Beck ‎– Morning Phase

Capitol Records ‎– B001983901
Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram

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A1 Cycle 0:40
A2 Morning
Bass [Upright] – Stanley ClarkeDrums, Percussion – Joey WaronkerPiano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Joseph Manning, Jr.*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards – Beck Hansen
A3 Heart Is A Drum
Drums, Percussion – Joey WaronkerElectric Bass – Stanley ClarkePiano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet, Backing Vocals – Joseph Manning, Jr.*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Sounds [Sound Collage] – Beck Hansen
A4 Say Goodbye
Banjo – Fats KaplinDrums – James GadsonElectric Bass – Bram InscoreGuitar – Cody KilbyVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine – Beck Hansen
A5 Blue Moon
Clavinet, Backing Vocals – Joseph Manning, Jr.*Drums, Percussion – Joey WaronkerVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Charango – Beck Hansen
A6 Unforgiven
Acoustic Guitar, E-Bow – Smokey HormelBass – Justin Meldal-JohnsenDrums – James GadsonHarp – Stephanie BennettVocals, Piano – Beck Hansen
B1 Wave
Cello – Rudy Stein, Stefanie FifeCello [First] – Steve RichardsConcertmaster – Joel DerouinConductor – David Richard Campbell*Double Bass – David Stone (17)Viola – Andrew Duckles, Denyse Buffum, Matt FunesViolin – Alyssa Park, Charlie Bisharat, Gerry Hilera*, Joel Derouin, Josefina Vergara, Julian Hallmark, Mario De Leon*, Natalie Leggett, Razdan Kuyumjian, Tereza StanislavVocals – Beck Hansen
B2 Don't Let It Go
Acoustic Guitar – Smokey HormelCello – Steve RichardsDrums – Joey WaronkerElectric Bass – Justin Meldal-JohnsenPiano – Roger WaronkerVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Beck Hansen
B3 Blackbird Chain
Drums – Matt Sherrod (2)Electric Bass – Justin Meldal-JohnsenElectric Guitar – Jason Falkner, Smokey HormelOrgan – Matt MahaffeyPedal Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszPercussion – Joey WaronkerPiano, Clavinet, Backing Vocals – Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Celesta – Beck Hansen
B4 Phase 1:12
B5 Turn Away
Harp – Stephanie BennettVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Dulcimer – Beck Hansen
B6 Country Down
Drums – Joey WaronkerElectric Bass – Jason FalknerElectric Guitar – Smokey HormelOrgan [B3], Electric Piano – Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica – Beck Hansen
B7 Waking Light
Clavinet – Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.*Drums – Joey WaronkerElectric Bass – Justin Meldal-JohnsenElectric Guitar – Jason FalknerOrgan – Matt MahaffeyVocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Glockenspiel, Organ – Beck Hansen

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Pressed on 180 gram black vinyl; includes printed insert and download card for entire album in MP3 format.

Recorded at Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA and Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studio (Nashville, TN), Gang Recording Studio (Paris, France), Rak Studios (London, UK), Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA), Sunset Sound (Hollywood, CA), and The Library (Los Angeles, CA)
Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York

℗© 2014 Fonograf Records under exclusive license to Capitol Records
Manufactured in Germany by Furnace MFG / The Pallas Group for Capitol Records
Made in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02537 64974 7
  • Barcode (String): 602537649747
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): B0019839-01-A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): -31098- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): B0019839-01-B BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): -31098- P.USA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Beck Morning Phase(13xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Capitol Records none 2014
none Beck Morning Phase(13xFile, FLAC, Album, 96K) Capitol Records none US 2014
376 497-5 Beck Morning Phase(CD, Album) Capitol Records 376 497-5 Indonesia 2014 Sell This Version
9787888808232 Beck Morning Phase(CD, Album) Universal 9787888808232 China 2014 Sell This Version
B001983802 Beck Morning Phase(CD, Album) Capitol Records B001983802 Canada 2014 Sell This Version


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June 17, 2017
My copy says Manufactured in Germany by the Pallas Group but it also says Made in USA.
Superb pressing. Very quiet.


