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MobyAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (681 customer reviews)

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Creative history is littered with insomniac icons – Vincent van Gogh, Marcel Proust, Charles Dickens, Groucho Marx, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie to name but seven, all of whom were regularly kept from the tender embraces of Morpheus by over-stimulated brains and artistic appetites that just wouldn’t quit. Vegan, teetotal and habitually brimming with rude health ... Read more in Amazon's Moby Store

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  • Audio CD (June 1, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B00000J6AG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (681 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,845 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Honey - Moby
2. Find My Baby - Moby
3. Porcelain
4. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby
5. South Side - Moby
6. Rushing - Moby
7. Bodyrock
8. Natural Blues - Moby
9. Machete - Moby
10. 7
11. Run On - Moby
12. Down Slow
13. If Things Were Perfect - Moby
14. Everloving
15. Inside - Moby
16. Guitar, Flute & String
17. The Sky Is Broken - Moby
18. My Weakness - Moby

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Moby ~ Play

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The great iconoclast of techno returns with a smooth, sacred, and exhilarating record. Play's concoction of breakbeat rhythms, ambient mixology, and inspired blues and gospel samples cry out across musical genres and histories, imparting a time-tested wisdom to beat-driven ears. Moby's devout faith--in both God and his own musical whims--give this approach a sort of legitimacy that another, less sincere artist would never have. That sincerity reverberates through the beats and instrumental eclecticism like a pulse. The soulful refrains and proclamations in "Find My Baby" and "Natural Blues" somehow nestle between straight-up dance-floor rave-ups ("Bodyrock") and melt-in-your-mouth ambience ("Inside") with an effortless grace. Moby reaches across his turntables and finds something pure--almost organic. In fact, the album feels more natural than techno is ever supposed to feel, more spiritual than what DJs are supposed to be able to muster, and more alive than it has any right to be. --Matthew Cooke

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118 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece from a truely talented individual March 11, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I've never been, what I would consider, a huge Moby fan. I've only recently become associated with him from his work on the "Saint" and "The Beach" soundtracks. Boy oh boy, do I wish I had discovered this talented individual sooner! My friend bought this CD and let me borrow it. Although I don't like the first two tracks, I immediately was hooked in by "Porcelain," which is also featured on the "Beach" soundtrack and in a recent Neiman Marcus commerical. I used to think that Orbital was the best techno artist around, but after this CD, Moby takes the cake! I've never known any techno artist to put so much feeling into a song, without saying anything. This album gets you grooving and relaxing all at the same time. Some tracks to defintely listen to: "Porcelain," "Rushing," "Bodyrock," "Machete," "Inside" and the last track, "My Weakness." "My Weakness," "Porcelain" and "Inside" have a spirituality that is rarely seen in techno music. So haunting and beautiful all at the same time. If you saw the episode of the X-Files where Mulder finally finds out about his sister, you heard "My Weakness" in the final scene with the ghost children. When I heard it there, i immediately wanted to know who did it. This is without a doubt the most moving techno song I've ever heard. It just hits you right in the gut. This CD is a MUST have for all Techno fans. Look out wallet! I'm buying more of his work! Look out Moby, you've got a new fan who looks forward to more years of this awesome music!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive work of electronica October 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Moby has a long history of being one of the more popular DJ acts on the club scene. His ability to mix all manner of sounds to create some of the most diverse electronica music earned him an ardent, albeit small, cult following. The electronica/techno genre doesn't generally lend itself to widespread, mainstream acceptance. In an attempt to attract a much larger audience, Moby executed a unique strategy for promoting his multi-platinum breakout album "Play". As most of the tracks on "Play" aren't necessarily what the typical radio program director would consider to be 'radio-friendly', Moby got a large number of "Play"'s tracks to be attached to television commercials. TV commercials are a medium that does not need to conform to any specific musical format. As a result, these songs were made accessible to the general public, which developed a fervent interest in the songs and the artist. This ingenious marketing campaign led to "Play" selling a ridiculously high number of albums. One of the most notable commercials was for Tiger Woods and Nike Golf where Tiger is playing golf all across downtown Manhattan to tune "Find My Baby", track #2 on "Play".

