leftfieldleftism

released 30 January 1995

(highest UK chart position - #3)

Track 1 written by Barnes / P. Daley / E. Daley, vocals by Earl Sixteen, vocal ad-libs by Papa Dee,
Track 2 written by Barnes / Daley / Cole, vocals by Djum Djum, berimbou by Kevin Haynes,
Tracks 3, 6, 7, 9 & 11 written by Barnes / Daley,
Track 4 written by Barnes / Daley / Rupkina,
Track 5 written by Barnes / Daley / Halliday, vocals by Toni Halliday - courtesy of Anxious Records,
Track 8 written by Barnes / Daley / Clarke, vocals by Danny Red
Track 10 written by Barnes / Daley / Lydon, vocals by John Lydon - John Lydon appears courtesy of The Atlantic Recording Corporation,
Track 11 vocals by Lemn Sissay.

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6 & 8 engineered by Adam Wren, Tracks 1 & 9 engineered by Joe Gibb, Tracks 4, 7 & 10 engineered by Ollie J, Track 11 engineered by Simon Duffy.

Produced and Mixed by Leftfield.

Recorded at Rollover Studios, London W10. Mastered by Paul Solomons at Porky's.

Concept & Art direction Jonathan Cooke, A Blue Source sleeve.
Photography by Merton Gauster, Band photography by Phil Knott.

All titles published by Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd except,
Tracks 1 & 8 Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Lamps On Your Ears Music / BMG Music Publishing Ltd,
Track 2 Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Copyright Control,
Track 4 Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Rykomusic Ltd,
Track 5 Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Anxious Music Ltd / Polygram Music Publishing Ltd,
Track 10 Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd / Warner Chapell Music Ltd.

UK releases

double LP

(HANDLP2D)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:11
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:04
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  1. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  2. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  3. STORM 3000 5:44
  4. OPEN UP 6:52
  5. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

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cassette

(HANDMC2)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

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CD

(HANDCD2)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

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mini disc

(HANDMD2)

Hard Hands / Higher Ground / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

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triple LP

(HANDLP2T)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

"Cut For Life" - same credits as "Song Of Life".
"Half Past Dub" written by Barnes / Daley, engineered by Adam Wren, published by Hard (UK) Hands Publishing Ltd.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. CUT FOR LIFE* 7:09
  4. MELT 5:15
  1. BLACK FLUTE 3:56
  2. ORIGINAL 6:22
  3. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  4. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  1. STORM 3000 5:45
  2. HALF PAST DUB* 3:38
  3. OPEN UP** 8:44
  4. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39

* limited edition - features two tracks not available on the ordinary release.

** this version of "Open Up" is longer than the standard album version.

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double promo 12"

(LEFT EP1)

Hard Hands

  1. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  2. BLACK FLUTE 6:38*
  1. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  2. CUT FOR LIFE 7:09

* this is an extended version exclusive
to this release...

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click to see back cover...

double CD

(HANDCD2X)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

(released 29 May 2000)

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

  1. AFRO-RIDE 9:10
  2. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (RELEASE ONE) 7:20
  3. ORIGINAL (LIVE DUB) 7:31
  4. FILTER FISH 7:40
  5. AFRO-CENTRAL 7:43
  6. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (RELEASE FOUR) 5:02
  7. CUT FOR LIFE 7:02
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US releases

double LP

(C2 67231)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE
  2. AFRO-LEFT
  3. MELT
  4. SONG OF LIFE
  5. ORIGINAL
  6. BLACK FLUTE
  1. SPACE SHANTY
  2. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE)
  3. STORM 3000
  4. OPEN UP
  5. 21ST CENTURY POEM

CD

(CK 67231)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

promo cassette

(CAT 0425)

Hard Hands / Columbia

  1. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  2. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  3. OPEN UP 6:52
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Australian release

double CD

(MUSH32220.2)

Hard Hands / Liberation / Mushroom

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

  1. AFRO-LEFT (Afro-Ride) 9:10
  2. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (Release One) 7:23
  3. ORIGINAL (Live Dub) 7:37
  4. FILTER FISH 7:40
  5. AFRO-LEFT (Afro-Central) 7:43
  6. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (Release Four) 5:03

the bonus tracks are not listed on this release...

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double CD

(D31357)

Hard Hands / Liberation / Mushroom

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

  1. AFRO-LEFT (Afro-Ride) 9:10
  2. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (Release One) 7:23
  3. ORIGINAL (Live Dub) 7:37
  4. FILTER FISH 7:40
  5. AFRO-LEFT (Afro-Central) 7:43
  6. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (Release Four) 5:03
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double CD

(498310.2)

Hard Hands / Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment

(released 2000)

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

  1. AFRO-RIDE 9:10
  2. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (RELEASE ONE) 7:20
  3. ORIGINAL (LIVE DUB) 7:31
  4. FILTER FISH 7:40
  5. AFRO-CENTRAL 7:43
  6. RELEASE THE PRESSURE (RELEASE FOUR) 5:02
  7. CUT FOR LIFE 7:02
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Japanese release

CD

(ESCA 6213)

Hard Hands / Epic / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

  1. RELEASE THE PRESSURE 7:39
  2. AFRO-LEFT 7:32
  3. MELT 5:10
  4. SONG OF LIFE 7:03
  5. ORIGINAL 6:22
  6. BLACK FLUTE 3:46
  7. SPACE SHANTY 7:14
  8. INSPECTION (CHECK ONE) 6:29
  9. STORM 3000 5:44
  10. OPEN UP 6:52
  11. 21ST CENTURY POEM 4:39 (5:46)

the last 40 seconds of track 11 is a secret mystery track...

click to see more...
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