Emergency on Planet Earth

Emergency on Planet Earth

by JamiroquaiJamiroquai

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Jamiroquai made a large initial splash in 1993 with Emergency on Planet Earth, a psychedelic mélange of tight funky rhythms, acid rock intimations, and '70s soul melodies. Frontman Jay Kay introduces himself with an environmentally oriented manifesto inside the sleeve, and his lyrics smack of idealist save-the-planet revolution. But this revolution would be held on the dancefloor if the band's impressive rhythm section had anything to say about it. Horns, string arrangements, and a didgeridoo provide full texture on most of the album's tunes, and the socially aware party vibe raged into the U.K.'s number one album slot. For a debut, Emergency shows quite a range of diversity, from the uptempo jazzy instrumental "Music of the Mind" to the stop-start funk of "Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop." [The 2013 reissue of Emergency on Planet Earth includes a second disc of live performances and remixes.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2013
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 0886919678529
catalogNumber: 1967852
Rank: 8186

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamiroquai   Primary Artist
Mike Smith   Flute,Saxophone,Soloist
Linda Lewis   Background Vocals
Gary Barnacle   Flute,Saxophone,Soloist
Simon Bartholomew   Guitar
Wallis Buchanan   Didjeridu
Kofi Karikari   Percussion
Gavin Dodds   Guitar
Richard Edwards   Trombone,Soloist
Nick Van Gelder   Drums
Andrew Levy   Bass,Soloist
Maurizio Ravalio   Percussion
Glenn Nightingale   Guitar
Vanessa Simon   Background Vocals
Toby Smith   Keyboards
John Thirkell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Stuart Zender   Bass
DJ Dzire   Turntables

Technical Credits

Mike Nielsen   Producer
Toby Smith   Producer
Jay Kay   Producer
Van Gelder   Composer

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