Larry Heard ‎– 25 Years From Alpha

Alleviated Records ‎– ML-2226, Black Market Records (4) ‎– BLACK MARKET 002
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A 25 Years From Alpha 15:17
AA1 Mercurian Funk 6:12
AA2 Feathers Floating 7:44

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  • Artwork By –
  • Composed By, Recorded By, ProducerLarry Heard


Released in conjunction with "Black Market Records" - the follow-up label of Black Market International.
The title paying homage to Deadly Headley's album 35 Years From Alpha.

All selections published by Alleviated Music (ascap).
Distributed by Word And Sound, Germany.
Back photograph taken at Club Transmediale.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 1 81768 02226 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): BLACK MARKET 002 A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side AA): BLACK MARKET 002 B MPO
  • Other (Rights Societies): ASCAP

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ML-2226, none Larry Heard 25 Years from Alpha(12", EP, RE) Alleviated Records, Black Market Records (4) ML-2226, none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
ML-2226 Larry Heard 25 Years From Alpha(3xFile, WAV, RE) Black Market Records (4) ML-2226 UK Unknown
ML-2226 Larry Heard 25 Years From Alpha EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Black Market Records (4) ML-2226 Europe Unknown
ML-2226 Larry Heard 25 Years from Alpha(12", EP, RE, Red) Alleviated Records, Black Market Records (4) ML-2226 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version


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October 13, 2017
15 minutes and 17 seconds from Alpha, some Mercurian Funk on the flipside... it doesn't get any better.


January 27, 2012
edited over 8 years ago

25 Years From Alpha...

DOPE track...


November 18, 2011
edited over 9 years ago

Another incredible Larry Heard record. Simple hypnotic house with lots of passion and melody behind it.


October 7, 2011
yeah, i was like latter? the word is simply more often used than "former" and this is why "latter" comes to mind first when referring to one of two items
and we just stick latter in there hoping it will be referring to the thing we want it to. i've also made the mistake myself.
LARRY rulz!


December 4, 2008

In the world of music, there are leaders and there are followers.
Mr. Heard is absolutely of the latter.. Seldom does he disappoints and this will please all the fans of the legend. Again he captivates beauty with good and vintage production skills. The classic trademarks are all there with old-school sounds like cowbells and handclaps and other TR-909 sounds, but he has left the 303 alone this time.
You can find alot of influences of Kraftwerk here, especially in the title track. But this record is equally to keeping traditions as well as bringing music forward, which most of producers today fail badly on. The roots of the Detroit sound is maybe more present here rather than Larry's more traditional Chicago sound. but for a man like him he brings forward brilliance that takes good musical influences that he has grasped upon trough his life.
It takes a master to make something perfect and in this case this is most certainly it.