Boards Of Canada ‎– Music Has The Right To Children

Warp Records ‎– warplp55r, Skam ‎– skalp 1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress


A1 Wildlife Analysis 1:17
A2 An Eagle In Your Mind 6:23
A3 The Color Of The Fire 1:45
A4 Telephasic Workshop 6:35
A5 Triangles And Rhombuses 1:50
B1 Sixtyten 5:48
B2 Turquoise Hexagon Sun 5:07
B3 Kaini Industries 0:59
B4 Bocuma 1:35
B5 Roygbiv 2:31
C1 Rue The Whirl 6:39
C2 Aquarius 5:58
C3 Olson 1:31
D1 Pete Standing Alone 6:07
D2 Smokes Quantity 3:07
D3 Open The Light 4:25
D4 One Very Important Thought 1:14

Companies, etc.



Gatefold sleeve with a clear braille sticker stuck on the front top right corner. It reads "bo(ar)ds (of) canada", the 'ar' and 'of' are represented by one character in braille.

Some copies do not have the braille sticker. They have a sticker on the outside of the shrinkwrap that reads:
"Boards Of Canada 2LP vinyl repress Includes download card & exclusive sticker"

Release comes with MP3 download code and sticker.

(p) 1998 Warp Records Limited
(c) 2013 Warp Records Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 801061 80551 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): WARP LP 55A 2 DA MONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): WARP LP 55B 2 DA MONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): WARP LP 55C 2 DA MONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): WARP LP 55D 2 DA MONT

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
warplp55, skalp1 Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children(2xLP, Album) Warp Records, Skam warplp55, skalp1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
warpcd55, skald1 Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children(CD, Album) Warp Records, Skam warpcd55, skald1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 299-2 Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children(CD, Album, RE) Matador OLE 299-2 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
warpcd55, skald1, OLE-299-2P Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records, Skam, Matador warpcd55, skald1, OLE-299-2P US 1998 Sell This Version
BRC-470 Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warp Records, Skam, Beat Records BRC-470 Japan 2018 Sell This Version


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March 23, 2020

The tracks on this LP have texture, if you listen on headphones you feel you can touch them.


January 10, 2020
Excellent pressing. No complaints from me whatsoever. Of course the music speaks for itself.


January 4, 2020
edited 6 months ago
I have nothing to compare to (except loseless cds or vinyl rips), but the pressing sounded absolutely perfect.


December 26, 2019
edited 6 months ago

Masterpiece. From the first day I heard this album at a record store back in the mid/late 90's I knew these guys were major contenders in the experimental electronica trip-hop realm (idm was a new term back then and only a few tracks sounded like idm). The store shop guy said to me after asking what the album was and if I could buy it he said, "Naw man, this is the only copy I got. It's called Boards of Canada. You're one of those Warp guys, aren't you?" I bought a Plaid Not for 3's cd (Didn't even know Plaid was Black Dog at the time) and went on my way. Now I'm an gracefully aging idm head and only buy vinyl (because it's just the right to do). I know these songs front to back but now I finally got the vinyl. This album is probably the most experimental of the BoC catalog and it stands way high in my classic idm favorites. This is the one that changed the sound for many genres until to this very day. Lots of people are still biting a little off of these guys. Pretty soon this sound will be no longer cutting edge, but at least you get to hear where it started. This was Skam records second contribution after Autechre into middle level underground infamy. It's a beautiful world down here in the underground. A constant flow of amazing artists that don't break into mainstream but stay at ground level and influence everybody else.


November 14, 2019
edited 7 months ago

If you haven't experienced this album, I have one word to say to you. Orange. In all seriousness, though...this might be the best electronic music album ever released. Strike might one of modern music's very best recordings (regardless of genre).


July 10, 2018

Pressing is really neat in mine, wonderful album from two geniuses


May 24, 2018

Generally a decent pressing as the music itself sounds fantastic but there is a fair bit of surface noise on all sides besides side one which oddly sounds clean as a whistle.
Well worth owning on vinyl as its one of the best Electronic albums ever.


May 12, 2018
My pressing sounds absolutely fantastic, could be that I smoked, but irrespective, if the question is, 'does this LP get old?','the answer is, 'no, no it doesn't,'...unfortunately, I do.


January 26, 2018
this pressing is actually fantastic for me, doesn't have much surface noise and all the synths, drums, bass, everything shines through perfectly!


October 24, 2017

My copy of this release is on moderately warped vinyl that doesn't affect playback. The vinyl is also surface noisy throughout, but may quiet with cleaning. The soundstage is very big with great separation. Lows are thick and mid-bass is punchy. Mids and highs are detailed. The overall tone is warm. Aside from a few interesting stereo effects, this album is definitely ambient. Just a cool record to have on in the background. Just my opinion though. Worth owning for sure. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)