Inventive marketing aside, "Play" still would not have found such a mass popularity if it weren't for the fact that is was a fabulous album. "Find My Baby" is actually one of the lesser tracks on the album, in my estimation. Moby mixes every kind of beat and mood in his song. He creates the slow and haunting meditative sounds of "Porcelain" while creating a body-moving, beat-thumping, dance club favorite in "Bodyrock" (I might add that this is a very good tune to listen to when working out).
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not "traditional" Moby.. Better. October 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Moby falls into a genre called "techno" that has just been broadened with the release of his latest album "Play." More often than not, people will think of techno as just that repetitive, beat-heavy music playing at dance clubs and raves. In fact, techno is just sampling and synthesizing. Moby selects a unique genre from which to sample on this album.
Play is about soul and feeling, not something his previous albums were known for (although there were certainly exceptions). Much of it comes from old Gospel songs, as heard in "Natural Blues," and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" These two songs, like much of the album, combine a clean, synthetic melody with rusty, bluesy samples. The result is a sound unlike any you'll ever hear, and it's wonderful thing.
Bluesy, sure. But diverse? Definitely. The laid back, smooth "Porcelain" has a little bit (but don't worry -- not too much) of Pop influence. "Bodyrock" has some older rap influence. The haunting, rather sad "My Weakness" is a spine-tingling finish to a masterpiece of techno.
This is a great album to listen to sporadically. Listening to it all the way through in one sitting might result in a wild array of mood swings. However, each mood would be explored entirely in each of these songs.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very diverse, compelling music August 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD becasue of a few songs I had heard and liked and then found out they were all by the same guy: Moby. His style fluctuates amazingly between tracks unlike any other artist I've ever listened to. There's only about 3 tracks that I ever skip. And considering there's 18 tracks, that's pretty darn good. I must say though, a lot of the songs are very repetitive so you might like it less depending on how much you value the sound of music compared to lyrical content. But even for those of you who appreciate strong lyrics, there's plenty on here to satisfy. After you buy this and listen to it, you won't classify Moby as techno/dance anymore. If you're like me and like a lot of different stuff, get this album now.
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1)Honey- Upbeat, energetic, fun nonsense song. Great opener.
2)Find my Baby- This song just sounds cool. The lyrics aren't anything to speak of but I like the little "woo!" with the great instrumental accompaniment.
3)This Is Goodbye- This song has been used in a lot of movies and TV shows. I actually didn't even know it was by Moby until I bought the album. One of the slower, more meaningful, powerful songs.
4)Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?- Another song with lots of piano. Great mixing of sounds. Kind of like a slow version of "Find my Baby"- repetitive lyrics with a great sound.
5)South Side- Truly a hidden gem. I've never heard this one on the radio but it should be. Great audio effects AND lyrical substance. One of the few spots on the album where Moby manages to achieve this. My personal favorite.
6)Rushing- Slow, boring and pointless. With 18 tracks, you gotta have a few duds here and there. This is one of them.
7)Bodyrock- Probably his most well-known song. It's just great.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mix of an album
This album is weird. I don't mean weird like "what is he saying" or weird as in "what instrument is that" but weird as in most of this album is a sort of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Play! This Album!
It's not the most amazing thing I've ever heard sure but is it the worst? No!
This is pretty solid and the place most of my favorite Moby tracks come from. Read more
Published 1 month ago by vaughn Michael Hanley
5.0 out of 5 stars So nice, I bought it twice.
Moby's best album to date. This was one of the first CDs I ever bought. After listening to it many times and ripping it to my computer, I found the CD had become scratched and some... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elisandro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good quality of the product and excellente service
Published 2 months ago by EDGAR DIAZ CARVAJAL
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great music...
Published 2 months ago by RAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
THANK YOU!!
Published 3 months ago by Ana
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AAAAAAA++++++++
Published 3 months ago by Nancy Fontaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD!
This is my second Play Moby CD. My first one cracked and had to have another one to replace it!!
Published 4 months ago by Tami Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars umm, great
Forgot how good this album is.Buy this and groove out. You should not be disappointed. Long live the 90s, when music was really alive!
Published 5 months ago by Wallace Krumpledorf
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 years later still my favorite
It is hard to believe that Moby came out with this 15 years ago. It is still one of my all time favorite albums.
Published 6 months ago by Wanda Fowler
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