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Beck - Sea Change FLAC


Performer: Beck
Genre: Rock
Title: Sea Change
Released: 2002
Style: Alternative Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1037 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2036 mb

Tracklist


It's All In Your Mind3:05
Round The Bend5:15
Little One4:26
Paper Tiger4:35
The Golden Age4:36
Lost Cause3:47
End Of The Day5:03
Guess I'm Doing Fine4:49
Side Of The Road3:23
Already Dead2:58
Sunday Sun4:44
Lonesome Tears5:37

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
0694933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-AUS2002
noneBeck Sea Change ("Nouvel Album") ‎(CDr, Promo)Polydor, UniversalnoneFrance2002
493 393-2-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD)Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V.493 393-2-AMexico2002
0694933932-BBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-BCanada2002
0694933932 BBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932 BUS2002
493 393-2(A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2(A)Europe2002
0694933932Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records0694933932Canada2002
0694933932-DBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-DCanada2002
60694933932Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records, Universal60694933932Brazil2002
493 393-2 (A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2 (A)Europe2002
0694933932-6Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records0694933932-6Singapore2002
DF8445, 0694933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Universal Music, Geffen RecordsDF8445, 0694933932-ASouth Korea2002
4933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records4933932-AAustralasia2002
0694933932Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932Canada2002
0694933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-AUS2002
493393-2Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493393-2Argentina2002
493 393-2(B)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2(B)Europe2002
493 393-2(D)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2(D)Europe2002
493 393-2(C), 493 393-2Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records, Geffen Records493 393-2(C), 493 393-2Europe2002
UICF-1015Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen RecordsUICF-1015Japan2002
0694933932-CBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-CCanada2002
0694933932-CBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-CUS2002
0694933932-DBeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC0694933932-DUS2002
UICF-1015Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Ltd)Geffen RecordsUICF-1015Japan2002
UICF-1015Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Geffen RecordsUICF-1015Japan2002
INTF-10821-2Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Promo)DGCINTF-10821-2US2002
OR 2240Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Geffen Records OR 2240Russia2002
493 393-2 (A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Geffen Records 493 393-2 (A)Russia2002
493 393-2(C)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Geffen Records 493 393-2(C)Russia2002
noneBeck Sea Change ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Polydor, Universal, Geffen RecordsnoneFrance2002
noneBeck Sea Change ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Geffen RecordsnoneUK2002
493 393-4Beck Sea Change ‎(Cass, Album)Geffen Records493 393-4Thailand2002
493393-4Beck Sea Change ‎(Cass, Album)Geffen Records493393-4Malaysia2002
493 393-2 (A), 493 393-2(A)Beck Sea Change ‎(HDCD, Album)Geffen Records, Geffen Records493 393-2 (A), 493 393-2(A)Europe2002
0694935372Beck Sea Change ‎(SACD, Multichannel, Album)Geffen Records0694935372US2002
B0001840-19Beck Sea Change ‎(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel)DGCB0001840-19US2003
UICY-90022Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen RecordsUICY-90022Japan2005
493 393-2(A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2(A)Ukraine2005
B0004372-01Beck Sea Change ‎(2xLP, Album)Geffen RecordsB0004372-01US2006
UICY-6154Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen RecordsUICY-6154Japan2006
MFSL 2-308Beck Sea Change ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180)Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 2-308US2009
UDCD 780Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, Num, RM, 24k)Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 780US2009
MFSL 2-308Beck Sea Change ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin)Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 2-308US2012
UICY-91236Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM)Geffen RecordsUICY-91236Japan2012
UICY-25180Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM)Geffen RecordsUICY-25180Japan2012
00600753444511, 00602537356638Beck Sea Change ‎(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RM, Multichannel)Geffen Records, Geffen Records00600753444511, 00602537356638Europe2013
noneBeck Sea Change ‎(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 192)Geffen RecordsnoneUS2014
B0025355-01Beck Sea Change ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)DGCB0025355-01US2016
00602557034905Beck Sea Change ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, 180)DGC00602557034905Europe2016
493 393-2 (A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)DGC493 393-2 (A)IsraelUnknown
493 393-2(A)Beck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album)Geffen Records493 393-2(A)EuropeUnknown
0694933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)DGC, Geffen Records0694933932-AUSUnknown
0694933932-ABeck Sea Change ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)DGC, Geffen Records0694933932-AUSUnknown
493393-4Beck Sea Change ‎(Cass, Album)Geffen Records493393-4IndonesiaUnknown
noneBeck Sea Change ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Stable Records noneRussiaUnknown
B0001840-19Beck Sea Change ‎(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel)DGCB0001840-19USUnknown

