Various ‎– Metalheadz Boxset 1

Metalheadz ‎– METBOX001
Box Set
5 × Vinyl, 12", Album, Limited Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Digital Far Out
Written-By, Producer – Digital
A2 Digital Special Mission
Written-By, Producer – Digital & Spirit
B1 Doc Scott Swarm
Written-By, Producer – Doc Scott
B2 Doc Scott Honey
Written-By, Producer – Doc Scott
C1 Ed Rush Sabotage
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
C2 Ed Rush Westway
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
D1 Hidden Agenda No Guard (Dispatch #3)
Written-By, Producer – Hidden Agenda
D2 Hidden Agenda Big Lamp
Written-By, Producer – Hidden Agenda
E1 J. Majik* Future State
Written-By, Producer – J. Majik*
E2 J. Majik* Elysian Fields
Written-By, Producer – Danny Jay, J. Majik*
F1 Lemon D Whats Up?
Written-By, Producer – Lemon D
F2 Lemon D Urban Style Music (90bpm Reprise)
Written-By, Producer – Lemon D
G1 Optical To Shape The Future (Remix)
Written-By, Producer, Remix – Optical
G2 Optical Reckless Mission (Dub Mix)
Vocals – Norman RobinsonWritten-By, Producer, Remix [Dub Mix] – Optical
H1 Dollis Hill "Desist" Da Black
Written-By, Producer – Dego
H2 Dollis Hill Desist Reprise
Written-By, Producer – Dego
I Dillinja Warrior Jazz
Written-By, Producer – Dillinja
J Photek Neptune
Written-By, Producer – Photek

Companies, etc.



There are 2 versions available; a 'film-reel' style round, metal (Tin) box with the Metalheadz logo stamped into the front, and a regular boxed set which includes a pair of Metalheadz 'skull' logo silver/black slipmats. Both versions include a 26-page booklet.

Note sides I and J have the wrong artist on the label. Side I is really Photek and side J is Dillinja.
Tracks H1, H2 written & produced for Reinforced Productions.
Photek appears courtesy of Science.

℗ 1997 Metalheadz Ltd
© 1997 Metalheadz Ltd

Made in England

Side A, B, D published by Metalheadz Music Ltd.
Side C published by Westbury Music / Mute.
Side E, I published by Copyright Control.
Side F published by Sony Music Publishing.
Side G published by Mute.
Side H published by Reinforced Music / Westbury Music.
Side J published by MCA Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 479170 000150
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): METBOX 1 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): METBOX 1 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped): METBOX 1 C-1-1-'
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped): METBOX 1 D-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, stamped): METBOX 1 E-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, stamped): METBOX 1 F-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G, stamped): METBOX 1 G-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H, stamped): METBOX 1 H-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I, stamped (the "I" is etched)): METBOX 1 I-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J, stamped): METBOX 1 J-1-1-1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
556 025-2 Various Metalheadz Limited Edition CD Metal Box Set(2xCD, Comp + Box, Ltd) Metalheadz, FFRR 556 025-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
METBOX001 Various Metalheadz Limited Edition Box Set(Box + 5x12", Album, Ltd) Metalheadz METBOX001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
METBOX001 Various Metalheadz Boxset 1(Box + 5x12", Ltd, Album, W/Lbl) Metalheadz METBOX001 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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June 12, 2017
edited 4 months ago

Looking for the booklet for sensible money. Message me if in the UK


August 21, 2015
To shape the future... thats enough for me on this release !! great track!


March 7, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

No Guard, Swarm, What's Up!, TSTFr and Warrior Jazz are more than enough to make this an epic release, every plate a killer.


August 6, 2014
This is one of those albums that you could listen to for the rest of your life


June 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

An outstanding album on the most quality assured label there ever has been within the scene IMO. From hardcore/jungle begging's right up to todays digital age without hardly a wobble in over 20 years of production. This is for me an album that contains every artist at the peak or nearing the peak of there creative powers as individuals. Most of the tracks are insanely good from the drum and bass to the down tempo stuff, Quality of the highest order. My personal favourites are Optical's - Shape the future,Remix (and oh how he did!) Doc Scott's - Swarm and Dillinja's - Warrior Jazz.
But it's all excellent really the only tracks that don't do much for me are the Dollis hill tunes... And it's a slight shame Photek didn't put a Drum and bass track on it......
Absolutely 100% essential purchase.


February 16, 2012
I am proud to say the concept for this set was by myself when I was running Vinyl Distribution. I knew the DnB Artists would all produce some stunning slower BPM tracks and the Artists excelled under Goldies influence. The metal Tin was my idea but I knicked the idea from the Punk Groups PiL Tin.


September 11, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

I was so excited to get this in '97, I could of sworn this was a 1995 release. Anyway I have the Vinyl Tin boxset and also the CD tin boxset too, can't find that here so I may have to list it.

It is all about Optical 'Shape the future' Dillinja's Warrior Jazz and the 90bpm Vesion of Lemon D's excellent Urban Style music from the 'Urban Flava' E.p.

If you collect Jungle this is a must have in your collection!

Oh my bad the Cd boxset is here...


May 21, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

i have two copies in the metal film tin box. i knew this was huge before listening, so i bought two.

it's all about Doc Scott's "Swarm" tune. the rest of the tunes are sick, but Swarm sets the pace.

this box-set belongs in a museum for packaging alone.

oh, and Goldikus signed both of them for me! GOLDIKUS!


November 19, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Recently picked this up for 100 aussie dollars. Probaly the best money ive spent on vinyl in a long time. This is one of those albums that you could listen to for the rest of your life, deep and moving. One of the best things about this album is the way the artists have done a d&b track and then a slower jazzy tune as well. Just goes to show that Metalheadz was always ahead of the pack!