Teachings from the Electronic Brain

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All Music Guide - John Bush
One of the first of the blissed-out rave acts to storm the charts, and also one of the longest lasting, the Future Sound of London deserved a good singles compilation, and fortunately they get one with the Virgin retrospective Teachings from the Electronic Brain. Their highest moments were virtually always their singles, and short-form tracks offer a much easier path to understanding the music of Brian Dougans and Garry Cobain than their occasionally bloated LPs. Teachings from the Electronic Brain neglects nothing of real value, beginning with their first chart hit ("Papua New Guinea") and grabbing the best tracks from their albums Accelerator ("Expander"), Lifeforms (the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
One of the first of the blissed-out rave acts to storm the charts, and also one of the longest lasting, the Future Sound of London deserved a good singles compilation, and fortunately they get one with the Virgin retrospective Teachings from the Electronic Brain. Their highest moments were virtually always their singles, and short-form tracks offer a much easier path to understanding the music of Brian Dougans and Garry Cobain than their occasionally bloated LPs. Teachings from the Electronic Brain neglects nothing of real value, beginning with their first chart hit ("Papua New Guinea") and grabbing the best tracks from their albums Accelerator ("Expander"), Lifeforms (the title track), the live-in-the-studio ISDN ("Far-Out Son of Lung and the Ramblings of a Madman," "Smokin' Japanese Babe"), and Dead Cities ("We Have Explosive"). Best of all, licensing requirements prevented the addition of material from 2002's half-baked The Isness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • UPC: 094637052228
  • Catalog Number: 70522
  • Sales rank: 211,512

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Papua New Guinea (4:59)
  2. 2 Max (2:55)
  3. 3 Everyone in the World Is Doing Something Without Me (1:59)
  4. 4 My Kingdom (5:38)
  5. 5 Smokin' Japanese Babe (5:13)
  6. 6 Antique Toy (4:14)
  7. 7 Lifeforms (4:39)
  8. 8 Yage (6:22)
  9. 9 Expander (4:52)
  10. 10 Glass (4:55)
  11. 11 Far-Out Son of Lung and the Ramblings of a Madman (4:14)
  12. 12 The Lovers (5:56)
  13. 13 Mountain Goat (4:41)
  14. 14 Cascade (4:17)
  15. 15 We Have Explosive (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Future Sound of London Primary Artist
Technical Credits
The Future Sound of London Director, Producer
Elizabeth Fraser Composer
Ian Jones Mastering
Garry Cobain Composer
Brian Dougans Composer
Philip Pin Producer
Stone Engineer
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