UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MW085CD UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax MW085CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
MW085 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(2xLP, Album) Mo Wax MW085 UK 1998 Sell This Version
314-540-970-1 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(2xLP, Album, Gat) Mo Wax 314-540-970-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
314-540-970-1 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(2xLP, Album, Gat) Mo Wax 314-540-970-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
MW085S UNKLE Psyence Fiction(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Fol) Mo Wax MW085S UK 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 464622 6 Unkle Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Source 7243 8 464622 6 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
384.0085.20, MW085CD, 540-970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) PIAS Benelux, Mo Wax, A&M Records 384.0085.20, MW085CD, 540-970-2 Benelux 1998 Sell This Version
541048-2 (24) UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax 541048-2 (24) Mexico 1998 Sell This Version
MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax, A&M Records MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
314 540-970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax 314 540-970-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
540-970-2, MW085CD UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax, Mo Wax 540-970-2, MW085CD UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax, London Records, Mo Wax, London Records 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
540-970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax 540-970-2 Australasia 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 469272 1 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album + CD, Single, Promo + Ltd) Source 7243 8 469272 1 France 1998 Sell This Version
540-999-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Ltd) Mo Wax 540-999-2 Australasia 1998 Sell This Version
MW085 CDS, MW085CDS UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Ltd) Mo Wax, Mo Wax MW085 CDS, MW085CDS UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 7892-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Promo) London Records PRCD 7892-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
PRT-854, (854) UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Promo) Toy's Factory, Mo Wax, Toy's Factory, Mo Wax PRT-854, (854) Japan 1998 Sell This Version
MW085CDP UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Promo, Sli) Mo Wax MW085CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version
540-970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mo Wax (2) 540-970-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CD- REF UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CDr, Album, Promo) Mo Wax CD- REF UK 1998 Sell This Version
540 970-4 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) Mo Wax 540 970-4 Thailand 1998 Sell This Version
314-540-970-4, 314 540 970-4 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) Mo Wax, London Records 314-540-970-4, 314 540 970-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
540-970-4 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) PolyGram Polska 540-970-4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
MW085 MC UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) Mo Wax MW085 MC UK 1998 Sell This Version
TFCK-87955 アンクル* サイエンス フィクション (CD, Album, Ltd) Toy's Factory TFCK-87955 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TFCK-87955 アンクル* サイエンス フィクション(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-87955 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
541048-4 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) Universal, Mo Wax 541048-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
ID 56 EC-039 U.N.K.L.E.* Electronic Collection(CD, Album, Unofficial) In-digital, Geffen Records (2) ID 56 EC-039 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Mo Wax (2), A&M Records (2) MW085CDX, 541 048-2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
MR 2415-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 2415-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
314-540-970-1 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Mo Wax 314-540-970-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, RE) Mo Wax, A&M Records MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, RE) Mo Wax, A&M Records MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MW085CDX, 541 048-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, RP) Mo Wax, A&M Records MW085CDX, 541 048-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
541048-4 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album) Mo Wax, Universal, PolyGram, Euro Star 541048-4 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
3118 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 3118 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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mcorba

mcorba

August 27, 2018
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, RE, MW085CDX, 541 048-2
These were highly accomplished, majestic deep cuts back in 1999 & I am amazed to find that they sound just as good, if not better, nearly 20 years later - awesome CD. For me it is the Unkle main theme and Unreal tracks which are mind blowingly good. Crosses genres and boundaries with great ease.
BigBeat25

BigBeat25

March 17, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2

The only album made with the contribution of the great DJ Shadow, 2 years after his masterpiece "Endtroducing".
You can easily recognize his touch thanks to the dark samples and the solid beats, however it does not completely reach the level of his solo releases at the time.

Not every track is perfect, though. I've seen someone's review claiming it's the best album ever made. I do not concur with that. Once again, this album is great and cool on the whole, yet it does not feature masterpieces such as "Midnight In A Perfect World" or "Stem/Long Stem".
Therefore, I can't put a 5/5 because there are one of two songs that I didn't appreciate that much ("Guns Blazing" and "Chaos", to be precise).

