Apotheosis ‎– O Fortuna

Indisc ‎– DID 128319
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

Tracklist Hide Credits

A O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus Mix)
Producer [Re-produced], Arranged By [Re-arranged] – Luc Rigaux, Patrick SamoyWritten-By – Carl Orff
B An Other Thing (Metropoll Sky UnderMix)
Engineer – Ronald Stock, Steve HumbyProducer – Empire ControlWritten-By – L. Rigaux*, P. Samoy*

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Track A: Mixed & engineered at Network Studio
Track B: Recorded & mixed at Revolution Sound Recording, Germany
Licensed from IDM Productions 1991
Published by Molenaars Publ.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): DID 128319-A-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): DID 128319-B-
  • Rights Society: SABAM
  • Rights Society: BUMA

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAD 39, HAL 12299 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12", Single) Radikal Records, Hot Productions RAD 39, HAL 12299 US 1992 Sell This Version
DICD 8319 Apotheosis O Fortuna(CD, Maxi) Indisc DICD 8319 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
DIS 8319 Apotheosis O Fortuna(7", Single) Indisc DIS 8319 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
CDS 12299-2 Apotheosis O Fortuna(CD, Single, Car) Radikal Records CDS 12299-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 6743-12 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6743-12 Germany 1992 Sell This Version


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July 31, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Of all the big commercial '91 Belgian Techno hits, O Fortuna doesn't stand up to modern criticism.

While it can be respected for what it did, it was executed in a very cheesy fashion. While Anasthasia was pure evil, without any hint of cheese (Three Blind Mice intro notwithstanding), O Fortuna crept over into cheese by including the full Carmina Burana vocal over the beats.

It just sounds cringey, any semblance of aggression is lost when that full vocal arrives.

There was a Hot Tracks re-edit (available on Roadkill! 1.02) which did liven things up, but even that needs some additional re-editing to remove the cheese.

So yeah, I do respect O Fortuna for what it was at the time. But unlike Anasthasia, it's not aged well.


June 13, 2018
What makes me laugh is that today this Record isn't "The Most Sought" ever anymore so it became a joke as it was a mokery at start . You can clearly see the people that sell that record goes for less than 1Euro or Dollar .

Banning a record or cd just because Carl Orff is silly we're very far from copyright issues today look how One Direction is ripping off other songs even stealing some melodies from other well known bands and those aren't banned at all?!? in what era are we living

Anyway i guess the whole story of Apotheosis : O'Fortuna was only a marketing attempt on how to make easy money without effort .

Same can be said with another tune strange enough it wasn't banned ;

Jack E Makossa : The Opera House from 1987 genre House . Using the intro based on "La Donna E Mobile" from the opera "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi ( 1851 ) .


January 7, 2018

il a ete le vinyle trance le plus connu et le plus recherché a l'epoque et sa cote a monté a 10000 francs(monnaie de l'epoque)!donc respect


December 18, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

I have had this vinyl since 92 on Radikal records & haven't played it since 94, O fortuna got played out way to early & i'm not just talking about this track but the original by Carl Orf, for a year or 2 there it seemed like every fucking tv commercial was using it, in terms of this techno version, well it could have been done better and so therefor it should be done better!!!


August 11, 2016
Apparently David Guetta did a free giveaway of this record back in 1992 -> youtu.be/G8xPgImlDSc?t=71


November 28, 2015
Its all about the B Side.. An Other Thing (Metropoll Sky UnderMix). Superb Track.


December 21, 2014
At the time, this was the typical apocalyptic sound, when hardcore began. T99's Anastasia and Holy Noise's James Brown is Dead, The Curse's All Systems (Are Go).It might not sound that big nowadays, back then it was big.


June 5, 2014

Seriously? This track got hyped? It sounds terrible. I do like cheesy ravey "tekkno" tracks every know and then but who thought that sampling off a classical piece would be a good idea? It simply doesn't fit at all. Apparently, a bunch of noisy electronic sounds and a sample from a well known classical piece is considered "Art" by one of the commenters here. I respect anyone who like this. I simply do not understand this track's significance. The B side "An Other Thing" doesn't help much either. It's similarly as bad as "O Fortuna" "O Fortuna" is simply a dreadful recording. People probably like this because of it's notoriousness.


September 12, 2003

The history of the record is as follows.
The "O Fortuna" is a part of classical composer Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana".
Composers Samoy & Rigaux had an almost immediate succes in the clubscene with this record.
They decided to release their version on CD.
When the CD-version came out the heirs of Carl Orff banned this version.All the CD's and record sales had to be stopped and whitdrawn from the stores,...
thus making it one of the most sought-after records at this time.(The CD version is even harder to find.)