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UR* Presents Galaxy 2 GalaxyA Hitech Jazz Compilation

Label:Soundscape (15) – SUBJPCD-004, Underground Resistance – SUBJPCD-004, Submerge Recordings – SUBJPCD-004
Format:
2 x CD, Compilation, Digipak
Country:Japan
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno

Tracklist

1-1Metamorphosis3:26
1-2Transition6:23
1-3The Theory (Mind Mix)2:25
1-4Return Of The Dragons7:14
1-5Big Stone Lake
SaxophoneLenny Price
4:18
1-6Sometimes I Feel Like6:14
1-7Body And Soul5:32
1-8Nation 2 Nation
SaxophoneLenny Price
5:19
1-9303 Sunset3:25
1-10A Moment In Time
SaxophoneMalcolm Holley
3:09
1-11Jupiter Jazz4:30
1-12Amazon4:36
1-13Astral Apache5:20
1-14Deep Space 95:46
2-1Hi-Tech Jazz5:37
2-2Journey Of The Dragons6:28
2-3Star Sailing6:31
2-4Windchime6:09
2-5Timeline
ProducerDJ*
6:35
2-6First Galactic Baptist Church
VocalsPaula McPheirson
7:11
2-7Inspiration6:31
2-8Momma's Basement
Bass [Bass Guitar]William Pope
DrumsRay 7
GuitarMad Mike*
KeyboardsGerald Mitchell
Producer044
SaxophoneDaiske*
7:09
2-9Afro's, Arps And Minimoogs6:48
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Track 2-06 spelled as "First Galactic 'Bapist' Church".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 545710 001474
  • Matrix / Runout: SUBJPCD-004A MT C01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L263
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4489
  • Matrix / Runout: SUBJPCD-004B MT B01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L262
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4489
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other Versions (5 of 7)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
A Hitech Jazz Compilation (2×CD, Compilation)Submerge RecordingsSUBCD-3010-2US2005
A Hitech Jazz Compilation (2×12", Compilation, 33 ⅓ RPM)Submerge RecordingsSUBLP-3010-1US2005
New Submission
A Hitech Jazz Compilation (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, White Label)Submerge RecordingsSUBLP-3010-1US2005
A Hitech Jazz Compilation (2×CD, Compilation, Digipak)UWe, Underground ResistanceUWe193Europe2006
Recently Edited
A Hitech Jazz Compilation (2×CDr, Compilation, Reissue, Jewel Case)Submerge RecordingsSUBJPCD-004US2008

Reviews

TheWarCat's avatar
TheWarCat
Simply stunning! If you get it you won't regret. I really enjoyed this compilation. Good luck finding it at a reasonable price though.
synapticflow's avatar
synapticflow
Hey guys, what's with a lot of these songs being shorter than the version on the record? Seems like a reason to not buy this CD, right?
patientot's avatar
patientot
Edited 12 years ago
Basically, this is a re-release of some older UR tracks from the early 90s combined together with some more recent work, all of it being under the Hi-Tech Jazz theme.

For a long time I wasn't into the more melodic, jazzy side of UR. When I first heard some of it, I thought it sounded horribly cheesy and dated. 5-6 years later my opinion has completely changed after I actually sat down and gave some of it a chance. Today I would rank the best tracks here up there with the best techno music of the 90s and some of the very best Detroit techno ever made.

Here, the focus is more on keyboard melodies that are probably inspired by the stuff 70s and 80s jazz greats did when they were starting to experiment with electronics. In some ways, it even makes me think of Stevie Wonder's best work from the 70s when he was incorporating electronics as well. Occasionally, live jazz instruments pop up also, like in the fan favorite "Hi Tech Jazz". At some points it almost veers towards classic Chicago house, but I think this is more sophisticated and has aged better also. When a track comes to a little breakdown of hi-hats and handclaps, and the jazzy melodic keyboard hooks set in, then kick drum hits, it really doesn't get any better than this. Very soulful stuff.

Over two longs discs, there are a few weaker tracks, but even those are pretty enjoyable to listen to. Some of the more recent tracks on here actually surprised a lot, though my favorites are definitely the ones from the early 90s. If you like UR and are willing to give their softer side a shot, you can't go wrong in picking this up.

Note: some of the currently stocked U.S. pressings of this album are apparently pro-pressed CDRs. If that bothers you, be sure to ask before buying. I think the actual CD version may be harder to find but there are still copies floating around. You may have better luck if you are willing to shell out for a Euro or Japanese pressing from an overseas seller.