Laurent Garnier ‎– A Bout De Souffle EP



1 Breathless 11:00
2 Wake Up 7:40
3 Go To Sleep 9:07
4 Wake Up (Baloo Mix) 5:47

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(p)&(c) 1993 Fnac Music Production

Track 2 duration is different than printed on the cover: 7:27. Corrected in tracklist.
Fabriqué en France.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 383005 931867
  • Barcode (Scanned): 3383005931867
  • Matrix / Runout: FNAC 593186 MPO 01 @
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1209
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Distribution Code: WM313

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP) Fnac Music Dance Division 590186 France 1993 Sell This Version
7593186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(CD, EP, RE) CNR Music 7593186 France 1997 Sell This Version
7590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle(12", RE) Wagram Music 7590186 France 2002 Sell This Version
7590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP, RE) CNR Music 7590186 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
3139472 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Wagram Music 3139472 France 2009 Sell This Version


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May 20, 2013
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February 9, 2008

If I had to pick one CD Maxi release by Laurent Garnier to rule them all, then his 1993 "A Bout De Souffle EP" would be my definite choice. The first three tracks, Breathless, Wake Up and Go To Sleep, rank amongst his finest works ever, and those familiar with his opus should know that means quite a lot.

Wake up is my favorite here, though, and certainly my #1 tune the frenchman produced. The best thing about it is how nicely it aged; the acid line and the vocal samples immediately reveal that its origins are back in the old school, but it still gets the crowd screaming on those good retro parties ;-)

The other two tracks are more laid back, with a relaxing and soothing touch, maybe more suitable for the after parties or just pure quality listening time at home.
The remix of Wake Up is nice, but few tracks can match the original, let alone beat it.

So, what you have here is an absolutely essential purchase for all fans of old school house/techno, with a very distinct Laurent Garnier trademark- the tunes are groovy, melodic, yet not too aggressive or in your face. Their beauty relies more on musicality than on harshness, devastating kicks and high BPM rates. Essential stuff here.