About Album


Sea Change is the eighth studio album by American musician Beck, released on September 24, 2002 by Geffen Records. Recorded over a two-month period in Los Angeles with producer Nigel Godrich, the album features themes of heartbreak and desolation, solitude, and loneliness. For the album, much of Beck's trademark cryptic and ironic lyrics were replaced by simpler, more sincere lyrical content. He also eschewed the heavy sampling of his previous albums for live instrumentation. Beck cited the breakup. Listen free to Beck Sea Change The Golden Age, Paper Tiger and more. 12 tracks 52:18. Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods - particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album. Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album, sometimes within one song yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singersongwriter mode, abandoning all of the postmodern pranksterism of. its predecessor. Sea Change. Released September 24, 2002. Sea Change Tracklist. The Golden Age Lyrics. Though Sea Change has become a quite common expression, the title of the album could also be a direct reference to Shakespeares play The Tempest, in which the character Ariel sings: Full fathom five thy father lies: Of his bones are coral made: Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea Change Q&A. Beck - Sea Change 2002. To favorites 11 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Beck - Sea Change 2002. Beck - The Golden Age. Beck - Paper Tiger. Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine. Beck - Lonesome tears. Beck - Lost Cause. On Sea Change, Beck sounds intentionally world-weary, but it's the songs themselves that sound labored. Is it no longer enough for Beck to write profound, genre-bending tunes that stand on their own Does he really need the crutch of suffocating overproduction and bold strokes of orchestration to shock us into caring again. Given how much soul-searching obviously went into this record, it's distressing how little soul the finished product actually has. If there's anything the self-absorbed murk of Sea Change illustrates with unmistakable clarity, it's that Beck has forgotten how to connect with his inner loser- and it's nobody's fault but his own. Californian pacesetter Beck was 32 when he recorded Sea Change, and reviewers enthused that theyd never heard him write and perform with such maturity. When Beck stepped boldly into the 21st century with the album he released in 2002, reviewers enthused that theyd never heard him write and perform with such maturity. The Californian pacesetter was now 32 years old, with nearly a decade of recording experience under his belt, and was unveiling the next title in uDiscover Musics album-by-album narrative, Sea Change. Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods - particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album, sometimes within one song - yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singersongwriter mode, abandoning all of. the postmodern pranksterism of its predecessor. In this album however, there is a different side of singer-songwriter Beck as opposed to Beck the sonic contortionist. It's a more emotional on his voice and his acoustic guitar. Despite the frequent use of an songs on this album are so incredibly naked and 's hard to believe it's the same guy who wrote Where It's At or Sexxx Laws

About Performer


Beck wrote the music, co-wrote the lyrics, and produced and mixed the album. The lead single, Heaven Can Wait, is a duet by Beck and Gainsbourg. In late February 2010, it was announced that electronic artist Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow had collaborated with Beck on two songs, Fresh Hex and Grape Aerosmith, on his upcoming album Maniac Meat. featured Beck as both a curator and a performer. In particular, Pitchfork described Beck's 22-minute contribution to the album, NYC: 7378, as a fantasia. the most startling and original piece of music with Beck's name on it in a while, and the first new work to bear his own spirit in even longer. Beck: American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide-ranging genres. He has musically encompassed folk, funk, soul, hip hop, electronic, alternative rock, country, and psychedelia. He has released 14 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music. Loser, Up All Night, No Distraction и другие песни. 2016 сингл TOKiMONSTA Remix. I Just Started Hating Some People Today. 2016 сингл. Morning Phase. Music from The American Epic Sessions. 2017 Deluxe. Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album. Skin: The Remixes. Beck served as both a curator and a performer on the album, which was produced in honor of the 75th birthday of American composer Philip Glass. Main article: Record Club. Music from The O. Mix 4. Warner Bros. WEA Records. There is No Place in This World for Me 10,000 Pesos Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night. Nacho Libre: Music from the Motion Picture. Lakeshore Records. New album Hyperspace featuring Uneventful Days available to music from Beck like Loser, No Distraction & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Beck. Beck's music is known for its pop-junk culture collage of musical styles, ironic lyrics, samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and heady sound effects. Beck read more. Beck Hansen born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970 is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Beck was born in Los Angeles, California, to David Campbell a musician and s read more. Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Follow Artist. One of the most inventive, eclectic figures of the alternative era, the epitome of post-modern chic in an era obsessed with junk culture. Read Full Biography. Overview . Biography . Music video by Beck performing Colors. 2018 г. 2018 Fonograf Records, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Beck Official. Since 1998. Legend Popular VDJ, Composer & Avid Live DJ Performer hailing from Goa, India. For Booking and collaborations for VDJ Ryan Beck Official contact THE MUSIC FRATERNITY, Juni Kohli 91 9870181322

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Dalarin
A really good pressing! One of my best sounding albums on vinyl. Go for it????

Samowar
Has anyone purchased one of the inexpensive copies being sold out of China? I’m wanting to buy one as a gift but am weary because the price is so much lower than the rest. Thanks in advance for any input.

Unsoo
Amazing copy. No complaints. One of my favorite Beck albums. Haven't yet got a copy of Midnite Vultures (waiting on repress).

I am hcv men
Superb pressing, flat and dead quiet. The sonics are magnificent.

Ttyr
Outstanding pressing. Every bit as good as the overpriced Mobile Fidelity pressing; in fact, it’s commonly accepted that this is in fact sourced from the same source as the MF version. A great sounding pressing at an affordable price!

Aiata
I just saw this record made the discogs SADDEST records of all time list. What's even sadder about Sea Change is a fews later Jeremy Blake (who did the album artwork) stripped down naked and swam out into the Hudson River only to drowned himself and die. Even sadder, his wife committed suicide a week prior. Damn.

The_NiGGa
An amazing pressing of one of my favorite Beck albums. Great separation, quiet, and sounds like I’m hearing it for the first time!

JoJolar
My copy sounds incredible...I can pull any other Beck repress off the table and put this on at the same volume and you can immediately notice a significant change in tone and volume.

Gabar
I concur. Just got this and its one of the more organic sounding new pressings I have recently bought. Love the separation of the strings. Good soundstage. Sounds mint

Thetalune
Ok so I have compared this version pressed at Pallas and the Pink MFSL and I could not hear any difference in quality.So don't waste the money, I sold my MFSL

in waiting
The MFSL is quite noticeably superior to the recent standard remaster....so i dont know whats going on here.

Charyoll
If you have a top-shelf system (I’m not talkin’ Bose here) this release sounds phenomenal. One of the best sounding digital releases I’ve ever heard. If you love this album & have a great system, please do yourself a favor and get this.

