Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday ‎– Innovator

Transmat ‎– TMT CD 4, Transmat ‎– TMT CD4
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-01 "Rest" 1:08
1-02 Strings Of The Strings Of Life
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Carl Craig, Derrick MayWritten-By – Mike James*
1-03 Another Kaos (Beyond Kaos) 0:51
1-04 Freestyle 4:31
1-05.1 Feel Surreal Begins 0:21
1.05.2 Beyond Kaos 1:11
1-06.1 Another "Rest" 0:11
1-06.2 The Dance 7:02
1-07 A Little Spaced Out 0:57
1-08 Daymares 0:33
1-09 It Is What It Is 6:28
1-10 Untitled 0:09
1-11 Untitled 0:09
1-12 Beyond The Dance (Cult Mix) 6:59
1-13 Original Feel Surreal 0:54
1-14.1 Untitled 0:20
1-14.2 R-Theme
Written-By – D-Wynn
2-01 To Be Or Not To Be 5:48
2-02 Icon (Montage Mix) 5:49
2-03 Phantom (A Relic Mix) 1:46
2-04 Kaotic Harmony
Written-By – Carl Craig
2-05 More Phantom 1:12
2-06 Salsa Life 5:28
2-07 Nude Photo
Written-By – T. Barnett*
2-08 The Beginning 5:25
2-09 The Beginning 3:30
2-10 Another Relic (From The Relics) 1:02
2-11 Drama
Written-By – Carl Craig
2-12 "Strings" (The Original Mix)
Written-By – Mike James*
2-13 Wiggin (Juan Atkins Mix)
Remix, Producer [Remix Production] – Juan Atkins

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Identical to Innovator but the discs do not explicitly mention Disctronics. Another release, Innovator, has slightly different tray inlays.
The human-readable part of the barcode is correct, but the actual bars are invalid and cannot be scanned.

Issued in a double thick "fatboy" jewel case.

Cat# on spine: TMT CD 4
Cat# on discs: TMT CD4

The main artist is billed as Derrick May on the spine, booklet, and tray inlay. Secondary main artist credits for Rythim Is Rythim
and Mayday appear on the front and back of the booklet, as well as the tray inlay.

The tracklisting shown on the release contains a number of errors for disc 1:
Parentheses are missing from the title of track 3, "Another Kaos (Beyond Kaos)".
"Beyond Kaos" is listed as track 6 but is actually appended to track 5.
"Another 'Rest'" and "The Dance" are listed as tracks 7 & 8 but are actually sequenced together in track 6.
"A Little Spaced Out", "Daymares", and "It Is What It Is" are listed as tracks 9, 10 & 11, but are actually tracks 7, 8 & 9.
The reprise at the end of "It Is What It Is" is sequenced as track 10, and is unlisted.
Track 11 is unlisted.
Track 14, "R-Theme", contains a 0:20 unlisted track prior to the start of the song.

The tracklisting shown on the release for disc 2 also contains errors:
Track 3, "Phantom (A Relic Mix)", is listed as tracks 3 &4, "Phantom" & "A Relic Mix".
"Kaotic Harmony", "More Phantom", "Salsa Life" and "Nude Photo" are listed as tracks 5 to 8, but are actually tracks 4 to 7.
"The Beginning" is listed as track 9, but actually spans both tracks 8 & 9.
Parentheses are missing from the title of "Another Relic (From The Relics)".
Tracks 12 & 13 are listed with the mix titles offset by a dash instead of in parentheses.

Surface noise indicates "R-Theme" was mastered from vinyl.

Mastered and edited in Detroit.
All songs published by Transmat/MayDay/ZombaMusic/BMI
Copyright : 1997 ©Transmat/Fragile Records-Detroit
Distributed by Proper Sales & Dist./Never Records Group

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 04447-0004-2 7
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): *TMTCD4* IFPI L791 159255-2C1-7317-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): *TMTCD4* IFPI L792 159256-2C1-7317-A
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L791
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L792
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 2D2G
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 2D2W

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TMT-2 CD Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp, Box) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
TMT-2 Derrick May Innovator(5xLP, Comp, M/Print + Box) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
TMT-2 CD Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Transmat, R & S Records TMT-2 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday - Innovator(2xCD, Comp, RP) Transmat, Transmat TMT CD 4, TMT CD4 US 1997 Sell This Version
516.3002.23 Derrick May Innovator(2xCD, Comp) PIAS France 516.3002.23 France Unknown Sell This Version


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June 27, 2018
So who wrote 'Dream of Dreamers'? Has it ever had a 12" release?


May 21, 2016
Best version to get? Apart from 5LP box version maybe.