Roisin Murphy - Overpowered 2LP
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1. 1. Overpowered
2. 2. You Know Me Better
3. 3. Checkin' On Me
4. 4. Let Me Know
5. 5. Movie Star
6. 6. Primitive
7. 7. Footprints
8. 8. Dear Miami
9. 9. Cry Baby
10. 10. Tell Everybody
11. 11. Scarlet Ribbons
12. 12. Body Language
£24.16

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered 2LP

A singular presence in 21st Century pop, Róisín Murphy is a genuine maverick. Her seminal 2007 album Overpowered received widespread acclaim from music critics yet, arriving at a time of waning major label interest in vinyl, it was released only as a hyper-limited double LP.

Accordingly, in the decade since, it has been obscenely difficult to find. It is a true honour to finally reissue this thoroughly modern dance-pop classic on Be With. Whilst remaining true to the loud pink and orange wax of the original release, this remastered edition enjoys the bonus inclusion of fan-favourite “Parallel Lives", finally making an appearance on vinyl. A sumptuous, all-killer electro-disco gem, every song could’ve been a smash. With its heavy disco influence - deep beats, lush synths and subtle horns and strings - Overpowered was focused solely on the dancefloor. Inspired by the Eighties proto-house of D Train, Mantronix and Gwen Guthrie, but also recalling the intelligent pop of Yazoo and early Eurythmics, Overpowered presented sensual electronic soul for the heads and the hips.

Her collaborators, including Timbaland mentor Jimmy Douglass, Bugz In The Attic and Richard X, constructed a gleaming shrine to the spirit of Bobby O and Giorgio Moroder by stitching together crisp synthesised beats with the slicker tics of early house. The lead single and title track lifted the bassline squelch from the dawn of cosmic disco – La Bionda’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” – and the follow-up, “Let Me Know", effortlessly incorporated the chorus of Tracy Weber’s 1981 boogie bomb “Sure Shot". The wonderfully dank, sticky R&B of “Primitive” is Murphy’s favourite track from the album.

2 x 12", Pink And Orange Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue