The ace production duo decide to have another go at '...In Search Of' with live instruments rather than programming...

Production duo THE NEPTUNES have returned to the studio to re-record their first album ‘IN SEARCH OF…’

The pair, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, working under their N*E*R*D guise, have decided to record the album again with live instruments rather than programming.

A spokesperson for the act told NME.COM that a limited number of the current pressing was being released and that Virgin are hoping it will become a collectors item.

The album is likely to appear early in spring 2002, he added.

Speaking yesterday to Entertainment Weekly in the US, Hugo said: “The music and the lyrics were there but the magic wasn’t. With the old album, you had to drink or smoke to get into it. The new album will intoxicate you.”