Goldie ‎– Timeless

Metalheadz ‎– 828 614-2, FFRR ‎– 828 614-2
2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition, Repress

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Timeless (21:03)
1-1a Inner City Life
1-1b Pressure
1-1c Jah
1-2 Saint Angel 7:17
1-3 State Of Mind
Drums [Live] – Mel GaynorKeyboards – Justina CurtisVocals – Lorna Harris
1-4 This Is A Bad
Drums – Mel GaynorElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Justina Curtis
1-5 Sea Of Tears
Bass Guitar – Tim PhilbertDrums – Mel GaynorKeyboards – Goldie, Justina CurtisLead Guitar – Adam SalkeldVocals – Lorna HarrisVocals [Guest] – Caroline Butler, Jamie Goldikus Jr.
1-6 Jah The Seventh Seal
Engineer [Originally Engineered By] – R. Playford*Remix, Producer [Additional Production By] – DillinjaVocals – Goldie
2-1 A Sense Of Rage (Sensual V.I.P. Mix)
Vocals – Goldie, Justina Curtis
2-2 Still Life
Co-producer – Dego
2-3 Angel
Co-producer – Dego, Mark Mac*
2-4 Adrift
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Howard Bernstein*Keyboards – Justina CurtisPercussion – Louis Jardin*Producer – R. Playford*Saxophone [Saxaphone] – Steve WilliamsonVocals – Cleveland WatkissWritten-By – Justina Curtis
2-5 Kemistry
Engineer [Original Engineering] – Mark RutherfordVocals – D. Charlemagne*
2-6 You & Me
Engineer [Additional Engineered By] – R. Playford*Engineer [Original Engineering] – DegoVocals – Lorna Harris

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Some copies have circular black sticker on the front stating in white text: "LIMITED EDITION"

1-1 to 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-5: Recorded and mixed at Manic One.
1-4: Recorded and mixed at Dillinja Studios.
2-2, 2-3: Co-produced for Reinforced Productions
Studio: Reinforced Studios
2-4: Mixed at Manic One. Additional engineering at Milo Studio.
2-6: Original engineering at Reinforced Studios.
Studios: Recreated and mixed at Manic One.

℗ 1995 FFRR Records © 1995 FFRR Records
Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Music GmbH. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by London Records 90 Ltd.

Incidental info: The Metalheadz label is incorrectly written as "Metalheads" on the spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 86142 9
  • Barcode: 042282861429
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 8286142/1 10361921 03 % MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0435
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 8286142/2 20361921 04 % MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0446
  • Label Code: LC 7664
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Price Code: PY 900

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 614-2 Goldie Timeless(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Metalheadz, FFRR 828 614-2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Goldie Timeless(14xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) FFRR none US 2005
828 646-2 Goldie Timeless(CD, Album, RE) FFRR, Metalheadz 828 646-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 646-4 Goldie Timeless(Cass, Album) FFRR 828 646-4 Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
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November 20, 2018
pretty fascinated by the 2xLP, having just brought it home never having heard it after years coming up listening to the single CD issue and in my mind classic album proper. The vinyl release should basically be treated like its own EP. An almost totally different sound, eschewing the iconic, transcendent atmospherics of this masterpiece for a deep tunneling journey into those hypnotic extended breaks. If Timeless is emotional reintegration after a harrowing psychedelic escapade, the vinyl version is the k-hole.


November 28, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
It's time for a vinyl pressing with all the tracks of this timeless masterpiece....


June 18, 2015
Is there a full version of the 21-minute opener "Timeless" available on vinyl?


June 14, 2012
If you're going to only buy 3 "intelligent" drum'n'bass albums, the ones you need came out in short succession: 4 Hero's Parallel Universe, Goldie's Timeless, and T.Power's The Self-Evident Truth of an Intuitive Mind. All three sound a bit dated because d'n'b became all about hard two-step beats in the latter half of the '90s, a punishment from which it never really recovered. However they do still sound contemporary in that they're more like what came later than what came before; there are hints of the ragga and chipmunk sounds of early jungle, but those tropes appear sparingly, with the focus being on ever-more complicated arrangements of chopped-up beats and a suspenseful, sometimes menacing backing atmosphere.

