Jam & Spoon ‎– The Complete Stella

R & S Records ‎– RSUK 14X, Outer Rhythm ‎– RSUK 14X
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Black Side
A1 Stella (Moby's Barracuda Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Moby
A2 Stella (Moby's Electro Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Moby
A3 Stella (Original Mix) 6:19
Silver Side
B1 Stella (Jam & Spoon Remix)
Remix – Jam & Spoon
B2 Stella (Frank De Wulf Mix)
Remix – Frank De Wulf

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Published by Edition All Star-BMG UFA Germany/Copyright Control
℗ & ©1992 R&S Records
Made in England

45RPM on label, but plays at 33⅓ RPM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016026257149
  • Barcode (Text): 5 016026 257149
  • Matrix / Runout (A, etched): RSUK 14X A1 2 DAMONT A
  • Matrix / Runout (B, etched): RSUK 14X AA1 1 DAMONT J

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 9208 Jam & Spoon Tales From A Danceographic Ocean (Remixes)(12") R & S Records RS 9208 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
RS9208CD Jam & Spoon Tales From A Danceographic Ocean (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) R & S Records RS9208CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
DAN 657931 5, 657931 5 Jam & Spoon Stella - Tales From Danceographic Oceans(CD, Maxi) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 657931 5, 657931 5 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RS92078CD2 Jam & Spoon Stella(CD, Maxi) R & S Records RS92078CD2 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
RS 92708 Jam & Spoon Stella(7") R & S Records RS 92708 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version


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July 10, 2011
this is a very good example for the genre that is a hybrid of chicago house, ambient, industrial and detroit techno.


August 6, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
A gentle classic and a very different twist on the sound steadily emerging from Germany, circa '92.
With this simple, elegant, messy, roll your eyes back, grind yer teeth, sweaty palms in the air anthem of a song that wouldn't sound entirely out of place next to something by Tangerine Dream. This is how trance came to be. A sound being explored by several others at the time but nothing else hit with such a huge impact as Stella.
How many one night stands and/or couples emerged out of the "Hold me, Love me" cocoon of this one?
Bring the love indeed!
Moby's Electro mix is pure floor to ceiling delirium. Where the original mix and the Jam & Spoon remix capture the essence of that gentle warm feeling of MMMMMMM and the sigh. The Electro mix captures that pounding heart 'gnar gnar' gaffled panting sweaty armpit feeling quite well. A steady climber with rolls and waves of snares that are sure to compound the affect when used properly.


August 21, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
'Stella' still stands as one of the greatest classics of the genre in history. Deep, minimal-hipnotic trance with a sensual climax, it became a real fever on the dancefloors of many different countries. Released by Renaat Vandepapelière's R&S label, 'Stella''s original version sounds litterally plounges into your head and will remain as one of the treasures of the beginning of the nineties, thanks to the major general of the belgian label, whose talent gave him the chance to find the german duo Jam El Mar & Markus Löffel aka Mark Spoon at their best moment. There are some other versions in 'The Complete Stella', like the ones of Frank De Wulf and two different from Moby, but the best one is truly the original.
Many say that trance lost this deep minimal hipnosis roots some time after it was created, in 1992. Anyway, there won't be a better example of the kind than 'Stella'.