The Voyagers ‎– Distant Planet

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Distant Planet (Vocal) 6:17
Distant Planet (Instrumental) 5:20

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MIX 198 The Voyagers Distant Planet(12") Discomagic Records MIX 198 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
NP 198 The Voyagers Distant Planet(7", Single) Discomagic Records NP 198 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
I.D.L. 029 The Voyagers Distant Planet(12", RE) I.D. Limited I.D.L. 029 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
I.D.L. 029 The Voyagers Distant Planet(12", RE, Tra) I.D. Limited I.D.L. 029 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
I.D.L. 029 The Voyagers Distant Planet(12", Maxi, RE, Br) I.D. Limited I.D.L. 029 Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version

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Servaas

Servaas

April 28, 2021
referencing Distant Planet, 12", RE, Tra, I.D.L. 029

Beautiful record! Very good press! Superb Classic! Buy on sight!
kool_fraser

kool_fraser

August 16, 2019
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198
the more i listen to this record and all the other beautiful records within the italo genre, the more i am convinced that this is the greatest, most powerful, most beautiful, most touching, most melancholic, yet most uplifting italo disco record every made. the nicolosi team with addoms on lyrics duty released a number of amazing tracks in 1984 (not much before or after this golden year), including tracks by valerie dore, mike rogers, ranko, and novacento, but this really takes the cake. much like the title of the song, this music feels like it comes from, and indeed belongs on, another, distant, planet. otherworldly beauty that we are absolutely blessed to be able to experience and enjoy.
webhamster

webhamster

December 22, 2018
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198
Same melody to be found in Sheila Stewart - It's You (Michiel van der Kuy 1988).
maxhim

maxhim

June 10, 2018
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198

Makers of this masterpiece........please please , return for one time behind the old machines to create an italo
do it under different names if you want. you will make 1000 people happy
daftcombo

daftcombo

December 5, 2017
referencing Distant Planet, 12", RE, Tra, I.D.L. 029
How is the sound on this transparent repress? On the black one? Thanks.
schnicki81

schnicki81

January 1, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198

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Such an awesome piece of music! And as most of these obscure (I love this word) Italo records I heard before it took some time to grow until it has become one of my favourite records ever!
And I'm so happy now that I got a mint copy here from Discogs two weeks ago! Waited sooo long until somebody offers such a great condition! And it was worth every penny just for the music alone!
Nearly unbeatable!
Zalenka

Zalenka

June 8, 2016
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198
A re-release, please! (La Discoteca, Best Italy, Frastuono, other labels....)
rice3020

rice3020

June 30, 2010
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198
this is the best example to see, how with few, and simples melodies you can do a masterpiece. top 5.
restless

restless

October 12, 2008
referencing Distant Planet, 12", MIX 198

A very, very special record.
Moody, romantic, sad as a trip on the moon on a moonless night, this has all the clichés linked with "classic" italo : bad out of tune singing in litterally translated english, quite dated synths and nothing so adventurous in the production or futuristic in the structure either (as opposed to all the proto techno records made in italy in the same era, ie BWH, Carrasco, Rago/Farina et al).

But the whole bloody magic lies in the melody, and that one is really intouchable.

Plus, to add some mystique, the artwork with the skeletons is somewhere between awkward and poetic in a typical clumsy-home-made italo fashion ; and the lyrics are devastatingly sad, and quite meaningless to be honest, thus incidentally encapsulating perfectly the romantic incommunication sensation of the song.

Released the same year as Valerie Dore's masterpiece "The Night", sung by the same singer (but sang and mixed in a totally different, slightly out of tune, far away, production mood) and clearly written in the same melodic inspiration, this one could be considered as its sad, dark, lost in space hidden sister.

(Note that the synth melody was badly ripped off on Sheila Stewart's "It's You" in 88)