VariousEquinox Chapter One

Label:Retroactive – CAD 004.1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Techno, Deep House


A1Underground ResistanceThe Theory
A2Urban TribeCovert Action
A3B.F.C.*Please Stand By
BB.F.C.*The Climax

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Side B has a blank white label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): CAD 004 A SIDE HOPE IT ROCKS YOUR BOX AS HARD AS IT BUMPS OURS!
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): CAD 004.1 B SIDE The Climax! - B.F.C. ←FWD. DAMON K. BOOKER
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): Carl D. Craig (signature)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Both Sides): NSC (in circle)

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Equinox: Nite & Day (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Sampler)RetroactiveCAD 004US1990
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Equinox Chapter One (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Misprint)RetroactiveCAD 004.1US1991
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Equinox Chapter One (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Misprint)RetroactiveCAD 004US1991



  • antjai61's avatar
    I hate rose tinted spectacles, but when the rose tint is there without the need for spectacles, then you have to acknowledge the importance (and timeless relevance) of certain music. I remember putting the needle to this piece & instantly realized that this came from a creative crucible that was stand alone in my collection, and did not conveniently tie-in with anything else I had (and I had a huge - as I do now - collection of alternative dance, electronic music). Underground Resistance– The Theory, what can be said - it's hopeful, melodic, and yet manages to be out of place and curious. It remains so to this day. Covert Action felt like a decompression, but maintains a surreal quality.... Last penultimate track and the flip are deliberately - it seems - given to Carl Craig's B.F.C. It felt (and still does) feel like a statement on the evolution of the past and the future in two tracks, done so to show that 'Retroactive' really is best presented in this release. Carl's reckless and relentless use of driving, disorientated breaks, funk sampling and melancholic futurism in 'The Climax' distances itself from the past by acknowledging it and unashamedly distancing himself from the rest of the E.P - demanding it's own side no less. But bridging the two is 'Please Stand By', a discordantly pensive and dreamy example of Carl Craig's signature production that skims over a more comforting, faceted breaks. Not just a milestone, but a place of pilgrimage for any discerning vinyl collector


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