The Future Sound Of London ‎– Accelerator

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2, CD TOT2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MC TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(Cass, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin' MC TOT 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ADD CD 002 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album) Addiction Records, Jumpin' & Pumpin' ADD CD 002 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
RS 2192CD The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, Mixed) R & S Records RS 2192CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, P/Mixed, RE) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
LP TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LP TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album, M/Print) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LP TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album, RE) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CLP 9707-2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, RE) Hypnotic CLP 9707-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(Cass, Album) Hypnotic (3) none Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
CD TOT 2X The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2X UK 2001 Sell This Version
CLP 1218-2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator Deluxe(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dig) Hypnotic CLP 1218-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
ADDCD079 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp) Addiction Records ADDCD079 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
MOVLP004 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP004 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
CD TOT 2A The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, RE) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2A UK 2016 Sell This Version
LP RSD TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album, RE + 7", Num + Ltd) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP RSD TOT 2 UK 2016 Sell This Version
LP RSD TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, RE, RM) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP RSD TOT 2 UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Future Sound Of London* Accelerator / Cascade(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Underground Music Studio "Tractorsound" none Lithuania Unknown Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(12xFile, AAC, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin' none US Unknown
CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, P/Mixed, RP) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R UK Unknown Sell This Version
CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, P/Mixed, RP) Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 2R, CD TOT 2 R UK Unknown Sell This Version
B 0060 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, RE) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) B 0060 Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 9707-2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) CLP 9707-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 9707-2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hypnotic (3) CLP 9707-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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baj

baj

April 24, 2019
referencing Accelerator, CD, Album, CD TOT 2, CD TOT2
I was just listening to this and I was moved to post a comment. This album to me is easily in my list of top 10 electronic music albums. It's really meant to be listened to as a CD, straight through, as an experience. Foresee myself in my 60-70s if I live that long playing this. Thank you guys for making this. PNG single-highhandedly changed my life by opening me to the world of techno (even though I'd long been an EBM/industrial guy) in 1991. I used to think it was just about PNG but there's so much more here. Every track incredible. On a lovely spring day, I'll have another.
dsyn2spin

dsyn2spin

September 29, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Accelerator, LP, Album, LP TOT 2
There is no higher praise than that due of F.S.O.L., and furthermore.
the importance of this LP in the evolution of electronic dance music, cannot be overstated.
It's the equivalent to dance music, what "Dark Side Of The Moon" was to rock, or prog rock
when it was first released. Both have had a profound effect on their respective styles of music.
Jumpin' & Pumpin' was already firmly established as one of the most cutting edge and
forward thinking dance labels in the entire UK by '91, and "Accelerator" by F.S.O.L. was
more or less their crowning glory, being a sort of mish mash of some of their other
alias releases on that label such as Yage, Mental Cube, Luco. From start to finish,
every track on this album is pure brilliance, and the production quality is stunning.
multidimensional and compelling in a way that very few full length LP's can ever
achieve. A "Future Sound " indeed then and now. It easily qualifies as one of
the most epic electronic dance LP's of the 1990's. Everyone who enjoys this
type of music needs to listen to this at least a 100 times in their lifetime.
wildblunthickok

wildblunthickok

May 18, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Accelerator, CD, Album, CD TOT 2, CD TOT2
Popularly believed to be their first album, Accelerator is their first full length to use the Future Sound of London name exclusively but it is their SECOND album. Originally they released tons of singles and eps under various band names, and their first full length was a fake various artist album (a "various artist album" where every band was them) called Earthbeat.
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Earthbeat/master/110505

Also check out The Pulse eps from the same time period. The 4 eps have been reprinted as one full length album, but they started as eps so they don't count as their 1st album. This is where the "Future Sound Of London" bandname was first used (as one of the 4 "different" bands on the eps).
https://www.discogs.com/The-Future-Sound-Of-London-The-Pulse-EPs/release/1340421
dr303

dr303

July 15, 2017
referencing Accelerator, CD, Album, CD TOT 2, CD TOT2
A 5 star LP and a very important LP in the evolution of techno. 'Pulse State' rates as one of my favourite tracks ever committed to vinyl. I can easily loose myself in that 303 bass line and those 808 claps intertwined with some heavenly chords. I wish it lasted for 60 mins..... For me the highlight on a exemplary LP.

For those looking to source the sample on 'Central Industrial' take a dive into Throbbing Gristle's '20 Jazz Funk Greats' from 1979. The track 'What A Day' has the riff you are familiar with over all these years
eatdogs

eatdogs

February 27, 2017
referencing Accelerator, LP, Album, RE + 7", Num + Ltd, LP RSD TOT 2
Just snagged a copy of this at my favorite local record store here in Oklahoma (Guestroom Records) and it sounds terrific! I'm going to need to get a vinyl sleeve for it though because the disc is simply put inside the thin cardboard sleeve and I don't like my records being stored that way. Otherwise I'm totally stoked to have this and the rarity is going to cause it to get into much higher prices probably. Snag this now if you can.
PSamma

PSamma

December 6, 2016
referencing Accelerator, LP, RE, RM, LP RSD TOT 2
I can understand when a repress tries to honour the original design, but why have the remaster on the one disc with 25 minutes of sound on each side?
chemik_ck

chemik_ck

June 19, 2016
referencing Accelerator, LP, RE, RM, LP RSD TOT 2
Horrible pressing. The disc is extremely thin. The size is a bit bigger so you can't listen to it on cheap turntables. Avoid this release.
marhol

marhol

May 19, 2016
referencing Accelerator, LP, Album, RE + 7", Num + Ltd, LP RSD TOT 2
There is also reissue without the extra 7 inch on Jumpin Pumpin, got mine from Juno.co.uk for 15 GBP.
JurassicTrance

JurassicTrance

November 8, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Accelerator, CD, Album, CD TOT 2, CD TOT2

Of this album, Lifeforms, and Dead Cities, I would have to consider Accelerator to be my favorite. It's a tough choice, I'd give them all 5/5, but Accelerator is just so elegantly simple. Lifeforms and Dead Cities both consisted of a very dark, dystopian atmosphere, especially Dead Cities. Their strong suit was that they were able to place you into an entirely new, foreign setting. This album is more like transcending into another dimension, one that can't even be imagined, as it is completely abstract in nature. Techno at its core, while the other two are more ambient.