Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Label:
1972 ‎– if11
Format:
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Partially Unofficial, Reissue
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Released:
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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. This pressing has been disowned by WARP, however it is licensed from Sire.

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 27) 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, RP) Warp Records WARPCD21 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004

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relaxing

relaxing

May 6, 2017
A/B'd this with my CD copy and it sounds fine. Not going to say it sounds better, but... there's nothing obviously wrong. I'm gonna guess the people complaining either got bad pressings, or they forgot how much distortion and high end rolloff there is in the original material.
sorenfissure

sorenfissure

May 6, 2017
Just went to try to re-listen to this 1972 re-issue and after 4 minutes I took it off again and nearly threw it in the bin, that is how bad it sounds. I hate CD's but I am going to get the cd because this pressing is worthless. Don't waste your money, Warp will hopefully repress this soon. The 1972 version is terrible.
brianBob

brianBob

March 7, 2017
Come on Warp Records, do a repress of this please.
mattsalcido

mattsalcido

March 7, 2017
This is a bootleg according to Warp:

"SAW II = definitely fake/bootlegs... not licensed or released by Warp..."

https://www.facebook.com/warprecords/posts/141481355970497
mtngchi

mtngchi

March 6, 2017
Even if some of the pressings sound fine, doesn't change the fact it's missing two tracks ("Hankie", which is not present on Sire CD, and "Stone in Focus", original vinyl/cassette exclusive), so either way you'll get an inferior version of the album.
basement6

basement6

January 26, 2017
edited 4 months ago
I have had ZERO issues with the 1972 pressing
sounds great & looks great
much love from
MICHIGAN
rob_d

rob_d

January 7, 2017
Bad pressing. Some but not all of the tracks (maybe a handful or so) have clicks and pops in them and the records themselves are visibly defective and wobbly in places which can be seen when they're in motion. Shame they didn't do a better job of quality control with such a timeless classic. How do you mess up 180g vinyl?!
vog

vog

January 5, 2017
I agree with the minority here--my copy sounds fantastic. I'm not sure if it was a quality control issue or what.
awayfromthenumbers

awayfromthenumbers

December 8, 2016
Nearly impossible to listen to sides A-C, crackly, raspy junk. I tried to wash it, no change. Don't buy it.
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.