Strange Cargo III is the fourth album by electronic instrumentalist William Orbit. It is the third in a series of similarly titled albums: Strange Cargo, Strange Cargo II and Strange Cargo Hinterland.

Strange Cargo III
Studio album by
GenreElectronic, world, house, ambient, trance, hip hop, dub
ProducerWilliam Orbit
William Orbit chronology
Strange Cargo II
Strange Cargo III
Strange Cargo Hinterland
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The album was performed, produced and mixed by William Orbit at Guerilla Studios, London. Mark Rutherford and Sugar J co-performed "Deus Ex Machina" with William Orbit, with Rutherford also co-writing the song. Rico Conning contributed flexible bleeps and roadhouse piano on "Time to get Wize", spiky piano and strings on "The Story of Light" and additional programming on "A Touch of the Night".[citation needed]

The album was featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[2]

Track listing edit

  1. "Water from a Vine Leaf" (vocals: Beth Orton) – 7:05
  2. "Into the Paradise" (vocals: Baby B) – 5:41
  3. "Time to get Wize" (vocals: Divine Bashim) – 4:10
  4. "Harry Flowers" – 4:31
  5. "A Touch of the Night" (vocals: Cleo Torres) – 5:03
  6. "The Story of Light" (vocals: Baby B) – 6:21
  7. "Gringatcho Demento" (vocals: Cleo Torres) – 6:38
  8. "A Hazy Shade of Random" – 5:09
  9. "Best Friend, Paranoia" (vocals: Cleo Torres) – 4:35
  10. "The Monkey King" (vocals: Laurie Mayer) – 5:16
  11. "Deus Ex Machina" – 5:40
  12. "Water Babies" – 3:42

Video edit

A seven track long video (six tracks plus closing credits) for Strange Cargo III was released in the UK in 1993 on VHS, and was cataloged as Virgin VID 2707. It was directed and edited by Simon Hilton, and produced by Mike Day and Henry Cole. Cinematography was done by John Peters and Simon Hilton. The production company was Moviescreen Ltd.[3]

Track listing edit

  1. "Gringatcho Demento" - 6.20
  2. "Water from a Vine Leaf" - 7.00
  3. "Time to get Wize" - 3.58
  4. "Into the Paradise" - 5.33
  5. "Harry Flowers" - 4.31
  6. "A Touch of the Night" - 5.03
  7. "Water Babies" (during credits) - 4.04

References edit

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  2. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  3. ^ "Simon Hilton". Retrieved 22 March 2016.