Phorward

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Phorward
The Shamen - Phorward.jpg
Studio album by The Shamen
Released May 1989
Genre House, acid house, rave, electronica
Length 23:06 (1989 10")
47:45 (1989 CD)
32:12 (1999 CD reissue)
Label Moksha
The Shamen chronology
In Gorbachev We Trust
(1989)
Phorward
(1989)
En Tact
(1990)

Phorward is a studio album by the Scottish band The Shamen. It was released in 1989 on Moksha Records. It was billed as a "mini album" because the original vinyl release had only six tracks.

Background[edit]

On the CD version, DJ Eddie Richards remixed tracks including "You Me and Everything", "Reraptyouare", "Splash 2", and "Phorward", further expanding the musical impact the mini-album made on the acid house scene. It was reissued with slightly different tracks in 1999 on the Essential label.

The front cover image is a monochrome, heavily rasterized excerpt of the cover image on In Gorbachev We Trust.

Track listings[edit]

1989 10"[edit]

  1. "You Me And Everything (Else)"
  2. "Splash 2"
  3. "Negation State"
  4. "Reraptyouare"
  5. "Strange Day Dreams '89" [written as "sdd89"]
  6. "Phorward"

Track 3 ends in an infinite loop.[1]

1989 7" the s&n sessions[edit]

Some copies of the 10" came with a white label 7".[2]

  1. "Happy Days"
  2. "Knature of a Girl"

The German version of Phorward was released on regular 12" vinyl, and appends these two tracks as the last track on each side, respectively.[3]

1989 CD[edit]

The 1989 CD issue contained three extra tracks (from the "You Me & Everything" single) not found on the vinyl or the 1999 reissue.[4]

  1. "You Me And Everything (Else)"
  2. "Splash 2"
  3. "Negation State"
  4. "Reraptyouare"
  5. "Strange Day Dreams '89"
  6. "Phorward"
  7. "Happy Days"
  8. "Knature of a Girl"
  9. "You, Me and Everything (Evil Edit)"
  10. "Reraptyouare/Phorward/Splash 2 (Acid Megamix)"
  11. "Ed's Bonus Beats"
  • Track 5 written as "sdd 89"
  • Track 7–8 written as "the s & n sessions"
  • Track 9–11 written as "evil edit (freakin' the beats **for a phurther 15 minutes)"

1999 CD[edit]

Digitally remastered, with new liner notes.[5]

  1. "You Me And Everything (Else)"
  2. "Splash 2"
  3. "Negation State"
  4. "Reraptyouare"
  5. "Strange Day Dreams '89" [written as "SDD 89"]
  6. "Phorward"
  7. "Happy Days"/"Knature of a Girl" [written as "The S and N Sessions"]
  8. "Darkness in Zion"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shamen, The – Phorward". Discogs. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shamen, The – Phorward + The S&N Sessions". Discogs. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shamen, The – Phorward". Discogs. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shamen, The – Phorward". Discogs. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shamen, The – Phorward". Discogs. Retrieved 3 November 2014.