Underworld / Second Toughest in the Infants / 4CD super deluxe


Underworld’s 1996 album Second Toughest in the Infants will be reissued as a four-disc super deluxe edition in November.

The Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominated album has been remastered (at Abbey Road) for the first time and a two-CD deluxe edition adds singles, B-sides and remixes via the bonus disc.

The four-CD super deluxe goes beyond that, with a selection of previously unreleased tracks on disc three, providing an insight into the creative process around the record. The fourth disc on the super-deluxe is devoted to the iconic Born Slippy (Nuxx) (used in Danny Boyle’s film Trainspotting) and features seven unreleased recordings of that track, from earliest embryonic studio version through to a final extended mix via several previously unheard live versions from 1994.

There will also be single CD and 2LP vinyl remasters, with both limited to the original eight-track album.

Second Toughest in the Infants is reissued on 20 November 2015.

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Second Toughest In The Infants ( Super Deuxe)


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Second Toughest In The Infants [VINYL]




4CD Super Deluxe Edition


  • 1.         Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream Of Love
  • 2.         Banstyle / Sappys Curry
  • 3.         Confusion the Waitress
  • 4.         Rowla
  • 5.         Pearl’s Girl
  • 6.         Air Towel
  • 7.         Blueski
  • 8.         Stagger

CD2: singles, B sides, remixes

  • 1.         Cherry Pie
  • 2.         Oich Oich
  • 3.         Puppies
  • 4.         Mosaic
  • 5.         Deep Arch
  • 6.         Pearl’s Girl (Tin There)
  • 7.         Pearl’s Girl (14996 Version)
  • 8.         Born Slippy (Original Instrumental Version)
  • 9.         Born Slippy.Nuxx (Deep Pan)

CD3: previously unreleased material

  • 1.         Bug
  • 2.         Confusion The Waitress (She Said)
  • 3.         D+B Thing
  • 4.         D’Arbly St
  • 5.         4 Crowns
  • 6.         Rowla A1806
  • 7.         Bing Here
  • 8.         Techno Thang
  • 9.         Pearls Ver2
  • 10.       Bloody 1

CD4: Born Slippy (Nuxx) – previously unreleased demos, live recordings, mixes

  • 1.         Nuxx A1796
  • 2.         Nuxx A2221 UW live (2 sets) Leicester M Dog 94
  • 3.         Nuxx A4712 Live @ Zap club Brighton Feb94
  • 4.         Nuxx A4733 UW live Amsterdam Apr94
  • 5.         Nuxx Liquid Room 94 A2254 UW Live Liquid Room 2 Tokyo
  • 6.         Nuxx from A1825
  • 7.         Born Slippy (Nuxx)


2CD Deluxe


  • 1.         Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream Of Love
  • 2.         Banstyle / Sappys Curry
  • 3.         Confusion the Waitress
  • 4.         Rowla
  • 5.         Pearl’s Girl
  • 6.         Air Towel
  • 7.         Blueski
  • 8.         Stagger


  • 1.         Born Slippy (Original Instrumental Version)
  • 2.         Cherry Pie
  • 3.         Oich Oich
  • 4.         Puppies
  • 5.         Mosaic
  • 6.         Deep Arch
  • 7.         Confusion The Waitress (She Said)
  • 8.         Rowla A1806
  • 9.         Pearls Ver2
  • 10.       Born Slippy (Nuxx)


2LP Vinyl

1. Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream Of Love
2. Banstyle / Sappys Curry
3. Confusion the Waitress
4. Rowla
5. Pearl’s Girl
6. Air Towel
7. Blueski
8. Stagger


Underworld / Second Toughest in the Infants / 4CD super deluxe

4CD super deluxe edition


2CD deluxe edition



2LP Vinyl

45 responses to Underworld / Second Toughest in the Infants / 4CD super deluxe

  1. Epic bump from the past…Recordstore is sell8ng this super deluxe version for 17quid shipped!

  2. Paul says:

    Have now received mine too, all praise to HMV. Great deal. Also includes a HD download code.

    Looks like they will be announcing live dates to follow this release up, just as they did last year for Dubnobass.

  3. Richard says:

    Got mine today from Hmv, fair play for them for that price and delivering it on day of release!
    Looks great so far without actually opening it, would have preferred the original cover but still looks good.

  4. negative1 says:

    charlie D: no, and no

    rowla has vocals!


    confusion the waitress is just another version, not the darren emerson remix.


  5. Charlie D. says:

    Can someone confirm if the bonus cuts “Rowla A1806” and “confusion the waitress (she said)” are the ones from the WL promo
    and the waitress acetate?

  6. Paul says:

    Yup, my HMV order has been despatched. Excellent news and saving!

  7. EW99 says:

    Up to £57.99 at HMV. I haven’t had an order cancellation yet so fingers crossed.

    • Richard says:

      Anyone had a shipping confirmation from hmv yet at the 27.99 price, it’s out in 4 days and been just saying payment processing for weeks.

      • JonB says:

        HMV seem to be honouring £27.99 pre-orders. Just received my shipping confirmation from them at that price. Great deal.

