Nalin & Kane ‎– Beachball

Urban ‎– 573 979-2
CD, Maxi-Single

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Recorded at Superfly Studios 1997
Published by gzm / Warner Chappell
Licensed from Superfly Records 1997

URBAN is a division of Motor Music GmbH, Motor music is a member of the Polygram Group

℗ 1997 Motor Music GmbH
© 1997 Motor Music GmbH

Made in Germany

Contains a yellow/white/black/brown sticker on the case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31457 39792 3
  • Barcode (String): 731457397923
  • Label Code: LC 6748
  • Rights Society: BIEM | GEMA | MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: 573 979-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3, 4): IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 01A7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 01A8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 01S1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 01S2
  • Other (Distribution Code): PY 940

Other Versions (5 of 61) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARBNL166 Nalin & Kane Beachball 2017 (Remixes)(7xFile, MP3, 320) Armada BNL ARBNL166 Benelux 2017
AVTCDS-074 Nalin & Kane Beachball(CD, Maxi) Avex Asia Ltd. AVTCDS-074 Hong Kong 1997 Sell This Version
S3 665187 2, 14-665187-14 Nalin & Kane Beachball(CD, Maxi) S3 Paris, S3 Paris S3 665187 2, 14-665187-14 France 1997 Sell This Version
10035 Nalin & Kane Beachball - The Underground Mixes 2003 (Disc 1)(12") Superfly 10035 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
FCD 349, FCD349, 567 831-2 Nalin & Kane Beachball(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR FCD 349, FCD349, 567 831-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version


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February 26, 2017
always wondered which of the 2 tracks "nalin kane - beachball" and "zhi-vago - teardrops" came first because they are very similar ? To me in France I heard Zhi-Vago first (may/june something like that)... and beachball later on... ? were there any unauthorized use of the other one muzic ????????


October 14, 2011
In my opinion Beachball was entirely composed after hearing BBE's Seven Days And One Week.second best!


February 24, 2010
I never liked 'Beachball' and always wondered why the track caused such a commotion out there. The melody is quite easy, monotonous, always stuck between the 4 same notes: a little bit like 'Get Get Down' by Paul Johnson.
A funny thing is that they also mistakingly took a sound sample of what they though were seagulls, when these birds are apparently crows. If these are heard near the sea, that might be because there are dead fish or dead animals nearby. A strange place to play Beachball, don't you think?
A lot of the people who liked 'Beachball' only liked it because it 'played on the radio', because it went 'mainstream' while other tracks, probably much better, didn't make it to the commercial circuit. Think Platipus Records for example: at that time, they were really popular to make good melodic Trance, but so little went beyond the records (at least where I live).
In my opinion, Nalin & Kane made a lot of great remixes for other artists (Da Hool, Jam & Spoon for example), but never really top this quality in their own tracks.
'Beachball' was remixed many times. I heaven't heard all of the re-versions but it seems Gabriel & Dresden bring it in another, more pleasant direction.


March 13, 2008
I was only 14 when I heard this for the first time. I was in summer camp in France, we were travelling by coach around La Rochelle when someone from our group dropped the song inside the cd player. Few weeks later, I recognized the song at the radio. I was so happy to ear the song again and can finally get a name for this stuff. It will always remain on the top of the best tunes ever made in the dance music factory and by myself I can say that any songs won't be able to remove it from my heart because during the same summer camp, I also met the person who will become my wife 10 years later.