Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works Volume II

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All of the CD releases are missing track 19, which is available on the vinyl, cassette and 2017 digital releases, and on the compilation Excursions In Ambience (The Third Dimension). The Sire CD releases are missing track 4 as well, and the 2017 vinyl reissue by 1972 is a copy of this CD version.

user18081971 - Th1 [evnslower] was featured on many 2017 digital re-issues, namely:

- Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
- Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
- Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Tracklist

Untitled 7:28
Untitled 6:34
Untitled 7:44
Untitled 4:40
Untitled 8:51
Untitled 3:31
Untitled 8:51
Untitled 5:08
Untitled 6:55
Untitled 9:58
Untitled 7:18
Untitled 2:40
Blue Calx 7:20
Untitled 8:00
Untitled 5:34
Untitled 4:46
Untitled 2:05
Untitled 7:17
Untitled 5:58
Untitled 4:15
Untitled 7:10
Untitled 7:30
Untitled 11:27
Untitled 5:40

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, No ) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
2-45482-A Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Advance, Album, Promo, No ) Sire 2-45482-A UK 1994 Sell This Version
RTD 126.1670.2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Rough Trade RTD 126.1670.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
678.0021.23, WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) PIAS Benelux, Warp Records 678.0021.23, WARPCD21 Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
9362454822 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9362454822 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
2-45482-A Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, Promo) Sire 2-45482-A US 1994 Sell This Version
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, Pub) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
4-45482 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCass, Advance, Album, Promo) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 4-45482 US 1994 Sell This Version
WARPMC21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCass, Album) Warp Records WARPMC21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARPLP21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP 21 LTD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Bro) Warp Records WARP LP 21 LTD UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARPLP21LTD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Bro) Warp Records WARPLP21LTD UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARPLP21LTD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Bro) Warp Records WARPLP21LTD UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP20, WARP LP21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, MP) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP20, WARP LP21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP 21 / WARP LP 20 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, MP, Bro) Warp Records WARP LP 21 / WARP LP 20 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WPCR-10324/25 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Sire WPCR-10324/25 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
DR-99165-6 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Records (5) DR-99165-6 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Sire (2), Warner Bros. Records (2) 9 45482-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 2006 Sell This Version
if11 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, RE) 1972 if11 US 2012 Sell This Version
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RP) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 2016 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, AIFF, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 21 UK 2017
WARPCDD 21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 21 UK 2017
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(26xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2017
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(26xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2017
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(26xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2017
BRC-554 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Beat Records BRC-554 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
iF11 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(3xLP, Album, RE) 1972 iF11 US 2017 Sell This Version
BRC-554C Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Beat Records BRC-554C Japan 2018 Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE, Doc) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE, EDC) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RP) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
RTD 126.1670.2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Rough Trade RTD 126.1670.2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RTD 126.1670.2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Rough Trade RTD 126.1670.2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Aphex Twin) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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ForsYard

ForsYard

September 17, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Bro, WARPLP21LTD
I sort of like the bad pressing. Listening to Stone in Focus, the clicks and pops almost become the fire going in the old stove downstairs at my parents house during a power outage, the music perfectly fitting those warm memories.
sleepy

sleepy

September 11, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, RE, iF11
The pressing was very poor, returned to the store. Was also disappointed by missing tracks and CD to Vinyl remaster. Avoid this release.
jurassicmarc77

jurassicmarc77

September 11, 2020
edited 13 days ago
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, WARPLP21
I have this LP from 1994 and it has the battlescars to prove it. A shame it had been severely mistreated during my time in a shared house at university.
Gutted that it will never see the light of day again, still listen to it from time to time especially the elusive Stone In Focus. That said I could slap the younger me stupid. I have 50 year old records that play better!
aphexacid

aphexacid

August 31, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 2xCass, Album, WARPMC21
What kind of tape did this come on? Looks like chrome or is that just the lighting?
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

July 13, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 2xCD, Album, No , WARPCD21
What a weird series of pressings. Buy an overpriced US vinyl pressing of the US CD and get mediocre sound plus missing tracks. Save up some more and buy the brown vinyl, with potentially even worse sound, with all the tracks. Save up even more and wait for a good seller to get the UK black vinyl with fair sound and all the tracks. Or maybe just listen to the online version which has all the tracks in CD quality.
dtoner

dtoner

May 5, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, RE, if11

Why would anyone buy this junky version for $75 (median price at the time of writing). As far as I know, I still see this in a lot of record stores new for a more reasonable price, granted you really want a Warp pressing.
Apodrial

Apodrial

April 27, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, RE, if11

Is there a way/mark/sign, whatever, that determines whether it's the 2012 or it's the 2017 1972 repress?
bristela

bristela

April 4, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Bro, WARP LP 21 LTD
Anybody else notice that the third picture with the "tracklisting" is upside down?
StiffAlbino

StiffAlbino

March 26, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Bro, WARP LP 21 LTD
Can anyone comment on the quality of this pressing? Saw many bad comments of the other brown editions.
wildblunthickok

wildblunthickok

March 10, 2020
referencing Selected Ambient Works Volume II, 2xCD, Album, No , WARPCD21
Funny to see people praising this album years later. This was panned by both critics and fans when it came out, mainly because the title makes you think it's the same type of music as the first album. The first album is ambient-house, the 2nd album is just ambient, and about half the songs are disturbing (not appropriate for falling asleep to). So the original bad reputation the album had back in 1994 was due to subverted expectations (disappointment), not the album actually being bad.
But if you go into this understanding what to expect ahead of time it really is a stunning album. Expect every song to be 2 minutes worth of material slowed down to 25% (so 2 minute songs become 8 minute songs). Maybe 8 of these 25 songs are must-haves, the rest are for the "I listen to albums start to finish" folk (like me). I WOULD recommend the album, but expect most of the tracks to overstay their welcome. You should probably be doing something else while listening to this in the background, as 66% of the tracks will fail to hold your attention if they're the only thing you're focusing on.
About the track names: this album has photos instead of words for the track names. The track names you see people using online are from a 1994 fan's description of each photo. Some are a matter of opinion, some (like Radiator and Rhubarb (tracks 2 and 3)) are definitely what the photo is a picture of (unless Richard's intended trackname is "Radiator Off Mum's Old Car" or "Rhubarb At Samantha's House"). Discogs of course refuses to use any track names that aren't in text on the original album, thus everything is "untitled" (except for Blue Calx, which has a title because it appeared earlier on a compilation of Warp artists). In fact Richard himself has the tracks labeled "01", "02", "03" etc on his bleep store. Other online sources (like Spotify) have copied this idea. This is a bad idea however because none of them skip a number where there's a missing track. Most versions are missing track 19 (Stone In Focus), and all US versions are missing track 04 (Hankie). Track 03 (Rhubarb) is the one most people pick out as the best song on the album.