain. Nevertheless, he remained one of the most recognizable figures within techno; after he abandoned the music for guitar rock with 1996's Animal Rights, he returned to a heavy electronic base with 1997's I Like to Score and 1999's Play, the latter of which made him a genuine breakout pop star.

Born Richard Melville Hall, Moby received his nickname as a child; it derives from the fact that Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, is his great-great grand uncle. Moby was raised in Darien, CT, where he played in a hardcore punk band called the Vatican Commandos as a teenager. Later, he briefly sang with Flipper while their singer was serving time in jail. He briefly attended college before he moved to New York City, where he began DJing in dance clubs. During the late '80s and 1990, he released a number of singles and EPs for the independent label Instinct. In 1991, he set the theme from David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks to an insistent house-derived rhythm and titled the result "Go." The single became a surprise British hit single, climbing into the Top Ten. Following its success, Moby was invited to remix a number of mainstream and underground acts, including Michael Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Brian Eno, Depeche Mode, Erasure, the B-52's, and Orbital.

Moby continued performing at dances and raves throughout 1991 and 1992, culminating in a set at 1992's Mixmag awards, where he broke his keyboards at the end of his concert. Moby, his first full-length album, appeared in 1992. In 1993, he released the double A-side single "I Feel It"/"Thousand," which became a moderate U.K. hit. According to The Guinness Book of Records, "Thousand" is the fastest single ever, appropriately clocking in at 1,000 beats a minutes. That same year, Moby signed a record contract with Mute and his first release was Ambient, which compiled unissued material recorded between 1988 and 1991. Later that year, The Story So Far, a collection of singles released on Instinct, appeared. In 1994, the single "Hymn" - one of the first fusions of gospel, techno, and ambient music - was released.

In 1994, Moby signed a major-label contract with Elektra Records in the U.S. Everything Is Wrong, his first album released under the deal, appeared in the spring of 1995 to uniformly excellent reviews, especially in the American press, which had previously ignored him. Despite the promotional push behind the album and his popular sets at the 1995 Lollapalooza festival, the album wasn't a commercial success. The following year, Moby suddenly abandoned techno to record heavy guitar rock for Animal Rights, which received mixed reviews. A partial return to electronica, 1997's I Like to Score, was followed by 1999's Play. Surpassing everyone's expectations, the album became a platinum hit and reached number one in the U.K., while Play's tracks were licensed by dozens of advertisers and compilers.

His releases during the first decade of the 2000s - 18 (2002), Hotel (2005), Last Night (2008), and Wait for Me (2009) - weren't nearly as popular, ranging from ironic rock to austere downbeat electronica, but they maintained his devout following. Destroyed (2011), written in hotel rooms during the middle of the night, offered a natural extension of Wait for Me's alienated feel.

Tracklist:
DVD 1

01. Go (Woodstock Mix) - 3.39
02. Hymn - 3.45
03. Feeling So Real - 3.15
04. Everytime You Touch Me - 3.32
05. Into The Blue (Beatmasters Mix) - 4.08
06. That´S When I Reach For My Revolver - 3.58
07. Come On Baby - 3.52
08. James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-Version) - 3.30
09. Honey - 3.25
10. Run On - 3.11
11. Bodyrock - 3.39
12. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - 3.45
13. Natural Blues - 4.19
14. Find My Baby - 3.06
15. Porcelain - 3.13
16. We Are All Made Of Stars - 3.37
17. Extreme Ways - 3.34
18. In This World - 3.30
19. Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) - 3.27
20. Jam, For The Ladies - 3.24
21. Make Love Fuck War - 3.23
22. Lift Me Up - 3.09
23. Spiders - 3.47
24. Beautiful - 3.20
25. Raining Again - 3.51
26. Dream About Me - 3.24
27. Slipping Away - 3.40
Extras:
28. Bodyrock (Alt Audition Version) - 3.31
29. Natural Blues (German Animated Version) - 3.02
30. Porcelain (Nick Brandt (Back Of Car) - 3.13
31. Extreme Ways (Bouren Identity Cut) - 3.34

DVD 2: Go - A Film About Moby

Features:
- Direct Scene Access
- Interactive Menu

Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)
Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)
Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)
Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)
Moby - Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006)


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