Various ‎– Global Underground Departures

Boxed ‎– GU: SAM1
CD, Mixed, Sampler

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Featuring tracks from other recent Global Underground volumes.

11: Title erroneously credited as "Breathe In Me."
13: Artist and title erroneously credited as Greece 2000 "3 Drives On Vinyl."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 64612 10012 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 664612100123
  • Matrix / Runout: TOC 36889
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2207

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
gu: SAM1 Various Global Underground: Departures(CD, Comp, Mixed, Smplr) Boxed gu: SAM1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
gu: SAM1 Various Global Underground: Departures(CD, Mixed, Smplr, Unofficial) Boxed (3), Global Underground (2) gu: SAM1 Unknown Sell This Version


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February 4, 2016
18 years on and still sounding Amazing, Ive just brought this.
They Really don't make them like they used too!!!! : )


April 9, 2004
If you want to find out what the Global Underground series is all about but don't want to pay an arm, leg, and first born for the double discs, this single disc album is a good primer. Sort of a 'Greatest Hits' kind of a compilation, it highlights many of the biggest tracks from various GU releases. As such, the mixing is merely functional.


December 21, 2001
The Global Underground series seems to consistently put out quality music from quality DJ's, and this must stem from the fact that the DJ's are given full control over which tracks to feature in their sets. The latest Deep Dish CD (Moscow) showcases their lush deep and dark sound, and others in the series (notably Danny Tenaglia in London and Sasha in Ibiza) are of equally high calibre. I agree that The Forth's mixing is a bit lame, and potential fans would do well to check out a full CD to get the best impression of the label. The packaging's always good as well (well, it's something to look at while your listening to the vibes!)


December 19, 2001

If, like for me, this is your first aproach to the Global Underground series, you'll be doing fine. The "Departures", "Arrivals" and "Destinations" sampler CDs succeed at being a fine kickstart on the ways of the label and the DJs it represents, for just a few bucks, insted of getting a pricey Global Underground double CD of only one DJ.

My personal favorite is "Summersault" by Taste Experience (anybody else knows about where to get the single, besides here and at Paul Oakenfold's sets???). The track selection in general is quite good.

What keeps me from giving it a 5/5 rating is that "Mixed by The Forth" legend. Yes, the tracks are all favorites of Oakenfold, Digweed, Warren and de Vit, but to be honest, Forth's mixing isn't that great (Well, I guess they wouldnt be giving away THAT much for the price).

Anyway, the track selection makes it worth. Should you want it for mixing, as always, a mixed CD isn't exactly DJ-friendly. But one can always get away with it, given a little talent and some duct tape.