Sven Väth ‎– Fusion

Virgin ‎– 7243 8 45406 2 3, Virgin ‎– 7243 845 406 2 3, Virgin ‎– 7243 845 406 23, Virgin ‎– CDVIR71
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1 Fusion 3:29
2 Discophon 7:09
3 Sensual Enjoyments
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
4 Augenblick
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
5 Scorpio's Movement 7:56
6 Trippy Moonshine
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
7 Face It
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
8 Schubdüse
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
9 Sounds Control Your Mind
Mixed By [3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements] – Glenn*
10 Blue Spliff 5:58

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Written & produced @ Schallbau Produktion
3d B.a.s.e. Enhancements @ Soundbase
Published by BMG Ufa/Edition Schallbau administered by BMG Ufa Musikverlage.
℗ 1998 Virgin Schallplatten GmbH
© 1998 Virgin Schallplatten GmbH
CD: Made in EU
Rear tray: Printed in EU

Cat# "7243 845 406 2 3" appears on spine.
Cat# "7243 845 406 23" appears on CD and booklet.

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 54062 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384540623
  • Other (Distribution Code, F:): PM 538
  • Other (Distribution Code, UK:): CDVIR71
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI uDEN 8454062 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring Variant 1): 1-1-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring Variant 2): 1-1-7-NL
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1516
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15BC

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7243 8 45406 1 6, LPVIR71 Sven Väth Fusion(3xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 45406 1 6, LPVIR71 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-25380 Sven Väth Fusion(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25380 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 45406 4 7 Sven Väth Fusion(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 45406 4 7 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
UL 1029 Sven Väth Fusion(CD, Album) Ultra Records UL 1029 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 45406 1 6, LPVIR71 Sven Väth Fusion(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 45406 1 6, LPVIR71 Europe 1998 Sell This Version


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May 8, 2013
edited about 1 month ago

This is by far my favourite album by Sven väth, this album collects varied kinds of music, music to dance, to relax and to dream. i love every Music, my favourite musics are: "Face it", "Augenblick" and "Sounds control your mind", these musics are amazing, very relaxing and melodic, they are a fine example of how Deep house should be, they make me imagine medieval citys at night, i feel a strong connection with Thief "Dark project" and "Metal age" games when i listen to this Album. This is definitely one of the best electronic albums... i have this album for a long time and i never get tired of listening.


June 29, 2010
In 1997, deciding to call it quits with the Harthouse and Eye-Q imprints, Sven Vath, while at what back then seemed like the pinnacle of his power and fame, took practically a blind step into the unknown. Leaving behind his trance roots, and some unforgettable records (my personaly favorites being "The Harlequin, The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer" and "The Art Of Dance"), he reinvented himself, both musically and in terms of personal style.
On "Fusion", right from the kick-off, you can hear laser gun beams, goofy effects, cymbals and what not. Throughout the rest of the album, Sven went further than ever before. While strong melody work, which characterized many of his earlier releases is not forgotten, it's not as emphasized as before, and barely ever is it as close-up. Regardless, many sounds and styles are reconnoitered, and as much as it's curious investigation, it's rennovation, if not reincarnation for mr. Vath. The listener is taken for a ride through subtle broken beat techno, electro, groovy tech house and drifting, vagrant ambient.
As high as the bar was raised by Sven for himself, the listener was in for an unexpected treat as well. Back when it was released, former fans were everything but pleased. Sven's decision to ditch his roots, figuratively said, was more than most could cope with. And the majority didn't want to either. Thinking back, lots of his fans were expecting a vast improvement upon his classic sophmore album, which was already an upgrade of "Accident In Paradise". However, the expectations of many were not met with "Fusion". Doing a track by track review here is pointless, but those looking for more dance floor orientated beats should check out Scorpio's Movement first, Trippy Moonshine and Blue Spliff are the chilling ambient cuts, Sensual Enjoyments is a downtempo, light hearted break beat tune, Sounds Control Your Mind, Discophon and Face It are the delicate, harmonic and melodic techno/tech-house efforts, while Schubdüse is a bass heavy electro workout!
Music wise, this was never an album I fancied, but then again I have never been that infatuated about Sven either. However, playing this record out just this morning got me thinking about his career and what he has accomplished. All taste issues and emotional attachments set aside, "Fusion" is indisputably a work of a visionary whose mental picture was clearly large enough that it flew over our heads, so few understood it back then. Vath's foray into the future is corageous, to say the least, and some of his private, business orientated moves he undertook at the time, such as initiating the Cocoon project series, bidding farewell to the Omen club and setting up a new event at Frankfurt's U60311, all draw me to the conclusion that maybe he wasn't all that crazy, and that his only solitary goas wasn't money.
The album was a hit, carried on the wings of his already back then legendary name and status. Despite the inital naysayers, who took a pessimistic and negative position towards Vath's fresh output, most got around to appreciating what he was doing. And if this album didn't get everyone convinced, and I know I wasn't, Sven's subsequent achievements, as a DJ, producer, organizer, promotor and a highly charismatic ambassador of electronic music got me down with rest.
To repeat again, I was never crazy about this veteran's style and output, I have witnessed his sets when he totally blew it, but then I've seen him spin like few others can. In retrospective, what came after "Fusion", and the ways in which Sven Vath enhanced his career and endorsed electronic music on a global scale, while helping sponsor many other artists, and constantly releasing new music and mixes, all of this to me looks like "Fusion" wasn't something we wanted to hear, it was more something that needed to be heard. Far from a classic, but in my opinion this album holds its value in a broader historical context, not in strictly in the musical department. Not something you'd want to hear if you're after the finest Sven Vath work, but then again it's not a bad place to start either. Personally, I'd go with his DJ mixes first, and then take a logic step back, and dig through his vintage Eye-Q/Harthouse gems!
As the previous reviewer already stated, Sven's transition into the 21st century was great, and while it wasn't quite a small and quiet entrance, I must admit he did it way better than most. 2010 and still strong, this man does everything but stand still and live on great things of the past. I don't even want to begin and imagine what more could come!


February 8, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Warning! Everybody who liked the sound Väth released before this record could be disappointed. There is nothing of this typical middle 90s EyeQ trance sound on this album, it sounds very futuristic and modern with a cover design that fits to this concept.
But nevertheless it is not a bad album, I like it very much, maybe not as a Sven Väth fan but as a fan of electronic music in general. It compares many different styles, techno ("Augenblick", "Scorpio's Movement"), (Tech)House ("Face It"), Electro ("Schubdüse") and of course some ambient tracks, but here in a more futuristic than trancy mood as on the former records. All tracks are very well produced and I can say that there is no really bad tune on this album. Sven Väth entered a new decade of his music with this record. I think he did this first step very well.