1. Black Box, Part 1
4. Breath Control
5. Last Call for Liquid Courage
6. Strange Hours
10. Black Box, Part 2
11. Strange Hours (Edit)
12. Jezebel (Filthy Dog Mix)
13. New York Nights
14. Don't Look Back
15. Jezebel (Edit)
16. Jezebel (The Slick Sixty V RJ Remix)
17. Electro Blues for Bukka White (2000 Mix)
18. Black Box (Complete)
Tracks 1-10 are 320 Kbps CBR. Tracks 11-14 and 16-18 are 320 VBR. Track 15 is 128Kbps.
The first 10 tracks are the original album. The last 8 are from the 2007 re-issue, tracks originally released on the Strange Hours and Jezebel singles.
Liquid is a Recoil studio album, released by Mute Records on March 21, 2000. It was recorded at Alan Wilder's home studio, The Thin Line, in Sussex, during sessions that lasted from July 1998 to June 1999. The album was produced by Alan Wilder, with production assistance and co-ordination by Hepzibah Sessa, and additional production and sound design by PK. Liquid is Recoil's fifth album release.
Liquid's music continues in much the same vein as his previous album, Unsound Methods, but it considered to be a concept album revolving around a near-death experience in 1994. Wilder and his partner, Hepzibah Sessa, were driving in Scotland and a Tornado Bomber hit a hillside in front of them, and two airmen were killed. The idea of the album, especially the bookending track "Black Box", centered around what was going through the pilot's last moments of life.
Recoil again picked a diverse set guest vocalists - internationally acclaimed (and fellow Mute artist) Diamanda Galás, 1940s gospel singers the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, New York spoken word performers Nicole Blackman and Samantha Coerbell, and Catalan narrator (and Recoil fan) Rosa Torras. Additional musicians utilized were Curve's Dean Garcia (bass) and Steven Monty (drums), Ian Dury and the Blockheads' Merlin Rhys-Jones (guitar), and Miranda Sex Garden's Hepzibah Sessa (violin).
Of note is the track "Jezebel", which features the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet. Some had thought that Wilder had taken his inspiration from Moby, who had used Alan Lomax field recordings in his Play album released in 1999, the year before. This is not true. Wilder had used an old track to similar effect on "Electro Blues for Bukka White" on Recoil's 1992 Bloodline album. Especially since Moby appeared on the Bloodline album, it could be argued that Moby got his idea from Recoil, but not vice-versa.
Nine Inch Nails played the Liquid album before taking the stage during their Fragility tour in 2000.