Play: The B Sides

EMI (Hong Kong) Ltd
Release date
27 Jul 2004
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Flower 3:26 221,837
2 Sunday 5:02 55,576
3 Memory Gospel 6:40 46,081
4 The Whispering Wind 5:17 15,723
5 Summer 5:56 36,700
6 Spirit 4:07 32,812
7 Flying Foxes 6:14 32,311
8 Sunspot 6:47 31,113
9 Flying Over the Dateline 4:46 24,415
10 Running 7:04 24,982
11 The Sun Never Stops Setting 4:18 23,429

About this album

Play: The B Sides is an album by the musician Moby. It was originally bundled in a limited edition box set in 2000 with Moby’s previously acclaimed album, Play, but later released separately on July 27, 2004.

Play: The B Sides is a compilation of tracks that Moby had decided not to include in Play. He explains, “The B-Sides is a collection of songs that weren’t quite appropriate for Play, but that I still love enough to release as B-sides. Some of these songs might not be instantly accessible, but I (immodestly) think they are all quite special.”[1] A few of the album’s songs are somewhat similar to the ones found in Play, but the tracks were criticized as inferior. Moby realized this and even admitted that if not for the overwhelming success of Play, the songs would not have gotten a wide release.[2] It is interesting to note that at least five more B-sides were released on various singles from Play but were not included on this release.

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  • jemly

    very special to me. aches.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Ariston

    I like it, I like it! Moby was always special for me. But right now some nostalgia has been added to those qualities which I always used to like Moby's creation for.

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • Lachgast

    I've just listened to it, first time in a year or two. It has certainly grown upon me. I used to think it was a very dull collection of songs. Things have changed, I guess.

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • meaulnesbrule

    Very special album to me.

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • photon_man62

    Half a million plays for a b-side album? Whoa!

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Antonbrich


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  • mekutozmo


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  • Acquiescence

    Over time this unexpectedly turned into one of my favourite Moby albums. Kinda ironic seeing as how it's just a collection of b-sides. But what b-sides!!

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • hetisjeboy

    so much good memories stuck to this album. I played this album like a million times in my uncle's car after we'd been skiing for the whole day in swiss and then drove back to their house in geneva (for 2 weeks in a row). We were all tired in the car, and then with this album on at night in the car; wow that was so chill. This album only recalls happy times, I fcking love it. One of his best albums in my opinion!

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • bcullimore

    I totally agree. "Play" is an incredible album, but I do prefer Moby's more "chillout" and "ambient" style releases, and I feel this is definitely one of the best examples of that side of him.

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • scrappy22

    Sunday is awesome!

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • _ritualord

    found it at a special price in a retail store. maybe I'll get it, as I loved Play...

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • lainnerd

    I think this is his best album. peaceful

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • Cannady


    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • WingsOfSeraphim

    f a n t a s t i c.

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jacskell

    Amazing, by far my favorite. It's so calm and peaceful.

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Seabie

    Flower, Sunday & Flying Over The Dateline!

    29 May 2008 Reply
  • campbellsmit

    if more people knew about this album it would be so popular. its my favorite moby album by far

    8 Mar 2008 Reply
  • poponi

    Flying Foxes!

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Depechist

    great chillout music

    31 Jan 2007 Reply
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