Friday, August 12, 2016
Shamen - En-Tact V.0 - 1991
I wanted to try and capture some of the sound that they had from their first few albums, that got lost when En-Tact came out. I pulled all of the earliest versions of the singles from En-Tact that I could find. Plus, we have a host of non-album tracks that obviously sound pre-Tact. A definite Indie-electro sorta sound.
Purple Haze is an interesting cover, In the Bag and Something Wonderful are great, and the rest of the non-album tracks are pretty good as well. Omega Amigo mix is an awesome rendition, as is Ben Chapman's Lightspan.
Definitely a glimpse of a group on the verge of exploding onto the British music scene, this one makes a great transition from the pre-Tact albums to the post-Tact. A nice little set to wrap it all up.