C418 ‎– Minecraft Volume Alpha

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Ghostly International ‎– GI-243 LP
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Green Translucent
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Tracklist

A1 Subwoofer Lullaby 3:28
A2 Living Mice 2:57
A3 Moog City 2:40
A4 Haggstrom 3:24
A5 Minecraft 4:14
A6 Clark 3:11
B1 Mice On Venus 4:41
B2 Dry Hands 1:08
B3 Wet Hands 1:30
B4 Sweden 3:35
B5 Cat 3:06
B6 Danny 4:14

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Notes

Features a transparent green record with the standard cover.

Comes with a download code for the complete album (since the vinyl version omits 12 tracks).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 804297824314
  • Label Code: LC 47563
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 130593E1/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 130593E2/C
  • Barcode (Sticker): 804297824338

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none C418 Minecraft - Volume Alpha(24xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (C418 Self-released) none Germany 2011
GI-243 C418 Minecraft Volume Alpha(CD, Album) Ghostly International GI-243 US 2015 Sell This Version
none C418 Minecraft - Volume Alpha(24xFile, ogg, Album) Not On Label (C418 Self-released) none Germany 2011
GI-243 LP C418 Minecraft Volume Alpha(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre) Ghostly International GI-243 LP US 2020 Sell This Version
GI-243 LP C418 Minecraft Volume Alpha(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Ghostly International GI-243 LP US 2020 Sell This Version

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ranf1970

ranf1970

June 22, 2020
I'm excited to see that Volume Beta is coming out on vinyl, but given the poor pressing quality of the original Alpha, I'm now hesitant to order this one...
Joshault95

Joshault95

May 10, 2020
I managed to snag this record for a pretty low price but when I put it on was really dissappointed with how much static and noise there was. I made sure that the vinyl itself wasn't dirty so I cleaned it with some cleaning solution, and then gave it another go and still was filled with pops crackles and static. Tried a few other records, and they were all clear as crystal. Really bummed out about how bad it is. It's honestly unlistenable.
shade1on1

shade1on1

November 22, 2019
picked up the reissue today and i am very happy. after the horror stories of the original pressing, i was skeptical but got it at 25 CAD so thought, why not.
nonetheless, perfect pressing. no complaints at all. happy this happened. very relaxing music and sounds great on vinyl. open, wide range, lush...perfect.
duntt

duntt

October 20, 2019

fucking crazy I bought this like 6 months before Minecraft blew up again and this thing doubled in price
eadartez

eadartez

July 21, 2019
Is there any word of a reissue for these? Thanks!
mikevandorst

mikevandorst

May 26, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Edit: Sold out there as well.

Green vinyl is actually still available at the label's website:

https://ghostly.com/products/c418-minecraft-volume-alpha
torres.jacob

torres.jacob

March 18, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

I got the recent restocking, and wow am I impressed with the music. Virtually 0 surface noise apart from the occasional pop or click, unless you turn it way up, in which case the music will deafen you. Speaking of, this album is surprisingly loud, I had to turn the volume on my amp down farther than any other record I own. The dynamic range on each song is very impressive, the quiet parts of the music definitely deceive you as the crescendos are blaring loud in comparison if you've set the volume for the quiet parts. Care was definitely taken here in translating everything onto vinyl.

My largest complaints are with the physical objects themselves: the record is very thin and flimsy and came warped (luckily doesn't affect music quality) and the outer cover is just card stock, not even cardboard. This doesn't really affect much other than everything being very delicate; the music is still crystal clear, and of course it's a classic soundtrack.
crozone

crozone

February 24, 2019

Overall, this release is actually pretty good. The record is nicely packaged with a Lenticular image on the front of the sleeve. The inner sleeve is unfortunately paper (no plastic inner lining here), but the record came out of this very clean without any vinyl flakes, owing to clean centre spindle hole drilling. The translucent green record is really nice to look at, and the overall visual presentation of this release is pretty nice.

Sound quality is quite good overall. As others have noted, there is quite a bit of surface noise that is pressed into the actual record. The effect is literally amplified by the relatively quiet mastering, making it more pronounced. Apart from this, the sound quality is perfectly acceptable. You might even think that the surface noise adds a certain charm - normally I'd hate it, but on the Minecraft soundtrack it actually feels fitting.

Not bad.
JacobGoodwin

JacobGoodwin

February 22, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I got my "restock" in the mail yesterday, and it's not nearly as bad as I was expecting after hearing everyone else's horror stories. These tracks are dynamically pretty quiet, that causes me to turn up my volume about 10 clicks past what I normally do with my other albums. This unveils surface noise throughout a few of the tracks, most of them just being slight pops here and there, but A6 was the worst for sure. Those were more like clicks than pops. Side B seemed pretty flawless though for my copy. Overall I'm glad I only paid retail for this, it's still a fun album to have in my collection and the slight surface noise isn't too much of a distraction for me.
Edit: Long story short, this pressing appears to just be hit-or-miss.
rafaelkummer98

rafaelkummer98

February 22, 2019
I ordered from the restocked items and the pressing quality of my first order was very poor. Lots of scratches on the A side. The soundtrack has lots of quieter parts so it was very annoying. I'm waiting for the second order.