Leceri
This pressing sounds dull and lifeless, as if it was cut from a CD. The SACD/DSD download as well as the 192/24 download both sound better. However, the 192/24 download comes in the form of a code with this LP, so it's probably cheaper to buy the LP and then redeem the code. At least you get full sized physical album art too.

Gashakar
My copy has no flaws and sounds incredible, highly recomended

Arith
Anyone has compared the MoFi Pink version with the earlier MoFi Black one? I was wondering why a more recent and coloured version would be pretty more expensive than the previous version... Did they press less of the pink one? Any other explanation? Thanks...

Flower
They only pressed a little over 1,000 pink copies back in 2012, while there are a few thousands (over 5,000 I think) black copies. The black vinyl version was in print for about 5 years.

Unde
How does this 2CH compare to the Blu-Ray audio disc, or the MoFi CD?

Oparae
If you're a Beck fan or you just want one of the top audiophile albums in your collection, look no further. This one is worth the coin. This pink vinyl copy is a winner. Other pressings DON'T compare to this one.

Faegal
Surprised at the negative reviews. My copy is pristene, quiet as all get out.

JOIN
I know this thing is pressed at Pallas, but in the two copies I’ve seen, both have audible non-fill on a couple of sides. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but not as good as you’d expect that you could expect from Pallas. Sound quality is fine apart from that. I’m sure the MOFI would sound better if you were the type of person to not bat an eye at a $300 record buy.

Ferne
A rare instance in which the sonics of a DVD-Audio release far exceed those of the corresponding SACD. The latter may have been poorly mastered.

ARE
I ordered this from Amazon AU, and expected to get the EU version, as that's what the stores here stock instead of the US ver., unless that is the only option.Well, I got this version instead and I'm a bit disappointed. It's noticeably bright and loud, and just a little uncomfortable to listen to.

Dream
The EU and US versions are from the same plates...so would sound more or less the same. They are both the same cut by John Golden.

Delirium
It's certainly not the worst pressing I've heard, but it's rather disappointing that such a fantastic album has been pressed so questionably. The edges of both of the records on my copy were very rough and had bits of vinyl chipping off, and the first disc is pretty audibly warped. Both discs are more dirty than they should ever be - considering I bought this brand new - but there really isn't much surface noise to speak of other than the occasional pop or click. I can live with that, but I know plenty of people who would find this unacceptable for such a recent pressing.The presentation is far more iffy, in my opinion. The artwork is very clearly JPEG'd, which I was willing to forgive since it was done digitally back in 2002, but they really couldn't have sourced a better version of the artwork? Did they lose the master images or something? The labeling not having what tracks are on each side/disc is annoying, but it's manageable since it's all on the back of the sleeve anyways. The gatefold is kind of wonky and won't stand up on its own even with both discs removed. This can be a problem with some gatefolds in my experience, so I won't knock it for being that way. Still, it's kind of annoying to me personally since I like propping up the sleeve while listening to the record, it adds to the experience to me.Overall, I've heard good things and bad things about this pressing. My copy appears to be one of the duds, but you might luck out with yours if I'm inclined to be optimistic. If you're willing to take the risk, the mastering sounds pretty clean to my ears and it sounded great on my pretty above-average setup. I suppose if you get a bad copy, you can always look into exchanging it possibly, but that's not always something you can do. Either way, at the end of the day (get it?) it's a far better alternative for us who can't or aren't willing to shell out an absurd amount of money for the MFSL pressing.

Beahelm
I agree with everything you said, and couldn't have said it better myself. Rough edges and so much static on my copy that it collects dust, so there are quite a few pops and snaps. I'm going to clean mine and see if that changes anything.

ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ
Looking for a cover in NM- condition. I let mine sit sealed for too long and it developed seam splits. If you have just the cover for sale, get in touch. I'll pay any reasonable price.

Maucage
Mine has a HDCD layer. Sounds ethereal. I believe all copies of this release have the HDCD; but there is no mention I can see on the disc or packaging; my player shows the disc or file type. I've played the red book layer on a "superior" cd player and much prefer the HDCD!

Nilador
I have the Canadian 2002 CD which I thought was regular, but Foobar2k with the plugin says it is HDCD. No labels or anything though.

Marinara
Trying to purchase this vinyl Beck _Sea of Change for my audiophile bf i have no idea what pressing to get him I dont care abotu the money if its worth it but he will know, and i dont want to get the wrong one, what version of Sea of Change - Beck do i get? What specific pressing?

Linn
If you're still looking and your bf is an audiophile, the MoFi pressing is easily going to be the best, but is also the most expensive.

Moonworm
I just bought the 2016 DGG reissue and it sounds great!

Doomblade
No issues with my copy. Clean, quiet, even pressing. Includes download card for 24/96.

saafari
Looking for a cover in NM- condition if anyone's willing to sell. Left my copy sealed for too long and it developed seam splits.

Xcorn
Overpriced? ....it is what it is....it's limited to ~1000 compared to several 1000+ of other release. Limited Green Halo XBox, Topps Tom Brady rookie blue refractor, Nike Orange Air Force 1, ...whatever ( I'm using these as references I don't know if they produced orange Air Force 1)...they're the same exact product but slightly changed and run in limited quantities, ....collectors enjoy having something not everyone has....this is nothing new. And if you don't even own this release how sad to post a comment under this section...always feel free to private message me if you have something to say keyboard gangsta's

Landarn
I've owned this record numerous times throughout my collecting years, and can say without a shadow of a doubt, it's definitely in my top 5 best sounding records. If you want me to believe the $20 reissue is of the same quality, be my guest....you are all suspect. I'm guessing it's from all the jealous folks that don't even own a copy of it. Nonetheless, I thank all of you for the driving the prices down on this release so I can afford to buy it once again.

