20 years ago Planet Dog released one of the all-time classic albums of modern electronica - Last Train to Lhasa – which reached #31 in the UK Album Charts and #1 in the UK Independent Charts. Misconstrued at the time as a Tibetan-themed album (it actually contains only one Tibetan sample), its groove-inflected, multicultural soundscapes helped to form the blueprint for much of today's global electronica, with its influence evident today in acts such as Public Service Broadcasting.
To mark the anniversary of its release, Disco Gecko Recordings have created a limited edition, physical-only (no downloads or streams) 4 disc box set, featuring previously unheard alternative and extended ambient mixes as well as a handful of fresh remixes by like-minded artists.
Disc 1 features the original fully re-mastered album plus the previously unreleased Eagle, which was created during the album sessions, but for one reason or another never made it on to the album in its original form.
Discs 2 and 3 offer a mix of previously released extended mixes (some from the original limited edition multi-disc issue of the LP) and a handful of unreleased mixes.
Disc 4 features guest remixers.
released 21 June 2015
Tracks 1-16 written at World Bank and produced at Gighouse, Leamington. Produced by Andy Guthrie and Toby Marks.
Track 17 Recorded at AstroPilot Studio
Track 18 Recorded in Pahoa, Hawaii
Track 19 Recorded in Old Pantry Studios, Stroud
Track 20 Produced by Andy Guthrie at Gighouse Studios, 1995
Track 21 Produced by Toby Marks at World Bank, 1996
Track 22 Recorded in the AnaLogue Cabin
Track 23 Produced by Craig A. Musham & Jonathan Barron at OmDub Studios
Track 24 Remixed by Nick Manasseh at The Yard, London
Tracks 1-16 remastered at Bruton Mastering
Tracks 17-24 mastered at Bruton Mastering
Original artwork prepared in Dave's Multimedia Kitchen.
New artwork made by Dave at studioservant.com.au