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Global Underground 9: Sasha In San Francisco [Double CD]

Global Underground (Series), Sasha Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (9 Nov 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Global Underground
  • ASIN: B00004XNDI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,438 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Intro - Streetbums
2. Platform - Freaky Chakra
3. Solid space business - Attaboy
4. Protect your mind (Van Bellen mix) - DJ Sakin
5. Resurrection - Classified Project
6. Resurrection (2) - Medway
7. Lecture - Slick Mick
8. Bluestream - Sneaky Alien
9. Empress II - Multi Tracks
10. Bulgarian (incisions mix) - Travel
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Intro
2. Narkotikblue
3. Hale Bopp - Der Dritte Raum
4. Hope - Luminatus
5. Clarkness - Kane, Dave
6. Acoustic principles - Eclipse 8
7. Psionic - Mana
8. Chain - Breeder
9. Change me - Paragliders
10. Twilo thunder - Breeder
See all 13 tracks on this disc

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorb and be absorbed 12 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Here is a phenomenon that must be owned. Sasha's art is, with care, to evoke in the listener a deep, rich, cerebral sense of peace and pleasure. It is far-reaching. I've not known it elsewhere. It will hold the soul of an entire group or, for an individual armed with headphones, become an almost spiritual, certainly personal experience. It is not a set, it is an ethos.
Throughout each CD, Sasha's mixing is to perfection. Genius presents itself not only in the choice of tracks but in their flow, each piece a natural successor and precursor, carrying the mood or furthering the journey. Sasha mixes almost in the background, fixing your focus firmly on the music. Like a good storyteller, who does not pause to trumpet his storytelling ability...
Only afterwards do you realise just how well it all works. In particular, the mixing on CD1 from "Bulgarian" onwards is really outstanding. CD1 eases you into a frame of mind which CD2 then expands radically without asking whether you can take it. Musically it's all great, with "Platform", "Bulgarian", "I'm Free", and "Hale Bopp" serving as personal highlights, and Dave Kane's "Clarkness" being one of the best ever. My only disappointment is that Sasha decided to fade out during the incredible build of Tilt's whopping "I Dream". Then again, perhaps that's the point...
Please do not mistake this all for an overreaction: it is an understatement. "San Francisco" is a strange creation, and words will never capture it; only by experiencing is it fully understood.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As if the hyperbole of the other esteemed reviewers wasn't enough to convince you to buy this album, let me humbly add that I own no other piece of music of any genre that is as intense, musical, long-lasting and utterly riveting to listen to than this.

I have been listening to these 2 CDs off and on for about two years now and I still find new 'moments' of pure musical bliss each time.

I simply lack the facility to describe the power of the start of the Tilt track 'I Dream' at the culmination of CD 2.

