Daft Punk ‎– Random Access Memories

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Columbia ‎– 88883716861, Columbia ‎– 88883 71686 1, Sony Music ‎– 88883716861, Sony Music ‎– 88883 71686 1
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram
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A1 Give Life Back To Music
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*Guitar – Nile Rodgers, Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2), Chilly Gonzales*Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszPercussion – Quinn (3)Vocals, Synthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – Daft PunkWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, N. Rodgers*, P. Jackson Jr.*, T. Bangalter*
4:35
A2 The Game Of Love
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*Guitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2)Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszVocals, Synthesizer – Daft PunkWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, T. Bangalter*
5:22
A3 Giorgio By Moroder
Bass – James Genus, Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*, Omar HakimGuitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2), Daft PunkPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszPercussion – Quinn (3)Recorded By [Giorgio's Voice Recorded By] – Guillaume Le BrazSynthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – Daft PunkVoice – Giorgio MoroderWritten-By – G. Moroder*, G.M. de Homem-Christo*, T. Bangalter*
9:04
B1 Within
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2), Daft PunkPercussion – Quinn (3)Piano [Solo Piano] – Chilly Gonzales*Vocals – Daft PunkWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, J. "Chilly Gonzales" Beck*, T. Bangalter*
3:48
B2 Instant Crush
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*Percussion – Quinn (3)Synthesizer, Keyboards, Guitar – Daft PunkVocals, Lead Guitar, Co-producer – Julian CasablancasWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, J. Casablancas*, T. Bangalter*
5:37
B3 Lose Yourself To Dance
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – John "JR" Robinson*Guitar – Nile RodgersVocals – Daft Punk, Pharrell WilliamsWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, N. Rodgers*, Ph. Williams*, T. Bangalter*
5:53
C1 Touch
Bass – James GenusChoir – Alissa M. Crenshaw, Alycia Grant, Chelsea T. DiBlasi*, Elaina S. Crenshaw, Emma S. Gunn*, Jeffrey Gunn*, Jessica Rotter, Joshua Britt, Alexandra Gunn*, Mariah A. Britt*, Shirley Koesnadi, Victor PineschiConductor [Choir] – Angie JareeDrums – Omar Hakim, Quinn (3)Guitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2)Lap Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Greg LeiszOndes Martenot – Thomas BlochSynthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – Daft PunkVocals – Daft Punk, Paul Williams (2)Written-By – C. Caswell*, G.M. de Homem-Christo*, P. Williams*, T. Bangalter*
8:18
C2 Get Lucky
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – Omar HakimGuitar – Nile Rodgers, Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2)Synthesizer – Daft PunkVocals – Daft Punk, Pharrell WilliamsWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, N. Rodgers*, Ph. Williams*, T. Bangalter*
6:09
C3 Beyond
Bass – James GenusDrums – Omar HakimGuitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2)Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel], Lap Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Greg LeiszVocals, Synthesizer – Daft PunkWritten-By – C. Caswell*, G.M. de Homem-Christo*, P. Williams*, T. Bangalter*
4:50
D1 Motherboard
Bass – James GenusGlass Harmonica [Cristal Baschet] – Thomas BlochGuitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2)Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszPercussion – Omar Hakim, Quinn (3)Synthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – Daft PunkWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, T. Bangalter*
5:41
D2 Fragments Of Time
Bass – James Genus, Nathan EastDrums – Omar HakimGuitar – Paul Jackson Jr.Keyboards – Chris Caswell (2), Daft PunkPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszPercussion – Quinn (3)Synthesizer [Lead Synthesizer] – Daft PunkVocals, Co-producer – Todd EdwardsWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, T. Bangalter*, T. Imperatrice*
4:39
D3 Doin' It Right
Synthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – Daft PunkVocals – Daft Punk, Panda BearWritten-By – G.M. de Homem-Christo*, N. Lennox*, T. Bangalter*
4:11
D4 Contact
Bass – James GenusCo-producer – DJ FalconDrums – Omar HakimPerformer [Sample From "We Ride Tonight"] – The SherbsSynthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – DJ Falcon, Daft PunkWritten-By – D. Braithwaite*, G. Porter*, G.M. de Homem-Christo*, S. Queme*, T. Bangalter*, T. Mitchell*
6:21

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Gatefold sleeve. Booklet includes complete lyrics.
Includes a code for downloading the album in MP3, 320 kbps.

