BT ‎– 今 Ima

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Perfecto ‎– 9 46356-2, Kinetic Records ‎– 9 46356-2, Reprise Records ‎– 9 46356-2
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2 × CD, Album
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1-1 Nocturnal Transmission
Recorded By, Mixed By – Brian Transeau
8:37
1-2 Quark 6:28
1-3 Tripping The Light Fantastic
Vocals [Vocalised] – Brian Transeau
6:44
1-4 Embracing The Future (Embracing The Sunshine Mix)
Recorded By – Brian Transeau
5:16
1-5 Embracing The Sunshine (Deeper Sunshine Mix)
Recorded By – Brian Transeau
7:00
1-6 Loving You More (BT's Garden Of Ima Dub)
Engineer – Victor ImbresFeaturing [Uncredited] – Vincent CovelloWritten-By – Vincent Covello
9:31
1-7 Loving You More (BT's Final Spiritual Journey)
Engineer – Victor ImbresFeaturing [Uncredited] – Vincent CovelloRemix – Brian TranseauWritten-By – Vincent Covello
3:29
1-8 Poseidon
Recorded By, Mixed By – Brian Transeau
8:58
1-9 Embracing The Sunshine (Sasha's Remix)
Remix [Uncredited] – Sasha
10:57
2-1 Blue Skies
Bass, Drums, Synth [Synthesis], Electronics [Sonic Manipulation] – Brian TranseauFeaturing – Tori AmosMixed By – Brian TranseauVocals – Tori Amos
5:04
2-2 Blue Skies (The Delphinium Days Mix)
Arranged By, Recorded By – Brian TranseauFeaturing [Uncredited] – Tori AmosVocals – Tori Amos
12:52
2-3 Sasha's Voyage Of Ima
DJ Mix – Sasha
42:45
2-3.1 Embracing The Future (Embracing The Sunshine Mix)
Recorded By – Brian Transeau
2-3.2 Quark
2-3.3 Embracing The Sunshine (Deeper Sunshine Mix)
Recorded By – Brian Transeau
2-3.4 Loving You More (BT's Garden Of Ima Dub)
Engineer – Victor ImbresFeaturing [Uncredited] – Vincent CovelloWritten-By – Vincent Covello
2-3.5 Loving You More (BT's Final Spiritual Journey)
Engineer – Victor ImbresFeaturing [Uncredited] – Vincent CovelloRemix – Brian TranseauWritten-By – Vincent Covello
2-3.6 Nocturnal Transmission
Recorded By, Mixed By – Brian Transeau
2-3.7 Tripping The Light Fantastic
Vocals [Vocalised] – Brian Transeau
2-4 Divinity
Acoustic Guitar, Overtone Voice [Chanting], Recorded By [Acoustic Guitar & Overtone Chanting] – BTRecorded By, Mixed By – Brian Transeau
10:58

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Notes

1-5 is listed as just "Deeper Sunshine", 1-9 as just "Embracing The Sunshine", and 2-2 as just "The Delphinium Days Mix". All are corrected above. 2-3.1 to 2-3.7 are not listed on the release.

"This album is a celebration of the life of Jack Silver"

All tracks published by Careers Music BMI except Loving You More published by Polygram Music UK.

Track 1-8 inspired by Kurosh's tape on a 1am drive from Dominique's house. Recorded and mixed in the buff in five hours that night by Brian Transeau.
Track 2-1 recorded at Tori's soundcheck somewhere in middle America.
Track 2-4 acoustic guitar and overtone chanting recorded and played by BT in a tunnel by his house (in the middle of the woods). Inspired by the Yoga of Divine Action by Deepak Chopra.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624635628
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-46356-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variant 1): [wea mfg. OLYPHANT logo] Y153 1 46356--2.1 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, Variant 1): IFPI L903
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 1): IFPI 2U4H
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 1): [wea mfg. OLYPHANT logo] X504 1 46356--2.2 03
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, Variant 1): IFPI L902
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 1): IFPI 2U4D
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variant 2): [wea mfg. OLYPHANT logo] Y153 1 46356-2.1 01 M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, Variant 2): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 2): IFPI 2U2O
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 2): [wea mfg. OLYPHANT logo] Y154 1 46356-2.2 01 M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, Variant 2): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 2): IFPI 2U3G

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0630-12345-2 BT 今 Ima(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Perfecto, EastWest, Musicnow Records 0630-12345-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0630-12345-4 BT 今 Ima(Cass) Perfecto, EastWest 0630-12345-4 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
2-46356-AB BT 今 Ima(2xCD, Album, P/Mixed, Promo, Adv) Perfecto, Kinetic Records, Reprise Records 2-46356-AB US 1996 Sell This Version
0630-122265-1 BT 今 Ima(2xLP, Promo) Warner Music UK Ltd. 0630-122265-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0630-12265-1 BT 今 Ima(2xLP, Album) Perfecto, EastWest 0630-12265-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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DJNORTHENER

DJNORTHENER

June 6, 2015
Pure and simply the greatest progressive house/classy trance album by the bed epic progressive house producer. He was years ahead of his time, nuff said.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

March 26, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

One of the few albums where the "hype", the legend, the reputation is justified. No one, and I mean no one, was doing this in 1995. BT was the pioneer. It has stood the test of time and is still very playable today. The music is happy, upbeat, and life-affirming, but never cheesy.

The heart of this album is Sasha's Voyage of IMA, and during this time Sasha was arguably at the height of his DJ prowess. A fluid and powerful journey. At one point, he strings together multiple versions of "Loving You More", turning an otherwise simple progressive house track from BT into a 20+ minute epic. Thanks to Sasha's contribution, this great release becomes an undeniable classic.
bolle88

bolle88

July 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

It's quite amazing that BT, one of our times absolute musical geniouses (not only in electronica)was at his absolutely best when no one knew this guy !! Back in 1995, Brian Transeau was a newbie in the trance-house scene, only known by the real trance-heads...
He released this album, his true masterpiece, and he got some attention, but definately not as much as he should have gotten...It was two or three years later normal people could see the greatness of BT, and by that time the music from IMA was to dated... That's so sad because music doesn't get better than IMA...It is so colourful and happy, yet hypnotic and deep, and the quality is out of this world !! I've thought about perhaps fix a really big party and then just put on Sasha's voyage of IMA in the player so I at least once in my lifetime can be a part of the IMA-experience where you should experience it: in the club !!

Embrace the sunshine, Embrace the future, Embrace IMA and the spirit of old-school progressive house !!
SamPope

SamPope

August 20, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

If your looking for a text book definition of what quality, uplifting, melodic trance sounds like, look no further. Classics like "Embracing the Sunshine", "Embracing the Future", "Quark", and "Loving You More" are effortlessly upbeat and happy, where "Tripping the Light Fantastic" (a personal favorite) and "Deeper Sunshine" keep the album honest (and out of the Robert Miles' realm of uber sap). Even though IMA was released in '96, the sound is still relevant and certainly worth checking out. CD2 is interesting, if somewhat pointless. "Blue Skies", while certainly an interesting listen, never did much but annoy me. Tori Amos' agitating voice is probably the reason. Sasha's remix of the whole album really doesn't sound much different from the original mix (making you question the point other than adding star power to track listing). The rest of the songs are mainly just remixes of sounds from CD1. Not bad music though, just kind of pointless. Although ESCM and Movement In Still Life (the UK version) may be better overall, IMA is still definitely worth checking out.