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1 Giant Leap (2002)

Artist: 1 Giant Leap
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Format: CD
Sku: 60549259
UPC: 660200207724
UPC 14: 00660200207724
Release Date: 4/9/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dunya Salam - (featuring Baaba Maal) ~ 1 Giant Leap
2. My Culture - (featuring Robbie Williams/Maxi Jazz) ~ 1 Giant Leap
3. Way You Dream, The - (featuring Michael Stipe/Asha Bhosle) ~ 1 Giant Leap
4. Ma' Africa - (featuring Mahotella Queens/Ulali) ~ 1 Giant Leap
5. Braided Hair - (featuring Speech/Neneh Cherry) ~ 1 Giant Leap
6. Ta Moko - (featuring Whiri Mako Black) ~ 1 Giant Leap
7. Bushes - (featuring Baaba Maal) ~ 1 Giant Leap
8. Passion - (featuring Michael Franti) ~ 1 Giant Leap
9. Daphne - (featuring Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar) ~ 1 Giant Leap
10. All Alone (On Eilean Shona) ~ 1 Giant Leap
11. Racing Away - (featuring Grant Lee Phillips/Horace Andy) ~ 1 Giant Leap
12. Ghosts - (featuring Eddi Reader) ~ 1 Giant Leap

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 1 Giant Leap: Jamie Catto, Duncan Bridgeman.
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Baaba Maal, Speech, Ulali, Neneh Cherry,
Muze PNote Maxi Jazz, Eddi Reader, Mahotella Queens, Whiri Mako Black, Asha Bhosle,
Muze PNote Michael Stipe, Grant Lee Phillips, Horace Andy, Revetti Saklar (vocals); Michael Franti (spoken vocals); Robbie Williams (guitar).
Muze PNote Engineers include: Duncan Bridgeman, Nigel Butler, Goetz Bolzenhardt.
Muze PNote Personnel: Ulali (vocals, spoken vocals); Duncan Bridgeman (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, keyboards, drums, programming); Eddi Reader, Grant-Lee Phillips, Horace Andy, Mahotella Queens, Maxi Jazz, Michael Stipe , Neneh Cherry, Robbie Williams, Asha Bhosle, Baaba Maal (vocals); Dana Gillespie (chant); Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Ram Dass, Tim Robbins (spoken vocals); Dave Randall (guitar, electric guitar); Nigel Butler (guitar, programming); Sanjay Kumar (guitar); Pops Mohamed (kora, percussion); Ronu Majumdar (flute); L?von Minassian (duduk); Eddie Quansah (trumpet); Bada Seck (djembe, sabar); DJ Swamp (scratches).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Nigel Butler; Duncan Bridgeman.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Joe "Fingers" Webster & His River City Jazzmen; Speech.
Muze PNote The global village shrinks down to a single neighborhood in this ambitious project. Rhythm is the road that runs through it all, drawing residents from most of the corners of the world; odd, though, that with legions gathered from India, Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and the U.S., no one from South or Latin America, or from any Native American cultures, joined the party. Even so, producers Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto accomplish a miracle of sorts by traveling to far-flung places and recording dozens of singers and musicians. Each artist contributes parts to one or another song, which are subsequently arranged into often-dazzling pastiches on frameworks of sensuous rhythm. The results are quite extraordinary: On "The Way You Dream" Michael Stipe's vocal floats into a flurry of jungle beats, which are animated by furious hand-drumming and sweetened by New Zealand flute (putorino) and Mandinka harp (kora). These elements melt together in total harmony, as if these disparate musicians had grown up playing together. 1 Giant Leap surprises constantly in this way, yet Bridgeman and Catto are apparently trying to make a point beyond music. The fact that the recipe for the human organism (70 percent water, 18 percent carbon, five percent nitrogen, two percent calcium) appears on the back cover suggests that the moral has something to do with the universality of mankind. Another reading is possible: If musicians are going to communicate over undeniable barriers, pop music -- arguably the simplistic distillation of all that culture has to offer -- is, for better or worse, the lingua franca. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk

Producer: Duncan Bridgeman; Jamie Catto

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Speech
Muze Guest Artist Horace Andy
Muze Guest Artist Neneh Cherry
Muze Guest Artist Baaba Maal
Muze Guest Artist Mahotella Queens
Muze Guest Artist Maxi Jazz
Muze Guest Artist Robbie Williams
Muze Guest Artist Michael Stipe
Muze Guest Artist Asha Bhosle
Muze Guest Artist Ulali
Muze Guest Artist Whiri Mako Black
Muze Guest Artist Michael Franti
Muze Guest Artist Eddi Reader
Muze Guest Artist Revetti Sakalar
Muze Guest Artist Grant Lee Phillips

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/11/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : PALMCD 20772
Music Label Name Label : Palm Pictures
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00660200207724

Professional Reviews

CMJ (5/20/02, p.6)
- "...This album will make listeners believe that world peace may truly be possible..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(April 2002, p.105)
- "...Every other 'ethnic sounds over chilled beats' album appears pretty tawdry in comparison....this is global techno that encourages scrutiny, not getting stoned..."

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