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Zero 7 - Simple Things Album

Zero 7 - Simple Things Album
Performer: Zero 7
Genre: Electro
Title: Simple Things
MP3 album size: 1794 mb
FLAC album size: 1781 mb
Style: Downtempo
Country: UK
Released: 17 Aug 2018
Catalog number: NEW9253LP
Label: New State Music


1Simple Things
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Max BeesleyMixed By – DemusVocals – MozezWritten-By – O. Wright
2Give It Away
Drums – Miggi BarradasTrumpet – Graeme Stewart
3I Have Seen
Drums – Jeremy StaceyGuitar – Dedi MaddenVocals – MozezWritten-By – R. Phillips
4Red Dust
Flute – Dan LitmanTrumpet – Graeme Stewart
Percussion – Ollie Savill
6In The Waiting Line
Drums – Jeremy StaceyVocals – Sophie BarkerWritten-By – S. Barker
7This World
Vocals – MozezWritten-By – O. Wright
Guitar – Dedi MaddenVocals – Sia FurlerWritten-By – S. Furler
Percussion – Jenny ArrelWritten-By – Philani Mothers
Mixed By – DemusVocals – Sia Furler, Sophie BarkerWritten-By – S. Furler, S. Barker
11Out Of Town
Guitar, Bass – Phil ThornallyTrumpet – Simon Elms


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
UDRCD016Zero 7 Simple Things ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Ultimate DilemmaUDRCD016UK2001
UDRLP016Zero 7 Simple Things ‎(2xLP, Album)Ultimate DilemmaUDRLP016UK2001
noneZero 7 Simple Things (Special Edition) ‎(CDr, Album + CDr + Promo, S/Edition)New State MusicnoneUK2018
017 812-2Zero 7 Simple Things ‎(CD, Album)Ultimate Dilemma017 812-2Mexico2001
P2 05007Zero 7 Simple Things ‎(CD, Album)Quango Records, Ultimate Dilemma, Palm PicturesP2 05007Canada2001


  • BassPete Trotman (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to C2)
  • DesignHouse
  • GuitarAllan Simpson (tracks: A3, B1, B3)
  • ManagementSolar
  • Producer, Mixed By [Fleximix]Zero 7
  • StringsThe Brilliant Strings (tracks: A1, B1 to B3)
  • ViolinSally Herbert (tracks: A1, C1, D1, D2)
  • Written-ByH. Binns (tracks: A2 to D1), S. Hardaker (tracks: A2 to D1)


Ⓟ 2001 New State Music Ⓒ 2018 New State Music.

Produced and Fleximixed at Shabang Studios.

Some issued with two identical printed inner sleeves. Others with two different inner sleeves, similar to the previous two vinyl pressings.
Hype sticker on shrink wrap.


  • Barcode: 8 85012 03406 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts A side): NEW 9253 LP A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts B side): NEW 9253 LP B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts C side): NEW 9253 LP C-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts D side): NEW 9253 LP D-1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – New State Music
  • Copyright (c) – New State Music
  • Produced At – Shabang Studios
  • Mixed At – Shabang Studios
  • Designed At – Intro


A truly amazing album from start to finish. The press is perfect sounding, perfect weight and definitely something that should be in everyones collection, that enjoys ambient / background music.
Had both, Warner 2015 and also this 2018 remastered reissue. After hearing couple of times both releases, I have sold 2015 Warner edition and left 2018 one for me as significantly better sounding version. For my ears, in my rather top phono system, the newer 2018 version won over 2015 in all aspects.More silent backround, much better, precise tighter bass, better 3D imaging, better makro and also micro dynamic, better mids, everything sounds better for me. Naturally this might be too subjective review, but that’s exactly how I was feeling it. Later I have purchased second copy to keep sealed as backup.
Thanks for your review.Very helpful for those of us who wanted to know what the sound quality is like on the new remastered version
Fantastic pressing and a wonderful remastering job. As many times as I had listened to this I'm hearing stuff I haven't heard before. Great vinyl on an outstanding classic record. Kudos!
Just a semantics comment: Not a "repress", as someone entered for this entry. This 2018 version's matrices are totally different than the 2015 Warner (EU) version's. THAT one was cut at Abbey Road (making it a re-cut/reissue of the original 2001 issue), but not this one. So, "reissue" would be the proper term for the 2018 ish ; it's from the latest and third lacquer cutting.Would someone please compare the sonics of these two reissues? I'm leaning toward the OOP, 2015 ish just for its gatefold sleeve, as opposed to this cheap, postcard stock, single sleeve. Is the former's now inflated price worth the trouble?
Finally got a copy of this reissue and I must say that this is an excellent sounding record! Clean, flat, and crisp. My copy had 2 different inner sleeves btw.
Lots of good reviews of Warner's 2015 Abbey Road cut / MPO pressed "Simple Things", which the price has increased for.Any thoughts on the mastering and pressing quality for this 2018 New State pressing?
It’s pretty great. If you can find a copy it’s leaps better than the CD version.
The identical inner sleeves were probably a mistake. Mine has two different ones, like the previous pressings, but with some updated info.
How limited is this? It's sold out in barely any store that had it
This repress is already sold out at most webshops, 1 week after release.
Excellent pressing! Almost no surface noice and very warm sound! My copy came with two of the same inner sleeves though.
Just bought a copy today and the two inner sleeves are different, only one has the track listing.
Same issue, both discs are in sleeves for disc 1. I wonder if this counts as a misprint?
I ordered a replacement copy from Amazon, and that one has two of the same inner sleeves as well. Guess it’s supposed to be that way then.
Same inner sleeves here as well with my copy !
Hopefully this wasn't manufactured by a dodgy pressing plant... Someone please share the runout info.
Why would you be suspicious of that? Has it happened with Zero 7 releases previously?
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