Origin UnknownThe Speed Of Sound

Label:RAM Records – RAMMLP 1
4 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation
Style:Drum n Bass


AOrigin UnknownLunar Bass
ProducerOrigin Unknown
Written-ByAndy C, Ant Miles
B1Shimon & Andy C*Quest (VIP Mix)
RemixLiftin' Spirits
Written-ByShimon & Andy C*
B2Flatliner & DJ FreedomDeeper Levels (Remix)
RemixLiftin' Spirits
Written-ByDJ Freedom, Flatliner
CConcept 2Cause N' Effect
ProducerConcept 2
Written-ByAndy C, Ant Miles
DDesired StateInvasion
ProducerDesired State
Written-ByAndy C, Ant Miles
EShimon & Andy C*Recharge
Written-By, ProducerShimon & Andy C*
FOrigin UnknownTruly One (Remix)
RemixOrigin Unknown
Written-ByAndy C, Ant Miles
GStakka & K.TeeOrange Sunshine
ProducerStakka & K.Tee
Written-ByK. Tyrer*, S. Morris*
HDesired StateMind Games
ProducerDesired State
Written-ByAndy C, Ant Miles

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024441 881016
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): RAMM LP 1-A ✳-J.T.S.-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): RAMM LP1-B2 ✳-J.T.S.-✳
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): RAMM LP 1-C ✳-J.T.S.-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): RAMM LP 1-D ✳-J.T.S.-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E runout, etched): [Unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F runout, etched): [Unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G runout, etched): RAMM LP 1 - G ✳-J.T.S.-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H runout, etched): RAMM LP 1 - H ✳-J.T.S.-

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Speed Of Sound (CD, Compilation)RAM RecordsRAMMLP 1CDUK1996
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The Speed Of Sound LP (4×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, Promo, Stamped)RAM RecordsRAMM LP 1UK1996
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The Speed Of Sound LP (4×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, Test Pressing, White Label)RAM RecordsRAMM LP 1UK1996
The Speed Of Sound (12×File, WAV, Compilation)RAM RecordsRAMM LP1DUK2010
The Speed Of Sound (12×File, MP3, Compilation, 320 kbps)RAM RecordsRAMM LP1DUK2010


  • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
    Im plate G/H VG+ ish. Anyone got one let me know?
    • jimmflimm's avatar
      Truly One Remix is an absolute stone cold killer .
      • kimwozere's avatar
        1st came across this album about 26 years ago and it still rocks for me... It's origin unknown at it's best makes your bones rumble it does. One of my favourite albums and it started my passion for the drum & bass genre. Listening to the speed of sound is an experience and one that I love to share 🥁🎸
        • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
          Surely one of the greatest LPs ever in the genre of Drum & Bass period. So many incredible tracks that sound as timeless now as then. Mind blowingly good
          • muted81's avatar
            These tracks are just awesome. This is pure future funk! Lunar bass and Cause N' Effect are classic as could be... lots of goodies on here for sure, its almost endless...
            • Vinylexchanger's avatar
              Edited 9 years ago
              Around '96 through to '98, RAM based their releases on a kind of intergalactic science fiction soundscape, dark and futuristic, they set the tone of underground urban club music. All the track names from around this time have hints towards a journey through space and technology, which I always thought fitted the music perfectly. After this album was released the themes continued, however, the employ of breaks used as beats was generally laid to rest. Some say for the worse, others for the better. This is often the thing that separates old skoolers from nu skoolers, dnb heads from junglists. Personally I find the use of funk and soul breaks on this album, and their contrast with the harsh synth and analogue bass lines, are what give the music it's quality. If you know anything about the production techniques of the time and how hard it was to sample, cut and filter breaks with this much finesse, then you'll appreciate it's merits. This music isn't for everyone, but if you've ever tried to produce a piece of dance music using break beats, then you can fail to marvel at it. After this came a succession of 'Tech Step' releases which I guess was a natural progression for the producers at the time. For me though it'll always be about those breaks. To put things in contrast I'm listening to some Brazilian bossa nova while writing this.
              • O_Z's avatar
                Pretty surprised that there's no comments about this already. Torque by ed rush and nico is quite rightly regarded as a seminal drum and bass lp but IMO this is a more dancefloor and dj friendly offering. Highlights include quest remix, cause 'n' effect, recharge and truly one remix. One of the best jungle/drum and bass albums ever made.



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