  8. bertielego says:

    I meant: “[…] That worked well in the previous 2-disc DE, DNBWMHM. Something the people behind the upcoming Simple Minds 2-disc DE, Once Upon A Time, could learn from…”

  9. Piotr says:

    @ Paul Sinclair. The additional cost comment is on the Underworld website under product description:

  10. bertielego says:

    The track listing selection for the 4-disc set is intelligent, as it will provide, I’m sure, a great listening experience:

    1st disc: original album, intect.
    2nd disc: a best of the B-sides and a best of the two singles mixes.
    3rd disc: a varied selection of previously unreleased work in progress.
    4th disc: a progression of arguably their most iconic track.

    …and all this without mixes by other artists, only Underworld’s work, to further ensure consistency.

    The 2-disc edition has an intelligent track listing too, as the 2nd disc acts as a best of the content found in the 3 extra discs of the 4-disc SDE. That worked well in the previous SDE, DNBWMHM. Something the people behind the upcoming Simple Minds SDE, Once Upon A Time, could learn from…

  11. negative1 says:

    underworld are obviously not going for completeness, as they don’t even try to put all the mixes, edits, etc anymore.

    this is about the theme of the album, and highlighting the progression of it.

    i’ll wait awhile before getting it.

  12. Richard says:

    You can always buy the boxset from the underworld site with a t-shirt for £80 (£75 early bird special price). Ouch with a capital OUCH!

  13. Brian says:

    Plus, another heads up; the Bowie Five Years CD box is currently £72 on Wow HD. They’re a bit hit and miss but have improved their service recently. I got my shipping notification this morning! Things take up to two weeks to arrive but that’s nearly thirty pounds off RRP with free worldwide shipping.

    • Mikael says:

      Wow HD improved? Since they changed their website, my order history, including unfulfilled ones, as well as other account details, are completely gone. Ordered Chemical Brothers in late July, card charged same day, disc still not dispatched, and no replies to my numerous mails.
      I’d be veeery wary of them …

  14. Paul says:

    Ordered at HMV too. Fingers crossed chaps :-)

  15. Fady says:

    The opening salvo to Toughest Infants (and the live Everything, Everything) has to be one the best starts to any album I’ve ever heard. Simply superb! I’ll definitely be purchasing the vinyl but might wait for the price of the 4CD package to drop considerably.

  16. Larry says:

    U.S. buyers can order from, skip the VAT and get the SDE for £57, or around $87, significantly less than the $129 at

  17. William says:

    The 4 disc version on HMV for £27.99. Will that be in the same presentation box as the £65.00 version? Will HMV honour the price if they’ve made a mistake? I’ve ordered it just in case.

  18. probablyrustin says:

    This looks great to a fan who hasn’t explored their extra material. Will likely go for the 2CD as I don’t need it all, and Dubnobass was an excellent double disc set.

  19. fisonic says:

    Apparently a Japanese super deluxe edition is set for release (on 2015-11-20), but without any additional material: “The contents of this release will be identical to the worldwide release, except for SHM-CD format, which is the exclusive feature for this Japanese edition.”
    — source:

  20. Gregory. says:

    No blu-ray audio scheduled for this one. I’m disappointed, but let’s hope for hi-res files for “Second Toughest…” at least ! No announcement regarding those.

  21. bertielego says:

    @ Paul:
    Uploading a picture of the set with the 12″x12″ book (as shown on Underworld’s web site) would explain why the 4xCD set is more expensive than double the price of the 2xCD set ;-)

  22. baward says:

    I’ll listen to it on Spotify, and buy the physical release if I’m impressed.

  23. bertielego says:

    I hope there’ll be a Japanese edition again, like with the previous DNBWMHM set.

    All discs were SHM-CDs, and it came with a 6th disc of live recordings.

  24. JuzzyB says:

    Being a huge Underworld fan I have to have this, but was disgusted with £65 and dismayed at £55, fancy paper or not. £27.99 however, is Deal Alert bait. Ordered sharpish.

  25. Michael Pendlebury says:

    You can buy the Super deluxe version for £75 from the Underworld website ( If you get it from there you get a T-shirt included plus I seem to remember reading you may get added artwork. It also gives the explanation that Piotr gave above for the higher price. Must admit I’m tempted but if you can get just the 4 CD deluxe version from HMV for £27.99, well, that’s a much better price isn’t it?

  26. gary C says:

    Dubnobass was excellent as a 2CD edition.
    Not so sure about this one. Can live without CD4 of course, I never need to hear that song again.

  27. Piotr says:

    “The increased retail price charged here as compared to dubnobasswithmyheadman is a result of additional paper and packaging costs incurred by our label partner, Universal Music in achieving our design spec.”

  28. Shunt-kun says:

    The 4-disc SDE version is on HMV Shop for £27.99

  29. Ameglialuna says:

    The pre order link for the italian 4CD super deluxe edition is wrong, links the amazon france website

  30. Jason says:

    No Blu-ray audio this time I see.

    As the last one had half as many tracks as the double CD for twice the price, I’m not surprised.

  31. Ola Torstensson says:

    No audio blu-ray for this one?

  32. Straker says:

    £65 is royally taking the piss. £50 over the price of the 2discer! Madness.

  33. £65 for 4x CD’s?? Blimey!

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