The Future Sound Of London ‎– Dead Cities

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Virgin ‎– CDVX2814, Virgin ‎– CDVX 2814, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 42231 2 0
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CD, Album, Limited Edition, Cardboard Slipcase
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1 The Future Sound Of London Herd Killing
Effects [Vocal Processing Tools] – B*Performer ['Guitar Stab, Wah Guitar And Vocal Yell'] – Run DMC*Written-By ['Guitar Stab, Wah Guitar And Vocal Yell'] – D.McDaniels*, J.Mizell*, J.Simmonds*
2:37
2 The Future Sound Of London Dead Cities
Voice ['Outro Poetry'] – Dick Verbatim
6:37
3 The Future Sound Of London Her Face Forms In Summertime 5:38
4 The Future Sound Of London We Have Explosive
Performer ['Guitar Stab, Wah Guitar And Vocal Yell'] – Run DMC*Written-By ['Guitar Stab, Wah Guitar And Vocal Yell'] – D.McDaniels*, J.Mizell*, J.Simmonds*
6:19
5 The Future Sound Of London Everyone In The World Is Doing Something Without Me
Performer [Intro Breath] – Craig ArmstrongVocals – Cobain*Voice [Layered Voices Sampled From An Improvisation] – Rebecca Caine
4:10
6 The Future Sound Of London My Kingdom
Drums – Richie Thomas 'Caught With The Dat Running'*Voice [Sample From 'rachel's Song'] – Mary HopkinWritten-By [Flute Sample From 'Once Upon A Time In America'] – Ennio MorriconeWritten-By [Guitar Sample From 'Pungent Effulgent'] – Ozric TentaclesWritten-By [Voice Sample From 'Rachel's Song'] – Vangelis
5:47
7 The Future Sound Of London Max
Piano, Written-By [Midi-files] – Max RichterRecorded By [Child's Voice] – The Bloke's A NutterSaxophone – Richie Thomas*
2:48
8 The Future Sound Of London Antique Toy 5:43
9.1 The Future Sound Of London Quagmire
Sampler ['Environment Sourced From "Childhood Memories Of Pin"'] – Philip PinSampler ['Original Samples Collected And Collated'] – Baker St. Mythology
5:13
9.2 The Future Sound Of London In A State Of Permanent Abyss
Piano, Written-By [Environment From From A Lost Recording Of "Ripple"] – Max Richter
1:44
10 The Future Sound Of London Glass 5:38
11 The Future Sound Of London Yage
Flute [Moroccan] – YagePerformer ['Jane Jane' Sourced From Shrine 1983'] – Riz MaslenPerformer ['Some Weird Greek Instrument No One Can Remember The Name Of Apart From The Greeks Who Are In Greece'] – Byron ConTechnician ['Regurgitated Bits'] – Leon Mar
7:32
12.1 The Future Sound Of London Vit Drowning 4:48
12.2 The Future Sound Of London Through Your Gills I Breathe 0:44
13.1 The Future Sound Of London First Death In The Family
Performer, Recorded By ['On An Unscheduled Baker St-dollis Hill Day Trip] – B*
2:18
13.2 Headstone Lane Dead Cities Reprise
Recorded By – Simon WellsWhistle [Mouth Whiste From The Best Seeling Show Laughter] – Inert Armchair
1:28

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Credits

  • Artwork [Choked Up / Sunshine And Brick-image], Artwork [Spike And Dome / Old Woman / Herd Killing-art], Photography By [Dead Cities-city Ruins]Riphead*
  • Artwork [Choked Up / Sunshine And Brick-text], Artwork [Dead Cities-overall Image Construction]Cobain*
  • Artwork [Liquide / Dead Cities Logo], Photography By [Dead Cities-human Computer Manipulation]B Dougans*
  • Artwork [Praying Hands / Eduador / Dead Cities Graffiti / Eggs]Buggy G. Riphead
  • Artwork [Spike And Dome / Old Woman / Herd Killing-concept]Riphead*, Electronic Brain Violence
  • Artwork [Spike Modelling]Olaf Wendt
  • EngineerYage
  • Photography By [Dead Cities-human]Andrea Giacobbe
  • Written-By, ProducerThe Future Sound Of London

Notes

Recorded at Earthbeat Studios, London '96.

