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Leftism (1995)

Leftfield
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Progressive electronic music, Electronica, Reggae, Techno, Trance music, Dub, Electronic dance music

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Leftism is the first album by electronica musicians Leftfield, released in 1995. It was shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Music Prize but lost-out to Portishead's Dummy. In a 1998 Q magazine poll, readers voted it the eightieth greatest album of all time, while in 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 34 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
"Melt" includes a sample from "Ransom on the Sand" off the 1987 Art of Noise album In No Sense? Nonsense!
The hidden track in question is a very loud booming sound which is said to vibrate any speaker or amplifier on which the track is played.
The album was also released in double and triple LP editions. The triple LP edition had a slightly altered track listing, two extra songs ("Cut for Life" and "Half Past Dub"), and an extended version of "Open Up". It did not, however, contain "Song Of Life"
The Australian release included a bonus disc containing bonus and re-mixed tracks.
The album was re-released on 29 May 2000 with a bonus disc of remixed versions

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Tracks

7:34 Afro Left
6:22 Original
3:46 Black Flute
6:51 Open Up
5:45 21st Century Poem
5:12 Melt
7:15 Space Shanty
6:29 Inspection (Check One)
5:44 Storm 3000
7:03 Song of Life
7:40 Release the Pressure
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Proof that the dance music scene could produce albums of variety, innovation and depth.