A Guy Called Gerald ‎– Black Secret Technology

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Juice Box ‎– JB30, Juice Box ‎– JBCD 30, Juice Box ‎– JB CD 30
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1 Hekkle And Koch 4:46
2 So Many Dreams 4:42
3 Alita's Dream 4:56
4 Finleys Rainbow
Featuring – Finley Quaye
5:34
5 The Nile 4:14
6 Energy
Featuring – Goldie
6:37
7 Silent Cry
Featuring – Gerico
5:16
8 Dreaming Of You 6:12
9 Survival 5:38
10 Cybergen 4:32
11 The Reno 5:18
12 Cyberjazz 4:52
13 Life Unfolds Mysteries 3:23
14 Touch Me 4:48

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Notes

There are 3 cat. numbers:

JB30 on the left hand spine of the rear inlay
JBCD 30 on the right hand spine of the rear inlay
JB CD 30 on the CD

Movie samples:

track 6 - Dune
track 9 - The Tingler (1959)
track 12 - Robocop

Track 2 is different from the version on the first issue A Guy Called Gerald - Black Secret Technology. It is the same version as the "Album Version" on A Guy Called Gerald - So Many Dreams.
Tracks 4, 6 and 7, although not listed with mix titles on this version, are identical to the versions featured on the first issue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 019148 610557
  • Barcode (String): 5019148610557
  • Matrix / Runout: JB 30 ODC UK
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 6901

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glamourgold

glamourgold

March 1, 2017
This is the 1996 ReRelease of Black Secret Technology originally released in 1995...
Around the time of the ReRelease in German Music Magazine Spex A Guy Called Gerald was quoted saying that he believes that his original 1988 classic Voodoo Ray is cursed, it only has ever brought him bad luck... Back in 1988 the Major Label he was signed to was getting rich while he still had to work at McDonalds...
When he produced Black Secret Technology around 1994 he went back to original samples of Voodoo Ray and made "Voodoo Rage" out of these, claiming that the original vocal sample always said "voodoo rage" but his sampler in 1988 did not have enough memory space and therefore cut off the ending creating "voodoo ray" instead...
The disappointing commercial results of the 1995 album brought back Gerald s thoughts about the curse and that s the reason why this 1996 ReRelease does not contain the "Voodoo Rage" track...
andyman5

andyman5

August 20, 2015

Hand's down my favorite drum n bass full-length. Still in regular rotation all these years later. This captures something almost untangable and almost imperceptible - delicacy in drum in bass - and like drexcia said below - also keeps the rave ethos in mind. A Guy Called Gerald is probably best known for Voodoo Ray but it is this album where his creative juice (box) is really flowing...10 outta 10.
drexcia2

drexcia2

April 28, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
There our a number of reasons why i rate this album. I will go into detail,this album came about round the same time as 4 hero's "Parallel Universe" And Goldie's Timeless Masterpiece Release. But what is apparent in this release "A Guy Called Gerald" Kept the rave spirit in mind during the creation of this album. No disrespect to 4 hero but they lost there course and "Black secret technology" never did. 4 hero left the rave ethos which they were renown for but this album strikes a cord with me because i went through that period it captures the essence of raving but forwards it by 10 years but still keeps the essence alive this guy was part of "808 state" but had a raw deal with them and went his separate way. He had some bitter sweet success with Voodoo Ray!! But its this album which propelled him into never ending heights as a solo artist would of been nice to see some of his other tracks included here which were of similar content in any event he created a master piece and kept the essence as much as i love 4 hero they lost there path A Guy Called Gerald never did.