Psyence Fiction

1998-00: Lonely soul

1998 Jul. 22

Mo Wax

Design: Futura

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2 versions of this promo kit exist, they were released ahead of UNKLE's first LP with a quantity of goodies, a real collector. It remains unclear how many copies of each were created, some say 700 of each. If some tape is on box, it's the 2nd run.

Content:

- 12" gatefold pop-up sleeve
- 5" vinyl in a resealable envelope
- UNKLE Insignia pack of 11 stickers

UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction (Survival Kit)

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1998 Aug.

Mo Wax

Design: Futura

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Sent to various stores and radios as a follow up to the Survival Kit above. It even got a French release on cassette.

UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction (Sneak Preview)

1998 / Germany

ElektroMotor / 815 399-1

12", Sampler, Promo

Design: Futura

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Available in Germany only through ElektroMotor, the local Mo Wax distributor.

UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction (Sampler)

Psyence Fiction

1998 Aug. 24

Mo Wax

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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"A billion years in the making...", supported by Thom Yorke, Ian Brown and many others. UNKLE was Shadow and Lavelle. This LP defined a generation.

UNKLE ‎– Psyence Fiction

Virgin In-Store

1998 Oct. 12 / USA

London Records

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Promoting PF in the States, Shadow and Lavelle toured Virgin records stores. Out of 5 dates, 2 mixes have been released, including 1 as part of the Handmade Series in 2009.

UNKLE ‎– Virgin In-Store

Rabbit In Your Headlights

1998 Oct. 12

Mo Wax

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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1st single extract from Psyence Fiction released October 12th 1998 in the UK.

Featuring Thom Yorke.

UNKLE ft. Thom Yorke ‎–

Rabbit In Your Headlights

1998

10", Picture disc, Promo, Ltd. edition + Book

Design: Futura

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Cube is a loosely biennial bookzine published in Italy by Sartoria Communicazione and still active as of 2020. It's full of visual imagery, be it in the form of photography, painting or graphic. Curated by Giorgio De Mitri.

 

This "I'm Number Zero" issue was coming within a box with a book based on the work of Glen E. Friedman and this 10". Strictly limited to 1000 hand numbered copies, it was never for sale. Same track on both sides.

UNKLE ‎– Celestial Annihilation (VIP Mix)

1998 / USA

London Records

CDr, Promo

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Only sent to a selection of radios in the USA, this is probably one of the hardest release to find in the scope of the Psyence Fiction era.

UNKLE ft. Alice Temple ‎– Bloodstain

1998 / USA

London Records

12", 33 RPM, Single, Promo

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Shadow felt that a white-label would allow the curious in America to test the waters without prejudice. "As it turns out, nobody played it anyway! Too hardcore for rock dudes, too out there for rap dudes. At the time, anyway."

UNKLE ft. Kool G. Rap ‎– Guns Blazing

1998 / UK

Mo Wax

CDr, Promo

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Contains early mixes and not yet finalized Ian Brown vocal versions of the track.

According to James Lavelle, there were only 10 copies made by Tape to Tape and mastered at Masterpiece.

UNKLE ‎– Be There (Rough Mix & Vocals)

Be There

1999 Feb. 1

Mo Wax

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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2nd single extract from Psyence Fiction released in Japan April 21, 1999. The track is essentially a rework of "Unreal", an earlier UNKLE track.

UNKLE ft. Ian Brown ‎– Be There

Extravaganza

1999 Jun. 14

Mo Wax

Design: ?

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Main track on all permutations b/w Latyrx feat. El-P "Looking Over a City"on most, minus the UK promo b/w Divine Styler & DJ Shadow "Divine Intervention".

Quannum MC's ‎– The Extravaganza

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