Boards Of Canada ‎– The Campfire Headphase

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Recorded at Hexagon Sun.

℗ 2005 Warp Records Limited. © 2005 Warp Records Limited.
Made In England.

Issued in an eight panel Digipak. Initial release copies also came with a free poster of the cover artwork.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 01061 01232 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CA WARP123 @ 09/23/05 04:57:16 PM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1258
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 2KC92<7123>WARP123 DADR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L402
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 811G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 2KC92<7123>WARP123 DADR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L482
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 810H
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
warpcd123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2), Music70 warpcd123 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCDD123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD123 Unknown
WARPLP123R Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP123R UK 2014 Sell This Version
warplp123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warp Records, Music70 warplp123 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPLP123R Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP123R UK 2014 Sell This Version


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February 26, 2017
Alright, Ive read about the repress being utter crap, but Ive learned its just picky. I had bought a sub par record player off Amazon and the c side would skip through most of it and I believe some of b side would skip, I brought it to a buddy's house who has a Audio Technica, (not sure which model), and all the songs played without a hiccup. So I went to Wall-Mart and picked up a 60 dollar record player and it worked fine. I really think its just a picky repress. Other than that, this is my seocond favorite boc album next to Boc Maxima, which will never be found. Best songs Dayvan Cowboy and Constants are Changing. Worst song is Slow this Bird Down, not a bad song, just too long for what it is.


November 15, 2015
This album was an extremely new sound for BOC. They stepped away from their trademark sampled child vocals and added acoustic guitars to their sound palette. The electronic/acoustic hybrid drum beats are now replaced by entirely acoustic drum patterns. The synth sounds are undefinable, they put on so many effects that I can't even tell what it is anymore, all my ears know it that it's extremely beautiful. The sound of the album is also lighter and happier than Geogaddi, using more uplifting melodies and claps in the drum beats. Many of the retain the BOC feel: they're longer, and change subtely. Although, I've noticed more breaks in the melodies and beats that serve to break up repetition. As much as I love this album, I wouldn't recommend that you make it your first listen for the band. If you love the uplifting and accessible sound of trakcs such as "Dayvan cowboy" and "Peacock Tail", you may just be disappointed by the dark, electronic sound of their other albums.


September 12, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Geogaddi is their best album, closely followed by this one. Not sure why this album is often regarded as their weakest.


April 18, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

This is for me the less interesting BOC Album its sounds too much post rock and little electronic, it lacks dark expression, and also it should be more melancholic, instead this release sounds more like ambient musics to listen by the beach or in a sunny afternoon. My favorite music is "Slow this bird down" its very melancholic and i love the way it is. Also "Sherbet head" is very good, which sounds very dark.


August 4, 2014

In my opinion, the weakest of BoC's releases but still worthy of being in anyone's BoC collection. 7/10


April 20, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
This has pissed me off. I bought the re issue of Campfire on vinyl having original first presses of the other LP's only to find the same bloody scratch and surface noise others have had.
I thought "nah, WARP wouldn't allow shit like that to happen" for fucks sake.
How wrong was I!!!
I won't be buying any more vinyl from WARP as the quality looks like it'll be shit. I also tried to get replacements direct from them but they told me I have to go through the store I originally bought them from!!
Fuck off. It's your mistake, you fucking put it right. Cheeky twats!!


January 14, 2014
Are there any repress copies without the scratch on the D side?


October 18, 2013
Nice scuff on the pressing all the way through 'Farewell Fire'.. not impressed.


September 12, 2013
yes this is a good time to buy the original press for the cheaper price, if someone want to sell in cheaper price, I will buy all.
I still prefer the original press.


July 29, 2013
Great record, listen to it often.