Concrete Blonde ‎– Bloodletting

Capitol Records ‎– B0027013-01, I.R.S. Records ‎– B0027013-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Backing Vocals – Steve Wynn
A2 The Sky Is A Poisonous Garden 2:37
A3 Caroline 5:31
A4 Darkening Of The Light
Guitar [Slide] – John KeaneMandolin – Peter Buck
A5 I Don't Need A Hero 4:25
B1 Days And Days 3:13
B2 The Beast 3:54
B3 Lullabye 3:58
B4 Joey 4:08
B5 Tomorrow, Wendy
Bass – Gail Ann DorseyKeyboards – Andy Prieboy

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02557 74681 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): B0027013-01-A HS (etched) MASTERED BY CAPITOL (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): B0027013-01-B HS

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EIRSA 1028 Concrete Blonde Bloodletting(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records EIRSA 1028 UK 1990 Sell This Version
X4-13037 Concrete Blonde Bloodletting(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records X4-13037 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
IRSD-82037 Concrete Blonde Bloodletting(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSD-82037 US 1990 Sell This Version
X2 13037 Concrete Blonde Bloodletting(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records X2 13037 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
IRSD-82037 Concrete Blonde Bloodletting(CD, Album, Club) I.R.S. Records IRSD-82037 US 1990 Sell This Version


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September 25, 2018
Quiet pressing, but the mastering sounds harsh and bright, as if mastered for CD. The original red vinyl version is much warmer, though it has to be turned up some before it reveals its full sound field. Still, I'll be playing the new version, since I retire vinyl worth more than $100. I can live with the brightness by turning down the treble.


May 7, 2018

This album is a timeless masterpiece, One of the first albums I could truly say I fell in love with when it was originally released on CD back in the day. Just a great well put together album from start to finish witch is hard to find. Hard, almost punk sounds, to haunting lullabies and everything in between. My pressing if great sounds wonderful a great reissue that took me back in time and brings back wonderful memory's and feelings all over again.


March 24, 2018

My copy also has a tight spindle hole and the record is a bit warped, this does not affect the sound as the music sounds very good, great reissue


February 18, 2018

I've bought two copies Side A has a "wavy" pressing on both , and unfortunately you can really hear it on most of the tracks. Side B has a better pressing and the grooves are aligned correctly. It's not 180 gram vinyl as well. Why not press it on 180 gram and do it right to begin with??


November 12, 2017
Great pressing and very affordable. Spindle hole is a bit tight, as noted.


October 2, 2017

Very good repressing/reissue... I waited for this album for many years, had an original once, sold it to pay bills... preordered this for $15 on Amazon. I highly recommend it, not just for Joey, or Wendy... but Caroline, all the songs are good... and it sounds like a very good reissue.

I did note the center hole was a tight fit though on the spindle.