The Future Sound Of London ‎– Lifeforms

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There are several unique variations of the UK & Europe double CD release with only minor differences:
*The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms Version 1 has "Made in the UK" on discs, "Printed in the UK" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/MCPS" on discs and distribution code "PM 518" on discs and back cover;
*The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms Version 2 has "Made in the UK" on discs, "Printed in the UK" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/MCPS" on discs and distribution code "PM 548" on back cover (code on discs is unknown);
*The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms Version 3 has "Made in Holland" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs and distribution code "PM 518" on discs and back cover;
*The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms Version 4 has "Made in Holland" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs, distribution codes "PM 518" on discs and "PM 548" on back cover;
*The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms Version 5 has "Made in EU" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs, distribution codes "PM 518" on discs and "PM 548" on back cover;

The track, Among Myselves, features samples from the movie, Scanners, with the voice of Stephen Lack.

Tracklist

Cascade
Ill Flower
Flak
Bird Wings
Dead Skin Cells
Lifeforms
Eggshell
Among Myselves
Domain
Spineless Jelly
Interstat
Vertical Pig
Cerebral
Life Form Ends
Vit
Omnipresence
Room 208
Elaborate Burn
Little Brother

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113 The Future Sound Of London Lifeform(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin, Astralwerks ASW 6113 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39433 2 6, CDV 2722 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Electronic Brain Violence, Electronic Brain Violence 7243 8 39433 2 6, CDV 2722 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Astralwerks, Virgin, Caroline Records ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
V2 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39433 2 6 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Electronic Brain Violence, Electronic Brain Violence, Electronic Brain Violence 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39433 4 0, TCV 2722 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 39433 4 0, TCV 2722 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
VID 2722, 7243 4 90023 3 3 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(VHS, PAL) Virgin, Virgin VID 2722, 7243 4 90023 3 3 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(VHS, Promo, Smplr, PAL) Virgin none Europe 1994 Sell This Version
FSOL1 F.S.O.L.* Lifeforms: Extracts(CD, Promo) Virgin FSOL1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Future Sounds Of London* Lifeforms(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(19xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Virgin none UK Unknown
ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Astralwerks, Virgin ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3816122 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Gala Records (5) 0946 3816122 6 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 6113, 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39684 2 8, 724 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2), Virgin (2), Virgin (2), Virgin (2) ASW 6113, 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39684 2 8, 724 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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bell-end

bell-end

February 1, 2016
edited 7 months ago
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722
The genius of 'Lifeforms' is that it uses sounds and samples which are inherently man-made and artificial to create something which feels very organic,natural and free-flowing,and even conjures up images of lush plant life amidst running water and sunlight.In 2016 that may not necessarily sound like anything particularly new but in 1994 it was,and the extent to which FSOL achieved this,with no small measure of panache and style,remains unequaled to this day (in my opinion).
stylus80

stylus80

December 20, 2015
edited 8 months ago
referencing Lifeforms, 2xCD, Album, CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6

I still have their Essential Mix from 1994, i think it was FSOL's 2nd appearance on Radio 1's weekend show in a matter of months.

That was probably my reason for buying this album in 1994, although not exactly the same mix of tracks, the style obviously is.
kudge666

kudge666

May 19, 2015
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722
My copy has V2722 A(to D)-1-1-1 on the matrix. What version is this?
hypnotic303

hypnotic303

September 30, 2014
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722

Anyone ever see the bootleg/counterfeit copy of this? I bought one YEARS ago on eBay from a shady seller who wouldn't refund my money. The bootleg is a scanned copy of the real thing and the original, round sticker was peeled off the cover before scanning but the glue residue shows up in the scan.
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 25, 2014
referencing Lifeforms, 2xCD, Album, CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6

I loved it ever since I heard it.
very recommended.
wild.flower

wild.flower

June 1, 2014
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9
A 180g vinyl repress of this album wouldn't go amiss! ;)
Jarren

Jarren

May 26, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9
You know A3 (track 3) "Flak"?

You know that lush melody 15 seconds into it?

Check A7 here: Atmospheric - Elements/Weather
scottb

scottb

October 4, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Lifeforms, 2xCD, Album, CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6
Lifeforms was released the week before my 21st Birthday. I was unemployed & skint but managed to keep enough of my dole money to buy the CD & some puff. I saved both for the evening of my Birthday whereupon settling down with my 2 best friends had one of the most magical evenings of my entire life.
Miles2

Miles2

August 24, 2012
referencing Lifeforms, 2xCD, Album, CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6

If you want 'more' then try out Arbor Bona Arbor Mala by The Shamen.