Friday, February 25, 2011


Track 1 - Voyage
Track 2 - Solstice
Track 3 - Chain Reaction
Track 4 - Pedulum Force
Track 5 - Air Quake
Track 6 - Ocean Glide

This is the original source of the music from Bruton BRI 10 "Fantasia" put out under Brian Bennett's own name, however there are some small differences between the two records. Firstly "A New World" is not included on this album which is a bit of a shame because even though it didn't fit that well into the collection it was still a good listen. Secondly, there is a short intro track called "Voyage" included here and finally, the songs are given different names and vary in length slightly compared to the Bruton release. Apart from that the only other difference is the much cooler cover art featured on this record.


the saucer people said...

My all time favourite Brian Bennett album and one of the best cosmic/space disco albums of the 70s both sonically and visually the realm of space disco, compared to the French, German and Italians, the UK is in a minor league but in terms of quality over quantity, this album nails it and
I never tire of listening to it...

One thing though, it is the 'Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)' album on DJM Records (DJF 20532 UK) that is the original release and the Fantasia album on Bruton that is the reissue. Voyage came out in 1978 and Fantasia in 1980 (there has been a 2010 bootleg reissue of Voyage.. so maybe that is where the confusion lies).

For anyone who doesnt want to sit down with both releases and sort out the similarities and differences, this is what I came up with:

Brian Bennett - Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)
Label:DJM Records
Catalog#:DJF 20532
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Cover

A1 Voyage
A2 Solstice
A3 Chain Reaction
B1 Pendulum Force
B2 Air Quake
B3 Ocean Glide

Re-released in 1980 with different title and track names:

Brian Bennett - Fantasia
Label:Bruton Music
Catalog#:BRI 10
Format:Vinyl, LP

A1 Fantastic Journey (Solstice)
A2 Discovery (Chain Reaction with slightly different ending)
A3 Shuttlecraft (Pendulum Force with longer introduction)
B1 Cloning (Air Quake)
B2 Tracer (Ocean Glide with a couple of seconds shorter introduction)
B3 A New World 6:34*

*New track not on the original release, it replaces 'Voyage' which appears on the original release only. I assume the track was part of the original session but was left out because like you wrote, it doesnt really "fit" though why it was included to the exclusion of the micro-bliss hit of 'Voyage' is beyond me...I get that the cover did not conform to the Bruton aesthetic but why mess with anything else? Brian...if you are listening, we are all ears....! ;)

Mr. Craig said...

Wow, that's a rather comprehensive message. Thanks for pointing out the mistake about the release dates, I had misread the information at

I agree that it's some of Brian's best work. I'll be putting up a few more albums by him in the next few months. Cheers.