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Discography

So who is Alpha?
Alpha started in 1995 in Bristol and in 1997 signed to Massive Attack label though they remain fairly unknown despite the fact that they have been tagged as one of the most important bands in resent times. They have changed the lives of thousands of their listeners including many pop idols. Madonna worked with them, Prince put them at the top of his playlist, but they remain A Secret…
… Alpha was formed in 1995 by two Bristol based producers and songwriters, Corin Dingley and Andy Jenks. Both were releasing records with other bands (The Experimental Pop Band and Statik Sound System) and released their debut single that year. It caught the attention of Massive Attack who signed them to their Virgin imprint Melankolic.
With the help of three sensational singers; Martin Barnard, Wendy Stubbs and Helen White, Alpha released two critically acclaimed albums and a remix mini-lp, selling 150,000 copies, gaining a credible list of admirers including David Bowie, Radiohead, Pulp, Tim Simenon and Madonna (Madonna voted their lp ‘Pepper’ album of the year in Rolling Stone magazine and asked Alpha to pitch some songs for her forthcoming lp ‘Music’). They toured extensively, both supporting Massive Attack in the UK and Europe, as well as their own sell-out shows in France, gaining a considerable fan-base there.
In 2001, Jarvis Cocker provided vocals for their cover of the Jimmy Webb song ‘This is where I came in’, and they toured Europe again, this time as a fully live 7-piece band. Alpha are also respected remixers, having mixed Robert Plant, Coldplay, Lambchop, Massive Attack, Brendan Benson, and Madredeus, among others.
Their music has been used in many movies including: Un Minute de Silence (France), My Life Without Me (Spain), No Grandpa (Japan), Derapages (France), XXXY (US), Le Poulpe (France), Accelerator (Ireland), La Novia de Lazaro (Spain), Sweet Underground (US), Beachball (UK). TV adverts include; Orange and Ford (both Europe). An extensive range of TV programmes from Channel 4’s Jam and Nip/Tuck to BBC’s Gardeners World.
In 2016 Alpha released ‘Loving Nobody’.
Latest Release 2016
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Eleventh Trip released 2014

Two Phazed People

CD released by dontTouch recordings on 1st August 2009 (DoToCD012)

Two Phazed People

1. Storm
2. Make My Day
3. Empress Lady
4. Storm (Shine Mix)
5. Fire
6. Declaration Of Rights
7. Believers
8. Can’t Do That
9. Two Phazed People
10. Storm (Five Step Mix)
11. So Unfair


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Ariel EP

digitally released by dontTouch recordings on June 2008

Ariel

1. Brasier Ardent Theme
2. Ariel
3. Because of You
4. Morbison
5. Till You Drop
6. Got My Friends
7. First Day
8. End
9. Three Thousand

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The Sky Is Mine
CD released by dontTouch recordings on 3rd September 2007 (DoToCD011)The Sky Is Mine1. Stargazing
2. Surely
3. Brood
4. Push
5. Burn Me Again
6. May
7. Given Time
8. For the Wages
9. Home
10. Stumbled
11. Silver Bullet
12. Little Poison
13. Brasier Ardent Theme
14. Ariel
15. Morbison
16. Till You Drop
17. First Day
18. EndPurchase: CDBaby | iTunes| Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.fr | Amazon.comThe American release was spread over two discs – the extra CD featured some bonus tracks & remixes

CD One CD Two
1. Stargazing 1. Braiser Ardent Theme
2. Surely 2. Ariel
3. Brood 3. Morbison
4. Push 4. Till You Drop
5. Burn Me Again 5. First Day
6. May 6. End
7. Given Time 7. A Little Poison (Languis Remix)
8. For The Wages 8. Burn Me Again (Cato Remix)
9. Home 9. Stargazing (Thomas Blondet Remix)
10. Stumbled 10. Stumbled (Languis Remix)
11. Silver Bullet 11. Burn Me Again (Wendy Stubbs Remix)
12. A Little Poison 12. Song Of Silence (Instrumental)

