Paul van Dyk ‎– Seven Ways

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Mute ‎– 9076-2, Mute Corporation ‎– 9076-2
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Seven Ways
1-1 Home 6:54
1-2 Seven Ways 6:24
1-3 Heaven 5:29
1-4 I Like It 5:42
1-5 Come (And Get It) 6:20
1-6 Forbidden Fruit 6:58
1-7 Beautiful Place
Co-producer – Warner Poland
7:01
1-8 People 4:22
1-9 The Greatness Of Britain 8:38
1-10 I Can't Feel It 8:00
1-11 Words
Vocals – Roland Ateundred
9:39
Bonus Disc
2-1 Seven Ways (Star Ways) 5:54
2-2 Today (Trance Ambient Mix) 5:36
2-3 Words (For Love) 7:00
2-4 Beautiful Place (Paradise Mix)
Co-producer – Warner Poland
7:15
2-5 Forbidden Future 9:19
2-6 Words (Mana Mix)
Remix – Mana
6:21
2-7 Words (Curved Headcase Mix)
Remix – Curve
5:00
2-8 Sundae 6 A.M. 10:54
2-9 Beautiful Place (Just Beautiful) 7:00
2-10 Forbidden Fruit (BT's & PvD's Food Of Love Mix)
Featuring – BTRemix – PvD*
9:41

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Special twin disc version with a second (unmixed) disc featuring remixes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24596-9076-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5556 HV 9076-2.1 01 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 2U7A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5557 HV 9076-2.2 01 M1S2
  • Barcode (CD2): ifpi L902
  • Barcode (CD2): IFPI 2U7A

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MFS 7088-1, 323.7088.1 Paul van Dyk Seven Ways(2x12", Album, Blu) MFS, MFS MFS 7088-1, 323.7088.1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MFS 7088-1, 323.7088.1 Paul van Dyk Seven Ways(2x12", Album) MFS, MFS MFS 7088-1, 323.7088.1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MFS 7088-2 Paul van Dyk Seven Ways(CD, Album, Mixed) MFS MFS 7088-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
323.7088 .2 42 Paul van Dyk Seven Ways(CD, Album, Promo) MFS 323.7088 .2 42 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ERA 9606-2 Paul van Dyk Seven Ways(CD, Album, Mixed) Nextera ERA 9606-2 Czech Republic 1996 Sell This Version

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Tech_Life

Tech_Life

May 24, 2017

I guess I'm the only one that love the actual album and not the bonus disc. This came out in '96 and it sounds like something from the '00s to me. Think about how electronic music sounded in '95, '96, today it sounds so dated but this album imo still sounds fresh, not new but fresh. I love the deep sound of the album and it was my go to come down album after a night of dancing and partying. This wasn't meant to be some uplifting trance album but more of a home and headphone one. For me this is one of the best electronic albums of all time and I'm not even a real trance fan anymore.
crazyaejay

crazyaejay

January 17, 2017
This is one of those rare albums where the bonus disc is far better than the album itself. I'm not saying the album is bad; it's just that disc two is simply awesome.
AbijahManiaco

AbijahManiaco

July 8, 2012
'home' serves as a pretentious prelude to 'seven ways'--nothing special.

the album version of 'seven ways' starts with 88 ABSOLUTELY USELESS measures where there's really nothing at all going on except a generic beat. that represents almost half the track. finally the song starts and you have something that resembles the 'seven ways' that i'm familiar with from 'global'. and without any outro beats at all, the song cuts out to 'heaven'. talk about unbalanced, lol, 88 in and 0 out!

heaven does offer some interest for an album track despite the first 104 measures of uninteresting construction. 104 measures of intro and only 88 measures of actual song. kinda silly if you ask me, especially for an album track!

'i like it' is boring and uneventful. sounds kinda like a dub or a track with something essential missing. an especially poor follow up to the previous energetic track.

natascha's vocals make for a very pleasant listen on 'come (and get it)'. i could see myself playing this tune in my sets despite a few boring sections.

'forbidden fruit', appearing in an almost totally unmixed form, offers the biggest hook thus far. it has a long atmospheric intro with no beat clear til the 140th measure marker. lovely.

i never could get into 'beautiful place'. i find there's something unsettling about it. although, at the 200th measure marker he drops 16 measures of an additional melody that undeniably grabs your attention. pitty it doesn't appear elsewhere in the song.

'people' is short and mediocre.

'the greatness of britain' offers little interest. it's ok. same goes for 'i can't feel it'.

the album version of 'words' is 150 bpm and sounds more like a rave tune than trance. structurally it's the most unbalanced track yet--192 measure intro and 0 outro. really really senseless. i mean, you're gonna loose anyone's attention in all that useless repetition and it's not like you can mix these tunes without outros, so what's the point in the mile long intros? i feel like they're only there to provide filler--to take up space on the album.

the second disc is the real attraction here. starting it off right, we have the best version of 'seven ways'. this was the whole reason i bought this release actually. as far as i can find this is the only release you'll find this on. i don't know why this wasn't released as a single. it's a masterpiece.

'today' is nice. sounds something akin to atb meets enigma.

next up is another gemm for the ages. masterfully constructed the choice version of 'words'. any self respecting pvd fan already owns this though.

next is the same version of 'beautiful place' that appears on disc 1. only this time it's unmixed--a valuable inclusion indeed.

the next few tracks don't interest me. especially that obnoxious remix of words by curve.

however, on 'beautiful place (just beautiful)' pvd seems to have taken my afformentioned suggestion and built the song around that 16 measure hook that grabs you at the end of the album version/paradise mix and finally gets it right on this number. i'd consider this the choice mix.

the bt and pvd mix of 'forbidden fruit' doesn't really fancy me, but others i know love it to death. i prefer the Giuseppe Ottaviani remix that was released over a decade later.

all in all, a worthwhile buy if you don't mind sorting through a lot of mediocre tracks and useless alternative versions of the same tune.