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The Slits - Return Of The Giant Slits album download

The Slits - Return Of The Giant Slits album download

Performer: The Slits
Title: Return Of The Giant Slits
Style: Interview, New Wave, Dub, Punk
Released: 2007
Country: UK
Size MP3 version: 1393 mb
Size FLAC version: 1544 mb
Size WMA version: 1178 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 407
Genre: Rock / Reggae / Audiofiles

The Slits - Return Of The Giant Slits album download

From the wonderful 1981 album titled "Return of The Giant Slits". Produced by Dennis Bovell and Dick O' Dell.

Return of the Giant Slits. Live at the Gibus Club.

Return of the Giant Slits is the second studio album by The Slits, released in 1981 by CBS Records on LP and cassette. In comparison with its widely acclaimed predecessor, Cut, released in 1979, it showcases a rhythmic, more experimental sound, inspired by afro-pop. Several months after its release The Slits disbanded

Producer – Dennis Bovell (tracks: A2 to A4, B2, B3), Dick O'Dell, The Slits. Sleeve – Neville Brody. Written-By – The Slits. Release includes inner-sleeve with pictures of group members.

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Other Versions (5 of 10) View All. Cat.

This album has an average beat per minute of 119 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 97/143 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Return of the Giant Slits. BPM Profile Return of the Giant Slits. Album starts at BPM, ends at 143BPM (+143), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Slits.

Labeling The Slits groundbreaking just doesn’t (pardon the pun) cut it. No other post-punk band was as confrontational-an all-female trio calling themselves The Slits and posing muddily topless on their debut album cover was about as in-your-face as a feminist statement gets - or as determinedly uncommercial. Indeed, after being dropped by their label, Island, despite having made Cut, of the signature albums of the era, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt, and Ari Up treated Sony, their new label, to an even more radical record, 1981’s Return of the Giant Slits.

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The slits weren't really a punk band as people have type cast them but rather a progressive band with punk origins. This album is a work of art and possibly a too radical departure for some but I'm pretty sure if they had stayed together the music would have continued further down the rabbit hole and the next album would have surely been different also. This album is not a collection of love songs in 4/4 time with familiar sounds but rather a primal sounding trip. The theme more about life being an animal here on earth than about love and breakups etc. The whole album has a mystical. It's more African influenced rhythmicly than Cut, and with the highly idiosyncratic vocalisms that are a Slits trademark.

by CBS for an ultra rare promo-only release. Originally released in 1981, this reissue features new graphic artwork and two of the classic photos by Anton Corbijn from the NME magazine cover session. This record has often been overshadowed by the more controversial 1979 Cut album. It represents their natural development as artistes by focusing more on their interests in dub and world music that was well suited to their, by then, more accomplished playing style. Produced by Dennis Bovell and Dick O'Dell (Y Records).


Original Album
1-1 Earthbeat 3:51
1-2 Or What It Is? 4:24
1-3 Face Place 4:23
1-4 Walk About 4:44
1-5 Difficult Fun 4:06
1-6 Animal Space / Spacier 6:42
1-7 Improperly Dressed 4:28
1-8 Life On Earth 6:34
Dub-ble Discuss
2-1 Earthbeat Japan 5:01
2-2 Deutsche Earthbeat 4:57
2-3 Dub Beat 4:59
2-4 Face Dub 4:24
2-5 Begin Again Rhythm 5:45
2-6 Earthbeat 12" 7:17
2-7 Earthbeat Extra 3:51
2-8 WORT FM USA Interview 12:03

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Sony Music UK
  • Duplicated By – Enconahead
  • Mastered At – Skye Mastering
  • Distributed By – Cargo UK
  • Distributed By – Revolver USA


  • Engineer [Engineered By] – Nick Launay
  • Other [In Time At The Right Time] – Christine
  • Performer [... Plays A Lot On This Record] – Steve Beresford
  • Performer [Thanks To... For Helping Play] – Dave Lewis
  • Photography By [Photos] – Anton Corbijn
  • Producer [Produced By] – Dennis Bovell (tracks: 1.2 to 1.4, 1.6, 1.7), Dick O'Dell*, The Slits
  • Remastered By – Denis Blackham


The full 1981 album remastered plus a bonus CD that features all the archived dub versions and an American radio interview of the time that was subsequently used by CBS for an ultra-rare promo disc.

Printed notes:
Originally released 1981.
All tracks under licence from Sony Music UK.
Remastered..., Skye Mastering, 2007.
Distributed by Cargo UK / Revolver USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 235664 439268
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): PTYT008/1 02 ENCONAHEAD.CO.UK MADE IN THE UK
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): PTYT008/2 01 ENCONAHEAD.CO.UK
  • Other (CD1 Centre Etching - SID Mastering Code): IFPI L135
  • Other (CD2 Centre Etching - SID Mastering Code): IFPI L135
  • Other (CD2 Centre Etching - SID Code): IFPI 04AC
  • Other (CD1 Centre Etching - SID Mould Code): IFPI 0467
  • Other (CD2 Centre Etching - SID Mould Code): IFPI 0443

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CBS 85269 The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 85269 UK 1981
MHCP 208 The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 208 Japan 2004
RGM-0602, 88985445211 The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Real Gone Music, Columbia RGM-0602, 88985445211 US 2017
40-85269 The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits ‎(Cass, Album) CBS 40-85269 Europe 1981
25•3P-338 The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits ‎(LP, Album) Epic 25•3P-338 Japan 1981

Bonus tracks are great, but the packaging has no release information/booklet, only 2 photos. Where are the expanded features that this release deserves?
Rocky Basilisk
I agree I was disappointed with no booklet,its a marketing ploy the things the slits sang about sooo funny,yes u do get the interview but tis a let down still a great Lp.