Ffan
I'm confused. Which version of the record do you recommend?

Nilarius
Man, you are so freaking cool but you don't need me to tell you that!

BeatHoWin
My copy of this pressing sounds fantastic. The low end is superb. All four sides are quiet, flat and centered.

Dilkree
I don't care what anyone says - the MFSL pressing is dirt. This even in comparison to a Spotify stream. Physically, yes it's a nice pressing - zero complaints there, quality stuff indeed. But tonally, it's just plain wrong. The opening chords on Golden Age sound like it's being played on an Ovation guitar - which is to say no longer acoustic and organic sounding, but of a plastic and artificial timbre. Also, the sense of space apparent on other versions of this recording is somehow drastically missing. For those about to questions my playback system, don't bother. It's good enough and I know its nuances and drawbacks well enough. If indeed the current cheaper pressing is of the same provenance I'd give that a miss too and stick with Spotify/ Tidal etc if you've got them. All in all, sounds like it was mastered by someone with compromised high frequency hearing impairments. Avoid. Mine will be up for sale shortly.

santa
very confused at this. even in a youtube compressed mp3 upload, the MFSL sounds more open and natural than the other digital versions = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82k5Mb9Jzk&list=PLpBjMzLwHO1_I1VK_UXLWWsDnIAM-sEYj&index=1

Alsanadar
The Tidal version is absolutely blown out of the water by the MFSL.

Cetnan
What a ridiculous price, ohhhhh but it's pink VINYL !!!!!

Andronrad
Sounds great besides the loud sibilance and issues jumping/skipping on a couple tracks. Very disappointed in anything short of a functional quiet pressing.

Gandree
That sounds like a turntable issue to me. What do you own?

Kata
No channel issues or dishing with my copy. Clean mastering job as well... And it wasn't even 200 bucks! Very happy.

mr.Mine
my pressing sounds superb! beautiful! couldn't really find any problems. 150g and pure bliss.

mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
This album sounds kind of like Beck just doing his folk-country thing at first, you're like, "cool. this is a bit different."Then you lose someone close to you, have a breakup, or any other number of terrible things.. THIS is where the impact of this record is felt the most. It takes a lot for me to cry but "Lost Cause" can get me crying like a little girl if I'm sad enough. The track "It's All in Your Mind" dates back to 1993-94 (when Beck did his "One Foot in the Grave" record, which is for the most part very similar to this one, and my favorite album of his), but it appears here, rewritten and honestly much better. Just put on "Lonesome Tears" after the love you thought would last forever gets destroyed, and be ready to weep. A lot. This is an extremely emotive record, and my ex hated when I would put it on when I was depressed, as she couldn't handle it. This isn't a radio-friendly "two turntables and a microphone" kind of record. This is a straight-out BROKEN man putting his feelings to tape. The production is amazing, done by Nigel Godrich (who is famous for his work with Radiohead, and he did Beck's album before this one, "Mutations"). The string arrangements really hit you close to home, and are usually what gets me crying. This record is absolutely amazing. 11/10.

Yadon
With his first single Loser and the associated album Mellow Gold (1994) was the then 24-year-old Beck Hansen at a stroke the Darling pet of alternative rock. Beck was a genuine product of his time, he zapte to your hearts content along four decades to popular music with his own unique mix of rock, hip hop, folk and psychedelia to come up. With the next albums did he know his fans again and again on the wrong leg, although there post a line discover in his grilling: after a ' typical ' Beck album appeared there after all invariably a subdued, folky album. After the exuberant Midnite Vultures (1999) has once again seized the melancholy of Beck. The twelve songs on Sea Change are all serious of show and feature-voice acoustic packages, with or without strings. Although pleasant credentials on the calls to Neil Young and Nick Drake but it is fair to say that the songs on Sea Change not the same emotional impact. You don't often hear mediocrity at Beck but this time is the lurking.

Yramede
The same, this press has channel issues on side a first two tracks and some on track three.. which is very dissapointed becouse i expected a high quality pressing. Rest of sides plays great . The mastering is great aand the package too. It is a shame that this editions has issues like this. I think it is a pressing plant issue. Some of Sonic Youth repress has the same channel problems.

wanderpool
I thought Pallas always did a great job. What TT do you have?

Darksinger
Side A, the first two tracks have left channel problems. The rest of my copy is silent.

Still In Mind
Both this and the Odelay I just bought are dished. Pressing plant suckage.

Fordregelv
I thought Pallas always did a great job. Are you sure its the pressing thats the issue?

Conjuril
Have both MOFI (black vinyl) and this new reissue mastered by Golden. It is very good, and if you don't have it and like the album, get it. It is great that It has been reissued and is affordable. If this is a "desert island disc" for you, defiantly save up and by the MOFI. There is a clear distinction between the two that is other worldly. If some one says other, they just have not heard the MOFI release period.

Frei
I've had the mfsl pressing and I think there isn't a great difference between them. At least with my setup.

Kison
Sleeve feels a little on the cheap side, but it sounds great.

Corgustari
Eargasms, eargasms all the way, I cannot elaborate on how heavenly listening to this LP set was. I just can't.

Cenneel
Not a fan of Beck but this one - woaah - amazing! Loved it. It's a singer-songwriter album with beautiful instrumental renderings. Perfect album. Can't say the same about Morning Phase - that was overly crafted, wary and boring. Sea Change is 5/5.