Listen to it in the car, in a club, with headphones, in your living room all alone with a beer - it doesn't matter, just listen to this as much as you possibly can before you die!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a thundering epic ! 2 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
Quite the most wonderful expanse of music, hearing it, you can just drift away and imagine its 3am in a crowded club , bouncing to this most hypnotic of beats, eyes closed , people have entered their own worlds , but are fused as one, like the engine of a giant machine, Sasha provides the petrol!. This is dark twisted music, for people who like good music ..... more .... much more please!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Governor 6 Jan 2000
Format:Audio CD
Sasha continues to push the boundaries of dance music to new heights. This blinding collection is yet another example of his sheer passion for his work. He's come a long way since the crazy nights at Shelley's and now bestrides the dance and remixing world like a colossus. He is the governor - it's as simple as that.
As with all his latest stuff, it takes a bit of listening too. It's not the instant, cop-out collections that Ministry of Sound keep knocking out, more an accurate reflection of a top dj's skill. (all credit to the GU boys for persevering along this line.)
The album is a storming collection of deep trance, that twists and turns along a deep, dark, progressive journey. CD1 is awesome, CD2 beggars belief, and one can only imagine the mayhem inside San Francisco's Spundae club during Sasha's twin spin of Breeder's 'The Chain' and 'Twilo Thunder' towards the end of CD2.
GU09 is up there with Sasha's GU13 Ibiza. If you were fortunate enough to have been present at Cream's 7th birthday last November, you'll know what I'm banging on about. If you don't already own GU09 and GU13, I suggest you rectify the situation immediately.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sasha is GOD 30 Aug 2000
By Ashwin
Format:Audio CD
I am listening to CD2 as I write this review and let me tell you I am in heaven in right now and Sasha is god. Sasha's stuff is simply amazing. He builds a sonic path for you that is just brilliant in its creation and existence. If you like Sasha's incredible style and his very emotionally binding sets, then go ahead and buy this CD. Imagine the atmosphere inside Spundae when Sasha was playin live.....this CD accurately depicts Sasha's effort to push trance music & culture into American soil. Simple great, simply amazing, simply Sasha. Now I am gonna enjoy the rest of this CD......BUy it and join me in heaven.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unquestionable a late 90s classic 21 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There is a lot of music to listen to out there, but its what you do with it that matters, the mood it sends you into is crucial to me. Sasha knows where he is taking you, and what is important scenery all along the way. Don't miss this trascendental journey put together by the man they hail as God, because if you're going to sample whats been out there in clubland the end of a momentous decade, then this album captures the mood nicely, and darkly. Very grand, very smooth, a little bit dirty, very moving, good stuff God!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection 18 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just fantastic, the finest piece of music I own. Disk one is possibly a little dissappointing although Travel - Bulgarian stands out superbly. Disk two is what it's all about. Track two opens with the single line - 'be aware of every sound'. What a joke, you couldn't possibly take it all in. Every time I hear this album I find something new. This disk builds slowly but surely. Some dance tracks have a build and break, this album is one continuous build until Breeder, Jark Prongo and DJ Tomcraft finally get your rocks off!
I sometimes play this disk and dance like a loon. Other times I can put it on, crawl into bed and sleep like a baby, dreaming happy dreams.
If you don't own it, you're wrong, simple as that!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sasha album ever made
Best Sasha album ever made. A timeless classic. Both cds are excellent. But my favourite is cd2. Intro is the best i have ever heard from an artist like sasha. Read more
Published 29 days ago by S. Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Sublime!
An amazing piece from Sasha, an experience I can't put into words. boths cds just as good aa one another. the more I listen,the more I like it.
Published 3 months ago by Ricardo
4.0 out of 5 stars Magic
If you are a trance lover like me then you could do a lot worse than buying this Cd. Ok in my opinion the first disc is not as good as the second, but my word the second is... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ewan Law
5.0 out of 5 stars The Master at work!
A true classic of compilation mixing from one of the best in the business! Sasha at the peak of powers shows why the wheels of steel can produce such a memorable album. Read more
Published 17 months ago by rizlaroy
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply... Amazing.
Next to the first Renaissance, and the first Northern Exposure, this is the best mix I have ever heard. At the time it blew away everyone. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2012 by Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars The CD I always go back to.
The good stuff everyone else has already said about this mix is true. After listening to dance music for well over a decade now this is usually the one mix that I end up sticking... Read more
Published on 3 May 2010 by Jawa
4.0 out of 5 stars easy going mix album
Nothing astonishing here, just a good all-round electronica mix album. A little slow and restrained in places - like his fellow DJ John Digweed, Sasha seems to give us too much... Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2010 by F. M. Havicon
5.0 out of 5 stars Single Disc Versions - US versions??
Love this set. Have most if not all of Sasha's albums, all I like but have to admit that I prefer Sasha's 'mixes' as compared to his own 'project' albums. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2009 by Roy Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Dj Mix Album Ever - My Desert Island Disc!
Ive been listening to this CD for what seems like forever, though its probably 8/9 years.

Every time i listen to it, it gets better. Read more
Published on 13 May 2009 by Mike-M0st
5.0 out of 5 stars Sasha...musics marmite equivalent
Sasha is an artist that is very much like the music equivalent of marmite--u either love him or hate him... Read more
Published on 3 July 2007 by G. Wheeler
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