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The KLF - Chill Out
The KLF - Chill Out
Performer: The KLF
Title: Chill Out
Label: KLF Communications
Country: UK
Released: 05 Feb 1990
Style: Ambient
Rating: 4.6/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2880 mb | MP3 size: 2750 mb | WMA size: 2752 mb
Genre: Electronic

1Trancentral Lost In My Mind1:16
2Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border1:47
3Alone Again With The Dawn Coming Up0:16
4A Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back1:41
5Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul3:01
6Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast1:29
7Rock Radio Into The Nineties And Beyond1:26
8Six Hours To Louisiana, Black Coffee Going Cold3:01
9Justified And Ancient Seems A Long Time Ago1:08
103AM Somewhere Out Of Beaumont9:24
11Dream Time In Lake Jackson2:35
12The Lights Of Baton Rouge Pass By3:34
13Witchita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard5:56
14Madrugada Eterna7:40


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JAMS LP5The KLF Chill Out ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial)KLF Communications JAMS LP5Unknown
WAX 7155The KLF Chill Out ‎(LP, Album, TP)Wax Trax! RecordsWAX 7155US1990
WAXCD 7155The KLF Chill Out ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wax Trax! RecordsWAXCD 7155USUnknown
WAXCD 7155The KLF Chill Out ‎(CD, Album)Wax Trax! RecordsWAXCD 7155US1991
23The KLF Chill Out ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, W/Lbl)White Room 23US2005


  • Composed By, Compiled By, Edited By [Collated]Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty
  • Plated ByP
  • Written-By [Sample]Bilk (tracks: B5), Davies (tracks: A7), P. Green (tracks: B1), Mellin (tracks: B5)


The KLF would like to thank Evil Graham Lee, Elvis Presley, Nick Coler, Jesus loves you, Fleetwood Mac, Acker Bilk and all other communicators around the world who contributed to this album.

Used Samples:
'Crossing Bells And Horn With Electric Train Pass'
'Short Freight Train Pass'
'F18 Diamond Fly-By'
'Dodge Van Starts, Drives Out'
All taken from Authentic Sound Effects Volume 2 (Elektra Records).

American, British and Russian radio stations are heard throughout the album; BBC pips and a jingle from Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 ("Rock radio into the nineties and beyond").

A7: 'In The Ghetto' performed by Elvis Presley.
B1: 'Albatross' and 'Oh Well' both performed by Fleetwood Mac and 'After The Love' performed by Jesus Loves You.
B4: 'Pacific' performed by 808 State.
B6 : 'Stranger On The Shore' performed by Acker Bilk and 'Eruption' performed by Van Halen.

Although unstated, all additional writing credits refer to the samples used.

Recorded live at Trancentral

℗&© 1990 KLF Communications
Made in England

Category on labels: JAMSLP5
Category on front sticker, rear sleeve, and spine: JAMS LP5

Album has been bootlegged (probably in The Netherlands) in year 2000.

Some copies have sticker on outer sleeve "The KLF CHILL OUT file under Ambient JAMS LP5" with barcode 5017139310059 and KLF Communications logo


  • Barcode: 5017139310059
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 1): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P C
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 1): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P C
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 2): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 2): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 3): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P D
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 3): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P D
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 4): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P F
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 4): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P H
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 5): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P J
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 5): JAMSLP 5 B1 PR-P K
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, Variant 6): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P E
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, Variant 6): JAMSLP 5 A1 PR-P F


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – KLF Communications
  • Copyright (c) – KLF Communications
  • Distributed By – The Cartel
  • Recorded At – Trancentral
  • Mastered At – P.R. Records Limited
  • Pressed By – P.R. Records Limited



