Avey Tare And Panda Bear ‎– Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished

FatCat Records ‎– FAT-SP17LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Spirit They've Vanished 5:35
A2 April And The Phantom 5:53
A3 Untitled 2:59
B1 Penny Dreadfuls 7:59
B2 Chocolate Girl 8:29
B3 Everyone Whistling 1:01
C1 La Rapet 7:52
C2 Bat You'll Fly 5:04
D1 Someday I'll Grow To Be As Tall As The Giant 3:11
D2 Alvin Row 12:40


  • Artwork By [Avey Cover] – Daphne
  • Guitar, Piano, Vocals, ElectronicsAvey*
  • Mastered ByMike Cerri
  • PercussionPanda*


First vinyl pressing released in US.

Recorded May '99 to September '99. Originally released summer 2000.

From the inside of the gatefold:
"Not long ago a young boy named Avey and his friend Panda Bear roamed the patch work which covers the land (some call it forest). They were looked upon by Pan and raised by fairies and the Angels of light who play deep within the Wood. 'Let's make the music of childhood,' Avey shouted one day as the two played. Panda thought this idea was a good one. 'I can use my magical Rhythm sticks and you can play your Sun harp,' he said. So the two began to create melodies and Panda brought rhythms from every direction while Avey sang. All of the songs were about wooden toys and invisible friends and filled with the light of the forest. This is the first group of songs they played."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00116 12173 8
  • Other (Runout side A): FAT 9017 A Re1
  • Other (Runout side B): FAT 9017 B Re1
  • Other (Runout side C): FAT 9017 C Re1
  • Other (Runout side D): FAT 9017 D Re1

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January 5, 2016
This record is literally noise pop filled with glitches and you are complaining about the sound quality? Jesus Christ. Unbelievable.


May 6, 2015

Anyone know how many of this repress were issued? I got mine from insound a couple of years back


March 4, 2015
I have the 2009 pressing, does anyone know the difference between the two?


November 30, 2014

Yeah the vinyl press of this album is pretty terrible. Such a shame too, it's my all time favorite


June 25, 2014
Unfortunately, my copy of this has really bad distortion on the first disc for some reason. It seems to get worse the closer to the center it is, which really makes April And The Phantom and Chocolate Girl nearly unlistenable. It makes me sad that I can't hear Chocolate Girl clearly on this.