A Reminiscent Drive ‎– Mercy Street

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F071CD, 137.0071.20 A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(CD, Album) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F071CD, 137.0071.20 France 1997 Sell This Version
F071DLP A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(2xLP, Album) F Communications F071DLP France 1997 Sell This Version
FC 071 DLP A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(2xLP, Album, Promo) F Communications FC 071 DLP France 1997 Sell This Version
FC 071 CD A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(CD, Album, Promo, Car) F Communications FC 071 CD France 1997 Sell This Version
TFCK-87801 A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-87801 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

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musicalremedies

musicalremedies

October 24, 2018
referencing Mercy Street, CD, Album, F071CD, 137.0071.20
I've been listening to this album almost as long as it's been out. While my musical taste has changed so much, and so many times, over the last 20 years, this incredible album has remained a constant. It's timeless and absolutely amazing.
dj_cityboy

dj_cityboy

February 9, 2017
referencing Mercy Street, 2xLP, Album, Promo, FC 071 DLP

LOVE this album, I walked into a record shop in 1998 and found two copies of this in the same bin, I bought them both without even knowing what they were, as a dj/turntablist its always important to have doubles - I had some other F communication albums and really liked them, so I figured I would like this enough to buy two. WOW it was NOT what I was expecting at all and instantly fell in love with the album, years later I gifted a copy to my friend. to me its the perfect blend of ambient from end 2 end I had ever heard, its still gets very heavy rotation on the turntables...
brotherofsoul

brotherofsoul

November 13, 2016
referencing Mercy Street, 2xLP, Album, Promo, FC 071 DLP
An amazing record, completely underrated. Almost 20 years passed, but still sounds fresh today.
RobMo

RobMo

May 18, 2014
referencing Mercy Street, 2xLP, Album, Promo, FC 071 DLP
very underrated collection of tunes, its very organic, a warm journey from needle down to needle up
yarham

yarham

November 8, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Mercy Street, CD, Album, F071CD, 137.0071.20

I just recently listened to this album today after I have not listened to this album for many years and I can honestly say this is one hell of a fantastic dreamy blissed chill out album. I can remember when it came out and the music press hyped it right up to the album of the year and of course I bought it and when played it for the very first time. It was like a breath of fresh air, like music I had never before which is so unique. Maximum and not boring minimal repetitive music . I still feel the same about this album today. Real music made with the right blend of live instruments and electonics.
P_Hangman

P_Hangman

March 16, 2013
referencing Mercy Street, CD, Album, F071CD, 137.0071.20

Mercy Street is easily one of the finest releases by Jay Alanski, AKA A Reminiscent Drive. He was capable to create excelent Ambient / Downtempo with (And that's a funny aspect) "No computer on This Record", according to the liner notes: and that's seems to be true because, to be honestly, the record is filled with cheap synths and slowed down sounds without too much sound quality.
But that's no problem when the music is sublime and magnifique: every song in this record explores a different concept with greatness, often with a simple but emotive melody. The music and the concept also tries to be extremely positive about today's wonderings and troubles: "Life Is Beatiful" is a wonderful ballad about Life, the precious thing of all; "N.Y.C. Dharma" tries to explain that other spiritual world around us; "Serenade" is a song about love and peace ("You know that i'm saying; stop the violence, stop the hating, start loving")...
One of the most spirituals records out there. Truly magnificent for those who think that the Music is a form of Art (Or it should be). It's hard to describe how important this album can be.
wtmporter

wtmporter

May 21, 2002
referencing Mercy Street, 2xLP, Album, F071DLP
This is a truly wonderful album. Themes and variations wind their way across each song, and yet each song has its own distinctive texture and feel, from the slightly frenzied 'Leg Show' to the haunting 'Relief'. Faultless.