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T.D.F. - Retail Therapy mp3 album

T.D.F. - Retail Therapy

Musician: T.D.F.
Album title: Retail Therapy
Style: Downtempo, Drum n Bass
Released: 1997
Country: US
Size MP3 version: 1410 mb
Size APE version: 1650 mb
Size WMA version: 1558 mb
Rating ✫: 4.4
Votes: 490
Genre: Electronic

T.D.F. - Retail Therapy mp3 album

T.D.F. - Retail Therapy mp3 album


1 Blue Rock 5:26
2 Angelica 4:48
3 Pnom-sen 4:08
4 Sno-god 5:54
5 Sienna 4:05
6 Seven 5:23
7 Angelica's Dream 1:23
8 What She Wants 6:03
9 Donna 4:12
10 Rip Stop 6:38
11 What Else 5:30

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Reprise Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reprise Records
  • Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
  • Glass Mastered At – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – Y1289
  • Pressed By – WEA Mfg. Commerce


  • Drums – Paul Waller
  • Engineer – Adam Brown, Alan Douglas
  • Management – Otto Grap
  • Producer, Written-By – Simon Climie, X-Sample
  • Technician – Dr. Bonkers


© 1997 Reprise Records for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-46489-2 5
  • Barcode (String): 093624648925
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [WEA Mfg. Olyphant logo] Y1289 1 46489-2 01 *M2 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [WEA Mfg. Olyphant logo] Y1289 1 46489-2 01 *M2 S5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 & 2): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2V2N
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2V2F

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2-46489-AB T.D.F. Retail Therapy ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Reprise Records 2-46489-AB US 1997
9362-46489-2 T.D.F. Retail Therapy ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-46489-2 Europe 1997
PROP228N / 9362-46489-2 T.D.F. Retail Therapy ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Reprise Records PROP228N / 9362-46489-2 Germany 1997
WPCR-1100 T.D.F. Retail Therapy = リーテイル・セラピー ‎(CD, Album) WEA Japan, Reprise Records WPCR-1100 Japan 1997

The rock genre, pervasive as it may be, is also a highly constrained form. Even Guitar Gods (and their toadies) find themselves dwelling among the same five plus or minus two chords for much of their careers. Certain shills that call themselves "rock critics" just reinforce the practice such that the only acts they deem praiseworthy proffer little more than Academic Art, viz., rockism. Occasionally the Rock Anointed venture out and resonate with exploitable world music performers that happen to show up in the Village for a few nights, but by and large they are hidebound to the genre. Retail Therapy is a textbook example of this. Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine says it well: "...the record is ambling where it should be provocative and meandering where it should be hypnotic...Retail Therapy remains a bland, colorless dead alley into electronic music from two musicians who don't comprehend its essence."Nevertheless, Retail Therapy is a useful document that demonstrates (1) Rock Bobos can't co-opt everything, (2) the Rock and Electronic genres have essentially separate and incommensurate vocabularies, and (3) those who do successfully crossover (e.g., Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Kraftwerk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, even Cher) deserve a lot more praise than what they typically get.
TDF was a dance act project featuring Climie and Eric Clapton, with Clapton working under the name of x-sample. "TDF" is an acronym for Totally Dysfunctional Family. The project released one album called Retail Therapy on the Reprise record label. The title supposedly alludes to Clapton's "addiction" to buying clothes. Eric Clapton states in his autobiography that he persuaded Giorgio Armani, a friend of Clapton's, to let them do the music for one of his fashion shows.