British club legends Faithless have recently released a deluxe version of the 2020 album All Blessed, containing their new single ‘Everybody Everybody’ as well as a healthy amount of remixes. Containing 33 tracks, 21 more than the original, the enhanced version is a meaty project, offering much for Faithless fans.
The original iteration of All Blessed contains features from GAIKA, Jazzy B, and interestingly from folk veteran Damien Jurado, who has been featuring more prominently in dance music in the last half-decade. The enhanced version features remixes from Claptone, Paul Woolford, Yotto, and many others. It also includes an acoustic version of ‘I Need Someone’, featuring Caleb Femi and Sully Breaks. The new edition is to be released on a triple LP and revised digital edition. Listen to the deluxe edition of All Blessed below:
Released last year, All Blessed was their first release in ten years. Going their separate ways in 2011, they regrouped in 2015 to celebrate their 20th anniversary, only for member Maxi Jazz to leave, forming Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys a year later. The absence of Jazz has been felt massively, with Magnetic Mag writing that All Blessed had “a very different feel vocally. There are fewer spoken word segments though those are still present and an important part of the Faithless ethos.”
On the rerelease, Faithless member Sister Bliss told Mixmag that “even though we have moved into the age of streaming, we feel strongly that vinyl still has a place in the digital era. It’s the analogue world we came from, and especially as we had so many strong dance remixes of the songs on ‘All Blessed’, this felt like the ideal place to present them to our vinyl-loving fans, allowing both the music, and the artwork to shine.”
“There is a real sense of occasion when you open a triple vinyl gatefold sleeve album, with all the sleeve notes and lyrics to pore over time. We hope this brings an extra dimension to the listening experience, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to make this deluxe version of our album. We hope it has a special place in your collection!”
A return to form, Faithless have dominated dancefloors since the 90s. Their main hit, ‘Insomnia’ is still routinely blended in mixes across the country. In recent times, they have featured on R Plus’ ‘Hold On To Your Heart’, as well as R Plus’ cover of Joy Division’s classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.