Plaid ‎– Trainer

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WARPCD74
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation
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Tracklist

1-1 Plaid Uneasy Listening 5:37
1-2 Plaid Anything 5:01
1-3 Plaid Slice Of Cheese 6:00
1-4 Plaid Link 6:04
1-5 Plaid Perplex 4:05
1-6 Plaid Summit 4:38
1-7 Plaid Bouncing Checks 5:29
1-8 Plaid Yak 5:51
1-9 Plaid Scoobs In Columbia 5:34
1-10 Plaid Chirpy 4:47
1-11 Atypic Prig 4:52
1-12 Balil Eshish 4:42
1-13 Atypic Blah 4:47
1-14 Balil Norte Route 5:15
2-1 Plaid Fly Wings 4:06
2-2 Balil Whirling Of Spirits 5:55
2-3 Balil Choke And Fly 5:51
2-4 Balil Small Energies 6:09
2-5 Atypic Jolly 6:07
2-6 Tura Letter 5:20
2-7 Tura Soft Key 5:18
2-8 Tura Reishi 9:01
2-9 Balil Uland 4:09
2-10 Plaid Tan Sau 6:07
2-11 Plaid Android 7:00
2-12 Plaid Angry Dolphin 8:13

Companies, etc.

Credits

  • ArtworkThink1*
  • Producer, Written-ByAtypic (tracks: 1-11, 1-13, 2-5), Balil (tracks: 1-12, 1-14, 2-2 to 2-4, 2-9), Plaid (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10, 2-1, 2-10 to 2-12), Tura (tracks: 2-6 to 2-8)

Notes

Selection of the duo's early releases with a few previously unreleased tracks.

Published by Warp Music, except CD1:09 Hardcore Music. ℗ 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000 Plaid under exclusive license to Warp Records Limited. CD1:09 ℗ 1991 GPR Limited. Licensed from GPR Limited, this compilation ℗ 2000 Warp Records Limited. © 2000 Warp Records Limited.

Issued as a foldout carton case, that holds two separate cardboard sleeves, each containing a CD.
There is also a fold out poster included.

On variant 1, track 2-1 has mastering errors during the first seconds that are cleaned up on variant 2.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5021603 074125
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603074125
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): WARPCD74-1 . MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 2): WARPCD74/1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 3): WARPCD74-1 . MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): WARPCD74-2 . MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): CA WARPCD74-2 @
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 3): WARPCD74-2 . MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI LA31
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI LR61
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI LA31
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI LA31
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI L039
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 7305
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): none
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI 4BA1
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI RZ17
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI 4BA2

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Plaid Trainer - 1(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
WARP LP 74 Plaid Trainer(3xLP, Comp) Warp Records WARP LP 74 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WARPCD74 Plaid Trainer(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD74 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WARP LP 74 Plaid Trainer(3xLP, Comp, MP) Warp Records WARP LP 74 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WARPCD74 Plaid Trainer(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD74 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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7mehulpatel

7mehulpatel

April 27, 2014
of the 26 tracks on these 2 discs, about 15 (~60%) of them should not be missed
5 (~20%) of them are on my BEST OF ALL PLAID collection (CAPITALIZED)
disc 1 - 2anything, 3slice of cheese, 6summit, 8yak, 9scoobs of columbia, 12ESHISH, 13blah 14NORTE ROUTE
disc 2 - 2whirling of spirits 3choke & fly 4small energies 5jolly 8REISHI 10TAN SAU 12ANGRY DOLPHIN
the rest are also good, definitely worth the investment in your essential IDM collection
Stormchild

Stormchild

November 3, 2010
"Uland" is a previously-unreleased variation on the track "Island" (part of the "Parasight" EP on Rising High).
scoundrel

scoundrel

February 5, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Nowadays, Plaid's TRAINER sounds incredibly rough -- but for all its rough edges, it still manages to be ahead of its time, even the slightly embarrassing neo-rave of "Uneasy Listening." “A Slice of Cheese” is uncommonly good piece of lounge before the word was applied to every piece of downtempo out there, and “Link” and “Summit” show the melodic forwardness that made the Black Dog such a seminal group. And you can’t ignore the breaks on the Latin stormer, “Scoobs in Columbia,” that makes much of the current Latin explosion seem like nacho cheese. The unreleased “Chirpy,” “Prig” and “Eshish” shows aspects of IDM at its most beautiful Black Dog-esque heights (indeed, Ken Downie, Plaid’s former Black Dog mate, objected to the release of this material), and “Nort Route” is the perfect distillation of them. On the second disc, “The Whirling of Spirits” and “Choke and Fly,” originally released on the short-lived A.R.T. label, and “Small Energies,” continue this path. The driving “Letter” goes more tribal, while “Soft Key” veers in a more acidic direction and “Uland” goes back to mellow. The final two tracks, which appeared on the late, lamented Clear, lead us to the Plaid’s Warp days. “Android” has a soft electro feel into it, while “Angry Dolphin” is a little more breaks-oriented. If this is considered Plaid’s training, then it’s no wonder that they’re still running strong today.
plaidzebra

plaidzebra

October 27, 2002

What was intended to be a comprehensive collection disappoints with the disinclusion of essential early Black Dog tracks. Also, those who have tasted various MP3's of some of these tracks will discover inferior mixes and criminally short edits ("Uland" most notably).
Despite providing essential CD release of some classic tracks, those who know the back catalog better will be saddened by what's missing.