Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight [25th Anniversary Edition]

  • Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight [25th Anniversary Edition]

Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight [25th Anniversary Edition]


FormatLimited 2LP
Released3rd April 2020
Catalogue WARPLP36RX
Barcode 0801061703615

A chunky reissue of the 1995 (probably at about 3:00 am) magnum opus from Leeds lad George Evelyn, AKA Nightmares on Wax, DJ E.A.S.E. or just Mr. 'On Wax.

+ Limited double LP pressed on coloured vinyl - one disc red, one disc green - housed in printed inners and a mirri-board gatefold sleeve.

+ Exclusive roach material card insert and sleeve notes!

The album became a defining statement of intent in the development of the Nightmares On Wax sound. Moving away from the bleeps and breaks of his first album 'A Word of Science: The First and Final Chapter' - created with Kevin 'BoyWonder' Harper - 'Smokers Delight' is Nightmares solo and presents a post-club comedown journey which experiments with elements of jazz, dub, soul and hip-hop.

While the album's trio-hop credentials garnered much raving in the music press, the album passed under the radar in terms of mass commercial success, but you know that's not what defines a good album, right?

'Smoker's Delight' is an instrumental hip-hop album with a distinctively British eclecticism. Still involved with the same sorts of genre-spanning sampler-and-sequencer experiments, 'Smoker's Delight' makes no predictable moves whatsoever and is suited to repeat listenings, to delve into the assembled sounds. Sounds that - at the time - no-one had heard all on one record before.

+ Includes download, with four extra bonus tracks.

A1. Nights Introlude
A2. Dreddoverboard
A3. Pipes Honour
B1. Me And You
B2. Stars
B3. Wait A Minute / Praying For A Jeepbeat
B4. Groove St.
C1. Time (To Listen)
C2. (Man) Tha Journey
C3. Bless My Soul
C4. Cruise (Don't Stop)
D1. Mission Venice
D2. What I'm Feelin (Good)
D3. Rise
D4. Rise (Reprise)
D5. Gambia Via Vagator Beach

Bonus tracks on download card;
1. Aquaself
2. Let’s Ascend
3. Dreddoverboard (Funk Mix)
4. Nights Introlude (Live In Chicago)
Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight [25th Anniversary Edition] is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 3rd April 2020 is estimated and subject to change.

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