A Perfect Circle ‎– Mer De Noms

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The Hollow 2:59
Magdalena 4:05
Rose 3:26
Judith 4:07
Orestes 4:48
3 Libras 3:39
Sleeping Beauty 4:10
Thomas 3:29
Renholdër 2:24
Thinking Of You 4:34
Breña 4:24
Over 2:20

Versions (43)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 49321 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49321 2 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 1 4 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(2xLP, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 1 4 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 502612 6, 7243 8 49253 2 1, CDVUS 173, VISA A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Box, Ltd + CD, Album + CD, Enh, Promo, Car) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 502612 6, 7243 8 49253 2 1, CDVUS 173, VISA Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CDVUS 173, 7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVUS 173, 7243 8 49253 2 1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
VJCP-68221, 7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68221, 7243 8 49253 2 1 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
849403 2, 368 849403 2 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 849403 2, 368 849403 2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 49253 2 1 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
8494032 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 8494032 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
CDVIR (WF) 480 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin CDVIR (WF) 480 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDVUSF 173, 7243 8 49321 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVUSF 173, 7243 8 49321 2 1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
8494032 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 8494032 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1, 7087 6 15706 2 5 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album + CD, Ltd, Promo, Bes) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1, 7087 6 15706 2 5 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDRP 589 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin CDRP 589 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
none A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49321 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass) Virgin 7243 8 49321 2 1 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49404 4 7, VUSMC 173 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49404 4 7, VUSMC 173 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
724384932145 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, EMI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 724384932145 Malaysia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 4 5, VUSMC 173 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49253 4 5, VUSMC 173 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 4 5 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 4 5 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 4 5, VUSMC 173 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49253 4 5, VUSMC 173 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49321 4 5, VKPC-0322 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49321 4 5, VKPC-0322 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49321 4 5 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49321 4 5 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 4 5 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 4 5 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49403 4 8, VUSMC 173 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49403 4 8, VUSMC 173 Bulgaria 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 49321 4 5 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49321 4 5 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 96031 1 7 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(2xLP, Album, Pic) Virgin 7243 5 96031 1 7 US 2003 Sell This Version
VJCP-17546 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, RE) EMI VJCP-17546 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
VJCP-17546 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE) Virgin VJCP-17546 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 49253 2 1 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 1 4 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Virgin 7243 8 49253 1 4 US 2008 Sell This Version
CDVUS 173, 7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDVUS 173, 7243 8 49253 2 1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(12xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Virgin none UK Unknown
SVLP272 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(2x12", Album, TP) Simply Vinyl SVLP272 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 1 4 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 7243 8 49253 1 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 49253 2 1, CDVUS 173 A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49253 2 1, CDVUS 173 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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sunwalker

sunwalker

January 27, 2020
referencing Mer De Noms, CD, Album, 7243 8 49253 2 1
i recall reading somewhere that "Renholdër" was written for Danny Lohner (backwards it's "Re: D Lohner). The title translates to "Sea Of Names".
reberly

reberly

October 29, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4
I'm on my 2nd copy from Amazon. Big pits in both Side A/Bs. They look like they could damage my stylus. Won't even test them.
GodsColdHands

GodsColdHands

October 22, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, CD, Album, 7243 8 49321 2 1
what is the difference between this 'clean' version and the others.????
ghebert001

ghebert001

October 21, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4
I just bought this and it sounds...fine. I don't know what people here are complaining about unless they either got a bad copy, they don't know how to clean dust off their records before playing them or what but I haven't heard any of the problems described by most on here. The surface noise is no worse or better than any other record I've listened to. I have compared it to the CD version and while the improvements in sound are subtle, given that this album is digitally mastered, nonetheless the sound is a bit more dynamic as well as bit warmer (heavier bass, softer treble). I downloaded a vinyl rip of this pressing and ran both the CD/FLAC version and the vinyl rip through a dynamic range meter and the results were as follows:

CD/FLAC

DR Peak RMS Duration Track

DR7 0.00 dB -8.69 dB 2:59 01-The Hollow
DR7 0.00 dB -8.66 dB 4:06 02-Magdalena
DR6 0.00 dB -10.14 dB 3:26 03-Rose
DR6 0.00 dB -7.65 dB 4:07 04-Judith
DR7 0.00 dB -8.43 dB 4:48 05-Orestes
DR8 0.00 dB -9.98 dB 3:40 06-3 Libras
DR7 0.00 dB -8.04 dB 4:11 07-Sleeping Beauty
DR6 -0.10 dB -8.09 dB 3:29 08-Thomas
DR9 -0.39 dB -12.74 dB 2:24 09-Renholdër
DR7 0.00 dB -8.09 dB 4:35 10-Thinking of You
DR7 0.00 dB -9.77 dB 4:24 11-Breña
DR13 -11.43 dB -28.97 dB 2:21 12-Over

Vinyl Rip

DR Peak RMS Duration Track

DR12 -0.29 dB -14.93 dB 2:59 01-The Hollow
DR10 -2.25 dB -13.90 dB 4:06 02-Magdalena
DR10 -2.06 dB -16.37 dB 3:25 03-Rose
DR10 -2.09 dB -13.74 dB 4:06 04-Judith
DR11 -1.31 dB -14.91 dB 4:49 05-Orestes
DR11 -1.54 dB -14.82 dB 3:37 06-3 Libras
DR9 -2.04 dB -14.07 dB 5:08 07-Sleeping Beauty (Extended Intro)
DR10 -2.44 dB -14.45 dB 3:31 08-Thomas
DR12 -3.53 dB -19.00 dB 2:21 09-Renholdër
DR11 -1.11 dB -14.18 dB 4:34 10-Thinking Of You
DR10 -1.67 dB -15.29 dB 4:22 11-Breña
DR15 -6.45 dB -29.92 dB 2:26 12-Over (Alt.)

The higher the "DR" number, the bigger the difference between the softest and loudest sound on that track. That is not definitively indicative of sound quality, but in this case, like I said, I compared the two and the vinyl pressing does have subtle improvements. It's not an album I would use to demo a sound system but if you're looking for something that sounds better than the CD, get this pressing.
statikman

statikman

October 18, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4
Just opened my copy and immediately played side B. Totally quiet, maybe a little distorted in the mix but the pressing seems fine to me. Maybe I got lucky.
geilemaria

geilemaria

August 20, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4
This is an example of pressing quality of the 2000s ... I think it was mastered by someone who doesn't care a lot for vinyl sound, it just sounds like a flat digital transfer. The vinyl has sometimes a hiss sound in between the tracks, luckily not audible in the songs (on my copy). Not really recommendable.
dannijr

dannijr

August 10, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, 7243 8 49253 1 4
How does this differ from the reissues? Anyone knows this?
CFH_AH

CFH_AH

June 18, 2019
edited 4 months ago
referencing Mer De Noms, CD, Album, 7243 8 49253 2 1

If you have a super religious family I would advise not listening to Judith in front of them, but younger me didn't know that so hopefully I can help someone else by letting them know now.

Mer de Noms is stupendous, even if I only listen to the first six songs regularly. Those six songs could carry most band's careers, though. No matter the price this album it is a must listen to. My introduction aside, Maynard is a vocalist that delves into topics others can't as poetically and or intelligently, and his voice blends superbly with the instruments. Its one of those records I go back to frequently, and one that always brings back memories, smells, feelings, etc.
charlie1

charlie1

March 20, 2019
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4
I'm stunned by the comments on this release. I just picked this up today, opened it up straight away and put it on. My jaw was wide open, I'm not exaggerating that this is one of the best sounding records I own. It's incredible. I'm wondering if earlier pressings suffered from problems that have maybe been rectified. Either way I'm really impressed.
Kryo.Ymir

Kryo.Ymir

October 11, 2018
referencing Mer De Noms, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 7243 8 49253 1 4

Anyone have anything to say about the quality of this?