The Future Sound Of London ‎– Lifeforms

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There are several unique variations of the UK & Europe double CD release with only minor differences:
*Lifeforms Version 1 has "Made in the UK" on discs, "Printed in the UK" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/MCPS" on discs and distribution code "PM 518" on discs and back cover;
*Lifeforms Version 2 has "Made in the UK" on discs, "Printed in the UK" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/MCPS" on discs and distribution code "PM 548" on back cover (code on discs is unknown);
*Lifeforms Version 3 has "Made in Holland" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs and distribution code "PM 518" on discs and back cover;
*Lifeforms Version 4 has "Made in Holland" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs, distribution codes "PM 518" on discs and "PM 548" on back cover;
*Lifeforms Version 5 has "Made in EU" on discs, "Printed in Holland" on back cover, rights societies "BIEM/STEMRA" on discs, distribution codes "PM 518" on discs and "PM 548" on back cover;

The track, Among Myselves, features samples from the movie, Scanners, with the voice of Stephen Lack.

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113 The Future Sound Of London Lifeform(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin, Astralwerks ASW 6113 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39433 2 6, CDV 2722 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, EBV, EBV 7243 8 39433 2 6, CDV 2722 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Astralwerks, Virgin, Caroline Records ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
V2 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39433 2 6 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, Jac) Astralwerks, Virgin, Caroline Records ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, EBV, EBV, EBV 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TCV 2722, 7243 8 39433 4 0 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2722, 7243 8 39433 4 0 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
FSOL1 F.S.O.L.* Lifeforms: Extracts(CD, Promo) Virgin FSOL1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Future Sounds Of London* Lifeforms(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
5778707 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Universal Music 5778707 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(19xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Virgin none UK Unknown
ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Astralwerks, Virgin ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3816122 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Gala Records (5) 0946 3816122 6 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2722, 7243 8 39433 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 6113, 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39684 2 8, 724 The Future Sound Of London Lifeforms(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2), Virgin (2), Virgin (2), Virgin (2) ASW 6113, 7243 8 39433 2 6, 7243 8 39684 2 8, 724 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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nateuptoolate

nateuptoolate

February 19, 2019
referencing Lifeforms, 2xCD, Album, ASW 6113-2, 7243 8 39433 2 6
Ah, rolling all night in the early 90s... joyful electronica. Just add Papua New Guinea 12 inch with Lisa of DCD, and you've got playlist to reach ecstasy. The single Cascade has a 40 minute remix / journey thru the song with sampled Cocteau Twins' Liz.
Numanoid

Numanoid

November 8, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, V2722, 7243 8 39433 1 9
One of many releases that made 1994 such a magical year for ambient/techno
japedumarie

japedumarie

September 15, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707
Excellent repress. Sounds fantastic - no ticks or pops in my copy. Great artwork sleeve and sounds original and not remastered - love it. One thing though: has anyone noticed that side A is A-symmetric ? So the needle goes from left to right (it's not straight). It's a press fault - but I think it's barely notice-able in playing the music from this side (a little bit) - thank God for that. My 2nd album has a small wobble - but doesn't effect playing at all… transport damage or storage. After all I am very happy with this excellent album on vinyl !! A must-have for the collector !!
Amiraya

Amiraya

August 27, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707

Immaculate repress, I've only compared it to Spotify and this classic is definitely worth every penny on vinyl, I listen on a quite simple turntable still breathtaking dead silent background, stunning soundscape and very deep and warm bass.

barrychumi

barrychumi

August 26, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707
check if side D has a "side 2" label on it. mine does and i think someone else mentioned it here. might need an entry for a mislabled variant if it varies

Great record, really clear and quality sound!
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

May 2, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707
Sad to say, my copy has surface noise and the occasional but repetitive click. Since I ordered from Amazon UK shipped here to the US, not worth returning.
SpyderTracks

SpyderTracks

April 17, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707
I ordered a copy direct from FSOLDigital.com and only in the last week so way off first presses. It arrived with a separate package containing a limited numbered and signed postcard print artwork, and a small booklet entitled "Ramblings of a Madman" with notes and artwork. So impressed, wonderful extra touch. Puts them up there with Beastie Boys going the extra mile with vinyl releases both for quality of reissues and box sets, and bonus extras!
reTcon

reTcon

April 7, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707
Sound quality NOT destroyed through remastering like everything else nowadays. Thanx, that's the best info you could have given us.
vinylsvinyls

vinylsvinyls

March 13, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, 7243 8 39433 1 9, V2722, V 2722

Two outer gatefold cover variants of r83318 (this release): matte finishing one and glossy finishing the other. Have pictures of the both to compare.
Jarren

Jarren

February 16, 2018
referencing Lifeforms, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 5778707

Beautiful packaging, nice heavyweight vinyl (totally flat too), superb sound.

Not a single tick or pop. A deep, immersive sound.

No, it's not remastered. Thank god!

Turn it up...