The KLF ‎– The White Room + Justified & Ancient

Arista ‎– 07822-18707-2, Arista ‎– ARCD-8657, Arista ‎– 07822-12403-2
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The White Room
1-1 What Time Is Love? (LP Mix)
Backing Vocals ["Mu Mu's"] – Katie Kisson*, P.P. ArnoldBacking Vocals ["Ooohs"] – Cressida (2), Lindz. E. Love*Keyboards [303 Acid Factor] – Major MalfunktionKeyboards [808's & 909's] – Manda BeatmasterMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark "Spike" Stent*Performer [Breaks] – Lenny Dee, Tony ThorpeRap – Isaac BelloRecorded By [Additional Recording With] – Q (4)Vocals ["I Wanna See You Sweat"] – Wanda DeeWritten-By – W. Drummond*, I. Bello*, J. Cauty*, L. McFarland*
1-2 Make It Rain
Keyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Sampler, Performer [Breaks] – Tony ThorpeTenor Saxophone – Duy KhiemVocals – Maxine Harvey
1-3 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)
Backing Vocals – Ian Richardson, Micky WilsonBacking Vocals ["Are You Ready?"], Backing Vocals ["Here We Go"] – Ashanti (2)Backing Vocals ["KLF Aha Aha"] – P.P. ArnoldClarinet – Duy KhiemKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Nick ColerMixed By [Assisted By] – Jeremy WheatleyMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark "Spike" Stent*Performer [Breaks] – Tony ThorpeRap – Ricardo*Vocals – Maxine HarveyWritten-By – W. Drummond*, J. Cauty*, R. Lyte*
1-4 Church Of The KLF
Backing Vocals – Katie Kisson*, P.P. ArnoldKeyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Vocals – Maxine Harvey
1-5 Last Train To Trancecentral (Live From The Lost Continent)
Backing Vocals ["All Aboard, All Aboard"] – Black SteelBacking Vocals ["Come On Boy D'ya Wanna Ride?"] – Wanda DeeBacking Vocals ["KLF" & "Mu Mu"] – P.P. ArnoldBacking Vocals ["Lie Down On The Floor & Keep Calm"] – John DillingerBacking Vocals ["Woo Woo"] – Emma BurnhamBacking Vocals [Wild Yelps] – Cressida (2)Keyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark "Spike" Stent*Performer [Breaks] – Tony ThorpeRap ["This Is What KLF Is About..." & "Back To The Heavyweight Jam"] – Ricardo*Written-By – W. Drummond*, J. Cauty*, L. McFarland*, R. Lyte*
1-6 Build A Fire
Backing Vocals – Maxine HarveyKeyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Pedal Steel Guitar – "Evil" Graham Lee*
1-7 The White Room
Backing Vocals – Maxine HarveyKeyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Scat [Scat Singing], Backing Vocals – Black Steel
1-8 No More Tears
Keyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Performer [Breaks], Sampler – Tony ThorpeVocals – Maxine HarveyVocals, Bass Guitar, Piano – Black Steel
1-9 Justified And Ancient
Keyboards – Nick ColerMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon Hastings*Performer [Breaks] – Tony ThorpeVocals, Bass Guitar, Piano – Black Steel
Justified & Ancient
2-1 Justified And Ancient (Stand By The JAMs)
Backing Vocals [Lead Chorus Vocals] – Maxine HarveyLead Vocals – Tammy WynetteMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark 'Spike' Stent*Pedal Steel Guitar – Rusty Pence
2-2 Justified And Ancient (Stand By The JAMs 12" Version)
Backing Vocals [Lead Chorus Vocals] – Maxine HarveyMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark 'Spike' Stent*Pedal Steel Guitar – Rusty PenceVocals – Tammy Wynette
2-3 Justified And Ancient ("The White Room" Version)
Lead Vocals, Bass – Black SteelMixed By [Mixed With] – J. Gordon-Hastings*Written-By – W. Drummond*, J. Cauty*
2-4 Justified And Ancient (All Bound For Mu Mu Land)
Lead Vocals – Maxine HarveyMixed By [Mixed With] – Mark 'Spike' Stent*
2-5 Justified And Ancient (Let Them Eat Ice Cream)
Mixed By [Mixed With] – Tony Thorpe

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The White Room notes:

The songs on this album were written and recorded at various times and places between 1987-1991 and form part of the soundtrack to the KLF motion picture "The White Room".

Original Recordings made at Trancentral
Additional Recording at
The Village, Dagenham with I. Richardson
Lillie Yard, London with J. Gordon Hastings, assisted by Paul "Max" Bloom
except "What Time Is Love?" at Matrix, London with Q

Mixed by The KLF using Automated Solid State Logic and Manual DDA Technology
Mixed at Lillie Yard with J. Gordon Hastings
except "What Time Is Love?" mixed at the Townhouse, London with Mark "Spike" Stent
"3 a.m. Eternal" mixed at the Manor, Oxfordshire with Mark "Spike" Stent, assisted by Jeremy Wheatley
and "Last Train to Trancentral" mixed at Townhouse, London with Mark "Spike" Stent

℗ & © 1991 KLF Communications.
Marketed and Distributed by Arista Records, Inc. a Bertelsmann Music Group Company.
Printed in U.S.A.

