Artist....: The KLF
Title.....: Justified and ancient
Rel. Date.: 1991
1. Justified and Ancient [Stand by the Jams] - The KLF
2. Justified and Ancient [12" Version] - The KLF, Tammy Wynette
3. Justified and Ancient ["The White Room" Version] - Black Steel, The KLF
4. Justified and Ancient [All Bound for Mu Mu Land] - Maxine Harvey, The KLF
5. Justified and Ancient [Let Them Eat Ice Cream] - The KLF
"Justified and Ancient" is a song by British band The KLF (Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) which featured on their 1991 album The White Room but with origins dating back to the duo's debut album, 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?).
The song was remade and re-released in November 1991 as a pop-house single subtitled "(Stand by The JAMs)", featuring the vocals of country music singer Tammy Wynette. This version was an international hit, reaching #2 in the UK Singles Chart, #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and hitting #1 in 18 countries. "Justified and Ancient (Stand by The JAMs)" was the final release by The KLF through retail channels - shortly after their next release, the mail-order only collaboration with Extreme Noise Terror on "3 a.m. Eternal", Drummond and Cauty quit the music business, retiring the KLF name at the same time.
The recordings were, according to the "Justified and Ancient" sleevenotes, "exhumed, explored and exploited by The KLF", with Jimmy Cauty playing electric guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Additional contributors included:
* Tammy Wynette - lead vocals "(Stand by The JAMs)"
* Maxine Harvey - lead vocals "(All Bound for Mu Mu Land)", lead chorus "(Stand by The JAMs)"
* Ricardo Da Force - rap
* Scott Piering - narration
* Nick Coler - keyboards and programming
* Rusty Pence - pedal steel "(Stand by The JAMs)"
* Tony Thorpe - 'groove consultant'
* Mark 'Spike' Stent - mixing "(Stand by The JAMs)", "(All Bound for Mu Mu Land)"