Sealed copies have a sticker on the front:
"Feat. Get Lucky & Lose Yourself To Dance
Daft Punk
180 gram double vinyl
Also includes digital download.
88883716861"

Release date: Continental Europe & Ireland 17 May, UK 20 May, US 21 May

Songs published by:
Track A1: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, XLC Music (BMI), Miss Mittie Music (BMI)
Track A2: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France
Track A3: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Giorgio Moroder Publishing (ASCAP)
Track B1: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, EMI Music Publishing
Track B2: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Julian Casablancas Publishing (ASCAP) for North America & Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited for rest of the world. Julian Casablancas appears courtesy of Rough Trade / RCA Records
Track B3: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, XLC Music (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc. obo itself and More Water From Nazareth (ASCAP)
Track C1: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Sunset Squid Music, Kazz Song, Inc
Track C2: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, XLC Music (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc. obo itself and More Water From Nazareth (ASCAP)
Track C3: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Sunset Squid Music, Kazz Song, Inc.
Track D1: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France
Track D2: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Todd Imperatrice (ASCAP)
Track D3: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Panda Lennox (ASCAP) published by Chrysalis. Panda Bear appears courtesy of Domino Records
Track D4: Imagem Music for the world excluding France, Daft Music / Because Music for France, Stephane Queme, Perfect Pitch Music Publishing (ASCAP). Contains a sample from The Sherbs recording "We Ride Tonight" produced under license from Liberation Music Pty Ltd and used by courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. under license from Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. Contains audio from the Apollo 17 mission used by courtesy of NASA and Capt. Eugene Cernan.

Recorded at Gang Recording Studio, Paris; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood; Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood; Electric Lady Studios, New York & Capitol Studios, Hollywood.
Mixed at Conway Studios, Hollywood.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME & Chab at Translab, Paris

©2013 & ℗2013 Daft Life Limited under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment / Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment / Dystrybucja w Polsce: Sony Music Entertainment Poland Sp. z o.o., ul. Chóralna 14, 02-879 Warszawa / Made in the EU / Columbia is the exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment

BPM is not provided on the record.
BPM:
A1: 118-120 | A2: 90 | A3: 112-114
B1: 109-112 | B2: 110 | B3: 100
C1: 116/91 | C2: 116 | C3: 104
D1: 103 | D2: 130 | D3: 89 | D4: 124

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 888837168618
  • Barcode (Text): 8 88837 16861 8
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): AL88883716861-2 BD11929-01 A2 Chab.☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): BL88883716861-2 BD11929-01 B2 Chab☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): CL88883716861-2 BD11929-02 C2 Chab.☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): DL88883716861-2 Chab.☆ BD11929-02 D2 IF LOVE IS THE ANSWER YOU'RE HOME

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88883716861, C 371686 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(2xLP, Album, 180) Columbia, Columbia 88883716861, C 371686 US 2013 Sell This Version
88883716861, 88883 71686 1 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Columbia, Columbia, Sony Music, Sony Music 88883716861, 88883 71686 1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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jawy

jawy

June 18, 2020
I don't have many records, but this is easily my best sounding vinyl. I'm so impressed. Its the combination of a decent pressing and some wickedly amazing sound engineering. Every note and rythmn was meticulously created. I'm beyond impressed. Audiophile grade for sure. I'm not even a huge fan of daft punk but I got this vinyl because of all the praise and it definitely lives up to the hype.
adamschoales

adamschoales

May 4, 2020

What a magnificent album. But not only that, what a truly great pressing. So many modern vinyl pressings, especially from this era, felt like a cash-in on the trend, and the result was a lot of bad, noisy discs. Not here. This is one of the smoothest, quietest pressings I've heard in a long time. It's only fitting that an album that was a love letter to 70s pop would have a near perfect vinyl pressing. Highly, highly recommended.
33rpm_arthur

