Last year, Goldie launched a series of exclusive content to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his debut album, Timeless. Adding to the “Timeless Capsule,” as he calls it, is a triple gold vinyl reissue of the landmark Metalheadz release.
“A complex debut album, Timeless founded a new chapter in the history of the electronic genre,” reads a press release. “Originally reaching no. 7 in the charts, it has since been celebrated over two decades for its unique blend of sublime strings, beautiful atmospheres, and sophisticated vocals.”
“Inarguably an ambitious blueprint at the time,” it goes on, “Goldie’s production in 1995 fashioned the edgy rhythms and bass of jungle into a newly futuristic model, now globally admired as drum and bass.”
Goldie (real name Clifford Joseph Price) first made a name for himself breakdancing and selling grills before music took center stage in his creative pursuits. By the time he released Timeless, he had several years of production and remixing under his belt. The album would make an impact unlike any of his previous work, with key singles like “Inner City Life” featuring Diane Charlemagne making a strong case for the crossover appeal of drum and bass.
As part of the “Timeless Capsule,” dBridge, Roni Size and Binary State contributed to an “Inner City Life” remix pack that arrived in November. The following month, John B and Data 3 offered up remixes of the former artist’s “Up All Night” for the first release of a series called “25 Years of Metalheadz.”
Goldie – Timeless (25 Year Edition) is available in digital and triple gold 12-inch vinyl format ahead of its June 11th release here.