 

Without Some Help

CD released by dont Touch recordings on 7th August 2006 (DoTo010)

Without Some Help

1 Receiver – Wot Da Fuk (Alpha Remix)
2 Alpha – The Way You Are
3 Coldplay – Yellow (Alpha Remix)
4 Alpha – Hope Goes Blind
5 Acid Casuals – Bowl Me Over (Alpha Remix)
6 Horace Andy – Two Fazed People (Alpha Remix)
7 Alpha – This Is Where I Came In
8 Alpha – Song To The Siren
9 Blueneck – LE:465 (Alpha Remix)
10 Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps (Alpha Remix)
11 Horace Andy – Make My Day (Alpha Remix)
12 James Roberts – Yeah So (Alpha Remix)

Compilation album of remixes and collaborations.

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Without Some Help NET EDITION

1. Receiver – Wot Da Fuk (Alpha Remix)
2. Kelvin Swaby – The Way You Are
3. James Roberts – Hope Goes Blind
4. Acid Casuals – Bowl Me Over (Alpha Remix)
5. Horace Andy – Two Fazed People (Alpha Remix)
6. Alpha – Jack
7. Alpha – Song To The Siren
8. Blueneck – LE:465 (Alpha Remix)
9. Alpha – Ariel
10. Horace Andy – Make My Day (Alpha Remix)
11. James Roberts – Yeah So (Alpha Remix)

Net edition.

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Lost In A Garden Of Clouds part 2

CD released by dont Touch recordings on 30th January 2006 (DoToCD008)

Lost In A Garden Of Clouds part 2

1. Theme
2. You Know
3. Last Night
4. Elevator
5. Hooper
6. Terrify
7. Pike
8. Could Have Missed It
9. The Things You Might 2
10. Castlefranc
11. Ranch
12. Rum
13. Watergate
14. To the sea
15. Backward
16. Theme 2

Mixed album of instrumental work from Alpha.

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Lost In A Garden Of Clouds part 1
CD released by dont Touch recordings, 2004 (DoToCD005)Lost In A Garden Of Clouds part 11. Intro Theme
2. 1900
3. Motor City
4. Theme 2
5.Familiar Demons
6. Reunion
7. Hopper
8. In Between
9. Means To An End
10. Sterile
11. Keep Fit
12. Your Eyes Have Loved
13. Monophonic
14. Violet Skeleton
15. Predictable World
16. Hope Goes Blind
17. Reprise
18. Hang On
19. Song Of Silence
20. Theme End

Second instrumental album. Insipired from resent cinema soundtrack performances. A continues mix of old and new instrumental work from Alpha, it’s an endless journey from reality, pure art-house, a mix of song, spoken word and recurring themes.

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Made In Space

CD released by dont Touch recordings, 2003 (dotocd003)

Made In Space

1. Roy
2. Reunion Island
3. Monophonic
4. Sunday
5. Water Displacement
6. The Things You Might
7. Reunion
8. So Much To Come
9. Oh
10. Nap
11. Dug Up On The Moon
12. Twin towns
13. Flux

Instrumental madness – lost tunes and surrendered up-beats.

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Made In Space

Special edition CD tin case.

Stargazing

CD released by dont Touch recordings on 12th May 2003 (DoToCD001)

LP released by dont Touch recordings on 12th May 2003 (DoTolp001)

Stargazing

1. Sleep Dust
2. Once Round Town
3. Lipstick From The Asylum
4. A Perfect End
5. Elvis
6. As Far As You Can
7. Saturn in Rain
8. Waiting
9. Sliver Light
10. I Just Wanna Make You
11. Vers Toi
12. Double View
13. Blue Autumn
14. Portable Living room

This album was the first on our own label, dontTouch recordings. It features vocals from Martin Barnard, Wendy Stubbs and Helen White and Kelvin Swaybe.

