James Lavelle ‎– Romania #026

Global Underground (3) ‎– GU026CD
2 × CD, Mixed

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Beauty And…
1-01 James Lavelle & Richard File Beauty And... Intro 1:48
1-02 Queens Of The Stone Age No One Knows (U.N.K.L.E. Reconstruction)
Remix – U.N.K.L.E.*
1-03 U.N.K.L.E.* In A State 6:11
1-04 PFN* Flow (False Prophet Mix)
Remix – False Prophet
1-05 U.N.K.L.E.* Eye For An Eye (Silencer Mix)
Remix – Silencer
1-06 Meat Katie K Hole 6:43
1-07 U.N.K.L.E.* Have You Passed Through The Night Before (Eye For An Eye U.N.K.L.E. Variation) 5:41
1-08 DJ Shadow GDMFSOB (U.N.K.L.E. Uncensored)
Featuring – Roots ManuvaRemix – U.N.K.L.E.*
1-09 U.N.K.L.E.* Reign 4:21
1-10 Meat Katie & Elite Force Ju-Ju 6:14
1-11 Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes Dita Beater 4:16
1-12 Santos Sabot (Evil 9 Mix)
Remix – Evil 9*
1-13 South Colours In Waves (U.N.K.L.E. Reconstruction)
Remix – U.N.K.L.E.*
1-14 M83 Run Into Flowers (U.N.K.L.E. Reprise)
Remix – U.N.K.L.E.*
The Beast.
2-01 Plastikman Ask Yourself (U.N.K.L.E. Edit)
Remix – U.N.K.L.E.*
2-02 Scumdolly Making Ends Meet 7:00
2-03 U.N.K.L.E.* Invasion (Medway Vs. Eva: Coast To Coast Mix)
Remix – Eva (2), Medway
2-04 Peace Division No More Subliminal Shit 4:31
2-05 Meat Katie & Lee Coombs Import 5:48
2-06 Meat Katie & Elite Force Slagg 6:45
2-07 Ultima (3) Don't Funk 4:21
2-08 Pepe Bradock* 4 4:17
2-09 Chemical Brothers* Golden Path (Ewan's Rave Hell Dub)
Featuring – The Flaming LipsRemix – Ewan Pearson
2-10 Fred Numf vs. Five Point O Hong Kong Junkie (Medway Remix)
Remix – Medway
2-11 Alex Dolby Psiko Garden (Sasha Re-Edit)
Remix – Sasha
2-12 U.N.K.L.E.* In A State (Sasha Remix)
Remix – Sasha

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The acapella of "C'hantal - The Realm" is used between tracks 11 and 12 on CD1. The acapella of "Derrick Carter - Where You At" is used between tracks 05 and 06 on CD2, titled "Where You At (Where Yaccapella)".

Track 1-07 is listed as "Have You Passed Through This Night" in the booklet.
Track 1-10 is listed as "Ju-Ju (Hum Mix)" in the booklet.
Track 2-01 is credited to Plastikman on the back cover and Richie Hawtin in the booklet.

℗ 2003 Global Underground Ltd.
© 2003 Global Underground Ltd.

Made in Singapore.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 828272202621
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, 2): IFPI LT42
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): GU026CD DISC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): GU026CD DISC 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GU026VIN James Lavelle Global Underground #026: Romania(3x12", Comp, Ltd) Global Underground (3) GU026VIN UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026 James Lavelle Romania #026(2xCD, Mixed, Promo) Global Underground (3) GU026 UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026CDX James Lavelle Romania #026(2xCD, Ltd, Mixed) Global Underground (3) GU026CDX UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026CD James Lavelle Global Underground #026: Romania(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Global Underground (2) GU026CD Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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February 20, 2014
Why do people have such a problem with DJs/Producers playing their own music? It isn't shameless at all. If he doesn't play it, who else will? and what I mean by that is that dance music is middle-man culture, as soon as it has been released the rest of the world owns it. Nobody knows what tunes are going to be hits, underground anthems or just pale into insignificance and be forgotten. Lavelle plays his own music because it is an integral part of his sets and himself. Unkle music is like electronic rock music and there aren't many djs who you can say that about. It is a bit 'all over the place' but that makes it more interesting in my opinion. Lavelle you are one of my heroes, I love this mix and I salute you :)


November 3, 2007
While I agree with the above review by pseudorob in that the "self-promotional" tracklisting did initially deter me from buying this, I was bought this as a gift this year (2007) and I let it play in the background while doing some work...

I had let all those preconceptions disappear and was not looking at the tracklist as the sounds washed over me, and I really enjoyed the trip. Both discs offer something that is totally unique to Mr Lavelle: a kind of crossover sound of Indie/Dance that fuses a lot of elements of these genres into his own unique formula. And here he does so with a lot more personality than with GU 23 (Barcelona), which could be rather "grey" at times, if you like.

It's a solid breaks-based mix basically, 4/5 from me - and while one could look at this mix as a "vehicle of self-promotion" (rather cynically as I did before listening), I now consider it to be a masterpiece: of him pulling out a selection of diverse records and programming them, knitting them together by his own productions to make something totally unique.


May 8, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This is a disgrace.

I've seen James Lavelle several times live and he always delivers an interesting, eclectic and boundary-crossing mix, well reflected by his Fabric Live 01 effort. From that promising start there has been a steady decline which has been bitterly disappointing.

For mine, his subsequent mix (GU:Barcelona) was a moderate disappointment - solid track selection but nothing interesting or inspiring about it. Then we get GU:Romania - less a mix than a shameless vehicle to promote his own label, material and remixes.

Disturbingly, this is becoming all too common in mixes these days. The term 'sell-out' comes to mind...


December 9, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

This was a GREAT Global Underground CD, however, I am a little dissapointed with the amount of James Lavelle productions on it. I'm sure he had more then just these in his record box.

The transition out of the first track was pretty weird, but other then that, a solid comp. Not the best Global Underground by far, but not the worst either.

Definately some good stuff on here. I don't think it really reflects James' sets that well.