Despite being more sophisticated and structured than almost anything that came before it, Goldie's album has extended "hard" runs, and in that respect, it's the most authentic as far as what you'd hear out at a rave at the time. 4 Hero's album is the prettiest, incorporating jazzy elements and introducing more traditional sophistication and smoothness to the genre, a torch carried by many other artists on this new, jazzy side of d'n'b for a long while afterward. T.Power's is the concept album, a cohesive "intelligent"/"ambient" work, not a collection of separate tracks like the others (notwithstanding the epic title track that kicks off Timeless). I enjoy the T.Power album more than the others just for its balls-out trippiness, but it pales in intensity compared to Timeless, and in musicality when compared to the 4 Hero album.


January 29, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
Its hard to separate Timeless from the almost legendary reputation of its creator.
Already deserving credit for pioneering his distinctive chopped beat and timestretching Rufige Kru sound under the wing of 4 Hero's forward thinking Reinforced label he had been producing music that had been at the forefront of the rave scene
But then he grabbed the mantle and took things to the next level.
So this album deserves the accolade for being maybe the first jungle album that reached out to the mainstream masses without compromising on its roots or its ambition
Inner City Life was the sound of rave turned sour by Thatcherism.
Hard,pissed off,sticking its chest out and spewing out gut wrenched blood spattered unadulterated soul.One of the first (maybe only) jungle tunes you could watch on MTV but despite that it did not try to soften its vision or message.
So maybe it was natural that Goldie would continue his ambassadorial tendencies and make his own persona more accessible to the masses
But like his metalheadz label which has remained uncompromising to the day this album was the perfect fusion of hard but accessible.
It was not the most innovative album of its time and maybe its not an album for the beats purists.But thats not the point.Tracks like the title cut,Jah the Seventh Seal snd Kemistry encapsulated the dark machine at the heart of Goldie's soul.Still Life,A Sea of Tears and You and Me showed a more reflective emotional side.This album is all about feeling.
To understand the rise and fall of Jungle you have to have to centre yourself on this pivotal album.


November 27, 2010
edited over 10 years ago

I am honestly not too schooled on DnB/Jungle that much, but I remember seeing/hearing the video for "Timeless" at 2 AM when I was 14-ish. As many of you can imagine, experiencing the atmosphere of such a track at that time and age was mind blowing. Ever since then it has been one of my favorite tracks of any genre. That cut alone just takes you in every emotional direction and transcends yourself from reality in every way. I am a jazz/soul head so the obvious underlying spacey jazz vibe on this whole album really captivated me. Absolutely essential genre defining release for ANY appreciators of electronic/jazz/chill/and all around soulful styles!!!


March 7, 2008
Groundbreaking, Utter brilliance...

Okay okay.. This album is Fucking insanely brilliant.. In my opinion the stand out here is "Timeless". I get a mysterious and unusual feel of nostalgia every time i hear those lush pads and Diane's soothing voice. Timeless got me into DNB, and it is and probably will remain my favourite track of all time, among a couple of others. All tracks are in a similer vein, i like most of them too. But for me the standout here is definetly Timeless. Thankyou Goldie for changing my life, it's a hard thing to put into words of what this album has done to me, but im sure you can figure it out.

Absolutely jaw dropping.


May 31, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

One have to keep always in mind that this is one of the first, one of the most daring and one of the best drum'n bass albums ever made, because maybe that icon called Goldie overshadows it. Indeed it is one of the defining albums of the 90's and the popularity of electronica. And it is much more in its incredible diversity: great jungle "jams" which foreshadow broken beat for a few years, good ballads, great construction of very long compositions, and a sense of freedom, of space, of greater-than-life that even the better and "sci-fiest" can't achieve. Add some ambient jazz ("Adrift") and a r'n'b number ("State of Mind"), and you have absolutely anything that electronic music can offer, at least in heart.

So good that very few dared to do something similar (drum 'n bass or jungle quickly moved into the 2/2 rhythms, forgetting the "caothic beats" subgenre) and even Goldie couldn't achieve this peak again. He made "Timeless" touched by God or an alien, I guess.


August 7, 2003

This album is fuckng classic. "Jah the 7th Seal" is the tune that got me into DNB. I think the legnth of "Inner City Life" is perfect. The only track I skip over is "State of Mind". It's a little uhm....not what I like. Other than that track, however, the album is brilliant. Thankyou Goldie!


May 12, 2002

This *is* one of the best DnB-Albums ever. Goldie mixes his beats with soul and some kind of jazz, and this cd as a whole makes a lot of sense, even when not all tracks are really good. the 1st track is way too long, but "sea of tears" is brillant. a classic album and one of the most interesting in the 90's.