System 7 (album)

System 7 is the first studio album by the dance/ambient band System 7.

System 7
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1991
Recorded1991
GenreTechno
Electronica
Ambient
Length66:27
LabelTen Records (Virgin)
DIXCD 102 CD
DIXG102 2 x 12"
ProducerSystem 7
System 7 chronology
System 7
(1991)
777
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
777
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly/August 1992
Length78:33
LabelCaroline
CAROL 1727-2
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

A somewhat different version was released in the United States as 777 by 777. The running order is different, there are different mixes of two tracks (taken from the "Miracle" single), and it has two tracks from the "Freedom Fighters" single – "Depth Disco" and "Mia". Just to confuse matters, 777 was also the title of System 7's second UK album, with completely different music.

With several vocal tracks, this album has rather a different feel from later System 7 albums. Aniff Cousins appears on "Freedom Fighters" (with Zoë providing chorus vocals) and "Dog", and Olu Rowe on "Habibi", "Bon Humeur" and "Strange Quotations".

Track listingEdit

System 7Edit

# Track Length Written by Produced by Mixed by
1 "Sunburst" 07:25 Alex Paterson, Steve Hillage & Miquette Giraudy Youth & Hillage Youth and Thrash
2 "Freedom Fighters" 05:21 Hillage, Aniff Cousins & Zoë Hillage Hillage, Thrash and Greg Hunter
3 "Habibi" 06:09 Steve Waddington, Hillage, Olu Rowe & Giraudy Hillage & Waddington Thrash
4 "Altitude" 05:58 Derrick May & Hillage May & Hillage May
5 "Bon Humeur" 07:27 Hillage, Rowe & Giraudy Hillage Thrash
6 "Fractal Liaison" 02:09 May & Hillage May & Hillage mixed live to DAT
7 "Dog" 05:52 Paterson, Hillage, Cousins & Giraudy Hillage Thrash
8 "Thunderdog" 02:26 Paterson, Hillage & Giraudy Hillage & Paterson The Orb
9 "Listen" 06:23 May & Hillage May & Hillage Thrash
10 "Strange Quotations" 06:36 Hillage, Mick Mcneil & Rowe Hillage
11 "Miracle" 07:08 Paterson, Paul Oakenfold, Hillage, Giraudy & Andy Falconer Hillage Thrash
12 "Over and Out" 03:27 Hillage & Giraudy Hillage & Giraudy

777Edit

# Track Length Written by Produced by Mixed by
1 "Sunburst (Seahorse Mix)" 07:14 Paterson, Hillage & Giraudy Youth & Hillage Youth and Thrash
2 "Miracle (Orb Remix)" 06:31 Paterson, Oakenfold, Hillage, Giraudy & Falconer Hillage The Orb (Paterson and Thrash)
3 "Depth Disco" 07:35 Hillage, Giraudy & Lewis Keogh Hillage Hillage and Tyrell
4 "Altitude" 05:58 May & Hillage May & Hillage May
5 "Habibi" 06:19 Waddington, Hillage, Rowe & Giraudy Hillage & Waddington Thrash
6 "Strange Quotations" 06:16 Hillage, Mcneil & Rowe Hillage Hillage and Thrash
7 "Bon Humeur" 07:00 Hillage, Rowe & Giraudy Hillage Thrash
8 "Freedom Fighters" 05:18 Hillage, Cousins & Zoë Hillage Hillage, Thrash and Hunter
9 "Dog" 05:52 Paterson, Hillage, Cousins & Giraudy Hillage Thrash
10 "Thunderdog" 02:26 Paterson, Hillage & Giraudy Hillage & Paterson The Orb
11 "Listen" 06:25 May & Hillage May & Hillage Thrash
12 "Fractal Liaison" 02:10 mixed live to DAT
13 "Over and Out" 03:25 Hillage & Giraudy Hillage & Giraudy
14 "Mia (The Fisherman Mix)" 06:09 Hillage, Nigel Butler & Giraudy Hillage & Butler mix consultant Paterson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "System 7 – System 7". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ Bush, Josh. "777 – System 7". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

External linksEdit

  • System 7 on the official System 7 website