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Thievery Corporation - Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP

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Thievery Corporation Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi on 2LP

Out of Print Since 2006

When they met in the mid-1990s, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza instantly bonded over their shared passion for bossa nova. Dedicating their 1996 debut Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi to bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Washington, D.C.-based duo have spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complexly crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa nova’s intricate rhythms and lush textures. 

Thievery Corporation launched itself with the two underground hit vinyl singles, “Shaolin Satellite” and “2001 Spliff Odyssey,” followed by their debut album, Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, and soon became loosely associated with the “trip-hop” scene that had emerged a few years prior in the U.K. Laid back yet firing, Sounds From The Thievery Hi Fiwas a smoky homage to all things out on the dark side, a multi-textured transformation of Rastafarianism, martial arts and fourth world beats. Where it all began, absolutely essential!

Track Listing:

1.  A Warning 
2.  2001 Spliff Odyssey
3.  Shaolin Satellite
4.  Transcendence
5.  Universal Highness
6.  Incident at Gate 7
7.  Scene at the Open Air Market
8.  The Glass Bead Game
9.  Encounter in Bahia
10. The Foundation
11. Interlude
12. The Oscillator
13. Assault on Babylon
14. .38.45 (A Thievery Number)
15. One
16. Sun, Moon & Stars
17. The Sleeper Car


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