The KLF ‎– Chill Out

KLF Communications ‎– JAMS LP5, KLF Communications ‎– JAMSLP5
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The KLF would like to thank Evil Graham Lee, Elvis Presley, Nick Coler, Jesus loves you, Fleetwood Mac, Acker Bilk and all other communicators around the world who contributed to this album.

Used Samples:
'Crossing Bells And Horn With Electric Train Pass'
'Short Freight Train Pass'
'F18 Diamond Fly-By'
'Dodge Van Starts, Drives Out'
All taken from Authentic Sound Effects Volume 2 (Elektra Records).

American, British and Russian radio stations are heard throughout the album; BBC pips and a jingle from Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 ("Rock radio into the nineties and beyond").

A7: 'In The Ghetto' performed by Elvis Presley.
B1: 'Albatross' and 'Oh Well' both performed by Fleetwood Mac and 'After The Love' performed by Jesus Loves You.
B4: 'Pacific' performed by 808 State.
B6 : 'Stranger On The Shore' performed by Acker Bilk and 'Eruption' performed by Van Halen.

Although unstated, all additional writing credits refer to the samples used.

Recorded live at Trancentral

℗&© 1990 KLF Communications
Made in England

Cat# on labels: JAMSLP5
Cat# on front sticker, rear sleeve, and spine: JAMS LP5

Album has been bootlegged (probably in The Netherlands) in year 2000.

Some copies have sticker on outer sleeve "The KLF CHILL OUT file under Ambient JAMS LP5" with barcode 5017139310059 and KLF Communications logo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5017139310059
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 1): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P C
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 1): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P C
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 2): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 2): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 3): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P D
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 3): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P D
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 4): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P F
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 4): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P H
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 5): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P J
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 5): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P K

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JAMS LP5 The KLF Chill Out(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) KLF Communications (2) JAMS LP5 Unknown Sell This Version
WAX 7155 The KLF Chill Out(LP, Album, TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7155 US 1990 Sell This Version
WAXCD 7155 The KLF Chill Out(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 7155 US 1991 Sell This Version
23 The KLF Chill Out(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, W/Lbl) White Room (5) 23 US 2005 Sell This Version
MTL-149 The KLF Chill Out(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-149 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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March 28, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

This is in my opinion the best coffee-and-cigarette-in-the-morning-music ever made. I cant count the mornings i listened to this and still im not bored.
So sad it hasnt seen much represses in the past and is expansive as hell now on vinyl


January 30, 2016

Some of these have stickers 'file under Ancient' rather than 'file under Ambient'. Great pressing quality on this original version.


December 8, 2015
The mixtape before people actually sold mixtapes ..... now it's all the rage


June 22, 2015
One of the very best chill-out albums


June 8, 2014
This is probably one of the most original & best albums ever made, I didn't hear this brillant masterpeice till 1999. I got a copy on import out of Piccadily Records in Manchester, when I asked the guy behind the counter was it any good he's reply was "it's alright"(what a dick). When I got home and played it I was totally blown away, I'd never heard anything like it in my life. As soon as it finished I rolled a herbal jazz cig turned my stereo full wack and played it again. This album will never be betterd, I can't belive the book 1001 albums to hear before you die picked The White Room instead of this.IDIOTS.


January 31, 2013

I loved this when it was released and it was something new to me with the most incredible feeling of being transported away from the rave scene. Upon listening to it again fully now in 2013 I realise just how well it has aged, an engaging beautiful soundtrack with just enough of the KLF singles spliced into it to elevate them from the media stereotype of pranksters to genuine musical force. A stunning album.


September 3, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

A splendid mosaic of sounds. A really unique trip by one of the greatests electronic music duo.


August 19, 2012
edited over 3 years ago

Dr. Alex Paterson of The Orb said he was DJ'ing on this record but wasn't credited. Kris Weston of The Orb said he didn't.


December 21, 2011

An absolute masterpiece. Anyone with the tiniest, most fleeting interest in Electronica should own this album..


March 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Formed by Scottish situationist Jimmy Cauty & former Echo And The Bunnymen manager Bill Drummond,back in the day,they recorded this masterpiece of soft-focus ambience.Behind a cover depicting a flock of sheep grazing in a field was a trippy mix of pastoral sounds,Elvis samples,african throat singers,preachers and,of course,bleating sheep.Inspired by the space cadet noodlings of Pink Floyd but filtered through post-1988 technological advances,'Chill Out'-and its semi-successor,the'Space'album-is still the ultimate comedown album.