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 (On label): BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AL88883716861-2 BD11929-01 A2 Chab.☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BL88883716861-2 BD11929-01 B2 Chab☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): CL88883716861-2 BD11929-02 C2 Chab.☆
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DL88883716861-2 Chab.☆ BD11929-02 D2 IF LOVE IS THE ANSWER YOU'RE HOME

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88883716862 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(CD, Album) Columbia 88883716862 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
AB-064 15 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(CD, Album, Unofficial) Art Optimum AB-064 15 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
88843011981, 34-101989 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(2xLP, Album, 180 + 10" + M/Stick, WAV, 24- + M/Sti) Columbia, Columbia 88843011981, 34-101989 US 2014 Sell This Version
8803581120493 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(CD, Album, Ltd, 3D ) Columbia 8803581120493 South Korea 2013 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk Random Access Memories(13xFile, FLAC, Album, 88K) Columbia none US 2013

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TomatoareBurnin

TomatoareBurnin

May 31, 2016

The amount of things that can be said about this album is endless. Amazing masterpiece, one that will withstand the test of time.
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

March 11, 2016
Is this the most owned release on Discogs currently? 13k and counting
hrobb

hrobb

January 26, 2016

I don't mean to say that this entry is completely bad, but the copy I got was an awful pressing. No dynamics, flat and sounded just like the digital version. It's not my system. I specifically bought this due to the hype that this was the best example of modern vinyl. Along with this one, I also bought discovery and it sounds amazing compared to RAM. I think this album has been pressed to death at this point. There's also pretty excessive surface noise on my copy as well, going a minute into each song. It especially sucks for songs like Touch and Motherboard as the beginning sections come with pops and clicks every few seconds. I use a RD V vac cleaner, this isn't a dust issue or whatever. Great album in all respects, just Daft Punk doing something different for change. If it helps in any way, I bought this last summer off of Amazon. Can someone convince me to buy a different copy, because I'm already out $20 on what turned out to be a bad pressing. I also haven't heard anyone else have any complaints about this.
ctleon104

ctleon104

December 25, 2015
edited 7 months ago
Great record 180 gram 2x Gatefold but i noticed that the sleeve wears much more quickly than others so i have to protect it more
daftcombo

daftcombo

September 23, 2015
edited 11 months ago

I had never seen such a long Discogs page before. Who cares about every violin player on C3? If at least their violin part was interesting...

Anyway, this album is plain bad, except for "Motherboard" and the beginning of "Contact" (which is from an old track, btw). The one with Julian Casablancas is of course very catchy but annoying, let's even say disgusting, due to the abuse of filters/autotune.

So, seing all these names of previously interesting artists, who collaborated for this dull result, really makes me sad.

This album is to music what blockbusters are to cinema: made for people who don't have a clue about the hidden part of the musical iceberg.
cheesndopeWI

cheesndopeWI

August 27, 2015

couldn't sound better. I consider this a test record.
REENO

REENO

July 31, 2015
Good album, even if it's quite uneven! Only 3 "disco" tracks. I could have used more actually....
The mixing/mastering was not great regardless of what others are saying.
philbarbee

philbarbee

June 16, 2015
160 people selling this album but it came out 2 years ago.
christopher.dutz

christopher.dutz

January 6, 2015

This album changed my life
ruminas

ruminas

December 30, 2014
edited about 1 year ago

More than a year has now passed since it's released. I have to share some thoughts about this album again, otherwise it will give me no peace forever. I think RAM is VERY important album, because it sort of connects the past and the present of dance music. Have you actually read the credits?
Just a quick overlook of the cast on this album.
Take for example Mr Nile Rodgers. Jeez, last time he has been seen publicly before this album was probably in Madonnas toilet sharing a line with then good-looking Mickey Rourke. He is a king of disco, and always has been. I'm not gonna hide it, I ain't drifting downtown on Saturday nights wearing rollerskates, and was never big fan of disco culture. But further investigating Nile Rodgers's activity over 70's and 80's (thanks to discogs) and his autobiography ‘Le Freak’ you can find that this guy used to have Midas touch and whatever production he laid his finger on it turned into gold. Despite his Chic organization, he produced hardly imaginable amount of hits, he produced Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Carley Simon, David Bowie, Madonna, INXS, Duran Duran and countless others. Loads of his hits and particularly guitar riffs have been sampled by many artists in the mid 90's / 00's, especially during disco-filtered-house era. I mean so many songs heard on the radio or in the clubs or seen on telly at the time - the initial material was him, or Chic Organization, or people associated with him. Seriously, dance music icon like no other, so I can only be happy he's being revived and paid a long due respect. And there he goes again - released new single, announced new tour dates etc. He is the same calibre like fuckin Elvis, no less.. Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight is considered to be the first rap song (or maybe first rap outbreak). Guess what is it based on ? Chic – Good Times, with Rodgers being on a guitar and his late partner in crime Bernard Edwards on bass. How about that for influence huh.
Giorgio Moroder ? Sounds familiar ? Don't even get me started. I mean, he's like, "oops, I've invented electronic dance music".
Pharrell.. Before he was messing with The Neptunes, NERD, produced everything from Busta Rhymes to Britney, and now he's like the second dude in the history of the world to top the charts with three singles in two months or something.
Anyway, be it a coincidence or not, but something extraordinary happened during last year after RAM. Acts like Earth Wind & Fire announces their revival, starts releasing new material and does the concerts with orchestra and stuff in London. And they must be like 100 years old or something. BBC R2 turns into a huge discowave emitter, playing The Brothers Johnson, Cerrone, Diana Ross, Imagination and anything you can associate with disco. For Christ sake, even Johnny Cash crawled out from underneath his stone to release something new! Can you believe it ? Me – hardly.
But for me personally most interesting thing to observe is the culture of vinyl. Represses spawning like crazy, you can get long forgotten anything on vinyl now, from tropical and latino disco to hindi film soundtracks.Correct me if I'm wrong, but this year we witness the record high sales in vinyl since the rise of digi-era, retailers report. And it’s fascinating, considering this day and age, when youngsters look into vinyl like into some sort of waste from dinosaur age. For fuck sake, most people don’t even know that the record has a flip side nowadays! And who's at the top? That's right, it's RAM. Having a look into stats over here we see something around 7000 people have it in their collection. Now knowing that not every vinyl buying person on the planet lives here on discogs as well, we can assume that the real amount should be what ? Double, maybe triple. Who else can sell so much wax on the planet now? Thought so. And what about Daft Punk themselves? Remember how they started? Remember their homework? Was there ever any hype they made, any scandals or any bullshit campaigns they’ve been involved to? They’re complete opposite, only thing you can blame them for is trying to evade that mass attention – having their helmets on (or masks in early days) and not giving any interviews. That’s it. That’s all they need to do. Oh, one tiny detail – their product must be top quality - be it music, producing, publishing, video/movie making and hell knows what else.
Anyway, one can go on forever thinking about this stuff, but the bottom line is – there it is, the double heavyweight piece of class, looks like classical record in all its definition, sounds fantastic and stimulates thoughts in a wider perspective. Does everything the record has to.I can hardly imagine what will they come up next with, and if anyone will ever beat this.