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Ian Brown – Tricky

For Tricky, the agenda of his Back To Mine is to plug tracks from his new Brown Punk label in among some esoteric new wave selections. For Ian Brown, it’s a chance to prove once again that he is the Cheshire Ali G?his sleevenotes laughably describe Brand Nubian’s “True Meaning Of The 5%” as “the best use of a Martin Luther King speech I’ve heard”. Despite his comedy value, Brown’s selection of righteous reggae, rare groove, hip hop, northern soul and punk proves well-judged. Tricky rather fails to enter into the spirit of things by inviting you back to his only to keep playing his own tuneless blather. It is a rare pleasure, however, to hear The Beat mixed into Dr John, and oh too rarely have Morphine and Kate Bush appearing on the same compilation.