UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction

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Guns Blazing (Drums Of Death Part 1) 5:01
UNKLE Main Title Theme 3:24
Bloodstain 5:57
Unreal 5:10
Lonely Soul 8:56
Getting Ahead In The Lucrative Field Of Artist Management 0:56
Nursery Rhyme 4:45
Breather
Celestial Annihilation 4:44
The Knock (Drums Of Death Part 2) 3:58
Chaos 4:42
Rabbit In Your Headlights 6:20
Outro (Mandatory) 1:06

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
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
MW085CD UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax MW085CD 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
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) 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

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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 3 months 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.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

February 27, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2

I hate Nursery Rhyme - Breather. Why the hell did Lavelle & co. stick that track on this otherwise good album? My main beef in general is too many vocals. I was hoping for more instrumental hip-hop. It's still pretty good - but it has nothing on Entroducing. This is definitely a level below in quality. I'm not a fan of the rock influence, wherever it exists. On the other hand, I love the classical influence. Overrated quite a bit. I was expecting more.
thacidisaster

thacidisaster

September 21, 2007
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Fol, MW085S
Nice artwork and packaging, shame about the content. I found this LP to be a bit of a dissapointment.
Firstly, and I mean the first track, Guns Blazing. I love the instrumental which featured in the promo video of 'Guns Blazing'. This is an amazing track (despite the seeminly bad production) but without the rap! Sorry Kool G but you aint really cutting it here.
Secondly, being a massive early Verve fan, I kind of expected miracles from Ashcroft but the track does not sit well at all. Its forced and kind of sounds like Richard has tried to make a track that sums him up but couldn't be bothered to write something that went with the beat. The result is a track that attempts to fit all the words of the song into the rhythm with succeeding. Weve heard it before anyway and a million times better on 'A Northern Soul' .
The track with Ian Brown is superb so what did they do to the LP - took the vocals off! Why?
I have to say, the only real saving grace here is Thom Yorke on Rabbit in Your Headlights. Oh, left the vocals on that one. Tom do you a cheap deal did he?
The rest? Well, listen for yourself and see if you can pull out any hidden gems I may have missed. Good luck but I wanna swear!
bolle88

bolle88

March 28, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2

"Psyence fiction" is DJ Shadow's and James Lavelle's endlessly deep, psychadelic and subtle trip into space... nothingness!
There's nothing comparable to this which makes is the best trip hop album ever made in my opinion. A record I will never give up listening to!
CJ_Reign

CJ_Reign

January 5, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, MW085CDX, 541 048-2

One of the most incredible trip-hop / downtempo albums ever heard ! Heavy beats, excellent skratches made by mr DJ Shadow and wicked arranges by UNKLE duo - A.W.E.S.O.M.E. !!!
anthrax7

anthrax7

September 11, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Psyence Fiction, CD, Album, 314-540-970-2, 314 540 970-2, 314-540 970-2
A great UNKLE album, harbouring the best of UNKLES abilities. Such original production could only occur with producers such as James Lavelle and DJ shadow. UNKLE, starting with Psyence Fiction, are the most original and skilled producers I have heard to date. Contending with even the highest ranked DJS, their mixing skills are nothing to be laughed at either, with sets such as the Boredom Reborn set to their credit.
goanoah

goanoah

May 22, 2004
referencing Psyence Fiction, 2xLP, Album, MW085

When this LP came out it took my town by storm. I personally feel that this is one of the most progressive and innovative ideas ever to come out of Lavelle's and Shadow's studios. The collaborative ideas present are really very innovative, however, as The Reverend has put it, some of the pairings are a little off. I think there tends to be truth in that statement. The kind of aural nomenclature DJ Shadow likes to use doesn't mix as effectively with some of the artists, but overall this album, which to me is more of an experiment, works to the larger extent. Did the experiment warrant more hypotheses? Who can tell? Just slow down for the rabbit in your headlights.