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Stargazing Special Edition

1. Sleep dust
2. Once Round Town
3. The Things You Might
4. Lipstick From The Asylum
5. Elvis
6. As Far As You Can
7. Horseshit
8. Saturn in Rain
9. Sliver Light
10. Roy
11. I Just Wanna Make You
12. Blue Autumn
13. Vers Toi
14. Portable Living Room
15. A Perfect End

The special edition, which was released in America only, added three tracks (Horseshit, The Things You Might & Roy) but removed two others (Double View & Waiting).

Revolution E.P.

CD released by dont Touch recordings, July 2002

Revolution

1. Version 1 vocals by Helen White
2. Version 2 vocals by Sean Cook
3. Version 3
4. Darling

The various versions of Revolution are covers of the Beatles track.

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South

CD released by Melankolic, 14th May 2001 (SADD12)

LP released by Melankolic, 14th May 2001 (SADT12)

South

1. South (Pole Mix)
2. This Is Where I Came In
3. Sea
4. Rum

Track 1 is NOT a remix by Stefan Betke (aka Pole). Track 2 is a cover version of a Jimmy Webb song with vocals by Jarvis Cocker.

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The Impossible Thrill

CD released by Melankolic, March 2001 (CDSAD12)

LP released by Melankolic, March 2001 (SADLP12)

The Impossible Thrill

1. Still
2. Eon
3. Dim
4. South
5. Almost There
6. Wise
7. Especial
8. Wishes
9. Clear Sky
10. Al Sation
11. Fort

Featured singers Martin Barnard, Wendy Stubbs and Helen White. Track 5 contains a sample of ‘Blues’ from ‘La Dolce Vita’ (Nino Rota).

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Pepper

CD released by Melankolic on 22nd September 1998 (CDSAD6)

LP released by Melankolic on 22nd September 1998 (SADLP6)

Pepper

1. With (Underdog Remix)
2. Hazeldub (More Rockers Peace And Love Mix)
3. Honey
4. Sometime Later (Tim Simenon Mix)
5. Slim (Underdog Remix)
6. Firefly (Receiver Mix)
7. Pepper (1995)
8. Over

Remixes and B Sides.

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Slim

CD released by Melankolic, 20th April 1998 (SADD2)

12″ single released by Melankolic, 20th April 1998 (SADT02)

Slim

1. Slim
2. Slim (Underdog Remix)
3. Hazeldub (More Rockers Peace & Love Mix)
4. Firefly (Receiver Mix)

Slim contains a sample from ‘Summertime’ as performed by Memphis Sli, and from ‘Plus FortQueNous’ as performed by Francis Lai. Lewis Parker raps on the Underdog Remix which also contains a sample of ‘Down By Law’ from the ‘Wild Style’ soundtrack.

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Sometime Later

CD released by Melankolic, October 1997 (SADG1)

12″ single released by Melankolic, October 1997 (SADT1)

Sometime Later

1. Sometime Later
2. Sometime Later (Theme)
3. Over
4. Pepper (95)

Track 2 was a remix by Tim Simenon.

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Come From Heaven

CD released by Melankolic Summer 1997 (CDSAD2)

LP released by Melankolic Summer 1997 (SADLP2)

Come From Heaven

1. My Things
2. Rain
3. Sometime Later
4. Delaney
5. Hazeldub
6. Slim
7. Come From Heaven
8. Back
9. Nyquil
10. Apple Orange
11. With
12. Firefly
13. Somewhere Not Here

This was out first album, which was released on Massive Attack’s Melankolic imprint and featured singers Martin Barnard, Wendy Stubbs and Helen White. Mixed by Andy Bradfield.

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For the Armchair Traveller
7″ Vinyl Single released by Swarf Finger Records on June 1995(SF004)Ariela. Back
b1. Horseshit
b2. PepperThis was Alpha’s first release – they were previously called Ariel. It was a limited edition of 500 copies. The lyrics on ‘Back’ where written and sung by Martin Barnard (who was in a band called Moorhaven at the time) and Helen White sang backing vocals.

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