"Returning Wheel"
3CD box set
1. Dedicated
2. Statik Dancin’
3. Babylonian Tower
4. Creation Is Perfect (I Am A Camera)
6. Not Knowing
7. New Clear Twist
DISC 1

1. Dedicated
2. Statik Dancin’
3. Babylonian Tower
4. Creation Is Perfect (I Am A Camera)
6. Not Knowing
7. New Clear Twist
8. The Howling Hole
9. Burnt-Out Hotel
10. I Imagine
11. Autumn Leaves
12. Returning Wheel
13. Disguise
14. When I Go
15. Piece Of Green
DISC 2

1. Next One is Real (Tiefschwartz Remix)
2. It Takes A Lifetime (Kruder and Stereotyp Remake)
3. Shouts & Kisses (Fauna Flash remix)
4. Deadly Weapons (Optimo Remix)
5. Autumn Leaves (International Observer Remix)
6. Statik Dancin' (Krikor Remix)
7. Next One Is Real (Volga Select Remix)
8. Happy Babouge (Maurice Fulton Remix)
9. Babylonian Tower (Optimo Remix)
10. It Takes A Lifetime (Silver And Curly Remake)
11. When I Go (Nomo Heroes Remake)
DISC 3

1. What You Are
2. Lay Lady Lay
3. Mystery Bear
4. Rocking Chair
5. Salvation
6. What You Mean
7. Esther
8. Queen Of The Night
9. Kyoto
10. On The Road
11. Time Is Forever
12. Avirat Gvaot jingle
13. Illegal Immigration
14. Pilot
15. Grey City
16. Banking
17. Money Madness
18. So Many Things
19. Walking
20. The Passage
21. Too Many Of Them
22. Introspection
23. Olelo
24. Carry On Don't Look Back
25. On The Veranda
26. Dervish Slow Rise
27. The Man I Love, An Autobiography
28. Twilight's End
29. Twilight One
30. Israeli Time


Fronted by vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus, freestyle DJ extraordinaire and compiler of the Freezone series), Minimal Compact were one of the most inspirational bands of the '80s. They blended funky rock rhythms and incisive guitars with flavours from their native Middle East. The band were active from 1981 to 1988, and released 6 studio albums and a live album. They had a large and fanatic following all across Europe and the USA, where some of their tracks became underground club favourites.

20 years on, it started happening all over again as several leading DJs kept championing tracks such as  'Next One Is Real', 'Statik Dancin' and other Minimal Compact vintage favourites. Fifteen years after the band's split, Minimal Compact got getting together again at the end of 2003 to play a series of concerts, with their full original line-up including lead vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus), guitarists/ vocalists Berry Sakharof & Rami Fortis, bass player/ vocalist Malka Spigel and drummer Max Franken.

This, the first and only Minimal Compact retrospective, is a triple-album boxed set which includes:

CD1 - RETURNING WHEEL: Minimal Compact classics
the first-ever compilation of their work, 14 seminal tracks and a previously-unreleased song


CD2 - THERE'S ALWAYS NOW: Remixes & Remakes
Minimal Compact revisited by top electronic music producers, selected -naturally- by DJ Morpheus: Tiefschwarz, Kruder & Stereotyp, Optimo, Maurice Fulton, Fauna Flash, Krikor, Volga Select & more.


CD3 - MUSIC FROM UPSTAIRS: Archives
30 previously-unreleased songs and experiments

The box also includes a booklet containing photos, texts and complete lyrics of all Minimal Compact songs.


The remixes featured in There's Always Now (the second CD of the set) are also available on a double vinyl LP.



Releases

MINIMAL COMPACT - Returning Wheel
MINIMAL COMPACT
Returning Wheel
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Raging Souls
MINIMAL COMPACT
Raging Souls
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Minimal Compact
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Minimal Compact
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Deadly Weapons
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Deadly Weapons
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