Leftfield ‎– Leftism

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Release The Pressure 7:39
Afro-Left 7:32
Cut For Life 7:09
Melt 5:15
Black Flute 3:56
Original 6:22
Inspection (Check One) 6:29
Space Shanty 7:14
Storm 3000 5:45
Half Past Dub 3:38
Open Up 8:44
21st Century Poem 4:39

Versions (72)

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HANDLP2T Leftfield Leftism(3xLP, Album, Ltd) Hard Hands HANDLP2T UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Advance, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia none UK 1994 Sell This Version
HANDLP2D Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, Gat) Hard Hands HANDLP2D UK 1995 Sell This Version
C2 67231 Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia C2 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
HAND LP 2T Leftfield Leftism(3xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Hard Hands HAND LP 2T UK 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia CK 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
789.100/2-478142 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands 789.100/2-478142 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
ESCA 6213 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Epic ESCA 6213 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDCD2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDCOL 3981 K Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia CDCOL 3981 K South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
D31357 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Liberation Records, Hard Hands D31357 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands CK 67231 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands CK 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
HANDCD2, COL 478142 2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, CBS/Sony HANDCD2, COL 478142 2 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia CK 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia CK 67231 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CK 67231 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands CK 67231 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
ESCA-6213 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Epic ESCA-6213 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
ESCA-6213 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, Promo) Epic ESCA-6213 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RP) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDCD2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
HANDCD2, 4781422010, 01-478142-10 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hard Hands (2), Columbia (2), Columbia (2) HANDCD2, 4781422010, 01-478142-10 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MJM 423 M Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) MJM Music PL MJM 423 M Poland 1995 Sell This Version
HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
HANDMC2 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Hard Hands HANDMC2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
478142 4, HANDMC2 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia 478142 4, HANDMC2 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
C - 9081195, CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands C - 9081195, CT 67231 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
SPL 00198 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Pan Music, Columbia SPL 00198 India 1995 Sell This Version
CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 67231 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
C31357 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Liberation Records, Hard Hands C31357 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
COL 478 142 4, 478 142 4, 478142-4 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) CBS/Sony, Hard Hands, CBS/Sony, Hard Hands COL 478 142 4, 478 142 4, 478142-4 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands CT 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Hard Hands, Hard Hands, Columbia, Columbia HANDMC2, 01-478142-30 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 67231 Malaysia 1995 Sell This Version
478142 4 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia, Sony Music 478142 4 Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Promo) Columbia CT 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
CT 67231 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Promo) Columbia CT 67231 US 1995 Sell This Version
1902 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound by Roton 1902 Romania 1995 Sell This Version
951 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MR (2) 951 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
D31357, PRD 96/52 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Ltd) Liberation Records, Liberation Records, Hard Hands, Hard Hands D31357, PRD 96/52 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
478142 4 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, RE) Sony Music, Columbia, Hard Hands 478142 4 India 1997 Sell This Version
478142 2, HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands 478142 2, HANDCD2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
478142 2, HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Columbia, Hard Hands 478142 2, HANDCD2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
HANDMD2 Leftfield Leftism(MD, Album) Hard Hands HANDMD2 Austria 1999 Sell This Version
HANDCD2X, 498310 4 Leftfield Leftism(2xCass, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDCD2X, 498310 4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 194, HANDLP2D Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Hard Hands SVLP 194, HANDLP2D UK 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 194 Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Simply Vinyl SVLP 194 UK 2000 Sell This Version
498310.2, 498310 2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Ltd) Columbia, Columbia 498310.2, 498310 2 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
C2K-91381, 91381 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Ltd) Columbia, Hard Hands, Columbia, Hard Hands C2K-91381, 91381 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
4983102003, HANDCD2X, 4983102000 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, Ltd) Columbia, Hard Hands, Columbia 4983102003, HANDCD2X, 4983102000 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SMM 510572 2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Sony Music Media SMM 510572 2 2002 Sell This Version
SMM 510572 2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Sony Music Media SMM 510572 2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
88697 07717 2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 07717 2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
88697120712, HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Hard Hands, Sony Music Media 88697120712, HANDCD2 UK 2007 Sell This Version
MOVLP044 Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP044 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
MOVLP044 Leftfield Leftism(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Music On Vinyl MOVLP044 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
88725439580 Leftfield Leftism(11xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) TravelTunes 88725439580 UK & Ireland 2012
none Leftfield Leftism(11xFile, FLAC, RM, 44.) Sony Music UK, Hard Hands none US 2017
none Leftfield Leftism(22xFile, FLAC, Album, Hi-) Sony Music, Hard Hands none Europe 2017
88985388501, HANDLPT Leftfield Leftism(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 180) Columbia, Hard Hands, Sony Music, Columbia, Hard Hands, Sony Music 88985388501, HANDLPT Europe 2017 Sell This Version
HANDCD2, 88985388502 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + S/Edition) Columbia, Hard Hands, Sony Music, Columbia, Hard Hands, Sony Music HANDCD2, 88985388502 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Leftfield Leftism(CDr, Album, Num, Promo, RE, RM) Sony Music none Europe 2017 Sell This Version
STARBOX 047 Leftfield Leftism(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Unofficial) Star Box (3) STARBOX 047 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
SL 1812 Leftfield Leftism(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Star Line (7) SL 1812 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDCD2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MUSH32220.2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Liberation Records, Hard Hands MUSH32220.2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MUSH32220.2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Liberation Records, Hard Hands MUSH32220.2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
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HANDCD2 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, RP) Hard Hands, Columbia HANDCD2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
HANDCD2, 01-478142-10 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hard Hands (2), Columbia (2) HANDCD2, 01-478142-10 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-028 Leftfield Leftism(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-028 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
K1264 Leftfield Leftism(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label K1264 Unknown Sell This Version

