The KLF ‎– The White Room

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A1 What Time Is Love? (LP Mix)
Rap – Isaac BelloSampler [Breaks] – Lenny Dee, Tony ThorpeSynthesizer [303 Acid Factor] – Major MalfunktionSynthesizer [808's & 909's] – Manda BeatmasterVoice [Ooohs] – Cressida (2), Lindz E. Love
4:43
A2 Make It Rain
Keyboards – Nick ColerSampler [Breaks, Samples] – Tony ThorpeSaxophone [Tenor] – Duy KhiemVocals – Maxine Harvey
4:00
A3 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)
Backing Vocals – Ian Richardson, Micky Wilson, Nick ColerClarinet – Duy KhiemKeyboards – Nick ColerRap – Ricardo*Sampler [Breaks] – Tony ThorpeVocals – Maxine HarveyVoice ["Are You Ready", "Here We Go"] – Ashanti (2)
3:36
A4 Church Of The KLF
Backing Vocals – Katie Kisson*, P.P. ArnoldKeyboards – Nick ColerVocals – Maxine Harvey
1:53
A5 Last Train To Trancentral (LP Mix)
Backing Vocals – Maxine HarveyKeyboards – Nick ColerRap – Ricardo*Vocals – Black Steel
5:33
B1 Build A Fire
Backing Vocals – Maxine HarveyGuitar [Pedal Steel] – "Evil" Graham Lee*Keyboards – Nick Coler
4:40
B2 The White Room
Backing Vocals – Black Steel, Maxine HarveyKeyboards – Nick ColerScat – Black Steel
5:15
B3 No More Tears
Bass – Black SteelKeyboards – Nick ColerPiano – Black SteelSampler [Breaks, Samples] – Tony ThorpeVocals – Black Steel, Maxine Harvey
9:24
B4 Justified And Ancient
Bass – Black SteelKeyboards – Nick ColerSampler [Break] – Tony ThorpeVocals – Black Steel
4:44

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Notes

Samples used:

A1:
"I Wanna See You Sweat" - Wanda D (Tuff City Records)
"Kick Out The Jams" - The MC5 (Elektra Records)
"Mu Mu's" - P.P. Arnold, Katie Kisson (KLF Communications)
"Thank You, Thank You" Crowd Noise - The Doors (Elektra Records)

A2:
Crowd Noise - U2 "Rattle & Hum" (Island Records)
Crowd Noise - The Doors "Absolutely Live" (Elektra Records)
"Say Yeah" - Stevie Wonder (Tamala Motown)
"Pump A Little Harder" - The Moody Boys (XL Records)

A3:
"KLF Aha Aha" - P.P. Arnold (KLF Communications)
"Ancients Of Mu Mu" - Chike (KLF Communications)
"Ladies And Gentlemen..." - Scott Piering (Appearing)
Crowd Noise - Haircut 100 Live Recording (Unreleased)

A4:
Crowd Noise - The Doors "Absolutely Live" (Elektra Records)
Crowd Noise - U2 "Rattle & Hum" (Island Records)

A5:
Rolling Stock - The KLF "Chill Out" (KLF Communications)
Crowd Noise - The Doors "Absolutely Live" (Elektra Records)
Crowd Noise - U2 "Rattle & Hum" (Island Records)

B3:
Trumpet Line - King Tubby (Trojan Records)

Some copies have sticker on outer sleeve "JAMS LP006 Includes '3 a.m. Eternal' 'What Time is Love?'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017139 360009
  • Matrix / Runout: JAMS-LP-6-A2
  • Matrix / Runout: JAMS-LP-006-B2

Other Versions (5 of 107) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
COMA LP4 The KLF The White Room(LP, Album) Coma Records (4) COMA LP4 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version

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spinsah

spinsah

July 24, 2016
edited 11 months ago
Growing up in Canada I of course got to know the US tracklisting quite well, and didn't even realize until about 10 years later that there were different versions. Although I enjoyed the album tremendously, particularly the first 1/2, I always felt it was lacking something and didn't really 'flow' well. After hearing the UK version with the crowd noise years later it all made sense.

