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Ruhige Nervosität13:00
Gemäßigter Aufbruch10:00
...Und Mittelspiel7:00
Ansatz1:00
Damen-Eleganza5:00
Ehrenvoller Kampf3:00
Hoheit Weicht (Nicht Ohne Schwung...)9:00
...Und Souveränität3:00
Remis3:00

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Cover of E2-E4, 1984, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album
Inteam GmbH – ID 20.004Germany1984Germany1984
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Cover of E2-E4, 1984, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album
Inteam GmbH – ID 20.004Germany1984Germany1984
New Submission
Cover of E2-E4, 1984, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Limited Edition
Orange cover, Different embossed position
Inteam GmbH – ID 20.004Germany1984Germany1984
New Submission
Cover of E2-E4, 1987, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album
Black Label
Racket Records – RRK 15.037Germany1987Germany1987
Cover of E2-E4, 1987, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album
White Label
Racket Records – RRK 15 037, Racket Records – RRK 15.037Germany1987Germany1987
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Cover of E2-E4, 1990-01-00, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
Racket Records – CD 715037, Racket Records – 715037Germany1990Germany1990
Cover of E2-E4, 1992, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
Dureco
Spalax – 14241 CD, Spalax – 14 241France1992France1992
New Submission
Cover of E2-E4, 1995, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue
Disk Union – 14141France1995France1995
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Cover of E2-E4, 1996-05-06, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Da Music – CD 873018-2, New Emotional Music – CD 873018-2Germany1996Germany1996
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Cover of E2-E4, 1996-06-25, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
Belle Antique – MAR 96246, Spalax – 14241 CDJapan1996Japan1996
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Cover of E2-E4, 2004, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue
Spalax Music – SPALAXLP14141France2004France2004
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Cover of E2–E4 (25th Anniversary), 2006-12-12, CDE2–E4 (25th Anniversary)
CD, Album, Reissue
Digipak
MG.ART – MG.ART 304Germany2006Germany2006
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Cover of E2-E4, 2006-08-25, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Paper Sleeve
Arcàngelo – ARC-7168, MG.ART – MG.ART 304Japan2006Japan2006
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Cover of E2-E4, 2006, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
Jewel Case
Arcàngelo – ARC-1116Japan2006Japan2006
Cover of E2-E4, 2008-08-00, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
MG.ART – MG.ART 404Germany2008Germany2008
Cover of E2-E4, 2010, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
White
Disk Union – LP 14141UK2010UK2010
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Cover of E2-E4, 2010, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Clear Vinyl
Disk Union – LP 14141UK2010UK2010
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Cover of E2-E4 30th Anniversary, 2011, CDE2-E4 30th Anniversary
CD, Album, Reissue
Embossed
MG.ART – MG.ART 404Germany2011Germany2011
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Cover of E2-E4, 2012-01-25, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD
Belle Antique – BELLE 121916, MG.ART – MG.ART 804Japan2012Japan2012
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Cover of E2-E4, 2014, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Spalax Music (2) – 14141Europe2014Europe2014
Cover of E2-E4, 2016-02-25, CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD
Belle Antique – BELLE 162534, MG.ART – MG. ART 804Japan2016Japan2016
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Cover of E2-E4 , 2016, VinylE2-E4
LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
180 gram
Inteam GmbH (2) – ‎ID 20.004Germany2016Germany2016
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Cover of E2–E4, 2016-09-00, VinylE2–E4
LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Embossed Cover
MG.ART – MG.ART 904Germany2016Germany2016
Cover of E2-E4 (35th Anniversary), 2016-09-23, CDE2-E4 (35th Anniversary)
CD, Album, Reissue
MG.ART – MG.ART 424Germany2016Germany2016
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Cover of E2-E4, , CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Dureco
Spalax – 14241 CD, Spalax – 14 241FranceFrance
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Cover of E2-E4, , VinylE2-E4
LP, Unofficial Release
Multimix Remix Service – 2002USUS
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Cover of E2-E4, , VinylE2-E4
