Beck!* ‎– Odelay

DGC ‎– B0025124-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Devil's Haircut 3:14
A2 Hotwax 3:49
A3 Lord Only Knows
Vocals [Scream] – Mike MilliusWritten-By – Don Thomas (2), Mike Millius
A4 The New Pollution 3:39
A5 Derelict 4:13
A6 Novacane 4:37
A7 Jack-Ass 4:12
B1 Where It's At
Saxophone – David Brown
B2 Minus 2:32
B3 Sissyneck
Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg Leisz
B4 Readymade 2:37
B5 High 5 (Rock The Catskills) 4:11
B6 Ramshackle 4:47

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Includes a 12" printed insert.

℗ © 2016 Geffen Records

All songs [...] published by Youthless/Kobalt Music Publishing/Dust Brothers Music ASCAP except "Ramshackle," "Lord Only Knows" and "Minus" [...] published by Youthless/Kobalt Music Publishing ASCAP

Recorded in 1994/1995 at PCP Labs Mixed at Conway Studios [...] except "Minus" [...] Recorded at G-Son Studios and "Ramshackle" [...] Recorded at The Shop, Sunset Sound and Conway Studios and mixed at Conway Studios.

"Devil's Haircut" contains a sample from "Out Of Sight" (James Brown) published by Fort Knox Music BMI, performed by Them, courtesy of the Decca Record Co.; a sample from "Soul Drums" (Bernard Purdie) published by Tenryk Music BMI, performed by Pretty Purdie, courtesy of Sony Music; and elements from "I Can Only Give You Everything" (Philip Coulter/Thomas Scott) published by Carbert Music ASCAP.

"Hotwax" contains a sample from "Song For Aretha" (Bernard Purdie/Horace Ott/Robert Thiele) published by Tenryk Music/Well Made Music BMI, performed by Pretty Purdie; and a sample from "Up On The Hill" (Monk Higgins/Alexandra Brown) published by Special Agent Co./Tippy Music Publishing ASCAP, performed by Monk Higgins & The Specialties, courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.

"Lord Only Knows" contains elements from "Lookout For Lucy" (Mike Millius/Don Thomas) published by by Southern Music Publishing Company, Inc. ASCAP performed by Mike Millius, courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

"The New Pollution" contains a sample from "Venus" (Brad Baker) published by Sonny Lester Music Publishing Co. ASCAP, performed by Joe Thomas, courtesy of LAC Ltd.

"Jack-ass" contains a sample from "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) published by Special Rider Music SESAC, performed by Them, courtesy of Decca Record Co. Licensed from Exile Productions Limited.

"Where It's At" contains a sample from "Needle To The Groove" (Embden Toure/Khaleel Kirk) published by Hit And Hold Music, Inc. ASCAP, performed by Mantronix, courtesy of Warlock Records.

"Sissyneck" contains elements from "The Moog And Me" (Dick Hyman) published by Eastlake Music, Inc. ASCAP, performed by Dick Hyman, courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. and elements from "A Part Of Me" (Paris/Taylor) published by Zethus Music, administered by Chappell & Co., Inc. ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

"Readymade" contains excerpts from "Desafinado" (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Newton Mendonca) published by Bendig Music/Carcovado Corp. BMI, performed by Laurindo Almeida And The Bossa Nova All Stars, courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.

"High 5 (Rock The Catskills)" contains elements from "Mr. Cool" (Vincent Willis) published by Cotillion Music Inc./NAP Publishing Co./ Sylheart Publishing Co., administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Co., Inc. BMI performed by Rasputin's Stash, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02547 93378 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602547933782
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): B0025124-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): B0025124-01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): B0025124-01-A-RE1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): B0025124-01-B-RE1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, both sides, stamped): P.USA -40188-
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (Back cover): B0025124-01JK02

Other Versions (5 of 81) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DGCD-24823 Beck!* Odelay(CD, Album) DGC, Bong Load Records DGCD-24823 US 1996 Sell This Version
UICY-91233 Beck Odelay(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-91233 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
B0010262-02 Beck Odelay(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + Del) Geffen Records B0010262-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
GED2 4926 Beck Odelay(CD, Album) Geffen Records GED2 4926 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
DGCD-24823 Beck!* Odelay(CD, Album, RP) DGC, Bong Load Records DGCD-24823 US Unknown Sell This Version


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January 8, 2019

There's a lot of static/hiss on this LP. Is that just Beck being "lo-fi," or is my copy defective?


November 28, 2018
This really should have been a 2LP....sound could be so much better!


February 18, 2017
So, I've just made an A/B comparison of this release with my original 90's CD release and... as much as I'd want to say otherwise it just doesn't fare better, which is what I look for if forking over extra cash for vinyl. Now there are reasons I should have been able to catch beforehand. Timing of side A (and consequently of all single-LP releases of Odelay) clocks in at 28 minutes... when you pretend to cram that much music into one LP side something has to give - usually, bass and loudness. I kept turning down the volume when switching to CD. Overall result considering these issues is not really bad, but it's not stellar either. The only exception might be the hyper expensive 4-LP Original Recordings Group reissue, and that's the only registered Odelay version on Discogs that isn't a single LP and may be as good as it gets for this recording in vinyl form. This should have been an uncompressed 2-LP reissue. You'd fare better with the (infinitely cheaper) CD on this one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


January 24, 2017
This record is very quiet and pretty flat. Compared to an AFX record I had on the other platter it was 8dB lower, had to crank the the vol up, gain up plus the master up... making it almost impossible to mix with. Sound does not have much fullness at all, not much time or effort spent on this attempt. Now I know why it was only $20 at the record store. Steer clear...


December 14, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Like hhjack said, the sound isn't mind blowing but it's pretty good. If you have a good setup you'll be able to hear a lot of the interesting samples and instruments Beck uses pretty clearly, which definitely gives new life to the songs. However, I don't think this particular pressing was remastered by Bernie Grundman, if it was even remastered at all. The vocals could be a little weak at times, I'm not sure if this album was cut from a digital master or what but the mastering seems a little lazy to be BG. Also, don't flip out when you hear a lot of static on the side B song "readymade" it's recorded to sound like that. My CD copy is made to sound like an LP, you can here the needle spill into the runout grooves at the end of "Jack-Ass." It should be noted that the original recordings have a lot of surface noise and crackles from the samples Beck used and it is supposed to have a vintage turntable sound. For $20 bucks its worth it to pick up a copy.


December 3, 2016
Not wanting to pay the price for an original, I've been waiting for this reissue for quite some time. Luckily, the wait was worth it. The pressing plays dead quiet and is centered correctly. And the sound, while not mind blowing, is quite good and makes wanting to own the Bong Load version less desirable. Recommended.


December 2, 2016
Pressed at Pallas, cut by Bernie Grundman. Sounds fantastic so glad UMe reissued these and keeps reissuing great albums that need it!