Vathennece
For a repress this one is great, crispy clear sound.

Trash
One of my more satisfying new-vinyl purchases this year. Nice, quiet, flat pressing. Kudos to the team that put this out.

GAMER
Finally the chance to listen to this album at a reasonable price!The sounds is really great. Side C, as mentioned by others, does have some issues. Some clicks/ pops but I didn't have the missing few seconds others have mentioned. Side A, B and D are awesome. Completely quiete and sound great. Buy this album!!!!

Vetalol
As a longtime member of the Steve Hoffman forums, I can accurately say that this pressing is of highest quality and is a great alternative to the overrated and overpriced MFSL repressings. If you love this album so much that you feel the need to pay $300+ for a trumped-up "high fidelity" pressing, then have at it. A fool and his money are soon parted, etc.Think of how many more records you could buy with $300 if you only paid $20 for this *perfectly fine* pressing..

Clever
Trumpduck As a longtime member of the Steve Hoffman forums, I can accurately say that this pressing is of highest quality and is a great alternative to the overrated and overpriced MFSL repressings. If you love this album so much that you feel the need to pay $300+ for a trumped-up "high fidelity" pressing, then have at it. A fool and his money are soon parted, etc.Think of how many more records you could buy with $300 if you only paid $20 for this *perfectly fine* pressing.. Congrats for your longtime member, but the reels is not only the important thing in the sound of the vinyl. The quality pressing it´s very important too, where it was pressed and the engineer who cut the lacquer. This cheap edition it´s not from the same press plant, Mofi was press at RTI and the lacquer was cut by Rob LoVerde (RML), this cheaper edition was pressed by Optimal and the lacquer was cut by John Golden.So sorry but it´s not the same quality sound...

Beabandis
As a longtime member of the Steve Hoffman forums, I can accurately say that this pressing is of highest quality and is a great alternative to the overrated and overpriced MFSL repressings. If you love this album so much that you feel the need to pay $300+ for a trumped-up "high fidelity" pressing, then have at it. A fool and his money are soon parted, etc.Think of how many more records you could buy with $300 if you only paid $20 for this pressing..

jorik
Hm, I don't know. I think it depends on your system. I paid $200 for my copy and don't regret it.

Gralmeena
I don't think it is. It doesnt say MoFi in it's matrix. The Vinyl Me Please version of Pinkerton is a MoFi pressing and they did not say anything about it, but you can tell from the matrix.

Dozilkree
It may be a "great alternative" to the MoFi, but unfortunately, it's not a better sounding version. ;)

EXIBUZYW
As a longtime member of the Steve Hoffman forums, I can accurately say that this pressing is of highest quality and is a great alternative to the overrated and overpriced MFSL repressings. If you love this album so much that you feel the need to pay $300+ for a trumped-up "high fidelity" pressing, then have at it. A fool and his money are soon parted, etc.Think of how many more records you could buy with $300 if you only paid $20 for this pressing..

Goodman
LMAO I know, right? What argument is he trying to make here?

Otiel
Trumpduck As a longtime member of the Steve Hoffman forums, I can accurately say that this pressing is of highest quality and is a great alternative to the overrated and overpriced MFSL repressings. If you love this album so much that you feel the need to pay $300+ for a trumped-up "high fidelity" pressing, then have at it. A fool and his money are soon parted, etc.Think of how many more records you could buy with $300 if you only paid $20 for this pressing.. Wait so are you saying its good or not?

Stan
I think it's worth noting that there is download code included and has the option for MP3 and...hi-res 24bit 96kHz!!! Incredible bargain for such great music that's nicely pressed and the option for 24bit digital. Outstanding!!

Togar
Anyone looking into the new 2016 edition compared to the MFSL should look on the forums for reliable info rather than the conflicting information here. In particular, on the Steve Hoffman forum. Comments left here may not be particularly reliable....

Cerekelv
Anyone looking into the new 2016 edition compared to the MFSL should look on the forums for reliable info rather than the conflicting information here. In particular, on the Steve Hoffman forum. Comments left here may not be particularly reliable....

Freaky Hook
Anyone looking into the new 2016 edition compared to the MFSL should look on the forums for reliable info rather than the conflicting information here. In particular, on the Steve Hoffman forum. Comments left here may not be particularly reliable...

Tansino
.Richard.Yes - could you elaborate a little? I searched that Forum but just got lost in all those pages and missed the "verdict".Digitally sourced? What's the downside?

Milleynti
.Richard. Anyone looking into the new 2016 edition compared to the MFSL should look on the forums for reliable info rather than the conflicting information here. In particular, on the Steve Hoffman forum. Comments left here may not be particularly reliable... So hows it looking Chief, is this comparable to the MOFI release? Optimal does good presses from what I know, and Bob Ludwig is pretty great. Was it digitally sourced or not and does it even matter since the album was digitally recorded?

MilsoN
Just confirmed with a UME rep that the exact same individual reels that were used for the MFSL pressing were used with this year's Sea Change repressing. So essentially, you are hearing the exact same thing on both pressings, because they were both sourced from the same reels. Anyone claiming that this new pressing is "inferior" is just attacking a straw man, I'm afraid..

Kuve
if the pressings are identical, does that mean the 2016 pressing has the uncut analog tape delay at the end of Golden Age + the drummer count down at the start of Paper Tiger + the weird autotuned laughing at the end of bonus track Ship in a bottle ?

