UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction

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Mo Wax ‎– MW085S
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Foldout Gatefold
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A1 Guns Blazing (Drums Of Death Part 1)
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Vox Recorded With] – Kevin ScottRecorded By [Vox] – DJ ShadowTurntables [Cuts], Scratches [Skratches] – DJ ShadowVocals [Additional] – Lateef The Truth Speaker, Lyrics BornVocals, Words By – Kool G RapWritten-By – J. Davis*, N. Wilson*
A2 UNKLE Main Theme
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowTurntables [Cuts], Scratches [Skratches] – DJ ShadowWritten-By – J. Davis*
A3 Bloodstain
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Vox] – James Lavelle, Jim AbbissTurntables [Cuts], Scratches [Skratches] – DJ ShadowVocals, Words By – Alice TempleWritten-By – A. Temple*, J. Davis*
B1 Unreal
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowWritten-By – J. Davis*
B2 Lonely Soul
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – Wil MaloneMixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Strings] – London Session Orchestra*Recorded By [Vox Recorded With] – UNKLERecorded By [Vox] – Sie Medway-SmithVocals, Words By – Richard AshcroftWritten-By – J. Davis*, R. Ashcroft*
B3 Getting Ahead In The Lucrative Field Of Artist Management
C1 Nursery Rhyme
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Vox Recorded With] – UNKLERecorded By [Vox] – Jim AbbissVocals, Words By – Badly Drawn BoyWritten-By – D. Gough*, J. Davis*
C2 Breather
Voice [Breaths] – James Lavelle
C3 Celestial Annihilation
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – Wil MaloneMixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By [Additional] – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Strings] – London Session Orchestra*Turntables [Cuts], Scratches [Skratches] – DJ ShadowWritten-By – J. Davis*, W. Malone*Written-By [Composition "Concerto For Strings And Beats"] – Wil Malone
C4 The Knock (Drums Of Death Part 2)
Bass Guitar, Theremin – Jason Newstead*Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowTurntables [Cuts], Scratches [Skratches] – DJ ShadowVocals, Words By – Mike D.*Written-By – J. Davis*, M. Diamond*
D1 Chaos
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – Atlantique (2)Producer [Additional Production By] – DJ ShadowVocals, Words By – Atlantique (2)Written-By – A. Khanh*
D2 Rabbit In Your Headlights
Mixed By – Jim AbbissMusic By – DJ ShadowRecorded By [Vox Recorded With] – UNKLERecorded By [Vox] – Kevin ScottVocals, Words By – Thom YorkeWritten-By – J. Davis*, T. Yorke*
D3 Outro (Mandatory)

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Issued in a hard cover foldout gatefold and booklet picture glued on each side of the sleeve when opened. Also issued with printed inner sleeves. Limited edition first run.

<P> 1998 MoWax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.
<C> 1998 MoWax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.
Made in Japan/England.

Only the custom sleeve makes this version different from the standard edition.

A1 Vox recorded at The Site.
Kool G Rap appears courtesy of Ill Street Records / Small Change Management.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

A2 Mixed at Metropolis.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

A3 Mixed at Rak Studios.
Vox recorded at The Strongroom.
Alice Temple appears courtesy of V2 Records.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / Copyright Control
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

B1 Mixed at Matrix.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
"How do you feel?"
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

B2 Mixed at Metropolis.
Vox recorded at Mylo Cy.
Strings recorded at CTS.
Richard Ashcroft appears courtesy of Hut Recordings / Virgin Records / EMI.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

B3 "As the record industry falls down around our ears, let's raise a glass to the ambulance chasers..."
[Note: The audio is from a 1970s toy commercial.]

C1 Mixed at the Record Plant.
Vox recorded at The Record Plant.
Badly Drawn Boy appears courtesy of XL Recordings.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / Copyright Control
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

C3 Based on the composition "Concerto For Strings And Beats" written by Wil Malone.
Mixed at Metropolis.
Strings recorded at CTS.
Inferior vinyl static courtesy of M44-7.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

C4 Mixed at Metropolis.
Mike D. appears courtesy of Grand Royal Records.
Jason Newstead appears courtesy of Elektra Records.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / Brooklyn Dust Music (ASCAP) / PolyGram International Publishing Inc.
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

D1 Mixed at Rak Studios.
Published by Copyright Control
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

D2 Mixed at The Strongroom.
Vox recorded at The Site.
Thom Yorke appears courtesy of Parlophone, a division of EMI Records Limited.
Published by MCA Music Publishing / Mo'Wax Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

D3 "No easy answers this time."
℗ 1998 Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London.

"Special thanks to Ian Green for sample reconstruction."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, text): 0 731454 098014
  • Barcode (Sticker, UPC scanned): 0731454098014
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped, Ty etched): DFI-98 6 MW 085 AI Ⓜ Ty
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped, Ty etched): DFI-98 6 MW 085 BI Ⓜ Ty
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout stamped, Ty etched): DFI-98 6 MW 085 CI Ⓜ Ty
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout stamped, Ty etched): DFI-98 6 MW 085 DI Ⓜ Ty
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MW085CD UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax MW085CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 7892-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album, Promo) London Records PRCD 7892-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 464622 6 Unkle Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Source 7243 8 464622 6 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
314 540-970-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Mo Wax 314 540-970-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MR 2415-2 UNKLE Psyence Fiction(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 2415-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version

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familymandunn

familymandunn

January 2, 2018
Best album ever made. No exaggeration. The quality reflects the effort that went into it. Heard it in 1998 when it came out and still to this day haven't heard anything better. I can't imagine how difficult this was to make given they used the best and different person for each accompaniment on each track. Thom York, DJ Shadow, Mike D, Kool G Rap, London Symphony Orchestra and the list goes on. If you include all the samples used, it goes on forever. I've never heard an album do so many different genre's of music in one album and have each of the tracks be essentially the best I've ever heard for that genre. If you ever opened an album and wanted to be surprised and entertained by each track. This is it
underorbit

underorbit

June 15, 2016

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?
satanicholas

satanicholas

September 20, 2013
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.
thacidisaster

thacidisaster

September 21, 2007
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!