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A Funk Odyssey

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Length  48:17
Artist  Jamiroquai
Genres  Funk, Disco
Producer  Rick Pope
Release date  3 September 2001
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Released  3 September 2001 (UK) 11 September 2001 (US)
A Funk Odyssey (2001)  Late Night Tales Jamiroquai (2003)
Label  Epic Records International
Nominations  NRJ Music Award for International Album of the Year
Similar  Jamiroquai albums, Funk albums

Jamiroquai feel so good

A Funk Odyssey is the fifth studio album by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai. The album was released on 3 September 2001 in the United Kingdom under Sony Soho Square and 11 September 2001 on Epic Records in the United States.


Jamiroquai feel so good


Combining elements of funk, disco and electronica, the release of the album represented the peak of international commercial success for Jamiroquai, and in the ensuing world tour the group became a household name in many countries. The sleeve art of A Funk Odyssey features Jay Kay posed in front of a series of lasers that form the famous "Buffalo Man" logo, making it the first Jamiroquai album not to feature the logo prominently on its cover.


Initial critical response to A Funk Odyssey was generally mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 58, based on 13 reviews. Q magazine gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, claiming "A certified thoroughbred. This time, there's a bankable chorus or barbed sentiment for every mirror-ball moment....demonstrating that no-one does sci-fi boogie quite as well as he does sci-fi boogie." They also listed it as one of the best 50 albums of 2001. CMJ described the album as "The perfect mixtape to snap your fingers to on your way to another universe."

Track listing

  • Japanese Bonus Tracks
  • 12. "Do It Like We Used To Do" - 6:49 13. "Deeper Underground" - 4:44
  • Australian Bonus Disc
    1. "Do It Like We Used to Do" - 6:49
    2. "Everybody's Going to the Moon" - 5:22
    3. "Little L" (Video)
  • Australian Tour Edition Bonus Disc
    1. "Space Cowboy" (Classic Club Mix) - 7:52
    2. "Supersonic" (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Vocal) - 7:00
    3. "Deeper Underground" - 4:44
    4. "Little L" (Bob Sinclair Remix) - 7:28
    5. "You Give Me Something" (Full Intention Remix) - 3:03
    6. "Main Vein" (Live) - 5:14
  • Asian Tour Edition Bonus Disc
    1. "Everybody's Going to the Moon" - 5:22
    2. "Do It Like We Used To Do" - 6:49
    3. "Deeper Underground" - 4:44
    4. "Little L" (Bob Sinclar Remix) - 7:28
    5. "You Give Me Something" (Full Intention Remix) - 3:03
    6. "Main Vein" (Live) - 5:14
  • South African Tour Edition Bonus Disc
    1. "Main Vein" (Live) - 5:14
    2. "Do It Like We Used To Do" - 6:49
    3. "You Give Me Something" (Full Intention Remix) - 3:03
    4. "Little L" (Blaze Remix) - 5:55
    5. "Love Foolosophy" (Mondo Grosso Love Acoustic Version) - 4:44
    6. "Corner Of The Earth" (Milk & Sugar Short Club Mix) - 4:13
  • French Tour Edition Bonus Disc
    1. "Everybody's Going To The Moon" - 5:22
    2. "Do It Like We Used To Do" - 6:49
    3. "Main Vein" (Live) - 5:14
    4. "Titan" (Live At Telewest Arena) - 3:15
    5. "Feels So Good" (Knee Deep Vocal Dub) - 7:34
    6. "Love Foolosophy" (Mondo Grosso Love Acoustic Version) - 4:44
  • Original Test Pressing
    1. "Feel So Good" (Uncut) – 6:24
    2. "Little L" (Extra Percussion) – 4:55
    3. "You Give Me Something" (Uncut) – 5:16
    4. "Interlude #1" – 0:35
    5. "Main Vein" (No Vocals – Cut) – 4:51
    6. "Corner Of The Earth" (Vocal Variation) – 5:40
    7. "Twenty Zero One" (Uncut) – 8:29
    8. "Black Crow" (Vocal Variation) – 4:02
    9. "Interlude #2" – 1:22
    10. "Do It Like We Used To Do" (Edited) – 6:49
    11. "Stop Don't Panic" (Uncut) – 5:31
    12. "Interlude #3" – 0:20
    13. "Picture of My Life" (Vocal Variation – Cut) – 3:46
    14. "So Good To Feel Real" – 2:14


    "Cannabliss" was a track which was performed live during a pre-album tour in 2001. The track was scrapped from the project after Jay claimed that it wasn't even half complete at the time of going to press. The track's introduction was re-used for "Corner of the Earth". The album's title track, "A Funk Odyssey", was performed by the group while on tour; however, it was not included on the album. It is unknown whether this track is an outtake from the album, or was intended as a live-only track. "Shoot The Moon" was a further outtake from the album, performed live at least twice, once at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003, and once at a concert in Turkey. A widely circulated recording of the song being played at the festival exists, and can be found on the group's official website for download. One interesting fact about the song is that it was intended to have a horn section. The band did not have a horn section at the time, so the electric guitar had to substitute the horns. A studio version was never recorded. The test pressing of the album also featured three interludes. The first features band frontman Jay in an electronically manipulated monologue, asking himself why he would want to "shut down the funk assembly unit." The second interlude is a beatbox track, which was later sampled in the single "Feels Just Like It Should", while the third features Strauss' "The Blue Danube" being faded in slowly at a low volume. A case of synchronicity occurs when the test pressing is played to Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey.


    1Feel So Good5:21
    2Little L4:55
    3You Give Me Something3:23


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