Froststalker
Trumpduck Just confirmed with a UME rep that the exact same individual reels that were used for the MFSL pressing were used with this year's Sea Change repressing. So essentially, you are hearing the exact same thing on both pressings, because they were both sourced from the same reels. Anyone claiming that this new pressing is "inferior" is just attacking a straw man, I'm afraid.. Congrats for your longtime member, but the reels is not only the important thing in the sound of the vinyl. The quality pressing it´s very important too, where it was pressed and the engineer who cut the lacquer. The cheap edition it´s not from the same press plant, Mofi was press at RTI and the lacquer was cut by Rob LoVerde (RML), the cheaper edition was pressed by Optimal and the lacquer was cut by John Golden.So sorry but it´s not the same quality sound...

Bludsong
They are two completely different masterings. The MFSL is the only all-analog cut of this album (ten years ago they actually got those individual reels and spliced them together in order to cut four sides of the album). The new pressing is not straight from the tapes and it's not AAA. It comes from pre-mastered digital files just like the original issue.

Adorardana
Just confirmed with a UME rep that the exact same individual reels that were used for the MFSL pressing were used with this year's Sea Change repressing. So essentially, you are hearing the exact same thing on both pressings, because they were both sourced from the same reels. Anyone claiming that this new pressing is "inferior" is just attacking a straw man, I'm afraid..

Keth
Trumpduck Just confirmed with a UME rep that the exact same individual reels that were used for the MFSL pressing were used with this year's Sea Change repressing. So essentially, you are hearing the exact same thing on both pressings, because they were both sourced from the same reels. Anyone claiming that this new pressing is "inferior" is just attacking a straw man, I'm afraid.. Different mastering engineers and master techniques, MOFI uses half speed mastering after all.

watchman
I own both the MFSL LP and CD but I just had to buy this as well. I haven't done A/B comparisons, but the sound on this is amazing. From the first note, you know this is a keeper. Can't wait for the rest of the reissues even though I have originals of everything.

Hrguig
Extremely clean; outstanding pressing--made my week to finally have this on vinyl! It sounds so good.

Framokay
So is this european pressing decent? Recently all of the european pressings I buy are heavily defected...Is this just like the US reissue (which seems to be amazing as I read the reviews)?

Risteacor
My pressing is below average. Now and then a tick or pop (don't know the exact translation in English) and at one place a undefinable sound. I don't think it's non fill, because that should be visible and I only see some dust particles under the microscope). Sound quality is superb, indeed. That's more than enough compensation for me for the mediocre pressing.

Bladebringer
Some people report issues with non-fill, especially on Side 2.However my copy was virtually noise free, bar some non fill on Side 1 track 1.Not enough for me to bother to exchange my copy.All in all a really good pressing and you can visually spot nonfill too. It looks like stitching in the grooves.The LP's came in polylined innersleeves.

Adoraris
Has anyone managed to get the download code to work yet?

Kesalard
PM them. I had the same issue with my Odelay copy. They sent me a new link.

ℓo√ﻉ
Sounds exactly like the original copy I had way back when... $20 is a lot nicer than $300!

Maximilianishe
Just a heads up, this IS NOT cut from the MOFI masters. I know many are wondering. But it does sound great.

Akisame
Just bought the 2016 reissue of Sea Change and compared it to this Mobile Fidelity version on professional high-end equipment. They are practically indistinguishable, right down to the artwork itself.SAVE YOUR MONEY, vinyl enthusiasts. No need to pay hundreds of dollars for this version when you can now get virtually the same thing for about $20USD.

Fenrikasa
Other than some QC issues (wax shards on the outer edges), the sound is fantastic.

Uste
Finally!!!!!! This makes my year!! some extra words

Moogura
Just bought the 2016 reissue of Sea Change and compared it to this Mobile Fidelity version on professional high-end equipment. They are practically indistinguishable, right down to the artwork itself.SAVE YOUR MONEY, vinyl enthusiasts. No need to pay hundreds of dollars for this version when you can now get virtually the same thing for about $20USD.

Binar
Beautiful, high-quality pressing. A much better buy than the overrated and extremely overpriced Mobile Fidelity reissues. Glad I saved my money; this is just as good, if not better ????

Shezokha
Not sure what is overrated about the MoFi. It is probably the single best sounding vinyl in my collection. I'm not saying go ahead and spend $300 on it, but calling it overrated is quite a stretch.

Ishnsius
I guess the US version was pressed at PallasUSA and the UK at Optimal. There's word of the US pressing have non-fill issues, especially on side C. Hoping it's just a couple isolated incidences. Anybody have good news to share on the US pressing?

GODMAX
Actually both US and EU versions were plated at Pallas (Germany), hence the Pallas job numbers and P.USA for the soon to be assembled US versions. The Optimal numbers were added once the plates got to Optimal and the Pallas information scratched out. The EU where then pressed there.

Huston
It actually looks like this has two sets of catalog numbers because they have reused the Optimal Media 2006 stampers, and it has Pallas numbers added because they have repressed it.

deadly claw
yep, side C. mine has issues during Round The Bend

Mora
My pressing seems fine, I've looked over all sides at several angles and with a flashlight, and I can't see (or hear) any obvious pressing defects or fill issues. So that's good! Hopefully I didn't just get lucky.

Ce
A repress from Interscope is due on October 28, 2016.

Nirn
So happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing. Been wanting this for awhile without selling the farm.

Jan
Do NOT buy this overpriced version of the album because it is being reissued in October 2016 for normal new record price. Just a heads up!

Elastic Skunk
bayoulogical You clearly say in another comment 'they were both sourced from the same reels'....now it was recorded digitally. Ok. Exactly my thought.

