Shpongle ‎– Tales Of The Inexpressible

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First press
- ???? black (released on 30 May 2001)

Second press
- ???? clear sprinkled (released in March 2008)

Third press (Super Deluxe Edition)
- 1400 black (released on 26 February 2018)
- 850 translucent blue (released in June 2018)

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TWSCD13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album) Twisted Records TWSCD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TWSLP13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album) Twisted Records TWSLP13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TWSLP13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album) Twisted Records TWSLP13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CTINT:02 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album) Citadel international CTINT:02 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SOLC-006 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album) Solstice Music International SOLC-006 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
67728-54693-2 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album) Kinetic Records 67728-54693-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
TWSCD13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album, Promo) Twisted Records TWSCD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album, Unofficial) World Music Of New Age, Twisted Records (4), EFA (2) GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
TWSLP13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Twisted Records TWSLP13 UK 2008 Sell This Version
TWSCD13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album, Mixed, RP) Twisted Records TWSCD13 UK 2010 Sell This Version
TWSLP13RM Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM) Twisted Records TWSLP13RM UK 2018 Sell This Version
TWSLP13RMB Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Tra) Twisted Records TWSLP13RMB UK 2018 Sell This Version
none Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Twisted Records none UK 2018
none Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) Twisted Records none UK 2018

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dmkbox

dmkbox

February 26, 2019
edited 20 days ago
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, CD, Album, TWSCD13
Flippers. Go to hell. i`m seriously. I want this record but.... How it cost originally?
MushedMushy

MushedMushy

January 9, 2019
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Tra, TWSLP13RMB
I am lucky enough to have 2 copies of both the black and the blue but have only opened and played one of the blacks. My problem now is I don't know what is what and am reluctant to open them just to find out. Is there any way to check? I know on Are You Shpongled the inner sleeve is green for the green version. I can't see a difference on TOTI.
doohickey

doohickey

July 10, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Tra, TWSLP13RMB
Props to twisted. Ordered a copy to the states and although it was the best packing job I've ever seen, it still arrived damaged. Twisted responded to my email in less than 10 minutes and I had a replacement outer and sleeves in less than a week.

Beautiful package and pressing sounds spectacular.
speakerguy

speakerguy

June 25, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, TWSLP13RM

Amazing quality, one of my favorite albums. What I don't like is Simon releasing these limited editions again and again, now there's a translucent blue version on Bandcamp, still 153 left when writing this.
DaddyGreenJeans

DaddyGreenJeans

June 21, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, CD, Album, TWSCD13
They just 'secretly' dropped a blue vinyl version limited to 850 on their bandcamp! Get it now before it's GONE...
spaljeni_lik

spaljeni_lik

March 14, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, TWSLP13RM
Damn. I wish I had known and ordered a copy. Been hunting for this for years now. Damn :(
adzix

adzix

March 4, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, TWSLP13RM

So, this being the 2nd Shpongle album that sees a vinyl re-release, I'm happy to say it's everything I could have asked for, and a little more.
The packaging is quite similar to "Are You Shpongled?", though not quite as thicc. It's a beautiful gatefold, with a textured outer sleeve, that feels like canvas. Lettering is embossed and has a metallic finish to it. In it are 2 vinyl records, that are clean and show no sign of warp or wobble when playing.
The gatefold also holds additional pages, that contain liner notes and graphics, all very slick and clean.
And the music? Well, I'm sure pretty much everyone getting this re-release is already familiar with the record, but for the uninitiated: this is some of the most beautifully textured electronic music out there. Mixing chants and world music elements with all sorts of acoustic and electronic instruments, while not forgetting about his Psy roots, Simons Posford shows his skills in not only being psychadelic, but also in composing some catchy tunes. The production is excellent, as is the audio quality of the vinyl.
I feel bad for the fans, who didn't manage to get a copy this time around. Hopefully future releases will have a 1-2 records per customer restriction, to cut out scalpers.
Zbellz

Zbellz

March 3, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, TWSLP13RM

While the shipping cost for those of us in the states was kinda beat, totally worth every penny.

This is a deluxe release that truly feels deluxe. Hoping that Shpongle continues down the line and puts out the next two releases in a similar format.
frozentransit

frozentransit

February 23, 2018
referencing Tales Of The Inexpressible, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, TWSLP13RM

lol whoever rated this album as 2 stars must be soooo salty