Propellerheads ‎– Decksandrumsandrockandroll

Wall Of Sound ‎– WALL CD015
CD, Album

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1 Take California
Written-By – Alex*
2 Echo And Bounce
Written-By – Alex*
3 Velvet Pants
Written-By – Alex*
4 Better?
Written-By – Will*
5 Oh Yeah?
Performer [Additional Sk8ing] – Corin*Written-By – Alex*
6 History Repeating
Featuring – Miss Shirley Bassey*Guitar – Chris LawsonWritten-By – Alex*
7 Winning Style
Written-By – Alex*
8 Bang On!
Guitar – Chris LawsonWritten-By – Alex*
9 A Number Of Microphones
Written-By – Will*
10 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Arranged By [Orchestration] – David ArnoldRecorded By [Orchestra] – Geoff FosterWritten-By – John Barry
11 Bigger?
Guitar – Mike ThomasWritten-By – Alex*
12 Cominagetcha
Guitar – Chris LawsonWritten-By – Alex*
13 Spybreak!
Written-By – Alex*

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Chris Lawson - responsible recording engineer for Shirley Bassey session and the Propellerheads' 'build your own breaks' sessions.

Produced at The Würx (Bath), The Stix (somewhere near Bath), The Chapel (Lincolnshire) and Maison Rouge (London).
Mastered at The Exchange.
Tracks 1 to 3, 5 to 8, 11 to 13: Published by Chrysalis Music.
Tracks 4, 9: Published by Copyright Control.
Track 6: Contains a sample from 'Finders Keepers Song' courtesy of RM Films International Incorporated.
Track 10: Orchestra recorded at Air Lyndhurst. Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd.

℗&© Propellerheads. Licensed by Wall Of Sound Recordings.

The UK release has the text "Distributed by Vital/Soul Trader. Made In England." on the insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 028589 004726 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5028589004726
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WALLCD 015 02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WALLCD 015 05 DISCTRONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): WALLCD 015 02 DISCTRONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, 5, 6): S WALLCD 015 02 DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, 3, 5, 6): IFPI L501
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8711
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8776
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3, 5): IFPI 8715
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 8714
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 8725

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRMD-50031 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records DRMD-50031 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 45614 4 4 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 45614 4 4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
MR-409-2, MR-409 -2, DRMD-50031 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records, Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records, DreamWorks Records MR-409-2, MR-409 -2, DRMD-50031 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
WALL CDN015, 949.G953.023 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + 20t) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] Le Label WALL CDN015, 949.G953.023 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
WALL LP015 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll(2xLP, Album) Wall Of Sound WALL LP015 UK 1998 Sell This Version


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July 3, 2016
As I recall, in the 'iPod database' the first contribution of somebody, even wrong and/or with typo's, stay there forever. I'm not sure if even the contributor can change this. This happend to a release of a relative of mine; he found out that he could not change his own! released album because someone else had already added the release.
Hope it helps,


May 26, 2016
for some reason, my copy does not have the song 'Echo and Bounce' on the CD, However, when I put it on my Ipod, It showed up as 'velvet pants' and it shifted all of the songs down so all of the song names were the names of the track that came after the current track. also, the song '360º (oh yeah)' is the regular track on the CD but on my Ipod, it is an instrumental version. very strange.


August 1, 2003

This is the album that turned me on to breaks. I bought it essentially because of "History Repeating", and when I put the CD on and pressed "play", I fell in love with the rest of the album. While breakbeat is the dominant genre, each track has an identity all its own, and gets sprinkled by influences from other genres as well. Will White and Alex Gifford seem to have a lot of influences and to enjoy lots of different types of music. My only problem was that some of the tracks repeated the loops one too many times, as if I was expecting a new break to come in, but the overall result of the album is so good I don't care about those minor details. Thumbs up and heartily recommended.


December 12, 2001

Like the style says, this album is very bigbeat. The Propellerheads
use odd sounds, turntable scratches, a piano, an organ and energetic
danceable beats to create funky, groovy music.
Not all tracks are in the same style, some are chillin' and some are
The track with Shirley Bassey doesn't fit on the album if you listen
to the other tracks but its a good track, her voice just fits the
The James Bond theme track ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service") is an
excellent Propellerheads translation.