August 10, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
I bought this LP from Amazon US and I received a very bad pressing of this LP - it skips a lot on both sides which is really unbearable to listen to. It doesn't say pressed by Pallas at the back so I guess stay away from non-german pressed version of LP.


June 28, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

This is a great piece of music. Not many words after SEA CHANGE. This record is one of the best in 2010-2020 decade. Beck is full of energy. And 'energy' does not mean 'power'.....'energy' many times in music equals feelings...even soft feelings. This album is full of feelings...full of dreams..... sensitivity...full of that "energy". Thanks Mr. (Beck) Hansen!


June 1, 2016
Beautifully crafted album, a must have for the pure relaxing, atmospheric guitar and vocals. Very chilled out and moody, in the same vein as Sea Change.


March 9, 2016

One of those modern classics. Even if you aren't a Beck fan, this is worth a listen. It's a hefty LP and seems to be a quality pressing. It's also a lovely album cover. Would have been nice as a gatefold with additional content, but it's really the music you are after on this one.


October 16, 2015

I bought a US pressing of this album just recently and love it. I see some comments about surface noise, but my copy seems to be fine. It is quiet music, especially for Beck, so might be worth the investment in a German copy if the US version really is this hit and miss.


July 25, 2015
Beck and his love of AOR - adult oriented rock and flake funk.


May 14, 2015
HELP . . .
My husband is incarcerated and inmates are only allowed CASSETTE tapes which have to be NEW & SEALED . . . what a joke our penal system is . . . I want to send him Beck's Morning Phase and Stephen Marley's Mind Control but they must be in cassette format, new and sealed. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. hit me at


February 21, 2015

I got my LP copy off a record store in Washington DC. Paid a hefty $24 for it which is way more of what I'm willing to shell out for vinyl these days (yes I'm probably cheap), however given my choices, not much of an alternative either. Any serious vinyl collector will know that finding a record with a dead quiet surface is as rare as hen's teeth, even on brand new shrink wrapped vinyl. However this one is, something I'm ecstatically happy about. You should look for the words "Pressed by Pallas Group" or similar on the back sleeve's fine print. Pallas is a German pressing facility and given the fame of the Germans, they don't skimp on the quality control and manufacture and it shows on this record. I won't comment on the music itself as I think there are plenty of sources to sample it online and, well, if you are reading this, you are probably a Beck fan anyway.


February 11, 2015

I ordered the vinyl in January 2014 and got a first release pressing. The sound is excellent but the vinyl quality is clearly lacking. Endless ticks and pops.

This use of either cheap vinyl or dirty stampers is endemic in the US. My suggestion is to return crap quality vinyl as often as possible. There is no other or better way to send a message to the labels-- that when they charge $25 or more for an LP they have a responsibility to provide decent quality control.

Pressing plants like United and Rainbo have an abysmal track record. Certain indy labels like Merge records seem wholly unconcerned with the quality of their products and I've nearly given up purchasing vinyl from them as it's VERY bad 90% of the time. I buy hundreds of LP's per year and the patterns of poor quality become obvious at that level. Pressers like QRP and Pallas somehow manage to produce consistently excellent quality releases where you will get a clean quiet pressing at least 90% of the time.

If you want vinyl to prosper as a format then my advice is to return every bad copy of any LP you purchase. Demand quality or they will continue to sell you crap with a smile. I've spoken to some label executives (who will remain nameless) who flat out believe we're suckers for buying vinyl at all and actually think that most of their customers could care less about the quality of the vinyl and simply buy their LP's for the covers. Truth is they just don;t care because they do not get enough returns.

Beck has more control over his product than most artists and it's extremely disappointing that something as beautiful as Morning Phase is pressed on cheap vinyl by manufacturers that obviously don't give a crap about their final products.