Phuture ‎– Acid Tracks

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Acid Tracks 12:26
Phuture Jacks 7:46
Your Only Friend 4:53

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Red) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Bla) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Blu) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Ltd, Blu) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Ltd, Gre) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", W/Lbl) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
WHOS 6 Phuture Acid Trax(12", Maxi) Who's That Beat? WHOS 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
WHOS 6 CD Phuture Acid Trax(CD, Mini) Who's That Beat? WHOS 6 CD Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
A1-009 Phuture Acid Tracks Remixes(12") A1 Records A1-009 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
A1009 LTD. Phuture Acid Tracks(12", S/Sided, RE) A1 Records A1009 LTD. Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE) Trax Records TX 142 US 1998 Sell This Version
A1-009 Phuture Acid Tracks Remixes(12", Promo) A1 Records A1-009 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE) Trax Records TX 142 US 2000 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, TP) Trax Records TX 142 US 2000 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, RM) Trax Records TX142 UK 2014 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12") Trax Records TX142 Unknown Sell This Version
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, AIFF, RE) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, WAV, RE) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown

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laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 10, 2016
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, RM, TX142

Having purchased an original copy as a teenager way back in 1987, I've always longed for a decent pressing.

It was always a source of much annoyance that many of the best tunes in the early house/acid era came out on Trax, who we all know were notorious for poor pressings.

I've owned several original copies over the years, and none were any better. Most sounded like they had been dubbed from cassette, and/or with pressing faults.

If I needed decent sound quality (e.g. to make a mixtape), I always used the version on the "House Hallucinates" compilation: https://www.discogs.com/Various-House-Hallucinates-Pump-Up-London-Volume-One/release/73358 but that only had "Acid Tracks" and not the two excellent tunes on the B-side, "Your Only Friend" also being a personal favourite at the time.

This recent repress of this all-time classic is heaven-sent; I don't think it will ever sound any better than this, and is, in my opinion, the defining and final copy of "Acid Tracks", I really can't imagine needing any other version after this.
Herr_Lenz

Herr_Lenz

April 5, 2016
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Ltd, Blu, TX142
Nearly 30 years old, but sounds like fresh till today, one of my all time favorites!
scherben

scherben

January 9, 2016
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142

It's all about that hypnotic squelch...
djcristo

djcristo

February 16, 2015
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142
Yup, a real crowd pleaser back the glory days of the Hacienda (Infamous Manchester club)
zonkfunk

zonkfunk

February 2, 2015
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142
Probably . . . . The best track ever made. . . . Nothing matches, toooo deep. Bought this from Si john, (roni size reprazent) the first month release. Still amazes me.
dlawry

dlawry

October 22, 2014
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, TX 142

The version of 'Phuture Jacks' on this reissue is different from all other TX142 represses and is definitely not the one found on youtube. The intro drums do not have the subtle flanging effect and the bassdrum on this version is hugely overhyped and fat, the 'phuture' and whispering 'jack' vocals are mixed much louder during the intro have no 303 backing, leading up to a huge 303 drop at the end of the drum buildup. The 303 acid line begins at 1:48 unlike other versions where the 303 begins in the first few bars, play time of Phuture Jacks is 4:57. The pressing sounds very warm and raw in the best possible way. I have 2 other pressing claiming to be tx 142 but this one is by far the best. Sounds quality on the other tracks is excellent.
hazadus

hazadus

July 3, 2014
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, TX 142
Repressed, got it from Juno.
samujeff

samujeff

May 8, 2014
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, RM, TX142

remastering is utterly fantastic, almost sounds like it was made yesterday, lovely pressing, warm sounds. Definitely worth the purchase! and then obviously the tracks are bangin