Despite that, it remains a nice trip-hop and hip-hop alternative to the well-known Massive Attack and Archive. Moreover, the written name of DJ Shadow is enough to get this CD.
familymandunn

familymandunn

January 2, 2018
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Fol, MW085S
Best album ever made. No exaggeration. The quality reflects the effort that went into it. Heard it in 1998 when it came out and still to this day haven't heard anything better. I can't imagine how difficult this was to make given they used the best and different person for each accompaniment on each track. Thom York, DJ Shadow, Mike D, Kool G Rap, London Symphony Orchestra and the list goes on. If you include all the samples used, it goes on forever. I've never heard an album do so many different genre's of music in one album and have each of the tracks be essentially the best I've ever heard for that genre. If you ever opened an album and wanted to be surprised and entertained by each track. This is it
familymandunn

familymandunn

January 2, 2018
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, MW085
Best album ever made. No exaggeration. The quality reflects the effort that went into it. Heard it in 1998 when it came out and still to this day haven't heard anything better. I can't imagine how difficult this was to make given they used the best and different person for each accompaniment on each track. Thom York, DJ Shadow, Mike D, Kool G Rap, London Symphony Orchestra and the list goes on. If you include all the samples used, it goes on forever. I've never heard an album do so many different genre's of music in one album and have each of the tracks be essentially the best I've ever heard for that genre. If you ever opened an album and wanted to be surprised and entertained by each track. This is it.
rorymc99

rorymc99

August 31, 2017
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2
I had no idea that this got a mixed response when it came out. I love this album and think it's a classic. Not much of a fan of the later UNKLE output but Psyence Fiction is a great album IMO.
Dorian_Ye

Dorian_Ye

August 14, 2017
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 314-540-970-1
Why the hell did the prices on this get jacked up all of a sudden?!
underorbit

underorbit

June 15, 2016
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Fol, MW085S

Randomly found a sealed copy of this in Davis, California yesterday. Is this some sort of a reissue, or are there really just brand new copies of this still floating around?
trevorcwmoore

trevorcwmoore

January 20, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 314-540-970-1
tried the re issue wasnt feeling it, hope this one is better.
satanicholas

satanicholas

September 20, 2013
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Fol, MW085S
I bought this album in HMV on Oxford St, London when it was released. It was sealed (don't know if it was factory or retailer sealed) with the HMV price sticker on the outside. Bought it, got it home, opened it, and inside the centre gatefold cover booklets to my surpsrise I find Sharpie tagged autographs penned (purportedly/presumably) by Mr Lavelle and Mr Davis. That was unexpected and kinda awesome but what was even more interesting was that both autographs were dedicated to a DJ Sabre. I can't remember the exact wording of the dedications (having not pulled this album out of the archive for a reeeeeally long time) and I'm not near home right now to check them but there were two seperate autographs from James Lavelle and DJ Shadow, both dedicated to somebody known (in 1998) as DJ Sabre. I'm not expecting any reply to this post but if anybody ever reads this who has any information regarding who DJ Sabre is and how their signed, dedicated, "mint" copy of the limited edition version of this album wound up sealed and for sale in HMV* I would love to know (and to be honest, if they wanted it back I wouldn't mind parting with it as, apart from Celestial Annihilation and Rabbit In Your Headlights I don't remember anything on this album grabbing me in any way, and I have Rabbit... on 12").

So, if there's anybody out there who is now or ever was known as DJ Sabre and who had this version of this release signed by the men from UNKLE in '98 before it got resealed and found its way onto the racks in HMV then holla.

*for anybody who doesn't know and remotely cares, HMV was a major high street music and entertainment retailer in the U.K. and further afield which is now almost finished but which in its day was a significant institution. The Oxford St branch where I bought this was for some time the largest music and entertainment outlet in the world (by size or square footage or metric tonnage or some shit like that). My point is that they don't and as far as I know never did any trade in used vinyl; everything came straight from the distro's and the whole operation was super corporate so finding this there was completely unexpected and bizarre in a way that finding it in a record exchange or 2nd hand vinyl outlet (even sealed) totally wouldn't have been.

Peace, don't ask me why it taken me till '13 to post this, out.
robcypher

robcypher

November 25, 2012
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2

It's an okay mixtape; could've been somewhat better though given its artist roster and the hype it received at the time. Worth a listen, though.