Apotheosis ‎– O Fortuna

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O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus Mix) 5:10
An Other Thing (Metropoll Sky UnderMix) 7:15

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DID 128319 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12") Indisc DID 128319 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
DIS 8319 Apotheosis O Fortuna(7", Single) Indisc DIS 8319 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
DICD 8319 Apotheosis O Fortuna(CD, Maxi) Indisc DICD 8319 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
300170-4 Apotheosis O Fortuna(Cass, Single) Indisc 300170-4 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6743-12 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6743-12 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RAD 39, HAL 12299 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12", Single) Radikal Records, Hot Productions RAD 39, HAL 12299 US 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 6743-8 Apotheosis O Fortuna(CD, Single, Car) ZYX Records ZYX 6743-8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CDS 12299-2 Apotheosis O Fortuna(CD, Single, Car) Radikal Records CDS 12299-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Apotheosis O Fortuna(CDr, Single, Promo) Radikal Records none US 1992 Sell This Version
G.R. 010 Apotheosis O Fortuna(12") Graffiti G.R. 010 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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youxland

youxland

January 7, 2018
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319

il a ete le vinyle trance le plus connu et le plus recherché a l'epoque et sa cote a monté a 10000 francs(monnaie de l'epoque)!donc respect
randyj

randyj

May 17, 2017
referencing O Fortuna, 12", Single, RAD 39, HAL 12299
Rave tune from golden era in 1991 - Samples of "O Fortuna" by Carl Orff.
transition-metal

transition-metal

December 18, 2016
edited 10 months ago
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319

I have had this vinyl since 92 on Radikal records & haven't played it since 94, O fortuna got played out way to early & i'm not just talking about this track but the original by Carl Orf, for a year or 2 there it seemed like every fucking tv commercial was using it, in terms of this techno version, well it could have been done better and so therefor it should be done better!!!
vibrasphere

vibrasphere

August 11, 2016
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319
Apparently David Guetta did a free giveaway of this record back in 1992 -> youtu.be/G8xPgImlDSc?t=71
ozbeatproject

ozbeatproject

November 28, 2015
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319
Its all about the B Side.. An Other Thing (Metropoll Sky UnderMix). Superb Track.
fancyfair

fancyfair

December 21, 2014
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319
At the time, this was the typical apocalyptic sound, when hardcore began. T99's Anastasia and Holy Noise's James Brown is Dead, The Curse's All Systems (Are Go).It might not sound that big nowadays, back then it was big.
djh34

djh34

July 20, 2014
referencing O Fortuna, 12", Single, RAD 39, HAL 12299

reminds me of the musicmaker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

June 5, 2014
referencing O Fortuna, 12", DID 128319

Seriously? This track got hyped? It sounds terrible. I do like cheesy ravey "tekkno" tracks every know and then but who thought that sampling off a classical piece would be a good idea? It simply doesn't fit at all. Apparently, a bunch of noisy electronic sounds and a sample from a well known classical piece is considered "Art" by one of the commenters here. I respect anyone who like this. I simply do not understand this track's significance. The B side "An Other Thing" doesn't help much either. It's similarly as bad as "O Fortuna" "O Fortuna" is simply a dreadful recording. People probably like this because of it's notoriousness.
DarkSunshine1993

DarkSunshine1993

November 11, 2010
referencing O Fortuna, 12", Single, RAD 39, HAL 12299

Absolutely sick ass oldskool warehouse techno.
mjb

mjb

May 31, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing O Fortuna, CD, Single, Car, CDS 12299-2

"O Fortuna" is not a particularly good song, even in its original incarnation as "Carmina Burana", Carl Orff's ominous, epic 1930s composition for orchestra & choir. Nevertheless, it's a tune that a lot of people just find entertaining, perhaps because it's so tense, dramatic and straightforward. In some respects it's just an overproduced pop song, but I admit even I thought it was adventurous at first. The juxtaposition of "evil" mega-choral samples with "hard", post-New Beat techno synths & percussion was a novel and natural fit at the time, part of the battle between Dutch, German, and UK "rave" producers to see who could make the noisiest, most over-the-top bangers that people would still dance to. It wasn't the first or last of its pounding, cacophonous ilk, but it was perhaps the 'best' by some measures. Is it an anthem? No, and no self-respecting DJ today would touch it except perhaps as a tongue-in-cheek gesture. But is it ridiculously memorable? You bet, and that's what makes it great.