Sudert
You clearly say in another comment 'they were both sourced from the same reels'....now it was recorded digitally. Ok.

Nea
Just putting down a comment so that I see any updated information, Id like to know too ;^)

SlingFire
Source?....I thought MoFi used silver label if they didn't pull off original tapes. Or are you you saying it was recorded digitally originally, then transferred to analog and MoFi used those tapes rather than just sourcing the digital files?...seems odd

Braendo
I have a very good sounding bootleg and some pretty nasty ones as well The good one is the first RATM LP and the crappy ones are Mellow Gold and Odelay (coloured). I have one MOV vinyl which is the second RATM LP and sounds amazing! I've also had another MOV which was the first Fun Lovin' Criminals and was a bit dull. Same as CD, plus it had a skipping song which is apparently a pressing flaw...

Eigeni
I believe Odelay was the last Beck album to be recorded via analog means, if memory recalls. From 'Mutations' on, he began recording his albums via digital means.

Rishason
Thank you Jstrout for confirming my theory about the Odelay remaster being analog!

Dishadel
Actually, the recent Odelay pressings were in FACT cut from the original tape masters and the clarity would be obvious if you had a decent setup to hear it on. Also, there will never be an "analog" version of Sea Change because that album was recorded digitally in 2002. This is well-known amongst the audiophile community. You have a lot to learn about music, son..

Bu
Well, I do not work with Bernie Grundman so I can't tell. I don't think the bass is too present on the new master tbh. The first pressing was also cut on one record only and it is good sounding.

DABY
How do we know though? Odelay was probably pressed from analog tbh. The digital files they gave with the LP do not sound as good as the vinyl itself. It could also be the case for this reissue.

fr0mTheSkY
It wont be cut directly from the individual tape reels like this reissue. It will most likely cut from a high resolution digital file. Mofi did an incredible job on the mastering of this. Its one of the most incredible sounding records i have ever heard, have you heard it yourself on a good high end turntable? Im sure this new reissue will be good, but it wont be on this level.

Delari
I don't know the brandname of the custom drums & especially from the snare drum (Ludwig, Gretsch or Slingerland..) or what kind of mics they used in recording but this is....ONE OF THE BEST & WARMEST VINTAGE SNARE DRUM SOUNDS I VE EVER LISTENED IN MY LIFE from a hi-fi source!

Neol
Chasing this snare sound has been one of my biggest recording challenges since I first heard it in '02. It may be my favorite all-time snare. Dry, tight and punchy, pure perfection!

Anen
I have the original press where the side A/B are labelled pink A and light green B but are in fact side C/D B0004372-01 LP02-A/B0004372-01 LP02-B. So basically two side C/Ds. I think this is a mistake at the factory. I'm actually curious if anyone else has this experienced this and if this is valuable as such

Xaluenk
Hi, please make an offer by messaging me directly in discogs.ThanksDavid

Fawrindhga
Hi, I have 2 of record 2 (side c and side d). Would love to swap for one of you record 1. What do you think? Joe

Cogelv
I'd be happy to trade if your side A/B (disk one) is in excellent+ condition

Mogelv
I also have two side C/Ds so unfortunately I can't help you

Deodorant for your language
Hi,I have 2 of record 2 (side c and side d). Would love to swap for one of you record 1.What do you think?Joe

Jugore
hey I kind of have the same problem. I have 2 record 1s, but they are labeled as if it was record 1 and 2. Maybe we can do a trade

Chinon
listening again to this pressing after a year or so hiatus. it just gets better and better...think I've played my copy 5-6 times now and i'm sure it sounds better now than 1st/2nd listen. absolutely phenomenal pressing. I have the original pressing too and just played that afterwards and the difference in quality is astounding, and the original pressing isn't bad. pay £100 for the standard OG press or £200 for the MFSL ? I know what I'd do.

Buzatus
I have acquired a mint promo copy without any numbering.. The record pressings themselves are incredible. The sound after experiencing this album only ever in a digital format simply put, is magical. This is one is a Crown jewel of a record. My advice, save your money, pay the exorbitant after market price and invest in this sonic wonder.

Ucantia
A stellar sounding pressing of a brilliant album. Easily one of the crown jewels of my collection.

Ann
Does anyone have any idea how many of these were pressed? Mine is in the 500s so at least that many - 1000? 2000?

Dagdage
hmm mine is 5220, so probably more than 3000 ;)

Error parents
Mine is 3582, so I guess more than 3582 were made. It is a fantastic record.

Monin
Mine's 2621 so at least 3000. But I got it late so it could be just 3000.

Garne
One of the smoothest moments..... for my brain & my soul.

Beazezius
Also landed an original press. Sealed and mint. Sounds phenomenal on my Rega RP6. A real keeper this one.

Leniga
I've just landed an original press today. Cannot wait to get a needle on it!!!

Bulace
I own the vinyl, MFSL CD, and found a good deal on the DVD-A. This is the best issue of this incredible album. I can hear notes I never heard before. I'm surprised you can still buy this for under $100.

Foxanayn
Which is better this or the MFSL?

Siralune
MFSL is way better. Much clearer spatial information, separating sounds in the soundstage better, his voice is really coming through, the bass is tighter so we can hear separation between kick drum and bass much easier, etc. It's a very large difference. Annoyingly, my pressing has a defect on Side 4, which I only realized almost 10 years after I bought it, as I didn't have a turntable in all that time, so finding the MoFi at a reasonable price was a real blessing so I can also hear the whole album.

