Derrick May ‎– Innovator

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Transmat ‎– TMT-2, R & S Records ‎– TMT-2
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A1 Strings Of The Strings Of Life
Written-By – Michael James (5)
A2 Another Kaos Beyond Kaos
B1 Freestyle
B2 A Rest / Beyond Kaos
B3 The Dance
C1 Spaced Out
C2 Daymares, It Is What It Is
C3 Some More Spaced Out
D1 Beyond The Dance (The Cult Mix)
D2 Feel Surreal Ends The Feel Surreal
D3 R-Theme
Written-By – Darryl Wynn*
E1 Emanon Begins
Written-By – Scott Rutgher
E2 Sinister
E3 The End
F1 To Be Or Not To Be
F2 Icon (Montage Mix)
F3 Phantom
G1 Kaotic Harmony
Written-By – Carl Craig
G2 Phantom Lurks
G3 Salsa Life
H1 Nude Photo
Written-By – Thomas Barnett
H2 The Beginning
I1 A Relic Long Ago
I2 Drama
I3 Emanon Ends
Written-By – Scott Rutgher
I4 Winter On The Blvd
Written-By – Michael James (5)
J1 Strings Of Life
Written-By – Michael James (5)
J2 Dreams Of Dreamers
J3 Wiggin (Juan's Mix)
Remix – Juan Atkins

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Published by Transmat Records / Mayday Music / Zomba Music/BMI.

Other Versions (5 of 12) 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 CD Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp, Box) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD UK & Europe 1998 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, Promo) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
516.3002.23 Derrick May Innovator(2xCD) PIAS France 516.3002.23 France Unknown Sell This Version

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blim

blim

December 19, 2005
edited over 11 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.