Virgin - 2003 - 150 minutes

Reasons to be cheerful? Try 40 of them as once again you get the lesson that history - and class - repeats itself. Four years in and there seems to be no end to the 'Sampled' goldmine, which this time uncovers where Beck, Public Enemy, Royksopp, DJ Shadow and Prince went before offering up 'Derelict, 'Fight the Power', 'So Easy', 'Midnight in a Perfect World' and 'Get Off' to the charts and decks.

Worth the price alone, although not exactly a sample, is John Kongos 'Step On' which the Happy Mondays made their own 19 years later and apparently the intro drum loop to St Germain's 'Rouse Rouge' could also be hiding out on a track too. Time to start digging…

Harry Guerin

Tracklisting: John Kongos: He's Gonna Step on You Again - Joe Cocker: Woman to Woman - Sly & the Family Stone: Into My Own Thing - Rare Earth: I Just Want to Celebrate - The Salsoul Orchestra: Chicago Bus Stop - Love Unlimited Orchestra: Satin Soul - Family Tree: Family Tree - Tom Brock: I Love You More and More - The People's Choice: I Likes to Do It - Ann Robinson: You Did It - The JB's: Hot Pants Road - William Bell: I Forgot to Be Your Lover - Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue - Shuggie Otis: Aht Uh Mi Hed - Ben E King: Supernatural Thing - James Brown: The Boss - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Express Yourself - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: What I Am - Nilsson: Everybody's Talkin' - El Chicano - Viva Tirado - David Axelrod: The Human Abstract

Gals and Pals: Blue on Blue - Ike & Tina Turner: Whole Lotta Love - Nina Simone: Rags & Old Iron - Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues - Herbie Hancock: Wiggle Waggle - Klaus Wunderlich and His New Pop Organ Sound: Let's Do The Latin Hustle - Ellen Mcillwaine: Higher Ground - Shirley Bassey: Light My Fire - Banbarra: Shack Up Pt 1 - Patrice Rushen: Haven't You Heard - Mary Jane Girls: All Night Long - Keni Burke: Risin' to the Top - Bob James: Westchester Lady - Johnny Hammond: Shifting Gears - Linda Lyndell: What A Man - Barbara Lynn: I'm a Good Woman - David McCallum: House of Mirrors - David Axelrod: Holy Thursday - Jim Ingram: Drumbeat