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VariousBlackbox - Wax Trax! Records: The First 13 Years.

Label:TVT Records – TVT 7227-2, TVT Records – TVT 7212-2, Wax Trax! Records – TVT 7227-2, Wax Trax! Records – TVT 7212-2
3 x CD
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:House, Industrial, Synth-pop


1-11000 Homo DJsSupernaut (Trent Reznor Vocal Version)
FeaturingTrent Reznor
1-2Revolting CocksNo Devotion (LP Version)6:54
1-3Revolting CocksBeers, Steers & Queers (12" Version)5:50
1-4Sister Machine GunAddiction (LP Version)4:17
1-5Excessive ForceViolent Peace (LP Version)4:44
1-6The Young GodsEnvoye (12" Version)2:02
1-7PailheadI Will Refuse (12" Version)4:19
1-8Lead Into GoldFaster Than Light (LP Version)5:41
1-9Front Line AssemblyDigital Tension (LP Version)4:49
1-10Mussolini HeadkickYour God Is Dead (LP Version)3:52
1-11Greater Than OneNow Is The Time (LP Version)5:22
1-12PigShit For Brains (LP Version)4:40
1-13Peter Hope & Richard H. KirkCop Out (LP Version)6:59
1-14Wreck (2)Atomic Dog (LP Version)4:02
1-15Strike UnderElephant's Graveyard (12" Version)2:58
2-1Chris ConnellyStowaway (LP Version)3:52
2-2Chris ConnellyCome Down Here (LP Version)5:06
2-3CoilLove's Secret Domain (LP Version)3:54
2-4CoilThe Snow (Answers Come In Dreams II)5:56
2-5Clock DVAThe Hacker (LP Version)7:24
2-6KMFDMVirus (12" Version)5:38
2-7KMFDMGodlike (12" Version)6:37
2-8MinistryEvery Day (Is Halloween) (Original 12" Version)6:24
2-9A Split - SecondRigor Mortis (LP Version)4:54
2-10FoetusButterfly Potion (12" Version)3:16
2-11Doubting ThomasFather Don't Cry (LP Version)5:18
2-12CyberaktifNothing Stays (LP Version)5:26
2-13Controlled BleedingWords (Of The Dying) (LP Version)6:27
2-14In The NurseryCompulsion (LP Version)4:00
3-1PTPRubber Glove Seduction (12" Version)5:25
3-2Acid HorseNo Name, No Slogan (12" Version)5:56
3-3The KLFWhat Time Is Love? (12" Version)5:25
3-4PsykosonikSilicon Jesus (Duality Mix)5:37
3-5My Life With The Thrill Kill KultCuz It's Hot (12" Version)10:16
3-6My Life With The Thrill Kill KultDo You Fear (For Your Child) (LP Version)5:35
3-7LaibachGeburt Einer Nation (LP Version)4:23
3-8Meat Beat ManifestoGod O.D. (EP Version)7:36
3-9Fred GiannelliMindblower (EP Version)3:24
3-10Psychic TVI.C. Water (LP Version)8:42
3-11PankowMe & My Ding Dong (LP Version)4:27
3-12DivineThe Name Game (7" Version)4:19

Companies, etc.


Anthology of material from the back-catalog of Wax Trax! Records.

Outer box that holds everything has the catalog number TVT 7227-2. Disc catalog numbers are as follows:
Disc 1: TVT 7212-2a
Disc 2: TVT 7212-2b
Disc 3: TVT 7212-2c

Issued in a galvanized metal box, enclosed in a black net bag with an attached label that features the title and a machine-stamped serial number (out of a series of 10,000).
Contents include a 76 page booklet with a limited history of the Wax Trax! label and many historical photos, some previously unpublished.
Discs are housed in standard format, opaque black cd cases. The box also includes:

- Poster
- Drink Coasters (2)
- Patch
- Loose audio casette tape

The tape bed the discs rest on can be spooled onto a standard cassette tape and played.
It has the following tracklist, the same as the promo sampler:

Revolting Cocks - Beers Steers & Queers (12" version)
KMFDM - Virus (12" version)
Sister Machine Gun - Addiction (LP Version)
1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut (Trent Reznor Vocal Version)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Cuz It's Hot (12" version)
Meat Beat Manifesto - "God O.D." (EP Version)
Coil - "Love's Secret Domain" (LP Version)
Lead Into Gold - "Faster Than Light" (LP Version)
The KLF - "What Time Is Love" (12" version)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Label): 0 1658172122 7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 4R TVT 7212-2.1 SRC**01 M1S1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 4R TVT 7212-2.2 SRC**01 M1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): 4R TVT 7212-2.3 SRC##03 M1S1

Other Versions (5)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
WaxTrax! Records: The First 13 Years. Blackbox (A Video Retrospective) Volume 1 (VHS, Compilation, NTSC)Wax Trax! RecordsTVT 7221-3US1994
Recently Edited
Blackbox - WaxTrax! Records: The First 13 Years (A Limited Edition Sampler) (CD, Sampler, Promo, Compilation, Limited Edition)TVT RecordsTVT 7226-2PUS1994
Recently Edited
WaxTrax! Records: The First 13 Years. Blackbox (A Video Retrospective) Volume 2 (VHS, Compilation, NTSC)Wax Trax! RecordsTVT 7222-3US1994
Blackbox (Wax Trax! Records: The First 13 Years.) (3×CD, Compilation, Box Set, , Cardstock Box)TVT Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! RecordsTVT 7212-2, TVT 7227-2US1994
New Submission
WaxTrax! Records: The First 13 Years. Blackbox (A Video Retrospective) Volume 2 (VHS, Compilation, Unofficial Release)Wax Trax! Records (2)TVT 7222-3Poland1994


tommyt1971's avatar
Edited one year ago
I own the standard version of this set BUT purely out of curiosity, I wanted to know if anyone knew how much the deluxe set in the metal box with the netting retailed for when it was released?
Hazumuchan's avatar
A note on some of the mixes on this release:

"Beers, Steers & Queers" is the "Drop Your Britches Mix."
"Violent Peace" is the "Bitchmix"
"Digital Tension" should actually be titled "Digital Tension Dementia" and is the album version from Gashed Senses & Crossfire.
"Now Is The Time" is called the "Extended Mix" but runs shorter than the regular version, for some bizarre reason.
"What Time Is Love?" has been called the "Live at Trancentral" version on newer releases.
Gift79's avatar
This needs a vinyl release. This set is a total classic
Halo-rez's avatar
I believe the reason there's no 242 is because Sony owned the rights to their back catalog material at the time.
dasrac's avatar
@ fyuw4cher They weren't allowed to use any material by Front242 as a result of some licensing issues after wax trax went bankrupt. The Black Box was put out by TVT after they purchased Wax Trax. I would assume that Play It Again Sam records owned the rights to the 242 catalog, as they were in a partnership with Wax Trax.
TheOubliette's avatar
I never get sick of listening to this excellent collection of early industrial and raunchy favorites. One thing I can't figure out is how they can devote 6 of the 78 pages to Front 242, and go so far as to state that "Front X Front" is their best selling release to date, yet neglect to include them on any of the three discs.