A Reminiscent Drive ‎– Mercy Street

F Communications ‎– F071CD, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] ‎– 137.0071.20
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1 Life Is Beautiful 4:56
2 Leg Show 2:29
3 N.Y.C. Dharma
Acoustic Guitar – J-F Kellner*Voice [Speech] – Chögyam Trungpa
4 Serenade (To The Sound Of Peace !)
Electric Guitar – J-F Kellner*Voice [Speech] – Toni Ann Callwood
5 The King And The Elephant
Electric Guitar, Bass – J-F Kellner*
6 True Love ... 4:35
7 Like Twins 4:19
8 Back To Morocco
Bass, Electric Guitar [Left Channel] – J-F Kellner*
9 Mercy Street
Acoustic Guitar – J-F Kellner*
10 Codes Of Silence 2:44
11 There's Always Somebody To Say You're Wrong !
Electric Guitar, Bass – J-F Kellner*
12 Footprints 5:28
13 Two Sides To Every Story 5:28
14 New Jerusalem
Electric Guitar – J-F Kellner*
15 I Want To Remember This Moment Always
Electric Guitar – J-F Kellner*
16 Relief
Electric Guitar – J-F Kellner*

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All instruments, music, sounds and production at Le Jardin St. Vincent.
Mastered at Top Master.
No computer on this record!
(p) 1997 Jay Alanski (c) 1997 F.Communications

Comes as a three fold Digifile.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 413356 867329
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Sony DADC logo] A0100221419-0101 11 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Sony DADC logo] A0100221419-0101 31 A4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94G9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94K3
  • Label Code: LC 7800
  • Rights Society: Sabam/Biem
  • Price Code: 381P

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FC 071 CD A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(CD, Album, Promo, Car) F Communications FC 071 CD 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
F071DLP A Reminiscent Drive Mercy Street(2xLP, Album) F Communications F071DLP 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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October 24, 2018
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.


November 8, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

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.


March 16, 2013

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.