Kabei
I haven't heard the MFSL and I'm sure it's better sounding, but this pressing is still very, very well done. It's gotta be in my top 5 best sounding records I own.

Gerceytone
The MFSL by a mile...it was mastered fully analog from separate individual reels at half speed and wipes the floor with this version.

Weetont
I have the original. and both MFSL (black and pink). on my LP12 (ittok, dynavector 20x2L, lingo 2) the MFSL sounds far superior to the original. the original sounds good yes, but when you then listen to the mfsl and go back to the original you realise how thin the original sounds in comparison. the mfsl press sounds richer, fuller and has a wider soundstage. for instance when the electric guitar hits in on Golden age you hear it on the original, with the MFSL you feel it - you can place it in the soundstage, it suddenly has a tangibility to it, like you can feel the musicians presence, you hear the hands on the guitar. the thing is motif presses demand a well set up and balanced TT. if your cartridge is even slightly unaligned you are not doing the vinyl justice. anyone who prefers the original has either not got their deck set up to cope with the motif press or prefers a thinner less expansive sound.

Castiel
what is the weight of the original pressing? 180g?

Cezel
The remaster is more polished, but this original master has some really perfect saturation and natural overdrive/compression. I prefer the original pressing, but both are pretty near perfect.

Lesesshe
Opinion is mixed. Most prefer MFSL. I've only heard the original, which is fantastic.

Falya
This pressing is clearly marketed to listeners who are already dedicated fans of the album and who need no introduction to the dynamic but somber recordings which appear on Beck's Sea Change. I will waste no time describing the gorgeous qualities of the sustained strings or the melancholy acoustics of Beck Hansen's guitar.Recorded in 2002, this edition was remastered and released by Mobile Fidelity who is no stranger to the realm of audiophile-grade LPs. Released in 2009 on 180g pink marbled ultra-heavy vinyl, the discs are shipped in Mo-Fi's official anti-static polybags and packaged in a quality gatefold jacket - a quality product from start to finish. The sound from the resulting discs is absolutely indistinguishable from the original CD release and its lossless FLAC counterpart.A brilliantly recorded, mastered, and produced album - expertly executed as the best that both the analog and digital mediums can offer.This is music as it should be.

Haracetys
Was going to say, if it is indistinguishable from the CD then I'd just buy the CD! If it's indistinguishable from the original analogue stereo master, whomever has heard that, good stuff.

Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I disagree! I don't the MFSL LP is indistinguishable from the CD. The LP DESTROYS the CD. The LP's instruments have room to breathe, more dynamics, no compression, and is just overall better. I can't stress enough that while the CD does sound good, you truly haven't heard this album until you play the MFSL LP. :)

THOMAS
I have a black, numbered Special Limited Edition: #003629 - i think the total number for the entire run is 10,000(?)

Adrietius
Guessing closer to 5000. I don't think Mofi does that many of a release.

POFOD
I have #100. Sealed and new and pink.

Fearlesshunter
How much do you want for it?

Undeyn
This is probably the best sounding record I own. The direct two inch tape to vinyl transfer makes for an insanely warm and personal sound. Almost as if he's sitting in the living room with you. I highly recommend this pressing over the original pressing which is thin and sonically disappointing. I've still yet to hear the very rare and very expensive SACD of this album, but I can't imagine it sounds better than this magical version. Do yourself a favor and add this beautiful pressing to your collection if you want to know what it would sound like if Beck played these songs in your house.

Hallolan
I have been in touch with Record Technology Inc who pressed this release (the pink one) There is a margin and the thousand is not exact. There is a marging of 10%. But as stated on the sticker, the pink version is limited to a 1000, which means there are no more than 1100 copies out there. I think the highest number that I have seen out there was #1067. The high numbers you all are mentioning is a different release.

Bele
My Copy doesn't even have a number on there.

Bloodray
The pink ones should have a sticker on the plastic indicating it's pink. It it doesn't have the sticker, I'd say you more than likely have a black one. I've had one of each, the first with no sticker was supposed to be pink but wasn't, numbered in the 4k's. The second I got was pink, number 310.

RUsich155
Same here! Just replaced a copy I had to sell (the offer was insanely high at a time I needed the funds). The replacement is sealed but blank in the edition number. Everything about it seems legit (the art/text/packaging/wrapping) but... you never know if someone's capitalizing on the market with counterfeits.

Teonyo
My copy doesn't have a number on it. Its really weird.

hulk
I have just picked up two copies numbered 1044 and 1045.

Adrielmeena
I have a un-numbered version. And it is pink

Dagdarad
I spoke too soon! My copy is a LE on black vinyl. Bummed... as I thought I was getting one of the Record Store Day pink vinyl pressings.

Best West
and I just picked up a sealed copy, which has No.004763. This can't be limited to 1,000 pressings

Breder
When I purchased this vinyl today the guy at the record store said that it was a special edition pink vinyl for record store day. However, after researching online they only made a 1000 pink vinyls and my copy is 4348. I can't open it because it's a gift. DO you know whats up witth that?

ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
I have #4348??

Precious
This is the absolute version of this album. I own the original HDCD encoded CD, the SACD, and the Mofi CD and this beats them all. I would say the Mofi is second and the SACD third. I haven't heard the original vinyl or the Mofi vinyl.

Kardana
Hi Jason, are you comapring stereo or multi-channel? Personally, I find the Mofi a stunning redbook offering, but the multi-channel on both SACD & DVD-A are miles ahead of the rest. Between the SACD & DVD-A, really hard to tell a difference. The only thing I don't like about the DVD-A is the pausing between tracks (esp between 5&6). The SACD is seamless.