2016 three CD collection. After a two-year hiatus, Ministry's multi-million selling series returns with Anthems Soul Classics. Soul music, for it's namesake, has one characteristic like no other music genre… A pure, heartfelt warmth that shines through it's gospel routes into melodies that defined a generation. Anthems Soul Classics is the definitive collection of the biggest names and greatest sounds in soul.
No other music has held such revolutionary possibility as hip-hop and to celebrate 30 years of this innovative genre Ministry of Sound brings you the latest instalment in our epic Anthems series. The inspirational pioneers of this unique culture are all present on this essential release that begins with classic club anthems from artists such as Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr Dre, Cypress Hill and Gang Starr. This anthology is summarised with a taste of where the scene has developed into the modern era with a collection of no1 smashes that still blow up the dance floors across clubs worldwide. Kick back and educate yourself in a sound that is breaking more barriers and reaching an ever-wider audience than ever before and still to this day. Anthems Hip Hop - the music that inspired a generation.
At a glance, this 35-track, two-CD set looks like it's combining two 1960s albums by the Ministry of Sound with bonus tracks. It's not; the Ministry of Sound issued just one single, and this is a witty facsimile of how their discography might have played out if things had turned out differently, complete with mock artwork for two LPs, one from 1966 and one from 1968. So almost all of these 35 cuts, all recorded between 1966-1968, were previously unreleased; the only two that actually came out in the 1960s were on the 1966 single "White Collar Worker"/"Back Seat Driver." The group did deserve better than just one official single, but nor was its output particularly deserving of deluxe treatment.
UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, the Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.
Ministry of Sound presents Chilled, a serene selection of beautiful music guaranteed to soothe the soul. 3CDs of huge current hits and enduring classics. Lay back, sink into your sofa and wrap yourself up in this tranquil compilation. CD1 showcases some of the finest in singer songwriter talent. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, alt-J, London Grammar and Hozier are just a few of many hugely talented artists whose flawless music make up this disc. CD2 presents the best in chilled house with artists such as Coldplay, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Mr Probz representing this ever growing and popular sound. Last but by no means least is CD3 packed with chilled classics. A selection of timeless favourites from prominent artists such as Radiohead, Massive Attack, Zero 7, Faithless, Royksopp, Moby, Air, Fatboy Slim, Morcheeba and Groove Armada.