Outpost Transmission
Release dates:
Japan: 7 November 2002
UK: 9 December 2002
US: 1 April 2003
Outpost Transmission

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808 State album: Outpost Transmission

CD: 2002 JP (Bad News Records; BACY-20) [+ Promo]
CD: 2002 UK (Circus Records; Circus CD FYL012) [+ Promo CD23]
2LP: 2002 UK (Simply Vinyl; S160005)
CD: 2003 US (Shadow Records; SDW156-2) [+ Promo SDW156-P]

 
Japanese Tracklist:
 
Track Title Time Remarks
01 606 04:58
02 Chopsumwong 05:18
03 Wheatstraw 04:54
04 Boogieman 04:40
05 Roundbum Mary 03:44
06 Lemonsoul 03:20
07 Suntower 05:56
08 Dissadis 05:53
09 Bent 04:59
10 Souflex 04:58
11 Crossword 02:58
12 Lungfoo 04:29
13 Slowboat 05:16
14 YoYo 06:58
15 Quincy's Lunch 05:02 Japanese bonus track
 
UK Tracklist (including promo working track titles):
 
Track Title Time Remarks
01 606 04:58
02 Chopsumwong 05:18
03 Wheatstraw 04:54
04 Boogieman 04:40
05 Roundbum Mary 03:44 Working title: Fat German
06 Lemonsoul 03:20
07 Suntower 05:56 Working title: Roundbum Mary
08 Dissadis 05:53
09 Bent 04:59
10 Souflex 04:58 Working title: Box o Cream
11 Crossword 02:58
12 Lungfoo 04:29 Working title: Afrodark
13 Slowboat 05:16
14 YoYo 06:58
 
US tracklist:
 
Track Title Time Remarks
01 606 04:58  
02 Chopsumwong 05:18  
03 Wheatstraw 04:54  
04 Lemonsoul 03:20  
05 Suntower 05:56  
06 Bent 04:57  
07 Souflex 05:05  
08 Crossword 02:58  
09 Lungfoo 04:24  
10 Quincy's Lunch 04:48 Mislabeled as "Qunicy's Lunch"
11 Dissadis 05:53  
12 Doctors & Nurses 06:38  
13 Brown Sauce 05:32  
14 Long Orange (Testa) 04:59 New Testa Rossa version
Bonus Fahita (aka Fajita) 05:35 Internet-only @ amazon.com

Facts:

  • Recorded during 2001 and 2002 at Testa Rossa Studios, Manchester. See images taken during recording in 2001.
  • The Japanese bonus track 'Quincy' is slightly different to the version released on 7" in 1999. It's about 15 seconds longer. This is what Graham Massey said: "We re-mixed it in Testa Rossa when we were doing the album, it's quite different in the synths, but the arrangement's the same".
  • Vocalists: Simon Lord (on 606) appears courtesy of Simian, Guy Garvey (on Lemonsoul) appears courtesy of Elbow, The Rev. D. Wayne Love and Larry Love (on Crossword) appear courtesy of Alabama3.
  • The double LP spreads the tracks as follows: Tracks 1-3 (Side One), Tracks 4-7 (Side Two), Tracks 8-11 (Side Three), Tracks 12-14 (Side Four).

FAQs:

  • Question: Where is my Japanese booklet? Answer: Take a very close look - it's there! It takes some work with your finger nails!
  • Question: Will the album be released in America / Europe / Australia etc? Answer: As soon as Circus Records let us know, it will be published here... Update: US release due 1 April 2003.
  • Question: My UK CD is a strange pinkish colour! Answer: Apparently there were some printing problems, don't be alarmed... If you are, get the Japanese pressing.
  • Question: My highstreet shop doesn't carry Outpost Transmission. Answer: Most HMVs carry it. Otherwise order online, see 'Ordering'.
  • Question:: Are Ian Brown and Billy Corgan featured on the album? Answer: No. 808 State wanted them, but it didn't materialise. 808 produced some tracks for Ian back in February of 1999 (see news) that remain unreleased.

Artwork (click on images to enlarge):

Outpost US
us promo
US CD
US Promo CD
uk vinyl front
uk vinyl back
Double vinyl LP sleeve front
LP sleeve back
uk sleeve
outpost uk cd
UK CD sleeve
UK CD in sleeve
OT UK CD
uk cd back
UK CD
UK CD sleeve - back
Japanese sleeve
Japanese front
Japanese sleeve
Japanese CD in sleeve
Japanese CD
Japanese back
Japanese CD
Japanese CD sleeve - back
uk promo sleeve
uk promo cd
UK promo sleeve
UK promo CD
promo insert
promo insert
UK promo insert
UK promo insert
transmissionS
red test sleeve
An early test sleeve.
Note: Outpost Transmissions.
Alternative test sleeve.
Japanese flyer
UK flyer
Japanese flyer
UK flyer
us flyer
US flyer