Justified & Ancient notes:

Recorded at Trancentral
Additional Recording and Engineering at Lillie Yard

1,2,4 Mixed at Olympic
3,5 Mixed at Lillie Yard

℗ & © 1992 KLF Communications.
Marketed and Distributed by Arista Records, Inc. a Bertelsmann Music Group Company.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 07822-18707-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 07822187072
  • Other (The White Room Cat#): ARCD-8657
  • Other (Justified & Ancient Cat#): 07822-12403-2
  • Matrix / Runout (The White Room): SONOPRESS USA - ARCD8657 - 64228-01
  • Matrix / Runout (Justified & Ancient): SONOPRESS USA - 07822124032 - 64233-03
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 112) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JAMS LP006 The KLF The White Room(LP, Album) KLF Communications JAMS LP006 UK 1991 Sell This Version
INT 145.549 The KLF The White Room(LP, Album) Blow Up, KLF Communications INT 145.549 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
656674-4 The KLF The White Room(Cass, Album) ToCo International 656674-4 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
656 674-2 The KLF The White Room(CD, Album) Indisc 656 674-2 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
MX CD.262, MX CD.262 C The KLF The White Room(CD, Album, RP) Blanco Y Negro (2), Blanco Y Negro (2) MX CD.262, MX CD.262 C Spain 2007 Sell This Version


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February 22, 2003
edited over 2 years ago
This album was released in March 1991 in the UK, on KLF Communications, the band's own label,
and in May 1991 in the US, on Arista Records.

Arista replaced the album version of "Last Train To Trancentral" with the 7" edit of the "Live From The Lost Continent" version. They also replaced the "LP Mix" of "What Time Is Love?" with the 7" edit of the "Live At Trancentral" version.

The singles from the album, "What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)", "3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)" and "Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)" were known as "The Stadium House Trilogy". A VHS was released featuring The KLF and The Children Of The Revolution performing the tracks live at "Woodstock Europa". On NTSC and PAL.
These three singles were hits all around the world, and together with "Justified & Ancient" and "America: What Time Is Love?" they made the KLF the biggest selling singles act in the world at the time.

The album version of "Justified & Ancient", with dub man Black Steel on lead vocals, was very different than the single version featuring Tammy Wynette that was released later that year, in the end of November. In the UK the 12" mix had lead vocals by Maxine Harvey, and in the U.S. the 12" mix had lead vocals by Tammy Wynette. The B-side club remix was by Tony "Moody Boys" Thorpe.

"America: What Time Is Love?", the KLF's second own cover version of their 1988 track "What Time Is Love?", was released February 24th 1992, and was a celebration of The JAMS' discovery of America 500 years before Columbus. It featured ex-Deep Purple vocalist Glenn "The Voice Of Rock" Hughes, and rap by Isaac Bello of The Outlaw Posse, who also did the rap for the 1990 "Live At Trancentral" version, of which an edit was on the album. In U.S. clubs "America" was played 4 months earlier than in the rest of the world.

The album was first time announced in 1988/89 on all the "Pure Trance" 12-inch singles, and on the "Kylie Said To Jason" single even with catalogue numbers. The album was deleted because "Kylie Said To Jason" didn't reach high enough in the charts. So they say. Promo tapes entitled "Tunes From The White Room" were released in very limited quantities. The only other single released from the album was the original version of "3 A.M. Eternal", also in 1989, without Ricardo Lyte's rap and more downtempo. On 12" only. A remix 12" was released later in '89 with a remix by The Orb, which at the time was piloted by "Dr." Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty. They also produced at Trancentral, the KLF's studio, before Cauty left in 1990 to work with Bill Drummond only, and Paterson took off on his own. Paterson also compiled the 1989 album "The What Time Is Love Story", a compilation of European cover versions. Paterson claims he was DJ'ing on "Chill Out", but wasn't credited.

The original version of "What Time Is Love?" was released as early as October 1988, on 12-inch only, and ambient house versions of "3 A.M. Eternal" and "Last Train To Trancentral" appeared on the album "Chill Out" in February 1990.
The KLF coined the phrase "ambient house" in a press release describing a new type of music they've been working on "since the remix of "Doctorin' the Tardis"" (as The Timelords, circa mid 1988).

The UK pressing of the album is now a rarity, as the band's label KLF Communications deleted their entire back catalogue May 13th 1992, when they officially "left the music industry". Arista Records seems to have had a licence to re-issue it, at least until 2003, it seems.

What would the deluxe edition look like?

"The White Room" was originally the soundtrack to their movie with the same title, filmed by Bill Butt. The movie is said to have never been finished. It has been rumoured to have been screened once, in Germany, but never again. It was filmed in Sierra Nevada, Spain, and was a road movie starring their "Jamsmobile", a 1968 Ford Galaxy, also known as Ford Timelord.

On YouTube it seems to have appeared, but it is unknown if this is just clips edited together, or a finished movie. The soundtrack on YouTube seems to be a blend of 1988/89-era versions and versions released years after the movie was supposed to come out.


July 12, 2002

For Sale : I'm pretty sure they were only having a laugh making this. Good for them, but tough on anybody who tries to listen to it. If you really want to test your endurance, tackle the second CD - anyone who can get through two tracks deserves respect. Apart from the nostalgia value, The White Room/Justified and Ancient was a waste of money and remains a continuing waste of shelf space. I put the nostalgia value at about 50p - any takers ?