Jones & StephensonThe First Rebirth

Label:Bonzai Records – BR 93034
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Hard Trance, Ambient


AThe First Rebirth6:00
BThe Life Of Flow5:17

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Recorded at The Cockpit, Antwerp, Belgium.

With respect to: F. Santini, Kevin B., Danny "Steel", The Fly, Yves De Ruyter, Deg, CJ Bolland, ZZino, Bountyhunter, Roel B., Insider & The Cyberdelia Posse.

Of the 3 pressings of this release, the 1st is a limited pressing on yellow vinyl of 100 pieces, the 2nd is black vinyl & the 3rd is a repress from 1997 with a different sleeve.

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The First Rebirth (CD, Single)Bonzai Records, Bonzai RecordsBR CD 93006, BR 93006Belgium1993
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The First Rebirth (12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Stereo, Yellow Translucent)Bonzai RecordsBR 93034Belgium1993
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1st Rebirth (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Moonshine Music, Prolekult U.S.A.MM 88410-1US1994
The First Rebirth (CD, Maxi-Single)Low Spirit Recordings, Urban855 527-2Germany1994
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The First Rebirth (12")Low Spirit Recordings, Urban855 527-1Germany1994



  • G-4ce's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    Listened over an over. I like the track. Some of the remixes don't do the original justice yet STILL there is some other instrument mixing things that could have been decided before release. It could have been a lot more full, more engaging. That's why I give this track 3 stars. There are more deserving 4+ stars in bonzai deserving
    • TraubeMinze734's avatar
      The Life of Flow is an Ambient Masterpiece and the better Track of both, but thats just my taste. I see that the First Rebirth probably was mind blowing back then (1993, holy crap) but the Ambient sounds of The Life Of Flow totally get me these days
      • line_out's avatar
        The First Rebirth was re-pressed in 2020. It's strange that no one has written about it here.
        • aidiothir's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          The most overrated track i've ever seen in my life. Totally CRAAAAP!
          Boring, ear pain sound quality, bad melody (which melody?), a disturbing pseudo siren, and only boing, boing, boing, boing 4 beat. It even doesn't have a bassline.
          Even ''Rotterdam Termination Source ‎– Poing'' track is a better written tune, at least that one had character and power.
          ''First Rebirth'' track is for the 3rd generation ravers, who didn't have a clue about quality music, and went there for love peace and unity, lost in drugs, and feel uplifted to the fastest and cheesiest music could have ever been. GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!
          • kingprawn65's avatar
            Edited 2 years ago
            It won't let me delete my comment - so this will have to suffice - I don't even know what the original comment meant now! I'm now in my mid-50s and have been into dance music for the best part of 40 years (via jazz-funk > electro > acid house > hardcore > trance (my greatest love)) and have heard literally 1000s of tunes and this is easily up there in the top 10. You can lose yourself completely in this record like few others. It has a transcendent quality found in good classical music if that's not going too far! What a tune!
            • RealRico's avatar
              Here's the interview with Franky Jones himself about the First Rebirth:
              • George_Beyond's avatar
                Edited 4 years ago
                In an interview from 2017 Franky Jones told that he was inspired by Jam & Spoon's - Tripomatic Fairytales that just came out around that time. Especially the trance sound was what he liked. He wanted to make a record with that sound but with faster bpm than the average rave track from that period (140 bpm). So The First Rebirth ended up at 160 bpm. The first take was done in 15 minutes. Although Franky was not completely satisfied with the beginning, it was Yves Deruyter (who came by in the studio accidentally) who convinced him not to change it. So the first take became the final version we all know.
                • pierredetrin's avatar
                  Veel respected by the Gabbers from Holland. Sound last week 26.okt.2019 at Thunderdome 27 years. Hardcore will Never die!!!! Hardtrance 90s 😍
                  • puurpaul's avatar
                    Relentless bonzai hard trancer, absolute classic of its genre and a widely loved cultural gem from the lowlands.
                    • gn_king's avatar
                      The only track in my opinion that gives this a run for its money is Spirit Solution - I'm Dead on Piranha Records. Released in 1994, it has a similar sound and style, with perhaps a bit more edge. Love them both. They define my generation, and are still on repeat in my head 20 odd years later.


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