The Shamen ‎– En-Tact

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1 Human NRG
Mixed By – Colin Shamen*, Mark Angelo*
3:23
2 Progen (Land Of Oz)
Mixed By – Paul OakenfoldRap – Mr C*
4:07
3 Possible Worlds
Mixed By – Colin Shamen*, Ian Tregoning
3:45
4 Omega Amigo
Mixed By – Steve Osbourne*
4:45
5 Hyperreal
Mixed By – Colin Shamen*, Ian TregoningVocals – Plavka
4:32
6 Lightspan
Mixed By – Irresistible Force*, Will Sin
5:48
7 Make It Mine V2.5
Acoustic Bass – Adrian HolderMixed By – Evil Ed Richards*Rap – Rhyme & Reason
3:57
8 Oxygen Restriction
Mixed By – Evil Ed Richards*
3:48
9 Evil Is Even
Bass – Jah WobbleDidgeridoo – Darren MillhouseMixed By – Mark Angelo*, Will Sin
13:16
10 Human NRG (Massey)
Mixed By – Graham Massey
4:37
11 Make It Mine V1.3 (Pirate Radio)
Mixed By – Colin Shamen*, Ian Tregoning
4:54
12 Oxygen Reprise V2.0
Mixed By – Evil Ed Richards*
5:19
13 Hear Me O My People (Orbital - Delays Expected)
Mixed By – Ian Tregoning, OrbitalVocals – Boesak
7:24

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Notes

Studios - The Workhouse, Mark Angelo, Orinoco, The Strongroom.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016958 008727
  • Matrix / Runout: TPLP CD 22 MPO 04 @

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
D30713 The Shamen En-Tact(CD, Album) Liberation Records D30713 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
TPLP22 The Shamen En-Tact(LP, Album) One Little Indian TPLP22 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 130.1195.2, RTD 130.1195.2 40 The Shamen En-Tact(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTD 130.1195.2, RTD 130.1195.2 40 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ESK-4283 The Shamen En-Tact(CD, Album, Promo, Vel) Epic ESK-4283 US 1991 Sell This Version
TPLP22CD The Shamen En-Tact(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP22CD Europe 1990 Sell This Version

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KwestRecords

KwestRecords

October 19, 2016
Amazing album from the early Shamen some brilliant diverse electronica, minus MR C the prancing prize twat who later joined the band and wrecked it putting cheesy raps on every tune. The original 1990 release with the original unmixed Human NRG is the best with black cover and silver writing, not the remixed later 91 pop version. They should release the original 1990 black cover LP on 180G

Brilliant album and way ahead of the curve. Classic great sleeve artwork too
philipondroid

philipondroid

April 10, 2015
The real shame here is that there are at least 3 different version of this release and neither of the two originals are truly seminal/definitive.
Avoid any of the commercial rereleases and the later 2008 vinyl rme, actually the 1991 CD, "naughty naughty very Naughty".
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as noted by Restless (10/4/2014) the album stands against the great albums of 1990, partly through the combined efforts of its cast list; some established names and some who were to become household names (or nearly).
get the original 2*LP, the first CD or if you are brave track down a cassette for a proper 90's rave revival! sorted
restless

restless

April 10, 2014
Yes indeed, great seminal album which contributed to convert a lot of indie people (including your servitor) to the joys of ecstatic dancefloor marathon, together with LFO, KLF, 808State, Orbital, The Orb, Primal Scream, FSOL, the "Keeping The Faith" comp and many others. Although its content has allegedly aged today, it still benefits the inherent nostalgia factor ("Hyperreal", "Omega Amigo", "Possible Worlds", "Oxygen Restriction"...).
And then there is the absolute gem, that wasn't a standout tune at the time and was never released as a full-side 12inch, i'm talking about "Hear Me O My People (Orbital - Delays Expected)", an early trancey stomper with subtly echoing dubby 4/4 beats over dramatic pads, and a spoken voice speech sampled from a south-african anti-apartheid preacher ; which combines the Shamen's indierave vibe with an early Orbital at their trippy peak and imo reaches perfection in an underground crossover position due to its relatively low BPM status, making it suitable in indie, balearic, cosmic but also deep house and early trance approaches.
A tune that sends you straight in the particular timeline of a very smiling and utopist 1990, and still absolutely droppable to this day as an ideal set opener or closer.
AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

April 3, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Lots of great observations by others on this Lp, and rightly so because The Shamen have such a long and varied history. Entact is my favorite album by them, I know their early albums and not the bubblegum-raver pop that came later, as in latter years they seem to have gravitated to a much more pop/commercial /stadium rave/ neo club dance music scene and the passionate/innovative style of their early works diminished. Entact is a effortlessly cohesive blend of electro,techno,industrial, and synthpop, very exciting at the time (1990), but still amazing even now. Even their fashion outfits are super cool in their 'Move any mountain' video, check it out.
pashdown

pashdown

January 22, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
I honestly feel the soul of The Shamen was lost with Will Sin's drowning. The fact that "En-Tact" was rereleased with the addition of Mr. C's yammering indicates it further. "En-Tact" is a brilliant release, but only if you can find the original presented above.
saluma

saluma

January 4, 2004
a truly great LP/CD, even if you had never heard a peep from then again after this record it would still be fantastic. A totally varied and interesting listen all the way through, another classic from the good old early 90's!