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WaveRebel75

WaveRebel75

June 19, 2021
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 180, 88985388501, HANDLPT

Great pressing. Loud and clear and it's Leftfield! A must have surely
happystereo

happystereo

March 24, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing Leftism, 2xCass, Album, HANDCD2X, 498310 4

"Russian release with many mistakes" - Really? What kind of mistakes?
"Questionable status of legality!" - Who said? Released by Sony Music Russia
928RECORDS

928RECORDS

February 12, 2021
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, HANDLP2T
This makes noise i can raise hairs and cry to
marionew

marionew

January 12, 2021
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 180, 88985388501, HANDLPT

Great sound on that tripple fold. Amazing quality of this rerelease
Jurhem303

Jurhem303

January 5, 2021
edited 6 months ago
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, HANDLP2T
Unfortunately, this album arrived a little late on the shelves, some of these tracks were aged at the time of release, mainly due to the accelerated development of electronic music in the 1990s, which suffered almost a complete mutation every 2 years. However, it is a competent album to listen to from beginning to end, my copy does not have this Cut For Life, and it is impressive that a Brazilian version of the album came out, obviously very difficult to find, so that my copy is British. In 1995, D&B finally happened and IDM was emerging to raise the standards of productions, you can see that they ran to keep up and update, at least that's the impression I have with tracks like Inspection (Check One) and Storm 3000. Anyway, a collection of classics.
markarmstrong

markarmstrong

January 4, 2021
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, HANDLP2T
I lost my sleeve for this release but still have the vinyl, if anyone has an empty sleeve I'd love to buy it. If so, please get in touch
southpawgrammar

southpawgrammar

October 25, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, HANDLP2T
Sensual, stylish, and utterly sublime, "Leftism" is justly considered a reference point when discussing album-length works of electronic dance music. Running the gamut of styles and moods, from downtempo, berimbau, trip-hop, to dub and big beat, "Leftism" is electronica at its most eclectic and energetic, appropriate for any setting and scenario, be it isolated or social. Released in 1995, the album was overlooked in favour of "Dummy" by Portishead for the Mercury Music Prize, but I would venture to suggest the actual result should have been a tie - both were of matching importance and substance, neither one superior in terms of quality and legacy. 1995 also saw other acts of an experimental slant within the EDM sphere gain traction, with "Exit Planet Dust" and "Maxinquaye" launching the careers of The Chemical Brothers and Tricky respectively. Contrary to the unfair opinions of dance music detractors, Leftfield were not rubes remixing their old material to suit the long-player format. In revising the uncategorizable sound of singles released back in 1992 in a way that somehow felt even more current, they achieved something rare for the EDM genre: a fully-formed album. Ever the perfectionists, however, the duo were initially unimpressed with the results of their career-defining work and adjusted the running order of the tracks until it resembled a cohesive set of entwined songs rather than a mere compilation of remixes.

Following the lead of Orbital and Goldie in their successful transition from revered underground DJs to respected producers of commercial dance, "Leftism" is the kind of hypnotic, nocturnal experience that is easily copied but never duplicated. Utilizing the pulsating rhythms, breaks and vocal stylings of jungle and assimilating British overtones, sultry undercurrents and spacy elements, Leftfield conquer the excessively cerebral, undramatic blandness of protracted fusion efforts and succeed in creating something inexplicably sonorous and cogent. Including riveting classics such as "Release the Pressure", "Song of Life", "Original" and "Open Up", the album exudes crossover appeal, with pacing being imperative. Owing to the interminable nature of the album, the tracks are sequenced according to their effect on the overall tone, which definitely aids the momentum. Despite its sustained duration, "Leftism" never feels dull or uninspired - with its honed production, disparate guest vocalists, and off-kilter moments of madness and strange beauty, it holds your attention from the outset; the tribal-inflected, thumping techno psychedelia of the compositions renders them immeasurably affecting. Once you hear the album in one go, the deep cuts are as enriching, unambiguous and uplifting as the more urgent tracks. Lovingly crafted to near-perfection and almost refined in its construction, seemingly throwaway instrumentals with lesser audio quality - "21st Century Poem" - are in fact integral to the album's lingering underground touches, thus tempering the immediacy of the floorfillers and radio staples.

Distinctly stimulating and anthemic with an enduring power to satisfy and electrify in equal measure, Leftfield's debut is a uniquely haunting and deeply spirited listen, incorporating many genres. A landmark of electronic dance music, embracing beat-heavy clubby atmospheres and varieties of breakbeat and ambient with a fervour and devil-may-care attitude, this album is a true classic that should be heard by any neophyte looking to expand their knowledge of a very congested genre.

Rating: 4.5/5
adrenachrome

adrenachrome

September 16, 2020
referencing Leftism, 2xLP, Album, Gat, HANDLP2D

Can someone comment on how the records were stored in the gatefold sleeve please, were there printed inner sleeves, plain white, lined?? I have a copy but it has 2 different types of plain white inner sleeves, so assume not originals...thanks
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

March 25, 2020
referencing Leftism, 2xLP, Album, Gat, HANDLP2D

One of the all time greatest dance albums. Leftism is pure classic 90's dance music with not one bad track on the album. A must have.
gamera87

gamera87

December 27, 2019
referencing Leftism, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, HANDLP2T
Is "Open Up" here not the 8:52 full vocal mix from the CD single?