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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 501952 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album) Deconstruction 74321 501952 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
74321 501954 Way Out West Way Out West (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Deconstruction, BMG Entertainment 74321 501954 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
74321 501951 Way Out West Way Out West(2xLP, Album) Deconstruction 74321 501951 UK 1997 Sell This Version
OUT 1 Way Out West Way Out West(3x12", Album, TP) Deconstruction OUT 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
74321 501952 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album) BMG Australia Limited 74321 501952 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
WAY 2 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album, Promo) Deconstruction WAY 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
1184 Way Out West Way Out West(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 1184 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
74321 501952 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album) Deconstruction 74321 501952 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
DR-99396 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Records (5) DR-99396 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
ES 5559 Way Out West Way Out West (Cass, Album, Unofficial) CD Club ES 5559 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
82876 69273 2 Way Out West Way Out West(CD, Album, RE) BMG Russia 82876 69273 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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mjasoncarswell

mjasoncarswell

March 31, 2019
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
I love this album. I'm seeking information about "Earth", specifically the male voice sample. "The whole surface of the earth seemed changed--melting and flowing under my eyes." is a quote from H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine". With a mid-Atlantic accent, it sounds like John Huston or Leonard Nimoy who actually read for an abridged audiobook version of "The Time Machine" that did not use that passage.

musicavrillavigne

musicavrillavigne

February 3, 2019
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
Watch that he wrote. On the Internet, it will begin to write it to all now. It is mentally sick.
brian.elder.180

brian.elder.180

January 11, 2019
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
Dancehall Tornado is a blinder. It a mash up of Breakbeat and Dub with some lovely sub bass as well as their signature sample effects. It builds nicely with with its energetic rhythm into a quite beautiful little melodic piece, never rushing to go here or there but seems to have tremendous discipline and timing. It’s a little work of art.
Sequoia before it was robbed of Lisa Gerrard was also on a different level, but without her is an anti climax. The other tracks are all mainly excellent, it’s disappointing that they would never quite fulfill their potential.
Dropped by BMG, Intensify is criminally underrated and a far more mature album, but it all goes a bit wrong after that as each subsequent album gets progressively more mainstream and faceless, and poorer for it.
As a debut WOW was exciting original and essential but tragically in the end was a prelude to not very much.
BigBeat25

BigBeat25

March 22, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952

What a year 1997 was for electronic music ! The eponymous and debut album by Way Out West is part of it.
As some said before, this CD IS memorable. I find it as good as "ESCM" from BT, another trance and progressive groundbreaking release.

The trio "Domination-Dancehall Tornado-Questions Never Answered" is the part where the "party feeling" (melodies & huge beats that brings the movin' power) is at its peak.

On top of that, the last track "Earth" ends with a calmer and beautiful atmosphere that means "It's over. Goodbye but see you soon..."
BanditZero

BanditZero

December 18, 2016
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
How anyone can fault this album I don't know. It sounds a lot lot later than 1997.

The production is immense. Such a shame I missed the vinyl on this - I'm after a decent copy for a fair price if anyone is selling..?
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 19, 2012
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952

Way Out West's eponymous debut starts with the moody breaks of "Blue" and only gets better from there. It's a touchstone of the progressive house movement with good reason -- it manages to incorporate emotive melodies without sinking into either cheesiness or overblown flourishes. You can hear it in the delicate and romantic build of "The Gift," which is still probably the pinnacle of their career. They're adept at rocking the dancefloor (as with or the dub-inflected "Dancehall Tornado") and bringing in harmonies to complement the beats (as with the semi-tropical "Domination" or the mysterious "Questions Never Answered"). Sure, sometimes they go for straight up club tracks like "Sequoia" or "Drive By," but even those carry a carefully considered sense of craft. There's even a nod to big beat with "King of the Funk," but "Earth" brings things down on a slower, more meditative note. Immensely enjoyable.
northregent

northregent

November 22, 2010
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
the previous reviewer criticizes the various styles on the album. that's exactly why I think this album is badass.

March 14, 2008
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952
Some of the tracks are outstanding, while others are decent. Overall, the flow of this album is the main aspect that takes away from this collection of well produced breakbeat tracks. It never really develops in a linear fashion, skipping around from downtempo tracks to heavy breaks. I recommend listening to it to get a taste of Way Out West, and you may like it, but personally I don't think it is anything remarkable or memorable.
whocarez

whocarez

March 5, 2008
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952

This a very good album where all the tracks seem to be in place. I bought it many years ago just because I liked the tune Ajare. At first I wasn't really impressed with the rest of it, but once I listened to all the tracks in order I noticed that the whole album made sense. This is quite rare for house/trance albums I bought in the same time period. From that on I was hooked and had in on repeat for several months.
bolle88

bolle88

December 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Way Out West, CD, Album, 74321 501952

If only Way Out West could be this good again. Their follow-up, "Intensify", was nothing but a bad copy of this one, except for some highlights. And "Don't look now" is just a horrible pop-album, except for some really boring progressive-tunes.
I know what Warren and Wisternoff really are capable to, that's why I'm so negative to their second and third album. And the best proof of their capazity is this album, their debut!
When this cd was made, progressive house-producers like WoW actually were alout to make melodic music that still could be energetic, banging, uplifting or whatever you want to call it. The producers were aloud to have more than a kickdrum, one closed hihat and a clap. WoW often used four or five different hihat/cymbals at the same time, just to keep things happen! That was the WoW-trademark: different things happened all the time and they used a lot of "surprise-elements" like BT and Marc Mitchell. But WoW were not afraid of using the most gorgeous melodies above all of this! Maximalistic epic progressive house ! =D

So after this long introduction I will only write a few sentences about this album. As I mentioned above, this is really energetic! "Domination", "Dancehall tornado" and "Questions never answered" are my favourites here. "Domination" which is all about Attitude. I just love that "Madness...Power..Domination"-sample, perfect for the dancefloor!
"Dancehall tornado" is also meant for the dancefloor. Wild breakbeats, really tough bassline and a nice melody. With a small, small touch of dancehall...
"Questions never answered" starts so great with that superfunky-bassline and the breakbeats. After half of the time, though, the breakbeats stops and a regular 4x4-beat comes in. And a really cheesy melody. This could sound horrible, but the WoW-touch is still there!

Oh well, these are just three out of ten really great tracks. If possible, get this album without hesitation!