Various ‎– Delusions Of Grandeur

Hardkiss ‎– HK 19001-2
2 × CD, Mixed

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  • Producer, Songwriter, PerformerScott Hardkiss (tracks: 1-2 to 1-4, 1-7, 2-4)


Segued using effects rather than mixed.

Track 2-4 also appears on the Various - Trance Atlantic compilation under the name God Within - Conjure Bass Bass (While The Double Agents Lurk).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 8441 90012 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 132271-D1-5082-1 DISCTRONICS USA **HK01-1**
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 132272-D1-5082-2 DISCTRONICS USA **HK01-2**

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HK 19001-1, HK-LP-001 Various Delusions Of Grandeur(2xLP, Comp) Hardkiss, Hardkiss HK 19001-1, HK-LP-001 US 1995 Sell This Version
UC-009 Various Delusions Of Grandeur - 20th Anniversary Edition(2xLP, Comp, RM, W/Lbl) Uncut Records UC-009 US 2015 Sell This Version
HK 19001-4 Various Delusions Of Grandeur(Cass, Album) Hardkiss HK 19001-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
UC-009 Various Delusions Of Grandeur - 20th Anniversary Edition(2xLP, Comp, RM) Uncut Records UC-009 US 2015 Sell This Version
HK-LP-001 Various Delusions Of Grandeur(2xLP, TP) Hardkiss HK-LP-001 US 1995 Sell This Version


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November 2, 2014
One of my best compilation's ever, I was lucky to get a copy of this masterpiece for £5.50. From the opening of Rabbit In The Moon to the closing of Little Wing you don't notice the time fly, this is a flawless album not one dull track. I love the flow of it every tune just glides in together perfectly, for me Is personal can't comment on just one tune 'cause there all fantastic tracks. If your into great music you need to get this, if you've never heard it it will still blow your mind. I CAN'T BIGUP THIS ALBUM ENOUGH.


March 26, 2008
I began as a lukewarm appreciator of this release after having sought it vigorously for some time--it's not an easy (or cheap) CD to come by.

But here I am, it's 2008, and I'm listening to this compilation as I work, and it's positively thrilling as a body of work. Some serious inspiration was flowing through the Hardkiss blood during the 1994-1997 time period, this compilation falling towards the beginning of that period. Particularly impressive is how dynamic each track is, and together how dynamic these tracks make the album. Listening to "Delusion" from start to finish is no test in patience. This music has vibrancy and moves whether you do or not.

A few elements I find a little silly, particularly the rainforest-style atmospherics; I think one track actually has a few monkey screeches in it. Here and there new-age female vocal hums come dangerously close to one of those "mood" compilation CDs you buy off the television. But these minor complaints shouldn't deter anyone from hearing this music. I suppose they're more directed to people who've already heard this album and have contributed to its superlative 4.8 discogs rating, which it nearly deserves.

Scott, Gavin, and Robbie were all great producers, and this is a good portion of the cream of their output. So, believe that it's as artful as people say; because even if it's not, who cares? The pleasure this compilation provides from start to finish comes so wonderously easily to the listener and lasts after repeated listens.


February 17, 2004

A delightful compilation from those San Francisco trance boys at Hardkiss.If you can get hold of a copy of this rare album then I recommend you buy it and then give it all the attention it deservedly warrants. It has all the best releases from the label plus some very good tripped out releases you wont have heard. A great listen.