Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Label:
1972 ‎– if11
Format:
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
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Tracklist

A1 Untitled 7:22
A2 Untitled 6:29
A3 Untitled 7:36
B1 Untitled 8:49
B2 Untitled 3:25
B3 Untitled 8:39
B4 Untitled 5:06
C1 Untitled 6:44
C2 Untitled 9:46
C3 Untitled 7:09
C4 Untitled 2:36
D1 Blue Calx 7:15
D2 Untitled 7:53
D3 Untitled 5:30
D4 Untitled 4:37
D5 Untitled 1:57
E1 Untitled 7:14
E2 Untitled 5:50
E3 Untitled 4:07
F1 Untitled 7:01
F2 Untitled 7:20
F3 Untitled 11:23
F4 Untitled 5:33

Companies, etc.

Credits

  • Producer [Produced By], Written-By, Photography By, Liner Notes [This Writing]Richard.d. James*

Notes

Reissue of the tracks on the US CD version, hence tracks A4 and E2 (popularly known as 'Hankie' and 'Stone in Focus') originally released on WARPLP21 in 1994, are not included. The artwork with divided circles found within the gatefold and on the back cover is meant to represent the album tracks, but is faulty due to these two missing tracks.

Track D1 was previously released under the name Blue Calx, but has no apparent title here due to the aforementioned changes.

Sticker on front cover reads:
"a landmark of the Ambient genre: Richard D. James' soulful, electronic holy music continues to bewilder nearly two decades later. if11"

Issued in a gatefold cover. Includes an 11.5" by 11.5" semi-glossy single-sided paper insert.

[from back cover]:
1972 PO Box 11444 Oakland California 94611 USA
©&℗ 1994 & 2012 Sire Records Company. Produced under license from Sire Records Company.
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Made in the U.S.A. Marketed by International Feel LLC.

[from labels]:
© Chrysalis Songs (BMI). All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC. ℗&© 1994 & 2012 Sire Records Company. Produced under license from Sire Records Company. Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Made in the U.S.A. Marketed by International Feel LLC. 1972 PO Box 11444 Oakland California 94611 USA

[from insert]:
Designed at prototype 21, Fax:0713726841
Blue Calx taken from RePhlex/Art2cd
© Chrysalis Songs (BMI). All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, Scanned): 852545003110
  • Barcode (Sticker, Text): 8 52545 00311 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): S-80404 IF-11A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): S-80405 IF-11 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout, Etched): S-80406 IF-11 C₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, Etched): S-80407 IF-11 D₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E Runout - Inner, Etched): IF-11 E RE₂
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E Runout - Outer, Etched): S-80438 RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F Runout, Etched): S-80439 IF-11F₁
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 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
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 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004

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tangytacos

tangytacos

July 17, 2016

Lots of negative reviews here. Personally, I haven't had any problems - sounds great through headphones and on my setup. Technics 1200 MK2 and a higher-end Onkyo.
sorenfissure

sorenfissure

April 28, 2016
Yep the 1972 re-issue sounds like a 96kbps (at best) crackly, scratchy flat piece of shit.
Absolute waste of money.
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April 25, 2016
edited 5 months ago
My copy of this sucks as well. Terrible quality pressing.

F.u.c.k y.o.u 1972
AT81

AT81

January 31, 2016
Very disappointing... !!!!sound quality is bad!.. Noisy and no deepth whatsoever 👎🏼
lee.skilton

lee.skilton

September 13, 2015
Sold mine in the end it's just not a good pressing.
mhawks

mhawks

September 8, 2015
As you know, the track 'titles' for this amazing album are photos (taken by Aphex Twin) displayed inside the gatefold. Now it appears to me that this reissue has used a number of photos that were NOT those of the original album art. I know, because I have the original album art. That means that the reissue label '1972' is not only providing an incorrect track listing, it is substituting its own track titles for Aphex Twins'. A bizarre decision that ruins this reissue as far as I'm concerned.
Chalybs

Chalybs

February 28, 2015

I don't really have an issue with this reissue since it arrived in beautiful shape, included the paper insert, etc. Sound was pretty good as well, no skipping, no noise, crackles or pops. But i would still pay good money for a proper re-release by Warp that includes the two missing tracks.
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

November 28, 2014
If you see this for sale, whether IRL or online, CHECK TO SEE IF IT'S A WARP PRESSING! Do not buy anything Aphex related from 1972! Anything by them Aphex related is a rip off!
kapervisser

kapervisser

November 23, 2014

When is Warp repressing this classic ? There is no proper pressing of this album. Come on, they will sell like warm chocolatemilk.
anemiac

anemiac

November 22, 2014

Bought a copy earlier this year. Has very minor clicks and pops. Basically bought it to hear Rhubarb on vinyl at will. And months later, I just realized it's the 1972 pressing.

So, I can't return it. Oh well - I'll buy a proper remaster when it comes. This will sit, unloved, in my collection. I'm not going to resell it or give it away - I don't want anyone else to hear SAW II in this "just meh," quality.

Thumbs down, 1972.