Various ‎– Distance To Trance

Distance ‎– Sub 4833.2, Distance ‎– Sub4833.2
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-01 Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles (Original Mix)
Written-By, Engineer – Pete Lazonby
1-02 X-Dream Children Of The Last Generation
Written-By, Producer – Rough & Rush
1-03 The Visions Of Shiva How Much Can U Take?
Producer – Cosmic Baby, Jens Wojnar, Paul van DykWritten-By – Cosmic Baby, Paul van Dyk
1-04 Libra Presents Taylor Anomaly - Calling Your Name (Evolution's Autodub Remix)
Presenter – LibraRemix – EvolutionVocals – Jan JohnstonWritten-By – Brian Transeau, Taylor
1-05 Velocity Lust (Art Of Trance Remix)
Remix – Art Of TranceWritten-By, Producer – Paul M.
1-06 CJ Bolland Camargue (Original Mix)
Co-producer [Uncredited] – Cisco FerreiraWritten-By, Producer – CJ Bolland
1-07 Paul van Dyk For An Angel
Co-producer, Engineer – Johnny KlimekVocals – Ute Lampka-KonradWritten-By, Producer – Paul van Dyk
1-08 Blue Alphabet Cybertrance
Written-By, Producer – Axel Stephenson, Frederico Santini
1-09 Dance 2 Trance Take A Free Fall (Beyond The Stars Mix)
Lyrics By – Tony Clark (4)Music By – DJ Dag, Jam El MarProducer – Dance 2 TranceRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Paul van Dyk
2-01 Paragliders Paraglide (Original Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Oliver Lieb, T. Stenzel*
2-02 L.S.G. Fragile
Written-By, Producer – Oliver Lieb
2-03 Psilocybin Part 1
Written-By, Producer – DJ Jörg*, Oliver Lieb
2-04 Cosmic Baby Loops Of Infinity (Arpeggiators Mix)
Remix – ArpeggiatorsWritten-By, Producer – Cosmic Baby
2-05 Protect System Simplicity
Written-By, Producer – System Project (2)
2-06 Legend B Lost In Love (Original Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Jens Ahrens, Peter Blase
2-07 DJ Hooligan The Culture
Written-By, Producer – F. Tomiczek*, I. Kays*
2-08 Aurora Borealis The Milky Way
Written-By, Producer – Aurora Borealis
2-09 Marmion Schöneberg (Marmion Remix)
Written-By, Producer – Marcos Lopez*, Mijk Van Dijk

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This compilation ℗ & © 1997 Distance Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 512842 483325
  • Barcode (Scanned): 3512842483325
  • Price Code: BM 352
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): DURECO FR SUB4833-2 CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): DURECO FR SUB4833-2 CD2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L373



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December 8, 2009
edited over 12 years ago

Okay, back to serious business : this compilation is bloody great ! Although I got it quite recently, I know I would have loved it and cherished to death back in the days. Everything sounds familiar yet well preserved : fortunately, very few of those tracks sound dated, if any.

The opening track is stunningly beautiful. Progressive to the extreme (the build-up lasts six minutes !) but what a stomper. Classic trance, there you have it : Paul Van Dyk's "For an angel", Dance 2 Trance, cute melodic oldies such as Blue Alphabet's. More than once you'll get hints of goa trance, thanks to X-Dream for instance.

Then comes CD2 with some serious shit. Paraglider's melancolic tidal waves are a blast, notwithstanding the following track by LSG (the same guy, actually) who lifts you up with some epic distorted synth. Then comes AGAIN Olivier Loeb, this time in a collaborative effort under the moniker 'Psylocybin' (how original) for a very technoid assault. We will skip the terrible Cosmic Baby to conclude with the most dreamy part of this compilation...

...Which starts with a nice yet childish tune from Protect System - nothing very engaging nor problematic. At last, here comes the hard trance classic "Lost In Love" which you could hear in every european radio for a year after its release... erratic, highly emotional, perhaps a bit repetitive but excellent nonetheless ; same can be told about Aurora Borealis' Milky Way : overhead but heck - I grew up amidst those soothing melodies yet it did not gave me any Peter Pan syndrome or other mental diseases after all. Two tracks remain : DJ Hooligan's flowing, almost liquid rhythms and of course the proto-euro-anthem trance goodness "Schöneberg". It aged a bit (especially regarding the acidic synth and the pseudo-tribal voice samples) but wonderfully ends this great time travel.

A real must-have; and if you're still doubtful, have a look at the discogs ratings, as they speak for themselves.