|1.||"Vibrations" (Short album edit) (4:18)|
|2.||"Vibrations" (Zed Bias remix) (6:59)|
|3.||"Slow Down" (Zed Bias remix) (6:04)|
|1.||"10 Toes" (feat HMD) (3:25)|
|3.||"No Sunshine Tomorrow" (Sunset version) (3:14)|
|4.||"I Want You" (4:18)|
If you've yet to succumb to the charms of Children of Zeus - and there can't be many out there who haven't - then this "odds and ends" LP offers a neat introduction. Five of the seven tracks have been plucked from the Manchester crew's previous full-length excursions, while the other two - seductively soulful two-step garage reworks of "Vibrations" and "Slow Down" by fellow Manchester resident Zed Bias - have previously been almost impossible to get hold of. Setting aside the club-ready remixes, what "Excess Baggage" proves is that Children of Zeus are one of British music's most essential outfits right now, delivering sensual and life-affirming cuts that brilliantly blend the best aspects of hip-hop, R&B and modern soul.
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