Derrick May ‎– Innovator

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Transmat ‎– TMT-2, R & S Records ‎– TMT-2
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Published by Transmat Records / Mayday Music / Zomba Music/BMI.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): TMT2-A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): TMT2-B₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): TMT2-C₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): TMT2-D₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, etched): TMT2-E₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, etched): TMT2-F₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G, etched): TMT2-G₁ VT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H, etched): TMT2-H₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I, etched): TMT2-I₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J, etched): TMT2-J₁
  • Barcode (Text (on the box set's spine)): 5411659600216

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday - Innovator(2xCD, Comp) Transmat, Transmat TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 US 1997 Sell This Version
TMT-2 Derrick May Innovator(5xLP, Comp, M/Print + Box) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
TMT-2 CD Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp, Box) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
TMT-2 CD Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday - Innovator(2xCD, Comp, RP) Transmat, Transmat TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 US 1997 Sell This Version

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funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

November 4, 2018
edited 2 months ago

"Yes, its a an anthology of Techno's most important producer. Yes, it's lavishly packaged and yes, it's stupidly rare now, but I've never figured out why so many of the tracks are little more than snippets (why chop "Emanon" in two, for instance?), especially those that I'd never heard of before and wanted to hear more of."

And you forget to add that yes, it has a ton of mistakes! And in more ways than one! But yes, I never understood the cutting of certain tracks (and a few unreleased mixes at that) and just including snippets either. Whoever thought that was a good idea wants a serious talking to. Absolutely pointless. I can only imagine they were trying to copy what Buzz Records had done previously with their 'Relics' album? But it just doesn't work at all here.
funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

November 4, 2018
edited 23 days ago

Note that 'Icon (Montage Mix)' is a different version to the same titled mix that appeared on the '93 'Virtual Sex' compilation on Buzz Records. It starts out with additional strings and is also shorter than the version on Buzz Records. But what a track!
blim

blim

December 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Yes, its a an anthology of Techno's most important producer. Yes, it's lavishly packaged and yes, it's stupidly rare now, but I've never figured out why so many of the tracks are little more than snippets (why chop "Emanon" in two, for instance?), especially those that I'd never heard of before and wanted to hear more of. Another thing is the awful pressing quality (in my copy at least), which makes it impossible to listen to the (admittedly poor) Juan Atkins remix of "Wiggin".

That said, this has everything you could really want to hear: "Strings..." (both versions are sublime), "It Is What It Is", "Nude Photo", "Drama", "The Beginning", "Icon"...

If you ever come across this or the CD version, buy it, buy it, buy it, even if it leaves you skint - Derrick May's output is THAT crucial.