The Black Dog ‎– Spanners

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Warp Records ‎– PUP LP1
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Tracklist

A01 Raxmus 3:03
A02 Bolt 1 0:27
A03 Barbola Work 6:42
A04 Bolt 2 0:27
A05 Psil-cosyin 10:32
B06 Chase The Manhattan 5:42
B07 Bolt 3 1:36
B08 Tahr 3:08
B09 Bolt 4 1:06
B10 Further Harm 6:18
C11 Nommo 6:53
C12 Bolt 5 0:22
C13 Pot Noddle 7:13
C14 Bolt 6 0:42
C15 End Of Time 3:44
D16 Utopian Dream 6:00
D17 Bolt 7 0:17
D18 Frisbee Skip 5:25
D19 Chesh 6:03

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Notes

Gatefold cover.

Track order runs in a sequential manner from 01 to 19 on cover as well as on labels.

℗ 1994 WARP RECORDS LTD
© 1994 WARP RECORDS LTD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603003910

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PUP CD1 The Black Dog Spanners(CD, Album) Warp Records PUP CD1 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
PUP MC1 The Black Dog Spanners(Cass, Album) Warp Records PUP MC1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RTD 126.1737.2 The Black Dog Spanners(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Warp Records RTD 126.1737.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
PUP LP1 The Black Dog Spanners(2xLP, Album) Warp Records PUP LP1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
61806-2, PRO-61806-2 The Black Dog Spanners(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest Records America, Warp Records, EastWest Records America 61806-2, PRO-61806-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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dobbenvintage

dobbenvintage

October 21, 2018
Has anyone thoughts about whether WARP will consider re-issueing a 2xLP?
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

August 12, 2017
For me you can't compare Bytes to Spanners or visa versa. Both albums are completely different with different objectives, both stand equally but in vastly different places.
woofhard_one

woofhard_one

April 16, 2016
My friend found a copy of this in a skip in Brighton, and kindly gave it to me. It was in NM condition and contained a press release... Amazing album that I still treasure to this day, the music within defies definition really. Timeless.
chrissy.winter

chrissy.winter

March 11, 2016

i remember seeing the 9/10 review from NME and went out that day and bought it. if you listen to this the only thing letting on its from circa 94 is the inside cover. Superb track after track, its money well spent...a must have CD for the car.
Essential vinyl for your collection.... Another great WARP release
radiophonic72

radiophonic72

April 8, 2015
Awesome album and even though the computer graphics involved on most of the early Black Dog cover artwork is of it's day the music held within is timeless and I for one find it just as refreshing to listen to 20yrs after it was made! 10 out of 10!!
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 24, 2014

much appreciated.
baj

baj

November 11, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Of late I've been listening to this again, more intensely than I have in a while. Parallel and Bytes are fantastic, but they are compilations- this is a stand-alone record, and as such, this is not only their best, but one of Warp's as well.

There was and will never be another Black Dog. Their music remains perfect, other-worldly, yet completely natural and complementing simple and genuine emotional experiences in ways less powerful and sophistacted forms of techno cannot. The images Spanners evokes are strong and memorable: Chesh makes me think of fast-moving clouds after a storm...Raxmus a hazy stoned sunrise from the past...the End of Time with the most intense experience of my life...Most are these tracks are danceable, too (try not moving to Psil-Cosyin). When I hear this stuff, I see how far behind the times we are these days.
Andy-ed

Andy-ed

February 23, 2004

Difficult to fault this album on any level.. Anyone wanting to listen to real emotive and soulfull electronic music needs to track this down.. On first listen I was bored and thought I'd wasted my money. On taking time to let it play all the way through I realised how wrong I was... Seminal :)
kelp7

kelp7

January 23, 2003
Surely this must be the Black Dog's greatest work. A masterpiece from start finish, it's very hard to categorize the music, but there is a definite Egyptian feel to some of the tracks. A must have album.