Various ‎– AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live

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* With sleevenotes by Alex Constantinides

Tracklist

DJ Biggs The Hunter 6:08
Splash Babylon 7:42
Northern Connexion Reel Funk (A.W.O.L. V.I.P. Mix) 4:37
P-Funk P. Funk Era (V.I.P. Mix) 4:59
Randall & Andy C Sound Control (A.W.O.L. V.I.P. Mix) 3:21
Cool Hand Flex The Melody Madness (V.I.P. Mix) 4:19
Dark Man* Dis Sound Ruff 3:15
Kenny Ken The Pied Piper (A.W.O.L. V.I.P. Mix) 4:17
D.R.S. Everyman (A.W.O.L. V.I.P. Mix) 4:11
Dr. S. Gachet & Audio Maze The Dreamer (DJ Aphrodite V.I.P. Mix) 3:19
Prizna Fire (Dr. S. Gachet V.I.P. Mix) 5:02
Dr. S. Gachet & Audio Maze Touch My Toes (Dreamteam V.I.P. Mix) 3:58
Aladdin Mash Up Yer Know (V.I.P. Mix) 6:42
Mickey Finn & Aphrodite* A.W.O.L. (V.I.P. Mix) 3:39
L Double Da Base 2 Dark (Mickey Finn Special Mix) 5:44

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AWOL/CD 1 Various AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live(CD, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound AWOL/CD 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AWOLPRO 1 Various AWOL - A Way Of Life Sampler(12", Smplr) Ministry Of Sound AWOLPRO 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1 Various AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live(3xLP, Comp, Ltd) Ministry Of Sound, Ministry Of Sound AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AWOL/MC 1 Various AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live(Cass, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound AWOL/MC 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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Dread_junglist

Dread_junglist

June 1, 2017
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, CD, Mixed, AWOL/CD 1
Yeah mine is exactly the same, i got mine today and its mint condition with all the same issues... still a wicked 3 piece vinyl
SwanLake

SwanLake

June 26, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, 3xLP, Comp, Ltd, AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1
Yep, the vinyl I have (which I hadn't looked at for at least 10years) does exactly the same thing
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

June 10, 2014
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, 3xLP, Comp, Ltd, AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1

dis sound ruff, possible the sample might come from the addis v saxon in bermuda 94
djjordan

djjordan

December 30, 2012
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, 3xLP, Comp, Ltd, AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1

Agree, my copy does exactly the same, odd?! Classic and very rare tunage on here!
LOKAL071

LOKAL071

February 22, 2012
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, 3xLP, Comp, Ltd, AWOL/LP 1, AWOLLP1
For years I've been trying to get a flawless copy of my all time favorite Jungle / Drum & Bass Compilation album. But now that I have 3 copies I noticed something and found out why I will never find a flawless copy. Today I played the same track from each copy after each other and this is what I found out. On track C1 'Sound Control' there is a light scratch on the intro part. A little smaller than 1/4 of a inch, slightly sideways over the grooves but it's hardly noticeable by sound. And on track D1 'Everyman' just after the acapella part when the drums drop and the female is singing 'The things you doooeee .. You do' POP!! 'it in a different way...' It has a loud pop and sometimes it also skips a groove. It looks like the original master pressing plate at the record plant was damaged, because this scratch also looks the same on each copy I have. Also a little smaller than 1/4 of a inch, straight within the groove with on the end of the scratch a little nob that creates the pop. All the tracks on this album are amazing and can not be found on any other medium in it's unmixed form, so guess I can give up my search and stop buying other copies. I would like to hear back from anyone that have the same issues or have a copy that don't have these issues I described.
AmenWorshipper

AmenWorshipper

August 29, 2010
edited about 1 year ago
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, CD, Mixed, AWOL/CD 1

This is a timeless mix and one that should be on all 'collectors' lists.

The album is far from perfect though, imho it was not mastered? very well, the mcs, (brilliant though they are) are too loud and the music too quiet, problem is, the tunes are so good that you just have to turn it up making the mc's almost unbearable.

YES-Buy on sight, but be aware of the above.

In hindsight, did the live tape recording actually sound like this? (Mcs too loud/Music too quiet) If so then it carries across to the CD mix.

mrDominic

mrDominic

October 26, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, CD, Mixed, AWOL/CD 1

My mates and I used to go to jungle raves from 1994-1999, buy vinyl, listen to kool fm and this CD came out at a time when rave sets were only ever released on cassette. The relentless whistles, horns, bass, mic-reverb and general brocking-out capture the live experience in a way I have never experienced before (even compared to "Metallica - live shit, binge & purge recorded in Mexico City").

With an absolute heavy-weight track selection (mostly remixed specifically for this album), GQ & Fearless giving a peerless display on the mic and 5 legendary DJ/producers this is by far-and-away the absolute "must-own" CD for anyone considering themselves a junglist/d&b hed/whatever-you-want to-label-yourself.

WE'RE L-I-V-E INSIDE
catbwoy

catbwoy

February 13, 2003
referencing AWOL: A Way Of Life - Live, CD, Mixed, AWOL/CD 1

Oh Gosh! The original sound of UK Jungle. This was a golden-age - phat basslines and intricate drumwork. If you're a jungle fan or wanna know where it started, check this mix.