Laurent Garnier ‎– Retrospective

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F Communications ‎– F255DCD, [PIAS] Recordings ‎– 137.0255.023
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2 × CD, Compilation, Digipak
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1-01 Marl Chingus 6 Months Earlier
Written-By, Producer – Llorca
5:33
1-02 Laurent Garnier Flashback (Video Mix) 4:57
1-03 Laurent Garnier Greed (Avril Radio Mix)
Remix – Avril
3:58
1-04 Alex Attias 10.000 Leagues (Wake Lab Mix)
Mixed By – Scan XRemix – Laurent GarnierVocals – Bembé Segué*Written-By, Producer – Alex Attias, Bembé Segué*
7:48
1-05 Laurent Garnier Theme From Larry's Dub
Flute – Magic Malik
4:30
1-06 Laurent Garnier Crispy Bacon 5:45
1-07 Laurent Garnier Man With The Red Face (Live)
Bass – Per ZanussiDrums – Anders EngenElectric Piano [Rhodes], Other [Live Recording With] – Bugge WesseltoftEngineer [Sound], Recorded By – Geir Ostensjo*Percussion – Rickard GenzoSaxophone – Haakon Kornstad*Technician [Vinyl Fx] – Jonas Lonna*
10:31
1-08 Laurent Garnier La Minute De Japonais
Voice – Alex From Tokyo, Laurent Garnier
2:11
1-09 Tres Demented Demented (Laurent Garnier Edit)
Edited By – Laurent GarnierWritten-By, Producer – Carl Craig
7:44
1-10 Laurent Garnier Jeux D'Enfants
Mixed By – Scan XVocals [Words] – Luna (14)
5:59
1-11 Laurent Garnier Sambou 10:42
2-01 Laurent Garnier Acid Eiffel (Live)
Bass – Per ZanussiDrums – Anders EngenElectric Piano [Rhodes], Other [Live Recording With] – Bugge WesseltoftEngineer [Sound], Recorded By – Geir Ostensjo*Percussion – Rickard GenzoSaxophone – Haakon Kornstad*Technician [Vinyl Fx] – Jonas Lonna*Written-By, Producer – Didier Delesalle
8:16
2-02 Laurent Garnier Coloured City
Vocals – Laurent Garnier
6:10
2-03 Laurent Garnier Communications From The Lab (Germ Remix)
Remix – Germ
6:04
2-04 DJ Marky & XRS Butterfly (Laurent Garnier Remix)
Remix – Laurent GarnierWritten-By, Producer – DJ Marky & XRS
9:50
2-05 Alaska At Night 6:43
2-06 Laurent Garnier Barbiturik Blues
Keyboards – Bugge WesseltoftMixed By – Scan X
6:23
2-07 Laurent Garnier Downfall
Mixed By – Laurent Collat, Laurent Garnier
5:35
2-08 Elegia Basic (Wake Up Lab Remix)
Remix – Laurent GarnierWritten-By, Producer – Laurent Collat
5:17
2-09 Laurent Garnier Astral Dreams 6:12
2-10 Laurent Garnier For Max 4:33
2-11 Laurent Garnier Raw Cut 5:58
2-12 Laurent Garnier Le Voyage De Simone
Vocals – Laurent Garnier
4:37

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Tracks 1-01, 1-04, 1-09, 1-11, 2-04 and 2-08 are unreleased on CD.
Tracks 1-02, 1-07 and 2-01 are unreleased tracks.

Track 1-09 credited to Carl Craig
Track 2-05 credited to Laurent Garnier

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5413356068320
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51965293/1370255023CD1 21
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51965253/1370255023CD2 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LP 73
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0794
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0767
  • Label Code: LC 01347
  • Rights Society: SABAM / BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F255DCD, 137.0255.024 Laurent Garnier Retrospective(2xCD, Comp) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F255DCD, 137.0255.024 France 2006 Sell This Version
344003 Laurent Garnier Retrospective(2xCD, Comp) Soyuz Music 344003 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
137.0255.223, F255DCDPROMO, F255 DCD PROMO Laurent Garnier Retrospective(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], F Communications, F Communications 137.0255.223, F255DCDPROMO, F255 DCD PROMO France 2006 Sell This Version
MUTE 9327-2 Laurent Garnier Retrospective(2xCD, Comp, Dig) Mute, Mute Corporation MUTE 9327-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
9327-2 Laurent Garnier Retrospective(2xCD, Comp, Jew) Mute, F Communications 9327-2 US 2006 Sell This Version

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maroko

maroko

February 7, 2008

As if a two CD package with Laurent Garnier's name on it called "Retrospective" is not a reason on its own to buy it, this excellent collection throws in some very welcomed bonuses for us die hard Garnier fans. While most of his followers are bound to already own most of these tracks, be it on cassettes, vinyls or CDs, it's always nice to get a little reminder of those timeless numbers.

About the new additions now. First off, I was totally intrigued when I saw the inclusion of the live mixes of Acid Eiffel and The Man With The Red Face, which are arguably the pinnacles of his career. Just those two make this compilation worth your money alone. To make things even better (like they weren't pretty good already), you get the spectacular timeless collaboration between Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier, Demented, first time on CD here! Sambou, another vinyl exclusive track, alos managed to pave its way on the second CD, and it sounds great. The relatively unknown remix of Butterfly, a track by drum 'n' bass heavyweights DJ Marky & XRS, also came as a pleasant surprise. And this double CD package seems to be full of them too.

Now, for an older follower of the frenchman's work, this has enough gems to validate the purchase, but it is by no means an essential buy. Personally, I find it a great release, though I cannot escape the impression that there are some classics missing here. It's an above average overview of his career, and if you want my honest advice, buy his 2xCD "Early Works" album from 1998, and listen to this before giving "Retrospective" a proper spin. These two releases compliment each other quite nicely, and before, or instead of venturing into hunting down his vast discography, by listening to them you should have a pretty good idea of what the man is about. And no, do not stop here.