Psychic TV ‎– Force The Hand Of Chance

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Force The Hand Of Chance
Just Drifting
Terminus
Stolen Kisses
Caresse
Guiltless
No Go Go
Ov Power
Message From The Temple
Themes
Part I. Piano And Clarinet.
Part II. 23 Tibetan Human Thigh Bones.
Part III. Cowbell, Bicycle Wheels And Vibes.
Part IV. New Guinea Headhunters Pipe, Large And Small Drum.
Part V. Piano And String Machine.
Part VI. Recording Made At Jonestown, Guyana At The Time Of The Suicides.
Part VII. African Initiation Drum And Animal Tusk Horn.
Part VIII. Various Temple Bells, Gongs, Cymbals And Vibes.

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PSY1, 240043-1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare PSY1, 240043-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
P-5621~2, P-5621, P-5622 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(2xLP, Album) WEA, WEA, WEA P-5621~2, P-5621, P-5622 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
P-5621~2, P-5621, P-5622 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(2xLP, Album, Promo) WEA, WEA, WEA P-5621~2, P-5621, P-5622 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
PSYC1, PSYC 1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(Cass, Album) WEA, WEA PSYC1, PSYC 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
24.0043-1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album) WEA 24.0043-1 France 1982 Sell This Version
24.0043-1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album) WEA 24.0043-1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
240043-1, PSY 1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album) WEA, Some Bizzare 240043-1, PSY 1 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
240043-1, PSY 1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album) WEA, Some Bizzare 240043-1, PSY 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
24.0043-1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album) WEA 24.0043-1 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
PSY1, 240043-1 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare PSY1, 240043-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TEMPCD-921 Psychic TV Force Thee Hands Ov Chants(2xCD, Unofficial) Tempus Records (2) TEMPCD-921 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CLEO 9595-2 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 9595-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
SBZCD026 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(CD, Album, Enh) Some Bizzare SBZCD026 UK 1997 Sell This Version
WPCR-1766/7 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(2xCD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare, WEA Japan WPCR-1766/7 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
SBZ060CD Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Dig) Some Bizzare SBZ060CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
ALPI-240043 / OTTT35 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album, Ltd) Angry Love Productions ALPI-240043 / OTTT35 UK 2016 Sell This Version
ALP1-240043 / OTTT35, OTTT36 Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(LP, Album, RE, Gat + 7", Blu + Dlx, Ltd) Angry Love Productions, Angry Love Productions ALP1-240043 / OTTT35, OTTT36 UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Psychic TV Force The Hand Of Chance(18xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) none Unknown

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MatthewGB

MatthewGB

June 14, 2021
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1
The master tape had developed sticky shed syndrome literally started to decompose, it was baked which means you really have one shot to create a new master, who knows if this will ever be another pressing.
Wreckard

Wreckard

May 26, 2021
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1
A toss up between this and Dreams Less Sweet for the best Psychic TV album, both are incredible. Not only is this essential listening, the recording and pressing are absolutely top notch - lush, quiet, and present - Genesis sounds like he’s in your room.
patientot

patientot

February 16, 2021
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1
An important album that seems to be held hostage by Warner/WEA outside of Europe. I gladly bought the Angry Love LP but would like a good digital version, which is difficult to find. Apparently around 2016 or 2017 Warner/WEA UK/Rhino did release a FLAC version of the original album and Themes but there is no way to purchase it outside of Europe. Maybe if we are lucky one day they will pull their heads out of you know where and allow people outside of Europe to buy it. Perhaps, if we are extra lucky, they might allow a decent third party label to license it and release the album on 2xCD without butchered mastering or crappy needledrop sourcing.
MatthewGB

MatthewGB

June 6, 2020
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1
Source the original vinyl of this if you want the best sounding version. The master tape was deteriorating when retrieved in 2005 and baked which gives you one final chance to remaster, it would have suffered somewhat by the breakdown of the tape. The angry love editions would of used that master tape. The WEA releases are all legitimate, all the others are quite possibly needle drops or pressings from the baked master.
goldengonk

goldengonk

April 21, 2018
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, CD, Album, CLEO 9595-2
...and the depressing disc rot discoveries keep on coming!

Owners/sellers of this 1995 Cleopatra issue might want to check their copies for signs of rot just in case the whole pressing is affected.
23tvam

23tvam

March 7, 2018
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1

One piece that recorded music and negative energy.
First edition is meaningful.
rharris07

rharris07

May 15, 2017
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, LP, Album, Ltd, ALPI-240043 / OTTT35

My copy sounds beautiful and clean. This album contains some of the most amazing work by Genesis. Why can't the radio sound like this?
patientot

patientot

January 5, 2017
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, LP, Album, Ltd, ALPI-240043 / OTTT35
Although I would've preferred for this to come packaged with the Themes I LP also, I can't really fault this reissue overall. It's pressed on flat, centered, and quiet vinyl. The mastering is well done and allows enough breathing room for the big dynamics of the string-driven tracks. Props to PTV for a well done reissue after years of fans having to deal with substandard crap version on CD or shell out for rare Japanese editions. Hopefully we'll eventually see authorized, well done CD reissues of the first three studio albums also.
iblackmovement

iblackmovement

May 8, 2016
referencing Force The Hand Of Chance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 1st, PSY1, 240043-1
I believe a proper vinyl reissue of Force The Hand is due out this year in August by Angry Love Productions. According to the GPO website.