Various ‎– Trance Europe Express

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TEEX LP1 Various Trance Europe Express(4xLP, Comp, Ltd) Volume TEEX LP1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1 Various Trance Europe Express(2xCD, Comp + Box) Volume, Volume TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX MC1 Various Trance Europe Express(2xCass, Comp) Volume TEEX MC1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX LP1 Various Trance Europe Express(4xLP, Comp, Ltd, W/Lbl) Volume TEEX LP1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1 Various Trance Europe Express(2xCD, Comp + Box, RP) Volume, Volume TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

December 17, 2017
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1
Best deal of the 21st century on CD! Excellent assortment of classic ambient and what was then called trance(far cry from the garbage today). Eclectic in that most tracks actually sound different and attain uniqueness of and to the artists. Yes folks electronic musicians who dont all sound the same at the machines of loving grace.
The opening track is what hooked this aficionado early Orbital was groove laden electronic funkiness thick with intricacy and melody but in all honesty all the tracks are great esp the Material remix by Orb!!
simospina

simospina

August 7, 2017
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1
Just a short question: are this tracks mixed or single tracks?
alka71

alka71

August 2, 2016
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1
What an album this is. If you want a taste of the chill-out rooms of the early 90s raves and the after-rave come down sessions in someone's front room on the sofas as the dawn fights its way through the tightly closed curtains, here it is. Enjoy.
futility

futility

March 18, 2016
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1
this was great, wish I still had mine. crash course!
PabloPlato

PabloPlato

August 13, 2015
referencing Trance Europe Express, 4xLP, Comp, Ltd, TEEX LP1
anyone got a spare booklet for this vinyl set? is it bigger than the one that came with the CD edition? i'd love to reunite my vinyl copy with the missing book :)
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 25, 2014
referencing Trance Europe Express, 4xLP, Comp, Ltd, TEEX LP1

overall the quality is high.
recommended tracks:E1 MLO Colour Of The Sun
A1 Orbital Semi-Detached
A2 Bandulu Gravity Pull
E2 Source It's A Kind Of Magic

C3 030 Midnight In Europe
H1 Barbarella The Mission
D1 Cosmic Baby Space Track (Remix)
D2 Total Eclipse Black Hole
D3 CJ Bolland Random

B1 System 7 Desir (Butterfly Remix)
F3 Moby Move (Volume Remix)
C1Black Dog, The Xeper
C2 Scubadevils Celestial Symphony

Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 22, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Trance Europe Express, 4xLP, Comp, Ltd, TEEX LP1
'Trance Europe Express' is a timeless compilation made by the people from Volume with a full-information 192 page book. The repertoire represents an excellent choice of what we used to call trance music, with a more sophisticated use of the elements in the music composition. That's the case in the brain dance 'Semi-detatched', from Orbital, with an elegant use of TB 303 bassline. Bandulu's 'Gravity Pull' shows a very well made techno trance full of melodies and with a smart use of drum machine, and the veteran Thomas Fehlmann also appears with his Readymade alias, in a futuristic conception on 'Face the Day'. Through spacey melodies and textures, System 7’s ‘Desir’ makes us reflect if musicianship really depends only on the technology; ‘Persuasion’ brings a lyric vocal esthetic under melodies and a modulated synth base from Spooky. The diversity is also evident when we hear the more minimal-abstract tribalism of Material’s ‘Mantra’, or in the sweet percussion involved by textures and a lovely piano solo of The Black Dog’s ‘Xeper’. The different conception of the genre of this serie also counts on the trancy bassline of ‘Celestial Symphony’, or the dub influences on the introspective 030’s ‘Midnight in Europe’. The teutonic influences, like Barbarella's 'The Mission' and 'Space Track' from Cosmic Baby couldn't be anywhere else, and the belgian label R&S gave CJ Bolland's 'Random' and 'The Color of the Sun', from Mellowy MLO. The deep abstract experimentalism of Aphex Twin’s ‘Analogue Bubblebath 3’, the shadowy figures of Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia, Moby, The Orb, Source and Trance Induction complete the amazing selection. Don’t miss the chance to read the book, a legacy in electronica.
fabriknos

fabriknos

March 15, 2004
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1

i thought this was actually a pretty weak release compared to the following volume which sounded much more modern and cutting-edge. the mastering on these cd's is very poor and there is a definite lack of "oomph" in the mixes. indeed, some great artists and a few great tracks, but overall i was very disappointed after being exposed to volume 2 before this one. still keeping it in my collection though for prosterity's sake.
CowBot

CowBot

February 20, 2003
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1
The entire series is beautiful, unfortunately the booklet was impossible to read without damaging and quickly fell apart.
Say_Vegin

Say_Vegin

March 31, 2002
referencing Trance Europe Express, 2xCD, Comp + Box, TEEX CD 1, TEEX CD1

All volumes of these series came with a 192-page booklet. Full of interviews, pictures, trivia, etc. about the featured artists and the musical styles they represent, written with a sense of humor and creativity. In those times (before the internet existed) that was an incredible and unique source of information, something that's never been repeated by any other compilation as far as I know. Together with all those classic tracks from legendary artists, these releases are truly essential.