Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication ‎– Pentamerous Metamorphosis

Dedicated ‎– 61702-44021-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


A Alpha Phase 16:47
B1 Beta Phase 10:46
B2 Delta Phase 10:14
C Gamma Phase 11:50
D Epsilon Phase 11:26



Released in a gatefold sleeve.
24 Bit mastering at Loud (UK).

Originally this was released as DEDCD 011S and given away with initial copies of the Chapterhouse album "Blood Music" (DEDCD 011) in October 1993. It was reissued in December 1993 with a new catalog number (DEDCD 013). These early releases contained a sample of C3-PO at the start of Track 2, which was omitted in the 1998 re-releases due to potential lawsuits from George Lucas stemming from Pritchard's and Middleton's use of Jedi Knights as one of their aliases. Delta Phase has also been shortened by 8 bars along with slight, mostly unnoticeable tweaks, to the other tracks, according to Pritchard on the Reloadonline Forums.

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June 10, 2018
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March 25, 2017

Top of my 'please repress this' list, along with 76:14. Not hopeful though.


March 14, 2017
Allow me to shed some positives on this release, in contrast to BDEE412's perfectly valid take on things: The mastering is excellent, crystal clear sound separation & clearly a dedicated, expertly executed session from John Dent @ Loud. The music- well, if you don't know, listen. No description can enhance nor convey what was meant for ears. As for the vinyl, 2x 12"'s, with 'no etchings or inscriptions' as per early GC releases- just to set it straight, earlier releases on their own Evolution records were something of a benchmark in novelty features- lock grooves, samples & oddly placed etchings- testament to the control an artist has while releasing on their own label. This project on the US Dedicated label sought to make available on vinyl what was previously scarce, and limited to CD. Its a mighty fine job. I'm sure had Tom & Mark been funding this entirely by themselves, it might have had that extra disk with one whole blank side of etchings. If I was in charge of finances at Dedicated, I'd also say no ;-) Heavy weight vinyl? Why? this feels heavy enough & sounds fantastic. The artwork fits perfectly, as a package it sits proud with the rest of the back cat. On the circles I have mixed with, this album is nothing short of legendary- exactly as it is. 10/10


September 27, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Even though this is a nice release to own, I do have some negative commentary on the entire package ... it would have been better if someone at the label would've had enough foresight to add an additional piece of vinyl and made it a 5-sided release (with the sixth non-muisc side containing an etching or inscription [akin to some of the other GC vinyl releases of the 90s] or leaving it without a label at all - just, something different to add some personality to it), instead of cramming 'Beta Phase' and 'Delta Phase' onto one side of vinyl. There is never a good reason to cop out on quality or uniqueness, especially if it's a first/limited pressing of something that's already inherently special.
This was pressed on standard vinyl weight, and should have been done with a heavier pressing.
I really enjoy having these pieces of music on vinyl, but the label needed to invest a bit more thought/time/money into doing it up proper (and given it a bigger release). If someone at Dedicated insisted on not just throwing it on vinyl for the sake of doing so, then this could have become absolutely legendary.


April 19, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
On the 2nd plate sides C/B on matrix C/D - in photos on this page the same - anyone have the others - or it was for the full release?


April 4, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
This was the first opportunity to own the whole LP almost in its entirity (minus a couple of Star Wars samples due to Lucasfilm copyright infringement). Prior to this release you could only get a promo 12 with 2 from the tracks from the LP. Unfortunately, it only came out as an American release and is still very difficult to come by. Whether on CD or vinyl, this album really is one of the best ambient electronica albums of the nineties. A classic of epic proportions and perfect from start to finish. One of my fave ambient/electronica LPs ever if not the favourite!