Pulp ‎– This Is Hardcore

Island Records ‎– ILPSD 8066, Island Records ‎– 524 486-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Fear
Backing Vocals – Carol Kenyon, Jackie Rawe, Mandy Bell
A2 Dishes
Arranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley, Pulp
A3 Party Hard 4:00
A4 Help The Aged 4:28
A5 This Is Hardcore
Arranged By [Orchestration] – Nicholas DoddArranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley, PulpPiano – Anne Dudley, Chris ThomasRecorded By [Additional] – Peter Thomas Sound OrchestraWritten-By [Additional] – Peter Thomas
B1 TV Movie 3:25
B2 A Little Soul
Arranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley, PulpPiano – Anne Dudley
B3 I'm A Man 4:59
B4 Seductive Barry
Arranged By [Orchestration] – Nicholas DoddArranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley, PulpBacking Vocals – Carol Kenyon, Jackie Rawe, Mandy BellFeaturing – Neneh Cherry
C1 Sylvia 5:44
C2 Glory Days
Music By – Antony GennPiano – Anne Dudley
C3 The Day After The Revolution 5:27
D1 Tomorrow Never Lies 4:49
D2 Laughing Boy 3:49
D3 The Professional 5:09
D4 This Is Hardcore (End Of The Line Remix) 3:02

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Track 5 embodies a sample of "Bolero on the Moon Rocks" written by Peter Thomas, recorded by The Peter Thomas Sound Orchester.

Double vinyl release includes four extra tracks on side D.
Gatefold sleeve with two printed inner sleeves and a mail-postcard.

The version of 'The Day After The Revolution' that appears on this vinyl release is an edit of the full 15-minute version, culminating in a locked groove.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 44861 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ILPSD 8066 A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ILPSD 8066 B1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): ILPSD 8066 C1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): ILPSD 8066 D2 MPO
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Price Code: PY 287
  • Other (Record 1 Catalogue Number [on A and B labels]): 524 504-1
  • Other (Record 2 Catalogue Number [on C and D labels]): 524 505-1

Other Versions (5 of 50) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Pulp This Is Hardcore(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Artwave Records none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
524 486-4 Pulp This Is Hardcore(Cass, Album, 72) Island Records 524 486-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
524 486-4 Pulp This Is Hardcore(Cass, Album) Island Records 524 486-4 Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
CID 8066, 524 486-2 Pulp This Is Hardcore(CD, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records CID 8066, 524 486-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
I2 24492, 314 524 492-2 Pulp This Is Hardcore(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records I2 24492, 314 524 492-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version


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April 27, 2020
After receiving my original copy, i decided to compare it with my Plain Recordings one. Suffice to say that the latter should be tossed into a bottemless pit or be incinerated. A complete disservice to this great masterpiece. The original pressing however, is a blessing to my ears.


July 9, 2017
I'd say inarguably. Consistently fantastic, yet quite varied. It's their masterpiece, for sure.


June 18, 2016
UK limited reissue today at HMV. 18.99 one per customer. But this is going to be generally reissued very soon I think.