Various ‎– V Classic

V Recordings ‎– VECD01
2 × CD, Compilation
CD, Mixed
Box Set

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1-1 DJ Krust* Maintain
Vocals – Morgan (3)
1-2 Roni Size It's Jazzy 7:04
1-3 Goldie The Calling (Remix)
Producer [Original Track], Engineer [Original Track] – Roni Size
1-4 DJ Die & Suv War & Peace 8:00
1-5 Dillinjah* Unexplored Terrain 6:59
1-6 Ray Keith The Reckoning 6:32
1-7 Scorpio Li - Li 6:58
1-8 DJ Krust* Guess 7:11
2-1 Lemon D Change (Remix) 6:54
2-2 DJ Die Play It For Me 7:09
2-3 Roni Size Only A Dream 5:43
2-4 Bill Riley Never Go Back 6:55
2-5 DJ Die On Time 7:12
2-6 DJ Krust* Blaze Dis One 8:31
2-7 Dillinjah* Soul Control 5:34
2-8 Ray Keith Phizical (Moody Mix) 5:36
Bryan G Mixed CD
DJ Mix – Bryan G*
3-1a DJ Krust* Maintain
Vocals – Morgan (3)
3-1b Lemon D Change (Remix) 8:20
3-1c DJ Die Play It For Me (Remix) 12:07
3-1d Bill Riley Never Go Back 16:41
3-1e Roni Size It's Jazzy (Felix Road Mix) 21:07
3-1f Roni Size Only A Dream (1998 Mix) 24:30
3-1g DJ Die & Suv War & Peace 28:38
3-1h Dillinjah* Unexplored Terrain 34:53
3-1i Goldie The Calling (Remix) 39:39
3-1j Scorpio Li - Li 44:30
3-1k Ray Keith The Reckoning 47:53
3-1l DJ Die On Time 52:40
3-1m DJ Krust* Blaze Dis One 56:30
3-1n Dillinjah* Soul Control 59:14
3-1o Roni Size Phizical (Vintage Remix)
Remix – Ray Keith
3-1p DJ Krust* Maintain 66:00
3-1q Roni Size Only A Dream 69:09
3-1r DJ Krust* Guess 72:58

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Discs 1 and 2 are unmixed. Disc 3 track listing not printed on release.

Track 3-1p is different to the other "Maintain" on the album, and is in fact the track from this earlier release here

Comes in a tin case with 4-page booklet. Bar code printed in booklet and on sticker on backside of case.

All tracks published by Bucks/Full Cycle Music except track 1-5 and 2-7 ℗ Copyright Control, track 2-1 ℗ Sony Music.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 033615 000221
  • Barcode (String): 5033615000221
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L041
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L042
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LB01
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): ifpi 1L13
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): ifpi 1L08
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): ifpi 1L08
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): VECD001-1 CDP UK LTD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): VECD001-2 CDP UK LTD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): CDP UK LTD VECD 1 CDM01

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VELP01 Various V Classic(5x12", Comp) V Recordings VELP01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
VECD01 Various V Classic(2xCD, Comp, RE) V Recordings VECD01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VELP01, VELP001 Various V Classic - Volume 1(2x12", Comp) V Recordings, V Recordings VELP01, VELP001 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Various V Classic Volume 1(CD, Comp) Ultra Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
VELP 01R Various V Classic(5xLP, Comp, RE) V Recordings VELP 01R UK 2000 Sell This Version


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March 26, 2015
Contains The Full Length Track Li Li By Scorpio ????


November 20, 2014

The version of DJ Die - Play It For Me, isn't the original mix but the DJ Die Remix.


July 28, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

One of the first widely commercial available Drum & Bass mixes on CD included here by the one and only Bryan Gee , the headd honcho of V Recordings. Bought this many years (in early 97) ago as one of my first D+B Compilations (right after MUSIC BOX on Full Cycle by Roni Size). I fell in love with V Classic and especially the first 2 songs on this sampler 'Maintain' + 'It's Jazzy' with these mellow + dreamy female voices over fine accented rolling Beatz are among my all-time faves. It's been years since i listened to the fantastic 77 minute mix by Bryan G. Last night i was in the mood for some fine mixed drum + bass . Bryan takes enough time to let the trax shine , the sound quality is awesome. The sub-basses shook the walls and the roof of my sound booth aand gave me the feeling of sitting inside a huge Bass Box (this experience came of course courtesy of Dillinjah and Lemon D's adventurous bass programming). The last 15 minutes of the mix combine all the highlights from the collected trax , most vocals and melodies get highlighted before the end of the mix one more time .
Man, this sound doesn't sound dated a tiny bit. Even today , when drum + bass is in fine form again , you will have big problems (if not look in vain) for a mix that great - solid and adventurous at the same time.Tthis is by far the best mix i own. Neither Goldie, norGrooverider; not even Khemistry & Storm came close on recorded mixes to the Godfather of the Bristol Drum + Bass movement !