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Leftism
Studio album by Leftfield
Released 30 January 1995
Recorded Rollover Studios, London
Genre Electronica
Progressive House
Dub
Techno
Length 69:37
Label Hard Hands/Columbia
Producer Paul Daley, Neil Barnes
Professional reviews
Leftfield chronology
Backlog
(1992)
Leftism
(1995)
Rhythm and Stealth
(1999)

Leftism is the debut album by electronica musicians Leftfield, released in 1995. It was shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Music Prize but lost-out to "Dummy" by Portishead . 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.

Contents

Track listing

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CD

  1. "Release the Pressure" – 7:39 (featuring Earl Sixteen and Cheshire Cat with Ad-Libs by Papa Dee)
  2. "Afro-Left" – 7:33 (featuring Djum Djum)
  3. "Melt" – 5:21
  4. "Song of Life" – 6:55
  5. "Original" – 6:22 (featuring Toni Halliday)
  6. "Black Flute" – 3:46
  7. "Space Shanty" – 7:15
  8. "Inspection (Check One)" – 6:30 (featuring Danny Red)
  9. "Storm 3000" – 5:44
  10. "Open Up" – 6:52 (featuring John Lydon)
  11. "21st Century Poem" – 5:42 (featuring Lemn Sissay)

Triple LP

The Album was also released on Double and Triple LP Editions. The Triple LP Edition had a slightly altered track listing, two extra songs on it ("Cut for Life" & "Half Past Dub"), and an extended version of "Open Up". It however didn't contain "Song Of Life"

  1. Release the Pressure – 7:39
  2. Afro-Left – 7:32
  3. Cut For Life - 7:09
  4. Melt - 5:15
  5. Black Flute - 3:56
  6. Original - 6:22
  7. Inspection (Check One) - 6:29
  8. Space Shanty - 7:14
  9. Storm 3000 - 5:45
  10. Half Past Dub - 3:38
  11. Open Up - 8:44
  12. 21st Century Poem - 4:39

Australian Edition Bonus Disc

The Australian release was released with a bonus disc containing bonus and re-mixed tracks.

  1. Afro-Left (Afro-Ride) - 9:10
  2. Release The Pressure (Release One) - 7:23
  3. Original (Live Dub) - 7:37
  4. Filter Fish - 7:40
  5. Afro-Left (Afro-Central) - 7:43
  6. Release The Pressure (Release Four) - 5:03

Bonus Disk

The Album was re-released on 29th May 2000 with a bonus disk of remixed versions

  1. Afro-Ride – 9:10
  2. Release The Pressure (Release One) – 7:20
  3. Original (Live Dub) – 7:31
  4. Filter Fish – 7:40
  5. Afro-Central – 7:43
  6. Release The Pressure (Release Four) – 5:02
  7. Cut For Life – 7:02

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