Who else collected "Volume" (UK), the book/CD compilations?

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  1. Joseph Young

    Joseph Young Screenwriter

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    I personally love all the material released on the Volume label. I was originally on a crusade to find a single song (which appeared on Volume 6) and ended up collecting #1-17. Most of it is now out of print, if not all of it. Each booklet was about 292 pages long, the length and width of a jewel case, and featured articles and in-depth interviews with every artist featured on the CD (an average of 19 songs) affixed to the back cover.
    The above link gives you an idea of the artists featured on the various compilations that Volume released. From trance, trip-hop, alternative, sadcore, and rap... it really ran the gambit.
    Does anyone else, anyone at all, collect or even remember this series? It introduced me to a wealth of wonderful music I ordinarily would have never discovered.
    I just think it's time to pay tribute to this witty, candid and informative periodical.
    Joseph
     
  2. BrianB

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    I was a big fan of them, they were pushed heavily in British independent record stores at the time.

    The same team did "Trance Europe Express" - early collections of what became electronica. Incredibly brilliant collections.
     
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    I have a bunch of these as well; some nice exclusive mixes of tracks I like on them and exclusive stuff too. I've never seen the vocal 'wasted' version of Orbital's Belfast anywhere else, and its a thing of beauty. The first Trance Europe Express introduced me to The Black Dog (part of which since became the rather brilliant Plaid), so thats another reason for me to be thankful...
     
  4. Joseph Young

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