Beck ‎– Sea Change

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Sea Change is the eighth album by American alternative rock artist Beck, released on September 24, 2002. Recorded over a two-month period at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles with producer Nigel Godrich, the collection includes themes of heartbreak and desolation, solitude and loneliness. "Lost Cause" and "Guess I'm Doing Fine" were released as singles.

Released in four variant sleeves with different catalogue numbers suffix (A, B, C and D). There were also different hidden messages (lyrical snippets) written under each version's CD tray.

Tracklist

The Golden Age 4:36
Paper Tiger 4:35
Guess I'm Doing Fine 4:49
Lonesome Tears 5:37
Lost Cause 3:47
End Of The Day 5:03
It's All In Your Mind 3:05
Round The Bend 5:15
Already Dead 2:58
Sunday Sun 4:44
Little One 4:26
Side Of The Road 3:23

Versions (59)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0694933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-A US 2002 Sell This Version
none Beck Sea Change ("Nouvel Album") (CDr, Promo) Polydor, Universal none France 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2-A Beck Sea Change(CD) Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. 493 393-2-A Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-B Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-B US 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-6 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 0694933932-6 Singapore 2002 Sell This Version
UICF-1015 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records UICF-1015 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
4933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 4933932-A Australasia 2002 Sell This Version
60694933932 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Universal 60694933932 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-A US 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-D Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-D US 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2(D), 493 393-2 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 493 393-2(D), 493 393-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 0694933932 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2(C), 493 393-2 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 493 393-2(C), 493 393-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2 (A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-2 (A) Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-C Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-C Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-B Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-B Canada 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2(A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-2(A) Europe 2002 Sell This Version
493393-2 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493393-2 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-C Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-C US 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
DF8445, 0694933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Universal Music, Geffen Records DF8445, 0694933932-A South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-D Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 0694933932-D Canada 2002 Sell This Version
493393-2 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493393-2 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2(B) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-2(B) Europe 2002 Sell This Version
UICF-1015 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Ltd) Geffen Records UICF-1015 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
0694933932-B Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Promo) DGC 0694933932-B US 2002 Sell This Version
UICF-1015 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Promo) Geffen Records UICF-1015 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
INTF-10821-2 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Promo) DGC INTF-10821-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2(C) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) 493 393-2(C) Russia 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2 (A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) 493 393-2 (A) Russia 2002 Sell This Version
PCD-2437 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) PCD-2437 China 2002 Sell This Version
OR 2240 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) OR 2240 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Beck Sea Change(CDr, Album, Promo) Geffen Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Beck Sea Change(CDr, Album, Promo) Polydor, Universal, Geffen Records none France 2002 Sell This Version
493393-4, 2311 Beck Sea Change(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 493393-4, 2311 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-4 Beck Sea Change(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-4 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
493393-4 Beck Sea Change(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 493393-4 Malaysia 2002 Sell This Version
493 393-2 (A), 493 393-2(A) Beck Sea Change(HDCD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 493 393-2 (A), 493 393-2(A) Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0694935372 Beck Sea Change(SACD, Multichannel, Album) Geffen Records 0694935372 US 2002 Sell This Version
B0001840-19 Beck Sea Change(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel) DGC B0001840-19 US 2003 Sell This Version
493 393-2(A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-2(A) Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-90022 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records UICY-90022 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
B0004372-01 Beck Sea Change(2xLP, Album) Geffen Records B0004372-01 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-6154 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records UICY-6154 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-308 Beck Sea Change(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-308 US 2009 Sell This Version
UDCD 780 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, Num, RM, 24k) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 780 US 2009 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-308 Beck Sea Change(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-308 US 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-91236 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-91236 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-25180 Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-25180 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
00600753444511, 00602537356638 Beck Sea Change(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RM, Multichannel) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 00600753444511, 00602537356638 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Beck Sea Change(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 192) Geffen Records none US 2014
B0025355-01 Beck Sea Change(2xLP, Album, RE) DGC B0025355-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
00602557034905 Beck Sea Change(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) DGC 00602557034905 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
493 393-2 (A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) DGC 493 393-2 (A) Israel Unknown Sell This Version
493 393-2(A) Beck Sea Change(CD, Album) Geffen Records 493 393-2(A) Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0694933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, RE, RP) DGC, Geffen Records 0694933932-A US Unknown Sell This Version
0694933932-A Beck Sea Change(CD, Album, RE, RP) DGC, Geffen Records 0694933932-A US Unknown Sell This Version
none Beck Sea Change(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
B0001840-19 Beck Sea Change(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel) DGC B0001840-19 US Unknown Sell This Version

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db1980

db1980

January 14, 2021
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, B0025355-01

Mine is one of the variants with a scratched out P. USA and the 21570 notations. Not sure what that signifies but it sounds great to me and looks like my other Pallas pressings with very minimal surface noise, was a bit dirty and toss the paper inner sleeves. Absolutely no complaints at $23 for a double vinyl of this quality.
Roger_eckhardt

Roger_eckhardt

December 14, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, B0025355-01
Unfortunately, my copy came with audible non-fill.
That's a pity, it sounds great otherwise.
I replaced it with the EU pressing which came flawless.
mag1971

mag1971

November 18, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180, MFSL 2-308
To add my 2 pennies, I have the MoFi black edition and its one of my reference albums for the beautiful, clean sound quality. It's a gem of a pressing. MoFi outshone even themselves on this one.
Vivalafica

Vivalafica

November 14, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, B0004372-01
Beautiful pressing, I was worried about pops and crackles do to the quiet music but it sounds magnificent!
devito.mark

devito.mark

November 11, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin, MFSL 2-308

I finally got a hold of one of these and compared it to the ones I had. The standard version is very good, I played these back to back and I much prefer the MOFI version. People saying there is no difference are either mad they don't have one, didn't hear this, or have a system that just isn't good enough to tell the differences. I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but it's true. I was there at one point and couldn't tell a difference between some pressings, but I'm finally at the point where I can.

I got this for a reasonable price and couldn't be happier.

System:
MA8900 receiver
RP3 - upgraded the platter, sub platter and belt. Ortofon black stylus
speakers: B&W 600 series
wassim_elia

wassim_elia

November 10, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557034905

I just came back after four years to post another comment about how pristine and breathtaking the quality of this record is.... Just sublime.
easy-tiger

easy-tiger

October 7, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557034905
Hands down, this is one of the best pressings i've ever listened to. A timeless and beautiful album, great mix and master. I bought several formats over the years ( CD, Blu-Ray Audio, DVD-Audio) but this Vinyl pressing by Optimal is something different. Breathtaking and beautiful! You also get a download code for HD Wav Files. (24Bit - 192kHz, 3,8GB !!!)
natescottsmith

natescottsmith

July 20, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557034905
Solid pressing. Come to think of it, Beck hasn't let me down with vinyl.
rkirkbride

rkirkbride

July 19, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, RE, B0025355-01

This isn't just a great album. It is monumental -- one of Beck's best. It is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
hotshot100

hotshot100

July 13, 2020
referencing Sea Change, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin, MFSL 2-308
I have'nt heard the standard pressings of Sea Change but i collect MOFI and they have been a great investment if you get in early enough, they keep going up in value so depends how you look at it. My Pink and Black vinyl versions have appreciated nicely.