1, 4: Guitar stab, wah guitar and vocal yell sourced from Run DMC "Tougher Than Leather".
5: Vocals by Cobain from 'I need Re-Calibrate' recorded at The Womb - London. Intro Breath environment sourced from an orchestral re-working of Eggshell.
6: Guitar sample swapped with Ozric Tentacles for Cubase.
7: Child's voice recorded 'Outside of the web' at Little Venice. Piano fed through the machines - restructured and recollaged from midi-files. Alto-Sax sample mechanically removed from a day's recording.
11: Moroccan flute recorded at Sordid Accomodation - London - 1989.
13.2: Honey Sunshine' from a hi-8 'Putts Goes to Sri Lanka'. Recorded at Headstone Lane from Suff Recordings, 'The Disappearance of Troy Motherwell'.

℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1996 Virgin Records Ltd
Published by Sony Music Publishing
Printed in UK
Made in the UK

Incidental info:
Limited to 10,000 copies. Released in a cardboard slipcase, containing the album in a jewel case sleeve and a 196-page artwork book.
The credits on the CD are misleading as to what the actual tracklist is, the back cover of the CD shows 15 tracks, the CD itself has 13 tracks. Two of the tracks are actually two songs in one.
By reading the booklet notes carefully, there are actually 16 tracks. The last hidden song "Dead Cities Reprise" starts at around 3:17 after 0:59 seconds of silence and is credited to Headstone Lane (Simon Wells).
The total running time of track 9 is 6:57, of track 12 is 5:32 and of track 13 is 4:45.

Manufacturer identified via matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 22312 0
  • Barcode (Scan): 724384223120
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 842231 2 . 1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 842231 2 . 1:1:7 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 842231 2 . 1:1:8 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 842231 2 . 1:1:2 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 842231 2 . 1: 1 : 4 EMI SWINDON
  • Label Code: LC3098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Other (Distribution code on sleeve, F:): PM513
  • Other (Distribution code on disc, F:): PM 538
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1-5): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1-4): ifpi 1444
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1424

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV2814, 7243 8 42068 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Dead Cities(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV2814, 7243 8 42068 2 6 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
DPRO 1376 Future Sound Of London* Dead Cities(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Music Canada DPRO 1376 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 42068 2 6 The Future Sound Of London Dead Cities(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada, Electronic Brain Violence 7243 8 42068 2 6 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
DE 3794 The Future Sound Of London Dead Cities(CD, Album, Promo) Delabel DE 3794 France 1996 Sell This Version
SPU 0152 The Future Sound Of London Dead Cities(CD, Album) Not On Label (SPU Series) SPU 0152 Russia 1996 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

May 19, 2004

<I>Dead Cities</I> is much more dark than the Future Sound of London’s other albums -- not that the others were all sweetness and light. But the more sinister vibe is evident right from the first two tracks, “Herd Killing,” with its rough percussion, and “Dead Cities,” with its ominous tones. But the darkness is balanced with sadness too, as if there are mourners for the dead cities, as well, in gorgeously beautiful tracks like “Everyone in the World is Doing Something Without Me” and the sublime “Max.” “My Kingdom” shuffles along in a soundscape of urban decay, while “Yage” shimmers like a glass bubble. “First Death in the Family” closes the album on another dark note -- beautiful and sad. Just like the album as a whole. Outstanding.
randyj

randyj

May 8, 2004

awesome booklet - mini book ala the various artists Volume series. They figured out how to visualize and create what their music carved out our imaginations. Worth an extended look if you ever see one -oh the album is a quality recording as you already know.