Jam & Spoon ‎– Tripomatic Fairytales 2001

Epic ‎– EK 64230, Epic ‎– 64230
CD, Album

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1 Heart Of Africa 6:49
2 Odyssey To Anyoona 9:58
3 Two Spys In The House Of Love
Vocals – Helmer*
4 Stella 6:19
5 Neurotrance Adventure 5:42
6 Zen Flash Zen Bones 6:10
7 Who Opened The Door To Nowhere 2:44
8 Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music)
Lyrics By – Nosie KatzmannVocals – Plavka
9 Muffeled Drums
Vocals – Helmer*
10 Path Of Harmony
Lyrics By – Hans Helmer SauerVocals – Reggie (2)
11 Paradise Garage
Lyrics By – Hans Helmer SauerVocals – Rebecca
12 Earth Spirit 6:28
13 Stellas Cry 7:25
14 Find Me (Odyssey To Anyoona) (Radio Mix)
Lyrics By – Nosie KatzmannVocals – Plavka



℗ & © 1993 Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
Produced for Allstar Productions.
Recorded and mixed at The Allstar Warehouse, Frankfurt City, Germany.
Distributed by Sony Music.

Some later pressings have a copy with two stickers on front, one with 'Featuree "Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music)" & "Find Me (Odyssey To Anyoona)" EK 64230' and the other with 'Best Value' written on.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464 - 64230 - 2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-081615 JA 2A 05
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L424
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5100

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JAM 474928 2, DAN 474928 2 Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 2001(CD, Album) JAM!, Dance Pool JAM 474928 2, DAN 474928 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
ESCA 6012 Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 2001(CD, Album) Epic ESCA 6012 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
JAM 474928 4, DAN 474928 4 Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 2001(Cass, Album) JAM!, Dance Pool JAM 474928 4, DAN 474928 4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1097 Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 2001(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Ritmas Studija 1097 Lithuania 1993 Sell This Version
EK 64230 Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 2001(CD, Album) Epic EK 64230 US 1994 Sell This Version


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August 9, 2012

Jam & Spoon's first album, TRIPOMATIC FAIRY TALES 2001, revels in the heady club days of the early 90s, with sweet synths and melodies to hit the ears in just the right places. "Heart of Africa" starts things off slow, with a mid-tempo track that hints at Africa more than getting to its heart, but which segues into pure techno in its last minute in order to lead into "Odyssey to Anyoona," a classic Jam & Spoon trance track with long, deep grooves and a looped sample from what sounds like a Bulgarian women's choir. Better still, the timeless classic "Stella" makes an appearance. After such a classic, "Neurotrance Adventure" and "Zen Flash Zen Bones" pale a bit in comparison, even though they have their own blissful moments. The massive club hit "Right in the Night," with its flamenco flair, also appears here. I could have done without the 'poetic' interludes that dot the album or the more generic tracks, such as "Paradise Garage," but the stronger tracks more than fulfill the need to dance, from the longing cry on "Path of Harmony" to the faux didgeridoo of "Earth Spirit" or the other club hit, "Find Me." Towards the end of the album, "Stellas Cry" isn't so much a reprise as a new track, with a nice piano breakdown leading into the beat. Still, for all its minor missteps, this album is still a classic.


May 23, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

This is one of my favorite albums ever. Too bad for those who thought Jam & Spoon were just Eurodance oriented, and disliked this work of art for not belonging to the world of standards. "Tripomatic Fairytales 2001" is a trip without too many obstacles. Whether it was a good thing or a bad thing: Jam & Spoon wanted to live from their art and decided to include three Eurodance oriented songs in the tracklist: "Right In The Night", "Find Me" and "Angel" (in a third re-press edition of the album). "Right In The Night" was a huge popular hit (that I never really liked). "Find Me" was modeled around "Odyssey To Anyoona" (I liked that one better). If you want to experience the ultimate tripomatic dream, listen to the whole album by excluding these tracks from the program.
Right from the beginning, Jam & Spoon show what their art is about. Electronic music, samples, strange atmospheres. "Heart Of Africa" is like a prologue: this is where it all began. From there, we go to Anyoona, wherever it is. Thanks to "Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares" for the great sample. The deep voice of Helmer interrupts the stasis: in the background, you ear the sounds of a sexual intercourse. This is how Stella was conceived, and it begins, slowly. "Hold Me, Love Me". As the BPM dies, near the end, the games are made. A child will be born soon. "Neurotrance Adventure" restart the beat, slowly, and flows into a luminous experience. "Zen Flash Zen Bones" is a spiritual techno transition that leads to... nowhere? End of first act.
Act 2 begins with Helmer again. "Muffeled Drums" is like a poem, spoken in a monotonous, dark mood, ultimately interrupted by "Path Of Harmony", a melancholic reminiscence of "Stella". "Paradise Garage" begins in a distant future, with what could be a 1 sentence novel: a mechanic voice whines "Save the robots! Why don't we save the robots!?". "Everybody's gonna fly!" sings Rebecca. "Earth Spirit" explores the world we live in: the deep tone of hundreds of nations into one dark, strange techno anthem. It is in this world that will live newborn Stella. "Stellas Cry" begins downtempo, and flow into what could be the backtrack of her life.


January 27, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Tripomatic Fairy Tales is by far one of the best electronica and dance album releases EVER!

Back in 1992 there was this little known trance track that I heard of called Stella. From the very first time I heard of it I was hooked. It was fast and energetic, sort of a minimal track that just caught you off guard and took you along for the ride into euhporic extacy. I was so into this track I had to learn more about Jam & Spoon. I was totally hooked and researched anything and everything this duo who had produced many euro dance bands but Stella was nothing like Dr. Alban or B.G. The Prince Of Rap. It was tons better.

I waited until 1994 when Tripomatic Fairy Tales was finally released by SONY. Then I found what a great album it was. I kept listening and listening to tracks like Find Me (Odyssey To Anyoona) (Radio Mix), Odyssey To Anyoona, Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music), Path Of Harmony and of course that excellent track STELLA.

Now that I am listening to this wonderfully excellent album of pure dance pleasure I am reminded that albums like Tripomatic Fairy Tales are few and far between.

If you haven't the pleasure of listening to this amazing album then by all means run to your local used music store and snatch it up before you wont be able to anymore.

On another sad note I learned recently that DJ Spoon had died. Through his excellent album he will always be remembered.