Various ‎– Balearic Beats - The Album Vol 1

FFRR ‎– 828 118-2
CD, Compilation

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1 Electra Jibaro (Full English 12" Version)
Co-producer [Uncredited] – Paul OakenfoldProducer [Uncredited] – Phil Harding & Ian Curnow
2 Code 61 Drop The Deal 5:07
3 Beats Workin' Sure Beats Workin' (El Sonido Casa Balearico)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix [Uncredited] – Phil Harding & Ian Curnow
4 Enzo Avitabile Black Out 6:47
5 Mandy Smith Mandy's Theme (I Just Can't Wait) (Cool & Breezy Jazz Version)
Producer, Written-By – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
6 The Residents Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix) 9:37
7 The Woodentops Why Why Why (Live) 5:15
8 Nitzer Ebb Join In The Chant (Gold!)
Producer [Uncredited] – Phil HardingRemix [Uncredited] – Daniel Miller, Flood
9 Fini Tribe* De Testimony (Collapsing Edit) 4:14
10 The Thrashing Doves* Jesus On The Payroll (Street Groove) 3:30

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Track 10 is listed with the typo "Payrol".

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balearic beats by farley

"wot shall i file this BALEARIC BEATS under?" so young joe public, y.t.s., go-getter at yo-price megastore hits his first problem in pigeon-holeing the black vinyl. now seeing that the only "MATEY" joe's "EVER GOT RIGHT ON" is the rubbery balloon type his guv'nor sells, i think we should explain this happy, happy, groove a little more.

now while it's true that the balearic beat was born in IBIZAN clubs, such as AMNESIA and PASHA, it's breeding took place in a small, sweaty, strobby, smokey south london club called ..... THE SHOOM. the hardcore original shoomers, along with another london club THE FUTURE, had discovered the JOY'S of balearic beats, during several previous "summers of love" (sic), and had brought the music and the attitude back to london with them. the kinectic style of dancing now associated with balearics ugly brother, ACID HOUSE, is pure ibizan in origin. The loudest screams at SPECTRUM are always reserved for NITZER EBB and the RESIDENTS while hearing ENZO AVITABILE booming through the smoke at JOY is an ecstatic experience one step away, (some say forward) from sex.

THE FINI TRIBE and MANDY SMITH have become anthems all over clubland, whilst my personal faves are the fast euro-rhythms of CODE 61 and the post-punk thrashing of THE WOODENTOPS. every track of this album will fill floors and put smiles on faces, Throughout the balearic underground. look, i wonder if poor joe's getting the gist of all this, for joe and the yet uninitiated, balearic is the following and much, much more.....

.....loads of hugs and kisses ... smiley t-shirts and happy faces.... feeling saucey instead of sauced......eating fruits on the dance floor....bashed up converse trainers.....lovely girls with blinding pops.....hedionism....sparklers at the future....indian belly dancers at the shoom....almost everyone finally realising that "only love can conquer hate"....watching the sun set at the café del mar....watching the sun rise on primrose hill....the karma collective....poncho's pony tails and body friendships....loads more hugs and kisses....just let this piece of warm anglo-ibizan club culture rush over you, enjoy it mateys!!!

loves & respects to OAKEY, THE RAMPLINGS, GARY HAISMAN, JOHNNY WALKER, STEVE PROCTOR, NANCY NOISE, and to all those out there who truly "shoooom!!!"

xxx hugs and kisses xxx - farley.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 81182 0
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Distribution Code: BA 900
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 118-1, FFRLP 5 Various Balearic Beats - Vol. 1 - The Album(LP, Comp) FFRR, FFRR 828 118-1, FFRLP 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
828 118-4, FFRMC 5 Various Balearic Beats - Vol. 1 - The Album(Cass, Comp) FFRR, FFRR 828 118-4, FFRMC 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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May 13, 2017
Looking for this on CD please. Have it currently on cassette.


July 15, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I use to see this LP in the racks next to the acid house LPs..I always picked it up, looked at the back the back of sleeve, looking for artists etc. never recognised any as I was focused on acid comps. The fantastic sleeve would always make me pick me it up again every week I would visit the shop....Then it was gone, the shop proabably only had one copy....Then some 15 years later I bought it, and it was worth the wait..and also recognised a few tunes on the comp from a documentary on channel 4 ,....and thought....AHHHH thats so what it is
Long live Balearic Beat and Acid House


January 31, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
This is truly the album which started the whole scene in the uk.At that point in time there were not clubs playing eclectic tracks of different generes with such an effect.I remember going to spectrum & future "on one" , and thinking
it does'nt get much better than this.
The great thing is the tunes still sound underground nearly twenty years on,unlike the conveyor
belt of tracks dished out since. It was lovely being there at the begining!!!