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Comments (23)
Voted the best Electronic album of 1990 by the members of The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group. https://www.twgeema.com/best-electronic-albums-of-1990
An ambient classic, start here for a true journey in ambience in the truest form of the genre.
I was working in London for Scott Piering who did promo for Klf and on 2 Jan 1990, walking into the office, this masterpiece was on Scott's desk. Needless to say I was mesmerized and all these years later it's magic is still there. So yes I still have the white label and it is treasured. Shocked at how pricy it is now but worrh it.
All the piss take aside, the KLF did something magical here. For so many years before, both Jimmy and Bill pushed onto the consumer how much the music industry was tainted. It conceded in this recording.A remarkable album. Something that set a generation of ambient, house, bliss and EChill Out is what we deserve, the morning after.......
This is in my opinion the best coffee-and-cigarette-in-the-morning-music ever made. I cant count the mornings i listened to this and still im not bored.So sad it hasnt seen much represses in the past and is expansive as hell now on vinyl
Some of these have stickers 'file under Ancient' rather than 'file under Ambient'. Great pressing quality on this original version.
The mixtape before people actually sold mixtapes ..... now it's all the rage
This is probably one of the most original & best albums ever made, I didn't hear this brillant masterpeice till 1999. I got a copy on import out of Piccadily Records in Manchester, when I asked the guy behind the counter was it any good he's reply was "it's alright"(what a dick). When I got home and played it I was totally blown away, I'd never heard anything like it in my life. As soon as it finished I rolled a herbal jazz cig turned my stereo full wack and played it again. This album will never be betterd, I can't belive the book 1001 albums to hear before you die picked The White Room instead of this.IDIOTS.
Because the White Room is a better album?? don't get me wrong this is amazing, but the white room is better, especially the original unreleased version...
I loved this when it was released and it was something new to me with the most incredible feeling of being transported away from the rave scene. Upon listening to it again fully now in 2013 I realise just how well it has aged, an engaging beautiful soundtrack with just enough of the KLF singles spliced into it to elevate them from the media stereotype of pranksters to genuine musical force. A stunning album.
A splendid mosaic of sounds. A really unique trip by one of the greatests electronic music duo.
Dr. Alex Paterson of The Orb said he was DJ'ing on this record but wasn't credited. Kris Weston of The Orb said he didn't.
i'm going to go with the non-schizophrenic Orb member on this one. (Alex)
And Alex Paterson is a total fantasist, so don't believe him a single word (sic) either.
Kris Weston is a bitter cunt, don't believe him a single word.
An absolute masterpiece. Anyone with the tiniest, most fleeting interest in Electronica should own this album..
Snake Rocking
Formed by Scottish situationist Jimmy Cauty & former Echo And The Bunnymen manager Bill Drummond,back in the day,they recorded this masterpiece of soft-focus ambience.Behind a cover depicting a flock of sheep grazing in a field was a trippy mix of pastoral sounds,Elvis samples,african throat singers,preachers and,of course,bleating sheep.Inspired by the space cadet noodlings of Pink Floyd but filtered through post-1988 technological advances,'Chill Out'-and its semi-successor,the'Space'album-is still the ultimate comedown album.
Jimmy is actually from Liverpool, whereas Bill is Scottish. Can't fault the rest of your review though, a modern masterpiece for those of a certain age indeed.
this could be my favorite ambient album. so many memories; so many saturday and sunday mornings. and yet it's not quite ambient; not background music. very engaging. more of a journey, and yet never too intense; just chill. the ULTIMATE soundtrack to put on when you get home from a late night out; for the early dawn.
This really is something a bit different -- more like a sound collage -- drifting through pastoral settings (with the ghosted voice of Elvis hovering over steel guitar). One of the better albums of this genre -- relaxing and dreamy. It reminds me somewhat of Thomas Koner's work, yet more upbeat. A very good late night album.
If you've heard other KLF records and they weren't your cup of tea please don't dismiss this one. It will really suprise you. A beautiful piece of work.
I own a white label of this record that has some Cheech & Chong samples at the end, with weird sounds in the background. Basically, the album ends, and then the spot from Up In Smoke where Chong gives Cheech acid appears.
how much is a sealed copy of that worth found a white label one sealed. any ideas or buyers? i know the white label singles are going for loads