33rpm_arthur

March 3, 2020

I have rarely listened an album with this mastering. The audio quality is so clean and smooth, it is fantastic. Got my copy not long after the album came out and I unfortunately have some clicking noises especially on the first track but I guess my LP deteriorated a bit with time...
turntable_terrorist

turntable_terrorist

January 4, 2020

It's a real crime Horizon only made the Japanese release. it is a perfect closer to a monumental release and also quite a different sound to the whole DP catalogue. multiple listenings confirm its entry should have been made.

On this album though, I do consider it their finest work. when I first heard Daft Punk was moving back to guitars over electronic sounds, I heavily ignored this album fearing Daft Punk taking on more live instrumentation surroundings could later lead them down a similar road it did the prodigy, but time will tell. Each song is a masterpiece but also very more melancholic showing to their vocal work than a lot of their other work (game of love and within could easily be sequels to something about us) I enjoy Giorgio Moroder's telling of becoming a pioneer of the synthesizer, as with each chapter of his story the music shifts from electro, dance, techno and then rock. the guest spots are all very good and eclectic in style, as Julian Casablancas sounds completely unrecognizable from his strokes days (could be the vocoder though!)

so yes, I do recommend picking up this album. Like Discovery, it commands you to listen carefully instead of dance. I'm interested to see what the future holds for DP.
REENO

REENO

November 20, 2019

A solid album, although very un-even sonically and stylistically. Still plenty of fine moments here though.
As for this LP being touted as "Audiophile Quality" in terms of overall sonics, I would suggest putting on Sting's "Nothing Like the Sun" from either CD or vinyl and then get back to us.
NaveekDarkroom

NaveekDarkroom

August 14, 2019

How do I distinguish between the original pressing of this and the 2017 repress? Mine has the 2013 copyright notice on the back so I'm assuming it's this one.
ricky_bettini

ricky_bettini

August 11, 2019
Fucking BEAUTIFUL pressing, my copy has the A and B labels flipped, only flaw
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 5, 2019
edited 11 months ago

Ah, the devisive Random Access Memories. Daft Punk's triumphant return to the fold. An album so costly and ambitious that the duo had to make a sizable investment of their own cash to make it happen. They wanted to revitalize a gutless industry and prove that fully conceived, exquisitely produced albums could still make money.

Samwise Sony to Daft Frodo: Share the load.

It was a powerful statement at the time. A slap to the face of a music industry that had lost its nerve. One that adopted the philosophy of developing and recording artists as quickly and cheaply as possible.

The fallout of these changes (along with Napster and the digital revolution) caused several famous recording studios to shut their doors. Appropriately budgeted productions were no longer profitable, and the result was a decade of poorly recorded, terrible sounding music. Dark times.

They succeeded.

After an innovative and aggressive marketing push, RAM was released to critical acclaim in 2013 and proved to be a worthwhile investment for the label. It spawned a few major hits and a legion of new followers for a band that had been producing music for nearly two decades. Suddenly, their presence was felt all over pop culture.

So how has it held up? I'm my opinion, very well. There's a timelessness to a majority of the set, and this is an album I'll look back upon fondly. Get Lucky, Instant Crush, Gorgio by Moroder, Motherboard, and Contact are all outstanding.

An outstanding album, beautifully pressed on whisper quiet vinyl. Dynamic af. Punchy. Love it.
marshallcantu1987

marshallcantu1987

August 4, 2019
Was analogue tape used to cut this or a digital file? I know they used a lot of analogue equipment when making this album.
darrylpoh

darrylpoh

August 2, 2019
Great pressing/mastering! It sounds extremely vivid. Would recommend this copy.