Moby - Reprise 2LP
Moby’s eclectic career has cast him in the roles of electronic dance music pioneer, singer and songwriter, producer, activist, and restaurateur, but for his latest venture he presents his music in a whole new light. Together with Deutsche Grammophon, he is releasing an album of some of his best known tracks in stunning new arrangements for classical instruments – featuring Moby himself and a stellar lineup of collaborators from across the musical spectrum.
Though it was as a creator of dance music that he found fame in the 1990s, Moby’s music has never been easy to pigeonhole – his 1999 smash hit album Play, for instance, drew heavily on samples from Alan Lomax’s archive of field recordings. On this newly announced album, to be released on 28May 2021, classic Moby songs including “Porcelain”, “Why Does My Heart”, and “Extreme Ways” will be released in innovative new versions. The album concludes with a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”.
Always a daring and imaginative thinker, Moby’s first classical collaboration came in October 2018, when he performed a selection of his songs alongside the LA Phil and conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This was the inspiration for the current project, which features not only full orchestral versions but new electronic arrangements, as well as sophisticated smaller-scale acoustic interpretations
02 Natural Blues - feat Gregory Porter & Amythyst Kiah
04 Porcelain - feat Jim James
05 Extreme Ways
06 Heroes feat. Mindy Jones
07 God Moving Over The Face of the Waters – feat Víkingur Ólafsson
08 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? – feat Deitrick Haddon & Apollo Jane
09 The Lonely Night - feat Kris Kristofferson & Mark Lenegan
10 We Are All Made Of Stars
11 Lift Me Up
12 The Great Escape feat Nataly Dawn, Alice Skye & Luna Li
13 Almost Home feat Novo Amor, Mindy Jones & Darlingside
14 The Last Day - feat Skylar Grey & Darlingside