Banco De Gaia ‎– Last Train To Lhasa

Planet Dog ‎– BARKCD011S
3 × CD, Album, Limited Edition

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Limited edition with bonus third CD.
℗&© 1995 The Ultimate Recording Co Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 018791 200405
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): BARKCD011 10347421 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 0410
  • Other (Catalog Number, CD 1): BARKCD011A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): BARKCD011/B 20347421 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 0417
  • Other (Catalog Number, CD 2): BARKCD011B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): BARKCD011S 10347411 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mould SID Code (CD 3): IFPI 0416
  • Other (Catalog Number, CD 3): BARKCD011S
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BARKMC011 Banco De Gaia Last Train To Lhasa(2xCass, Album, Promo) Planet Dog BARKMC011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GKOCD017 Banco De Gaia Last Train To Lhasa (20th Anniversary Edition)(4xCD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Disco Gecko GKOCD017 UK 2015 Sell This Version
MR0115-2 Banco De Gaia Last Train To Lhasa(2xCD, Album) Mammoth Records, Planet Dog MR0115-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Banco De Gaia Утро Тибета(Cass, Album) Grand Records, JRC none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
DSCGCKDIG003 Banco De Gaia Last Train To Lhasa(16xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG003 US 2011


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August 31, 2012
Agreed, totally absOrbing, yet Toby Marks still stamps his own sound, a fact that distinguished him beyond other myriad outfits trying to rise above sounding like the next Dr. LX Paterson. I heard tell of how Marks was threatened by pro-China agents whom turned up during live touring of Last Train to Lhasa. Whether true in the retelling, the album did have a heavy political slant to impart. Perhaps it being in the realm of "Third-World" sounds, it owes the genre enough to make these political statements in return for borrowing from the world ghetto, but whatever it's political motivations, the music is better in borrowing so.
Definately worth adding to an electonic collection, tho most can make do with the usual 2-disc version. The 3-disc version's hefty pricetag shows how "Limited" and popular this album was and is. So limited in fact that none of the folk whom I know whom bought the album on release, myself included, knew about a 3-disc version until my seeing it listed here on all these years later.


August 28, 2011
Fairly dated sounding but for Kincajou into white paint and 887 structure you get a mysterious FAX label sounding vibe that any ambient lover would appreciate. The ethno world vibe ones are slightly cheesy and the drum programming are flat as is the overall depth of the sound. But then it sounds very Orb of the period like orb live 93. So if you are expecting a eastern orb sounding album you will really like this allot. I like allot of planet dog / mammoth records more than this (feed your head comps especially / eat static) but this is good album. But you have to like the period it was made in.


March 10, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Totally classic and unmissable ambient/downtempo long player. If you have a collection that includes The Orb, Global Communication and Irresistible Force CDs you really mustn't be without this one. Beautifully constructed, absorbing, chilled and mesmerising. The 36 minute version of Kincajou is a trip!