Tricky’s ‘Maxinquaye’ is his debut album featuring Martina Topley-Bird on vocals and released on February 20, 1995 by Island.
Track Listing : 1.Overcome (Marcella Detroit, Tricky) – 04:30 . [Sample : Moonchild (Shakespears Sister)] . 2.Ponderosa (Howie B, Martine, Tricky) – 03:31 . [Sample : Maa Tujhe Salaam (Jagjit Singh), Midnight Theme (Manzel)] . 3.Black Steel (Chuck D, William Drayton, Carlton Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee) – 05:40 . [Sample : Rukkumani Rukkuman (A. R. Rahman)] . 4.Hell Is Round The Corner (Isaac Hayes, Tricky) – 03:47 . [Sample : Ike’S Rap Ii (Isaac Hayes) & Glory Box (Portishead)] . 5.Pumpkin (Tricky) – 04:31 . [Sample : Suffer (The Smashing Pumpkins)] . 6.Aftermath (Tricky) – 07:39 . [Sample : That’S The Way Love Is (Marvin Gaye), Eat ‘Em Up L Chill (Ll Cool J), How Can I Be Sure (The Young Rascals)] . 7.Abbaon Fat Tracks (Tricky) – 04:27 . 8.Brand New You’Re Retro (Tricky) – 02:54 . [Sample : Bad (Michael Jackson), Mind Terrorist (Public Enemy)] . 9.Suffocated Love (Tricky) – 04:53 . [Sample : Look In My Eyes (The Chantels)] . 10.You Don’T (Tricky) – 04:39 . 11.Strugglin’ (Tricky) – 06:39 . 12.Feed Me (Tricky) – 04:04 . [Sample : Sound Of Da Police (Krs-One)]
Musicians : Tricky – Composer, Vocals . Martina Topley-Bird – Vocals . Pete Briquette – Bass On (9) . Ftv – Guitar, Drums On (3) . Alison Goldfrapp – Vocals On (5) . Kevin Petrie – Producer On (6) . Ragga (Ragnhildur Gísladóttir) – Vocals On (10) . Mark Saunders – Keyboards On(1), Guitar . James Stevenson – Guitar On (8) . Mark Stewart – Vocals On (6) . Tony Wrafter – Flute On (6)
Production : Produced By Tricky, Mark Saunders, Howie B, Kevin Petrie . Ali Staton – Mixing
Package : David Alvarez – Art Direction . Cally Callomon – Art Direction . Richard Baker – Artwork . Rob Crane – Artwork . Andy Earl – Photography . Paul Rider – Photography . Valerie Philips – Photography
Recorded 1994–1995 At Tricky‘S Home Studio, Loveshack Studios, Eastcote Studios, London.
Released On February 20, 1995 By Island.
Tricky’s debut album is an intoxicating listen possessed by a rare, wicked beauty.So while it’s far from the easiest of listens, even so long after its release, this set is as essential to any record collection as Pet Sounds, Purple Rain and Paul’s Boutique. Believe the critical consensus, as in this instance it’s entirely accurate. […]
Over the years Tricky’s excessive tendencies have at times made his work difficult to access. However his collaboration with co-producer Mark Saunders helps to keep Maxinquaye in checkand even today it remains his one true masterpiece. […]
There simply are no weak moments on the albumand though parts are grating at first, as it takes time to adjust to Tricky‘s paranoid view of the world, none are without upside. […]