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Tracklist

KreemTriangle Of Love
IntercityGroovin Without A Doubt
KeynotesLet's, Let's, Let's Dance
Reese & SantonioThe Sound
Reese & SantonioHow To Play Our Music
Reese & SantonioForcefield
ReeseJust Another Chance
ReeseRock To The Beat
Kevin SaundersonThe Groove That Won't Stop
ReeseBassline
ReeseFunky, Funk, Funk
E-DancerPump Up The Move
TronikhouseUptempo
TronikhouseThe Savage & Beyond
TronikhouseStraight Outta Hell
The Reese ProjectStation Of The Groove
Inner CityAhnongay
Reese & SantonioBounce Your Body To The Box

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    Cover of Faces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection), 1996-11-18, CDFaces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection)
    2×CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
    6 x 6 Records – SIXX CD 6, KMS – SIXX CD 6, Avex UK – SIXX CD 6
    +1 more label...
    UK1996UK1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Faces & Phases, 1996-11-18, VinylFaces & Phases
    3×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
    6 x 6 Records – SIXXLP 6UK1996UK1996
    Cover of Faces & Phases, 1996, VinylFaces & Phases
    3×LP, Compilation, White Label
    6 x 6 Records – SIXXLP 6UK1996UK1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Faces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection), 1997, CDFaces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection)
    2×CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
    Planet E – PE 65235 CDUS1997US1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Faces & Phases Vol. 1 - The Kevin Saunderson Collection, 1997, VinylFaces & Phases Vol. 1 - The Kevin Saunderson Collection
    2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, Limited Edition
    Planet E – pe65235US1997US1997
    Cover of Faces & Phases Vol. 1 - The Kevin Saunderson Collection, 1997-11-21, VinylFaces & Phases Vol. 1 - The Kevin Saunderson Collection
    2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, White Label
    Planet E – PE65235US1997US1997
    Cover of Faces & Phases - The Kevin Saunderson Collection, 1997, CassetteFaces & Phases - The Kevin Saunderson Collection
    Cassette, Compilation
    Planet E – PE65235US1997US1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Faces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection), 1998, CDFaces & Phases (The Kevin Saunderson Collection)
    2×CD, Compilation
    SSR (4) – SSR 196, KMS – SSR 196Europe1998Europe1998

    Reviews

    • F313's avatar
      F313
      With compilations you have to be careful when you expect the original tracks. I've compared these tracks with the original 12-inches and the tracks on the KMS 25th Anniversary compilation. Except for Station Of The Groove, all tracks have the same length and fade outs as the 25th Anniversary tracks, which means most are not the full original tracks.

      Only these tracks are the full 12-inch track versions: The Sound, Bassline, Funky Funk Funk, The Savage & Beyond (it's the Savage Reese Mix), Straight Outta Hell and Ahnongay.

      The Groove That Won't Stop and Pump Up The Move fade out from start to finish, unlike the original records.

      Triangle Of Love (it's the vocal version) fades out one minute earlier and the first few beats are absent. Station Of The Groove (the Jay Denham Mix) is merely 2 minutes.

      All other tracks end slightly earlier with a fade out. Mostly 5 to 15 seconds earlier, sometimes half a minute.

      This 3xLP doesn't feature Smooth Groove and Feel The Mood like the 2xCD. The SSR and Planet-E CD versions also include those, as well as Truth Of Self Evidence and leave out the strange 2 minute cut of Station Of The Groove.

      The sound quality is good for 15 to 18 minutes per side. Some tracks sound slightly boomy as far as I can tell when I compare then to the original 12-inches, but they're clean compared to those sibilant polished turd vinyl rips on the KMS 25th Anniversary compilation.

      It's a good compilation featuring almost all of Saunderson's best tracks, but for some tracks you might still want the original release.
      • jamesbreeze's avatar
        jamesbreeze
        Forcefield, Uptempo, Bassline, Pump Up the Move, Smooth Groove. Some of the best electronic dance tracks you will ever hear. These are guaranteed to get the floor moving.
          • jiggawhat's avatar
            jiggawhat
            I agree with the thoughts of the other reviewer. 2xCD compilations tend to drag on and spread themselves thin and some tracks are just miss. The 3xLP is probably a more useful release than the CD version. That said, it still is a must-have release, because chances are you can't collect all the individual records (at a reasonable price).
            • maroko's avatar
              maroko
              This an essential purchase for all Kevin 'Master Reese' Saunderson fans, as well as for techno completists and historians, but despite of its undeniable importance, I have trouble sitting through both discs in one go. Not that any of the tracks are bad, but it's that thing they call taste which plays a major role here. For one reason or the other (and I don't really want to venture into explaining why), certain tracks don't impress. I've noticed that a common denominator with a lot of other best of and greatest hits releases. But as the title of this release implies, these are certain phases of his career, and odds are that a man as versatile and deeply rooted in the electronic music scene won't impress you with every chunk of music he ever recorded.
              That said, when "Faces & phases - The Kevin Saunderson Collection" is good, it rocks hard! There are certain tunes here which validate the purchase around twice. The Savage And Beyond, one of my all time favorite tracks, still gives my whole room a solid shake, with huge drum kicks and an amazing, old school hoover! Then there's the eerie and atmospheric Rock To The Beat, with a timeless lead melody, you get two groove bombs, The Sound and The Groove That Won't Stop, especially the latter with endless acid bleeps. You get both tracks from one of my personal favorite 12", "Inside Out", by Reese, with Bassline being one of the most timeless, instantly recognizible dance floor killers of all time. It can still be heard at clubs, with a lead that confidently holds its own against modern, state of the art techno music. Then there's E-Dancer's Pump The Move, which would later appear on E-Dancer's classic album "Heavenly", but remixed by the legendary Kenny Larkin.
              Add the furious, straight up raw techno banger Up Tempo, and there I go with almost two fist fulls packed with amazing tunes.
              So I guess my wants and needs were satisfied here. Not everything shines here as much as I wanted it to, but looking at this compilation from the bright side, it's quite obvious this is the easiest way to get your hands on quite a few old school K. Saunderson gems in one place. And this is where and why this one excells! Tracks The Savage And Beyond, Funky Funk Funk, Bassline and The Groove Won't Stop are numbers I won't ever get tired of listening to. Not ever! The mere fact I had the opportunity to collect all four in a single place makes me quite convinced that this is an essential purchase. Add the vast territory it covers across two discs running time, and check the tracklist, and then my guess is you'll share my general appreciation.
              • eiskristall's avatar
                eiskristall
                I've heard from other users that this release is very recommended to have for someone who likes detroit or good electronic music in general. So I get this one after a long hunting. After hearing through the album the first time I was so excited, you can't imagine that. A true masterpiece in everyone's collection, the rating on this release page confirms that.

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