Actually i'm surprised they took it out at all for copyright reasons - I can't imagine anyone being able to identify what album they stole it from if it's just generic cheering...

BTW for fans of Last Train To Trancentral, check out the fantastic remix / re-edit that Joseph Watt of Razormaid did on this Gridlock issue. He took the best parts of the best 4 versions (Iron Horse / UK LP Mix / Live From The Lost Continent / 808 Bass) and spliced them together magnificently. Sounds like it should have been conceived that way from the start!!
accidentalist

accidentalist

March 17, 2016
I've never found this an entertaining listen. Where some find diversity I hear only pastiche. Contrary to what has become popular belief, KLF didn't have much influence at all on the underground dance music scene. If you ever did hear White Room at someone's pad after a good night out, it was probably because no one could be bothered to put any tunes on the decks, and in 15 minutes everyone would be sound asleep. Buy yourself Aqua Regia's "Age Of Aqueous" or Bleep's "North Pole By Submarine" if you want to hear some good dance/acid/techno. The White Room is simply an pop album based around the genres of the time. A classic of music it most definitely isn't. KLF will be remembered alongside comedy groups like The Barron Knights, which is as it should be.
philipondroid

philipondroid

January 18, 2015
Arguably there are 4 versions of the album, in increasing order of vagueness they are;
1. US/Canada release with short single versions of 3AM and Last Train, no crowd noise; has shorter “make it rain” and “no more tears” but the slightly longer “justified and ancient”
2. Japan release with no crowd noise, short 3AM, long WTIL? & Last Train but all commercial release versions; has shorter “make it rain” and “no more tears” but the slightly longer “justified and ancient” and a clutch of extra tracks available elsewhere
3. Main rest-of-world/Europe release with crowd noise and LP versions of the Stadium House Trilogy; has long “make it rain” and “no more tears” but the slightly shorter “justified and ancient”. I am including the Ltd Picture edition in this as it is the same album but with a clutch of extra tracks available elsewhere
4. The French version with interesting timings that would suggest an overall shorter first side/half.
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From here on things are very vague; the COMA version has even odder timings but is overall the same length as the rest-of-world/Europe release.
And then there are the hokey LP home recording timings such as JAMSLP 3681
There are also alt versions of Make it Rain and No More Tears with different timings floating about; 3:51 and 8:58 respectively, which may well be the Euro versions without the crowd noise or other samples in that were used as US promo material.

By any measure though it is a great album, and despite other comments the Europe version is much much better!

Just sayin’
Argenberg

Argenberg

October 4, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
The classics of techno. Got to teach, and everything you'll learn will point to the fact that time is eternal.
AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

March 7, 2013
edited 10 months ago

The KLF continue to be the stuff of legend, from burning a pile of money as an act of art, to supposedly having a living car, to being members of a secret society: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu; which may or may not be---composed of humans. The KLF gave rock, pop, and the underground music scenes simultaneously a jolt of energy when they arrived at the scene. Building connections between different musics to show the power of house music to rock stadiums, and to show the power of guitars to the drum machine aficionados etc. They trekked into ambient sound escapes, ambient dub, early techno trance, the early rave movement, electro rap, and several other types of experimental styles that many musicians never dare go. The album was praised by some, and derided by others at the time. It is hard to deny the White Room is a very fun listen.The way to Mu Mu, is there if we listen to the music in their records .
undarrenworld

undarrenworld

February 9, 2012
US re-release from 2003 have as track 5: Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent).
I think that its worth having, because this album is then even better.
Vigro

Vigro

February 26, 2004

A briljant album. When we look at the credits we can see they have used several 'live crowd samples' from The Doors and U2. We can also find a guestappereance from Ashanti. Diversity at his best!!!