The Aphex Twin*Classics

Label:R & S Records – RS 95035 X, R & S Records – RS 95035
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Aqua Blue, Gatefold
Style:IDM, Hardcore, Techno


A1The Aphex Twin*Digeridoo
A2The Aphex Twin*Flaphead
A3The Aphex Twin*Phloam
B1The Aphex Twin*Isopropanol
B2The Aphex Twin*Polynomial-C
B3The Aphex Twin*Tamphex (Hedphuq Mix)
C1The Aphex Twin*Phlange Phace
C2The Aphex Twin*Dodeccaheedron
C3The Aphex Twin*Analogue Bubblebath 1
D1The Aphex Twin*Metapharstic
D2Mescalinum UnitedWe Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix)
RemixAphex Twin
Written-By, ProducerThe Mover
D3Mescalinum UnitedWe Have Arrived (Aphex Twin TTQ Mix)
RemixAphex Twin
Written-By, ProducerThe Mover
D4The Aphex Twin*Digeridoo (Live In Cornwall, 1990)

Companies, etc.



Sticker on cover has the catalog number as "RS 95035 X" and the barcode as: 5 411659 000351.
Spine and labels have the catalog number as "RS 95035" and back has the barcode as: 5411659150353.
Gatefold sleeve.

Published by Chrysalis Music, except D2 & D3 published by ICM/Hanseatic.
℗ 1992 R & S Records except where noted.
© 1995 R & S Records.
Tracks D2 & D3 written and produced by The Mover for Planet Core Productions - Arcadipane/Arcadipane - ℗ 1990 PCP.
Manufactured and marketed by R & S Records/Belgium.
Made in Belgium.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Rear Artwork): 5411659150353
  • Barcode (Cover Sticker): 5 411659 000351
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): RS 94035 - A₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): RS 94035 - B₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): RS 95035 C₁ DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): RS 95035 D₁ DP
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

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Classics (2×LP, Compilation, Gatefold)R & S RecordsRS 95035Belgium1995
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Classics (CD, Compilation)R & S RecordsRS 95035 CDBelgium1995
Classics (CD, Compilation)R & S Records, Rough TradeRS 95035 CD, RTD 119.3007.2Germany1995
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Classics (Cassette, Compilation)R & S RecordsRS 95035 MCBelgium1995
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Classics (CD, Compilation)R & S RecordsSRCS 7569Japan1995


  • Diabolick's avatar
    bought this album in an airport for a return midnight flight to the UK many years ago- completely unaware of his earlier work and found it to be an interesting collection of sounds and ideas from an earlier back catalogue. although in no way as abrasive as his later work there are some legendary compositions such as the legendary didgeridoo and polynomial-C. definitely, one to pick up for a journey previously mentioned for headphone use alone!
    • TOMYKA5's avatar
      Any news about a repress coming in 2016? SAW, RDJ album got repressed.9
      • VillageIdiot's avatar
        Vinyl 1 of my copy is clear translucent vinyl with just a very slight tinge of blue through it (not quite a marble effect but almost on its way), while the second vinyl is aqua blue as per the photos.
        • badhack's avatar
          There is a great collection of RDJ from the 90s. They tend to be harder, beat driven tracks, but I believe the softer tracks like "Polynomial-C", "Digeridoo" and "Analogue Bubblebath 1" stand out the most.
          • Dimitri_Ostrovitch's avatar
            Edited 13 years ago
            Richard D James is in the nineties a completely original artist. Aphex Twin is of course a beats-focused music, but in a weird way, with strange sound effects applied on the percussions, always on the tightrope with noise. He roughly can also be seen as a pioneer of the actual breakcore and noisecore styles.
            This "classics" cd is a collection of songs already released elsewhere (the first four are on the "didgeridoo ep", the following four are on the "xylem tube ep", and "metapharstic" was released on the compilation "mayday a new chapter of house & techno 92". If you don't know Aphex twin (we never knows...) get this and go directly to the following key tracks : isopropanol, phlange phace & dodeccaheedron.
            Listening to these tracks is like being on a trip to an unknown and mysterious destination, but already hostile.

            Overall a very good collection. Recommended.
            • V-Agent's avatar
              The great thing about this record is that it wound up a few issues if you were interested in collecting AFX records: Firstly, "Metapharstic" was finally released properly to a wider audience which, until this record was published, the only copy in circulation was on the first Mayday compilation of '92, which is a really bad quality pressing with a lot of tracks squeezed onto the two, rather thin, records. (it had the same amount of tracks as the CD)
              Secondly two of the tracks off the notorious AFX Purple label have finally been named with the 12" not being any help there, as it was...well, purple.

              (Incidentally - there is a minor difference between the first run of this awesome 12" and the later batches, though it was the same pressing - the dye used on the blank purple label was rather volatile, being an almost luminescent hue, a bit like ultramarine (except purple)
              After the first batch of records were done at Disco Press (where R&S cuts all it's records) and the dye was left till the next batch was booked, for some reason the dye lost it's flourescent quality and the bulk of this release never got to see the concept colour that Renaat was so keen to get out and had specially made up for this record.)

              Interestingly, the blue 'Classics' is a much finer quality vinyl and a much better pressing than the black copy, usually, it is the other way around.



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