| May 14, 2002|
2 May 2002
| 18 B Sides + DVD
Ambient music, Electronica, Rock music, Downtempo
Moby albums, Trip hop albums
18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby released in 2002. The most successful single from the album was "We Are All Made of Stars", which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. Another notable single from the album is "Extreme Ways", which is played to introduce the credits in all five Bourne movies from The Bourne Identity on. The album features guest appearances by Azure Ray, MC Lyte, Angie Stone, and Sinéad O'Connor. A collection of the album's B-sides and video footage was released a year later on 18 B Sides + DVD.
Critical response to the album was positive to mixed, with many critics feeling it was too much of a retread of his previous releases and lacked inspiration. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK and many other European countries. It also peaked at number 4 in the Billboard 200. 18 earned gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and sold more than five million copies worldwide, which was a respectable number for an electronica album, even though it didn't sell half as many copies as its predecessor Play.18 B-Sides + DVD disc two
A two-disc CD and DVD compilation was released in 2003 titled 18 B-Sides + DVD. The first disc is a CD featuring nine B-sides from 18 as well as four new songs. The second disc is a DVD featuring a TV show, a live concert at the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2003, various outtakes and studio demos, mostly taken from the Play and 18 studio sessions and a megamix with 11 remixes of six different songs.
The compilation was released in the United States in a CD-style case, and was alternatively released in the United Kingdom in a DVD-style case under the title 18 DVD + B Sides.B-sides not featured on the album
"And I Know"
The song "One Of These Mornings" (in a version including vocals by Patti LaBelle) was used at the start and end of the Torchwood episode "To the Last Man," at the end of an episode of Person of Interest, as well as in a few episodes of Without a Trace and the film Miami Vice.
The song "Extreme Ways" was used at the end of every Bourne movie.
The song "We Are All Made of Stars" was used in the video game NHL Hitz 20-03
The song "18" was used in the documentary Earthlings, and also in several episodes of the Argentinian soap opera, Floricienta.
The song "Signs Of Love" was used in a second season episode of Smallville.
1We Are All Made of Stars4:3318 (Moby album) Wikipedia
2In This World4:03
3In My Heart4:37