Juan Atkins ‎– 20 Years 1985 - 2005

Tresor ‎– Tresor 216, Metroplex ‎– Tresor 216
2 × CD, Compilation



1-1 and 2-1 are each missing about one second at the beginning.

1-7 mislabelled 'R9'.
1-11 mislabelled 'I Wanna Be Free'.
2-5 mislabelled 'Nightdrive (Thru Babylon)'.

Mix titles of 1-5, 1-6, 1-11, 2-1, 2-6, 2-8 are absent. Track 2-6 also has another title as "Ocean To Ocean (Juan's Magic Mix)".

Though not listed as such, 2-8 is the remixed version from the Model 500 compilation 'Classics', released in 1993.

2-2 is the sole previously unreleased track.

1-5, 1-6 and 2-3 mastered from vinyl.

Despite this compilation's title, the actual release dates of the material included span the period from 1981 ('Alleys Of Your Mind' and 'Cosmic Raindance') to 2002 ('Something About The Music'). Cybotron's previously unreleased 'Dreamaker' was recorded in the early 1980s. The actual dates should therefore be 1981–2002.

Codice a barre e altri identificatori

  • Barcode: 6 61956 72162 5
  • Label Code: LC 03702
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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4 novembre 2018
modificato 9 months ago

Out of all the many numbers of Juan's own back cat of tunes that he could've picked he goes and leaves out the essential 'Techno City'. I, for one, would've thought it would be one of the first on his list to add. Weird, eh? But it surely has to be either a general oversight or an intentional leave out track. There's no other explanation for it.


24 giugno 2018
Along with the aforementioned compression and snipped intro issues, the tracks on here suffer from horrible noise reduction. Makes it pretty much unlistenable for me. Juan deserves better.


24 gennaio 2018
modificato about 1 year ago
Sure would be nice if Tresor would re-issue this as a 4lp! Perhaps even a well deserved box set is in order for the Godfather of techno??


16 febbraio 2016
Best version to get? Most of thems seem to be compressed and there is about 2 seconds missing from the beginning of "Alleys Of Your Mind" (sic!).

PS. there is also 2015 edition in digipack.


5 novembre 2015
modificato over 3 years ago
I'm not too sure about the audio quality of this release. There seems to be drops in sound in places (listen to Cosmic Cars when the vocal comes in around 20 seconds), also vinyl rips?

Really? Vinyl rips?

I could do that myself. When I buy a CD / digital release I expect the original recordings, direct from tape if needs be. If they are not available (and a vinyl source is the only available), I expect it to be noted.

Oh, and the entire thing is compressed to the point of clipping.

Hey, feel free to correct me if I'm just tripping balls on this.


27 gennaio 2010
If you want to make a jumpstart on the early days of techno music, and the genious work of Juan Atkins, this is probably the most complete compilation out there. It goes all the way back to the early Cybotron days, and includes all the way throught the Infiniti, Model 500 and Channel One classics. Besides, the sound quality is crystaline. Although there is one black spot in this release. The magnificent groundbreaking "Techno City" is missing.


27 agosto 2006
modificato over 12 years ago
Not the first Juan Atkins compilation, we all know this. So, what do we have here that could replace the "Classics" compilation? Many things. Firstly there are more than only Model 500 tracks; second, there is more than classic detroit electro here (the dance number "other side of life" is quite haunting), and finally, all the tracks sound clear, crisp and wonderful. Just a note: many versions are the later ones: "Cosmic Cars", "Off to battle" and "The Chase" have some more synths that the first versions. But anyway, this, among the "Galaxy 2 Galaxy" compilation that was also released in 2005, is a crucial work everyone that is interested in electronica should aquire.