'Vinyl Only' Goa tracks
updated about 1 month ago
Following this thread, here is a list of Goa trance tracks which never appeared or never appeared in full length on official CDs.
The list is huge and would have never been done without the effort of myrath who did the original list. Without him this list wouldn't have been possible so the first big thanks go to him.
The second big thanks goes to anyone who has contributed further in that thread especially to biospherend who seems to scrutinise every atom of the tracks ;)
The list includes Goa tracks released up to 1999 mainly which is arguably the last year when true Goa Trance was released. Only a very few Goa tracks have been released on vinyl in 2000 and most have appeared in full on CDs. The best examples of proper Goa Trance released on vinyl between 2000-1 are Dimension 5 - Second Phaze, Electron Wave - The Uncertainty Principle and Ra - To Sirius but of course these have their CD equivalent. Proper Goa on vinyl after 2001 like Chi-A.D. - Liquid Neon Sky is extremely rare and will not be added to the list - (edit 2016:- Book of Eden now on Earth Crossing anyway).
Hope that this list will inspire people behind labels like DAT Records, DAT Mafia Recordings, Anjuna Records and Zion 604 and anyone reading this to release more Goa CDs with tracks who never made it to CD.
I'm sure that with such a big list there will be tracks which are not really Goa Trance. This will happen with obscure vinyls from 'non-normally' Goa artists. One man's Trance is the other man's Techno and my Hard Trance is your Goa Trance. Not much you can do with style debates and obscure releases will have style changed sometime. The list will right now include any vinyl with the tag 'Goa' up to '99 and the occasional 2000 release with only an exception or two having style as Techno/Trance/Acid and reason for the exception documented accordingly.
The track(s) in the comments are the tracks which never appeared on CDs. Occasionally some trivia is also added.
Some 'vinyl-only' tracks have been made available digitally in loss-less format. With time there will be more tracks made available in a loss-less format. At first these tracks were not going to be included in the list. However it was argued that tracks may at some point in time become unavailable for some reason or another so it's better to include them in the list and make a note that they are available digitally, when known.
Please contact me if you know more Goa styled vinyl only tracks which are not in the list. If you see errors and tracks of questionable style please also do contact me or just join the Group and post in the relevant topic.
As from December 2014 Cassette Only releases will also be added to the list. Think Russian tapes and artists like Parasense.