Total Eclipse ‎– Access Denied

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Blue Room Released ‎– BR077CD, Blue Room Americas ‎– BAM8001CD
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

0 Cornered 3:26
1 Harbinger 7:08
2 Quandary 7:17
3 One Size Fits All 6:42
4 None Of Your Business 7:05
5 Midnight Suspects 6:12
6 A Piece Of Cherry Cake 5:03
7 Screenager (Error 404) 7:01
8 XXL Files 6:45

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Credits

Notes

Recorded at TE.Rec Studios, Bordeaux, France.
Printed in the UK.

The tracklist on the left of the CD tray mentions "Secret Track - Cornered" on top of track 1. No individual writer credits are listed for the hidden track. The hidden track can be played by rewinding track 1 on some CD players. Some CD players will still display ‘track 1’ with the hidden track starting at -3:26 and finishing at 0:00.
The same tracklist has track 8 misprinted as "XX Files".

℗Blue Room Released 1999
©Blue Room Released 1999

Packaged in a 6-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 17936 90772 5
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS S BR 077 CD 03
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): IFPI 8716
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI 8707
  • Label Code: LC/6110
  • Rights Society: MCPS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BR077LP, BAM8001LP Total Eclipse Access Denied(2xLP, Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR077LP, BAM8001LP UK 1999 Sell This Version
BR077CD(UK), BAM8001CD(USA) Total Eclipse Access Denied(CD, Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR077CD(UK), BAM8001CD(USA) US 1999 Sell This Version

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MikeMcGantic

MikeMcGantic

May 10, 2011
Any album that samples Art Bell has got to be classic (XXL Files).
And this release by TE took a lot of balls and probably disappointed a lot of people.
Kudos to TE.
Joseph_S

Joseph_S

March 31, 2009

I still remember when I saw this CD in the record shop the first time, late December 2000. I had the habit of previewing each CD at the store before buying, even though I already knew the style. Total Eclipse are the authors of my favourite Goa track of all time, “Waiting For A New Life”, and when I saw this album on the shelves I snatched it immediately and without previewing it I paid and ran home excited to hear (I thought) the trance content. I said, with Total Eclipse and Blue Room it can’t be otherwise.

The CD starts off with breakbeat. I thought this is just an intro and let’s get ready for track 2. To my amazement though the following track is a drum & bass track. Track after track the album swayed between drum & bass, breakbeat and the like. I even checked the writers on the cover to make sure it’s the Total Eclipse I knew. But I wasn’t disappointed by the album. First because I always liked drum & bass. Second, I found the CD quite appealing and the music hooked me up instantly. Maybe I was biased to some extent by the fact that it’s Total Eclipse and Blue Room but the musical content outweighed this.

As other reviewers pointed out, you can’t expect an artist to do always the same kind of music you are used too. There’s not a trance riff on this album, rather it’s an eclectic mix of drum & bass and chilly stuff which by 1999 wasn’t much popular I think, at least not by your favourite Goa Trance artists. Respect to the Bordeaux trio for delving into a totally different musical style already then.
ingeba

ingeba

November 25, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
I know few people like this album much, yet for me it was a turning point in Psy/Prog trance. It had honest attempts to fuse this genre, which I feel was stuck in a rut for some time, with outside impulses. It did not go down well and Total Eclipse went back into the in-bread psy-trance sound after this, which for me marked the end of psy-trance (note: there are exceptions) as a musical genre of interest.
planet-noise

planet-noise

March 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Access Denined is disapoiting album?
You can't except an artist to do what U like. I think that at the time this album was release, Goa-Psy-Trance music became very cheap, and the Total Eclips crew just prove that they can do some other styles of quality music, and not repeat themselves again, and again, like many others.

This album is interesting as the others. So open your mind, and don't "get stucked" on only one style of music, because there is many others!!!
richardfloor

richardfloor

February 13, 2004

very dissapointed album..i have no idea what happened or what they were thinking when they produce this album.. i heard other music by this total eclipse guys..but in this one they try to expirement with non sense ambient sounds with some kind of jazzy beats..none of the tracks sound danceable or hypnotic ..(which the blueroom records is known for) some tracks are the chill out type ..but i can just call it experimental trash and thas it..very bad album!