Sven Väth ‎– Accident In Paradise

Eye Q Records ‎– 4509 93989-2, Eye Q Records ‎– 4509-93989-2
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Cover changed from the original edition. In contrast to the other reissue edition, this version has "WE 833" written in the upper right corner of the back cover.

At the second track there's a short digital drop (left and right) at 6:06.

Track durations printed on the back cover are partially incorrect.
Track 2 duration listed as 12:28.
Track 3 duration listed as 10:25.
Track 5 duration listed as 9:10.
Track 6 duration listed as 1:27.
Track 7 duration listed as 6:24.
Track 8 duration listed as 6:42.
Track 9 duration listed as 1:23.
Track 10 duration listed as 3:53.
Track 11 duration listed as 8:25.

Back cover info:
Edition Cheyenne / Neue Welt M.V. / B. Reisig M.V. / Moonquake / Musikedition Discoton
℗ & © 1993 WEA Music. Ein Gesellschaftsbereich von Warner Music Germany.
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4509-93989-2 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 745099398927
  • Matrix / Runout: 450993989-2 WME
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0506
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05D3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0548
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0558
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0573
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 05Z9
  • Label Code: LC 6450
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Other (Distribution Code): WE 833

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4509-91193-1 Sven Väth Accident In Paradise(2xLP, Album) Eye Q Records, WEA 4509-91193-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
4509-91193-2 Sven Väth Accident In Paradise(CD, Album) Eye Q Records, WEA 4509-91193-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
WPCR-524 Sven Väth Accident In Paradise(CD, Album) WEA WPCR-524 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
4509 93989-4 Sven Väth Accident In Paradise(Cass, Album) Eye Q Records, WEA 4509 93989-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD 93989, 4509 93989-2 Sven Väth Accident In Paradise(CD, Album) Eye Q Records, Eye Q Records CD 93989, 4509 93989-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version


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March 17, 2008
By the time I listened to this release, my taste for trance was diminishing. It's undoubtedly some of the best, most well-produced, most interesting, most entrancing music out there, but the darker vibe and tribal mood was not for me - I sought the grooves of hip hop and house music. But denying this album it's mark in history as one of the greatest electronic albums is pure injustice. It defines everything I think of when I hear the word "trance", and as much as that word has been made dirty by pop music these days, this album is trance like you've never heard it before. For any early classic trance enthusiast, not having this album in your collection is akin to not having any Beatles albums in your rock collection.


June 7, 2003

Apart from the goofy cover, this is a wonderful album, probably one of Sven Väth's most distinct ones. L'Esperanza is, in my opinion, one of Sven Väth's best tracks. Ritual Of Life is quite similar to it, but not quite as good.

Then, there's two very unusual tracks on this CD, Merry-Go-Round Somewhere, and Coda, which both feature not much more than a Medieval-sounding piano playing something close to classical music.

Apart from the music, the CD booklet contains a nice Shakespeare-style poem... How could you not like this release!?


February 5, 2003

I think it's the most unknown kind of music made by sven väth. Maybe it's one of his best styles.
Ritual of Life creates so real images by soundscapes, so it turned in the last 10 years to my favorite afterparty hymn. (only cosmic babys "Melbourne-Mexico-New York" can reach this) ;)