Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt

Model: PODCD0840

SKU: 346300 Product ID: 245027

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Dance / Electronic

Release Date ‐ 16/03/18

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    Moby's fifteenth studio album, 'Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt'

    Moby's new album finds him returning to his orchestral, soul, trip-hop and gospel roots, exploring spirituality, individuality and the brokenness of humanity.

    Lead single 'Like a Motherless Child,' features LA soulstress Raquel Rodriguez, and is a re-work of a well-known spiritual, with its original in the slavery of the American South. The track describes the void left when one feels separated from a parent, higher power or similar guiding force. Over the years this powerful song has been reinterpreted by the likes of Odetta, Lena Home, Mahalia Jackson and Van Morrison.

    As the collective modern Man races toward an unsustainable future, Moby isolates the individual and explores the frustratingly destructive choices made along the way. However, these choices are also met with sympathy knowing the individual Man is only making decisions that are deemed to be in his best interest in one precise moment. It is with this paradox in mind that Moby explores individuality, vulnerability, faith and the brokenness of humanity.

    Sonically, Moby draws inspiration from Bristol trip-hop mainstays Smith & Mighty, dub duo Sly & Robbie and Wally Badarou, the French musical polyglot. Moby also references American soul singer Baby Huey's "Hard Times" with the "Everything Was Beautiful" track "Welcome to Hard Times". These influences fuse to produce a glowing tapestry of fluid sound with roots in trip-hop, soul and gospel.

    The album title is a reference from American author Kurt Vonnegut's best-selling novel 'Slaughterhouse Five'. The albums cover art is by painter Matthew Grabelsky.



    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - MOBY

    Label - Little Idiot / Pod

    Music Genre - Dance / Electronic

    Music Genre Primary - Dance

    Music Genre Secondary - Electronic

Track Listing


  1. Mere Anarchy
  2. The Waste of Suns
  3. Like A Motherless Child
  4. The Last Of Goodbyes
  5. The Ceremony Of Innocence
  6. The Tired And The Hurt
  7. Welcome To Hard Times
  8. The Sorrow Tree
  9. Falling Rain And Light
  10. The Middle Is Gone
  11. The Wild Darkness
  12. A Dark Cloud Is Coming

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