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Break From the Old Routine [Import]

3, OuiAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spectrum Audio UK
  • ASIN: B0007OQDGY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,494 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. For What It's Worth
2. World Of Form
3. Arms Of Solitude
4. Joy Of Living
5. Caring 90s
6. Reason To Believe
7. I Come In Peace
8. Break From The Old Routine
9. Great Expectations
10. Stand Defiant
11. Crazy
12. More Things Change
13. Schemer Supreme
14. Fact Of Life
15. You Can't Do That For Me
16. Rise
17. For What It's Worth (Soulpower Radio Mix)
18. Dub In Solitude (Augustus Pablos Mix)
19. Oui Love You

Editorial Reviews

The collection contains all the hits from their debut album, five previously unreleased recordings, 'Caring 90s', 'I Come In Peace', 'The More Things Change', 'Rise', and 'You Can't Do That For Me', with personalized sleeve notes by Blair Booth completing the package. Universal. 2005.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Overdue document of underrated band March 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Oui 3 were unique. Lumped in with Jamiroquai and the Stereo MCs, this groundbreaking act deserved much, much better. Thankfully this compilation has helped redress the balance.

Alongside all the singles and two big hits - their anthemic take on 'For What it's Worth' and the remarkably fresh-sounding 'Break from the Old Routine' - five previously unreleased gems are included (taken from their unreleased second album), with the remainders drawn from their debut 'Oui Love You'. The range of genres successfully tackled by Oui 3 is simply awesome. Dub ('Arms of Solitude'), acid jazz ('Schemer Supreme'), daisy age ('Reason to Believe')'s all here. In Trevor Miles, the group not only had one of the first major British rappers to rap in a London accent (Mike Skinner take note), but also an enormously talented and intelligent lyricist. I doubt many writers would be able to slip in 'segmented social purgatory' so effortlessly into a song as Miles has managed on 'Reason to Believe' By contrast, the previously unheard cuts demonstrate a much harder musical edge, with the late ex-Bow Wow Wow/ Adam and the Ants guitarist Matthew Ashman making an outstanding contribution to tracks like 'Caring 90s', and a surprise cover of PiL's 'Rise'. Elsewhere, Blair Booth's vocals positvely shine on the excellent 'I Come in Peace' and her mournful Ashman tribute 'You Can't Do That For Me'.

Were Oui 3 ahead of their time? Well, there's a line about halfway through 'For What it's Worth'. It rings, 'The just war is latest trend/ But let this good things come to an end'. Ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oui 3 - The Collection February 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Without a doubt, this is one of the finest collections of music and musicianship ever produced. To hear the magic, get a pair of headphones and be ready to be "blown away."
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