Juan Atkins ‎– 20 Years 1985 - 2005

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Tresor 216 Juan Atkins 20 Years 1985 - 2005(2xCD, Comp) Tresor, Metroplex Tresor 216 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Tresor 216, Tresor 10216 Juan Atkins 20 Years 1985 - 2005(2xCD, Comp, RE) Tresor, Metroplex, Tresor, Metroplex Tresor 216, Tresor 10216 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Tresor 216, Tresor 10216, TRESOR216JP Juan Atkins 20 Years 1985 - 2005(2xCD, Comp, RE) Tresor, Metroplex, Tresor, Metroplex, Music 4 Your Legs Tresor 216, Tresor 10216, TRESOR216JP Japan 2010 Sell This Version
Tresor 216 Juan Atkins 20 Years 1985 - 2005(2xCD, Comp, RE, Dig) Tresor, Metroplex Tresor 216 Germany 2013 Sell This Version

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funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

November 4, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216

Out of all the many numbers of Juan's own back cat of tunes that he could've picked he goes and leaves out the essential 'Techno City'. I, for one, would've thought it would be one of the first on his list to add. Weird, eh? But it surely has to be either a general oversight or an intentional leave out track. There's no other explanation for it.
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

June 24, 2018
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
Along with the aforementioned compression and snipped intro issues, the tracks on here suffer from horrible noise reduction. Makes it pretty much unlistenable for me. Juan deserves better.
shadow187

shadow187

January 24, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
Sure would be nice if Tresor would re-issue this as a 4lp! Perhaps even a well deserved box set is in order for the Godfather of techno??
SplendorGeometryczny

SplendorGeometryczny

February 16, 2016
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
Best version to get? Most of thems seem to be compressed and there is about 2 seconds missing from the beginning of "Alleys Of Your Mind" (sic!).

PS. there is also 2015 edition in digipack.
Jarren

Jarren

November 5, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
I'm not too sure about the audio quality of this release. There seems to be drops in sound in places (listen to Cosmic Cars when the vocal comes in around 20 seconds), also vinyl rips?

Really? Vinyl rips?

I could do that myself. When I buy a CD / digital release I expect the original recordings, direct from tape if needs be. If they are not available (and a vinyl source is the only available), I expect it to be noted.

Oh, and the entire thing is compressed to the point of clipping.

Hey, feel free to correct me if I'm just tripping balls on this.
AlexisNembrode

AlexisNembrode

January 27, 2010
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
If you want to make a jumpstart on the early days of techno music, and the genious work of Juan Atkins, this is probably the most complete compilation out there. It goes all the way back to the early Cybotron days, and includes all the way throught the Infiniti, Model 500 and Channel One classics. Besides, the sound quality is crystaline. Although there is one black spot in this release. The magnificent groundbreaking "Techno City" is missing.
Risingson

Risingson

August 27, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing 20 Years 1985 - 2005, 2xCD, Comp, Tresor 216
Not the first Juan Atkins compilation, we all know this. So, what do we have here that could replace the "Classics" compilation? Many things. Firstly there are more than only Model 500 tracks; second, there is more than classic detroit electro here (the dance number "other side of life" is quite haunting), and finally, all the tracks sound clear, crisp and wonderful. Just a note: many versions are the later ones: "Cosmic Cars", "Off to battle" and "The Chase" have some more synths that the first versions. But anyway, this, among the "Galaxy 2 Galaxy" compilation that was also released in 2005, is a crucial work everyone that is interested in electronica should aquire.