Pendulum (3) ‎– Hold Your Colour

Breakbeat Kaos ‎– BBK002CDR
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1 Prelude 0:53
2 Slam
Guitar – Rob Swire
3 Plastic World
Alto Saxophone – James MortonFeaturing, Vocals – TC*Featuring, Vocals, Lyrics By – Fats*Lyrics By – Tom CasswellProducer [Additional Vocal Production] – Tom CasswellTenor Saxophone – Jonathan Shendy*Trombone – Tim SmartTrumpet – Pablo Mendelssohn
4 Fasten Your Seatbelt
Featuring – The Freestylers*Producer, Written-By – Aston Harvey, Matt Cantor
5 Through The Loop 6:14
6 Sounds Of Life
Featuring, Vocals – Jasmine YeeLyrics By – Rob Swire
7 Girl In The Fire
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Rob SwireGuitar [Guitars] – Peredur Ap Gwynedd
8 Tarantula (Pendulum Vs Fresh)
Alto Saxophone – James MortonFeaturing – FreshFeaturing, Vocals – $pyda*, Tenor FlyLyrics By – C. Griffith*, Jonathan SutterProducer, Written-By – Dan SteinTenor Saxophone – Jonathan Shendy*Trombone – Tim SmartTrumpet – Pablo Mendelssohn
9 Out Here
Guitar, Lyrics By – Rob SwireVocals, Lyrics By – Gareth McGrillen
10 Hold Your Colour
Bass Guitar – Jon StockmanGuitar [Guitars] – Andrew GoddardVocals – Rob Swire
11 The Terminal 5:42
12 Streamline
Lyrics By – Rob SwireVocals – Rob Swire
13 Blood Sugar
Written-By, Producer – Matt White (3)
14 Axle Grinder 4:10

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2007 reissue version of the Gold Album, includes the 2 new tracks Blood Sugar & Axle Grinder, replacing the 2 tracks Another Planet and Still Grey from the original version of the album.

Album and CD issued in a standard jewel case with fold-out insert including shouts and credits.

Vocals on track 4 'Fasten Your Seatbelt' sampled from the movie 'Spiderman 2' (2004).
Vocals on track 5 'Through The Loop' sampled from the movie 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971).
Vocals on track 14 'Axle Grinder' sampled from the TV series 'The Twilight Zone' (1959).

Mastered at Metropolis Mastering.

Tracks 1-12 ℗ BreakbeatKaos 2005.
Tracks 3 & 6 Copyright Control.
Track 4 published by Chrysalis Music / Universal.
Track 8 published by Bucks Music / Copyright Control.
Tracks 13 & 14 P+C Breakbeat Kaos 2007.
All other Pendulum tracks are published by Chrysalis Music.

℗+© Breakbeat Kaos 2007
Distributed by SRD.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060072 303626
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060072303626
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 1): B358753 @1 BC11689
  • Mastering SID Code (Version 1): IFPI LW03
  • Mould SID Code (Version 1): IFPI AAHP8
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 2): BC11689 @ 3
  • Mastering SID Code (Version 2,3): IFPI LW04
  • Mould SID Code (Version 2): IFPI AAHT2
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 3): BC11689 @ 2
  • Mould SID Code (Version 3): IFPI AAHT9

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bbk002cd, BBK002CD Pendulum (3) Hold Your Colour(CD, Album) Breakbeat Kaos, Breakbeat Kaos bbk002cd, BBK002CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
BBK002CD, bbk002cd Pendulum (3) Hold Your Colour(CD, Album) Breakbeat Kaos, Breakbeat Kaos BBK002CD, bbk002cd UK 2005 Sell This Version
BBK002CDR Pendulum (3) Hold Your Colour(CD, Album, RE, RM) Breakbeat Kaos BBK002CDR UK 2017 Sell This Version
BBK2LPX Pendulum (3) Hold Your Colour(3xLP, Ltd, RE) Breakbeat Kaos BBK2LPX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BBK002LP Pendulum (3) Hold Your Colour(3x12", Album) Breakbeat Kaos BBK002LP UK 2005 Sell This Version


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July 28, 2018

Released in 2005, ‘Hold Your Colour’ is the debut album by Australian British drum ‘n’ bass group Pendulum. What made the band stand out so much was the fact that they were in fact, an actual band. Centred around keyboard player/songwriter Rob Swire, Pendulum consisted of a six-piece line-up that actually toured and gigged, helping them gain more fans through energetic and dazzling live performances. An abundance of guest appearances and collaborations, as well as a number of hit singles, helped the album garner rave reviews in both Australia and the UK.

But is it really all that good? Sadly, I don’t think so.

While the band would go on to incorporate rock elements into their music (it’s this Pendulum that I first stumbled across), this is predominantly drum ‘n’ bass, and while I have no issues with electronic music, there’s just not really much here that really appeals to me. The music is fast-paced and energetic, and there’s definitely a powerful, thumping bass that can no doubt get dance floors moving, but one of the biggest issues I find is that so many of the songs sound similar and they all go on for ridiculously long durations.

There are a couple of moments of absolute brilliance, however. And it’s these brief elements implemented into a rock setting that makes me enjoy Pendulum’s later output. ‘Fasten Your Seatbelt’ and ‘Slam’ both have catchy melodies, while ‘Blood Sugar’ is stupidly heavier than any electronic song should be. And then there’s the sheer genius of ‘Girl in the Fire’, which shows the pure writing talent that Rob Swire possesses. However, as I mentioned before, even these songs tend to overstay their welcome, and with the album clocking in at 74 minutes, it’s a test of sheer endurance to get through the whole lot in one sitting.

Still, criticisms aside, I do like Pendulum, and while ‘Hold Your Colour’ may not be to my tastes, the foundations have been laid for an interesting and somewhat unique band to develop their sound and go on to better things.


May 22, 2015

DNB GOLD. Pretty much all I can say about this.