LP, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Multimix Remix Service – MM-2002USUS
Cover of E2-E4, , CDE2-E4
CD, Album, Reissue
Racket Records – CD 715037, Racket Records – 715037GermanyGermany
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Cover of E2-E4, , CDE2-E4
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KDG France
Spalax – 14241 CD, Spalax – 14 241FranceFrance
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ED-209's avatar
ED-209
58:40 of uninterrupted bliss. Forget the vinyl - this is the ultimate edition of this masterwork.
tykon's avatar
tykon
I have this one for sale (in VG+/VG+), if interested, just let me know!
clauses's avatar
clauses
Very disappointing mastering on this one. Sounds flat and lifeless (for sure cut from CD). The reverb is rendered as a coarse background noise. Not much in the way of stereo. High-hats are too loud.
DJCL's avatar
DJCL
is it any good? i just want to know before buying this for a friend.
xabi_kiano's avatar
xabi_kiano
Wow. Seriously breathtaking. Just a couple reasons to believe... ;-)
Alain_Patrick's avatar
Alain_Patrick
Edited one year ago
"E2-E4 is the opening Chess move, a very good title because it was the first recording that I
released under my name. I connected all those synthesizers and sequencers, for bass, solo and
voice with drum machines, using effects. I used a analog drum synthesizer, a big from EKO from
Italy, a hand build machine with only four copies in the World, and a second one from Pearl.
The solo voice was made with ARP synthesizers.
In the beginning nobody really understood what it was, it was a bit too early for this music
(Manuel laughs). It was a very fluent piece of music, very minimalistic, one hour floating and
loating without big changes, many DJs wanted to play something on top of it, the biggest
popularity came from the DJs some years later. I never intended to be like a dance kind of
music. It became a Larry Levan favorite on Paradise Garage, and people from Chicago and
Detroit would also played on many other clubs, as well as other cities.
Sueño Latino sampled it on their homonym release, and they payed Royalties, but not much,
because in the beginning nobody knew how far it would go. We tried to renegociate, but at
the end they wouldn’t be allowed to keep releasing it.
I remember that I found out something was missing on the credits part because on the Creative
they did not make World releases, and at the end they gave the licenses to other compilations
without the proper credits. I would rather say it was a kind of a Mediterranean and Latin
feeling on the scene, but I never imagined that my music would be adopted by it as Sueño
Latino. Maybe it has something to do with my use with the guitars, but I think it doesn’t work
when you want to sound like something. I just play and I just want to sound something what I
like." - Manuel Göttsching (Electronic Standards interview, 2011)
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milky-way
Edited one year ago
It's so funny that few seemed interested on this record in mid 80s, when many new copies were lying on the shelves of record shops and you could buy it for few marks. Suddenly it became sough after in early 90s, following the cover version of an Italian house/dance act. And then its fame increased steadily, up to the status of a sort of holy grail. When Manuel recorded this music, it was a sort of fun playing, without any idea of what it would become some years later. At least I hope that he could get some good money and make a living out of it.
loulou01's avatar
loulou01
The release date on this must be wrong or there was an earlier Racket Records release of E2-E4. I had a Racket release of E2-E4 around 84-85. I remember distinctly as I used to come home from school tripping balls and listen to this and I left school in the summer of 1985.
Fomas's avatar
Fomas
Edited one year ago
Truly a masterpiece. Love the sound quality of this reissue.

Wouldn't call it an album though. Unfortunately Manuel chose for seperate track titles. Track distinction on this release is pointless and feels cramped, especially on the vinyl release which shows no marks. It's one flow spread out on two sides. Nobody talks about the seperate tracks -not even Manuel himself on the inner sleeve(!)- and rightly so. The track names are also somewhat bombastic compared to the minimalistic approach of the cover and the main title. I guess he just had too much time between recording and releasing the track to goof around with it.

And what's the story behind the enormous pictures of Sven Marquardt and Ulrich Kilian on the inner sleeve? Does he know these bystanders are on the cover of his record?
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tranzyd
Suenio Latino brought me here. What a rip off. After 25 years I discover this original source.