The Future Sound Of London

Dead Cities

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Record Label
UMC / Virgin

About this item

Vinyl reissue of Future Sound of London’s seminal album, "Dead Cities". Marking 25 years since its original release this cult album is pressed on vinyl for the first time since its 1996 release.

“Herd Killing” and “We Have Explosive (Herd Killing mix)” both feature several samples from the Run DMC album Tougher Than Leather. Title track “Dead Cities” contains a vocal sample at the beginning of Laurence Fishburne from the film Deep Cover. Single “My Kingdom” features a vocal sample of “Rachael’s Song” (aka “Rachel’s Song”) by Vangelis, from the Blade Runner soundtrack .

The album charted in the UK top 40 with “My Kingdom” & “We Have Explosive” both entering the UK singles chart in the top 15.

A deadly mix of warped breakbeats, cinematic moods and adrenelin-triggering sfx and synthesis; it's world's apart from the acid house revellry of "Papua New Guinea" and a much more challenging, if rewarding and immersive experience...


Side A
Herd Killing
Dead Cities
Her Face Forms In Summertime
We Have Explosive

Side B
Everyone In The World Is Doing Something Without Me
My Kingdom
Antique Toy

Side C
Quagmire/In A State Of Permanent Abyss

Side D
Vit Drowning/Through Your Gills I Breathe
First Death In The Family

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