David Bowie ‎– Earthling

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ISO Records ‎– FRM-42627, Columbia ‎– FRM-42627, Friday Music ‎– FRM-42627
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Green, 180g
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Black Friday Record Store Day 2015 release in Tri-fold Sleeve limited to 2000.

Recorded at Looking Glass Studios
Mixed at Right Track
Originally mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios Inc. Portland, Maine
(Re)Masted at Friday Music Studios, Surf City, CA & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA

© 1997, 2015 ISO Records/Risky Folio, Inc. made under license to Sony Music Entertainment
℗ 1997 ISO Records/Risky Folio, Inc. made under license to Sony Music Entertainment

Title is written as "EART HL I NG" on the cover.

Premium Vinyl Pressing HQ-180 RTI

ISO/COLUMBIA STEREO/ FRIDAY MUSIC 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL on spine

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 29421 42627 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0829421426271
  • Matrix / Runout: 88875045291-A G-1 RM 23671.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout: 88875045291-B G-1 RM 23671.2(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7432143077 2 David Bowie Earthling(CD, Album) Arista, BMG 7432143077 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 42627 2 3 David Bowie Earthling(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin 7243 8 42627 2 3 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDAST(WF)330 David Bowie Earthling(CD, Album) BMG, Arista CDAST(WF)330 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
7432143077 2, JPCD9702126 David Bowie Earthling(CD, Album, Unofficial) BMG (2), Arista (2) 7432143077 2, JPCD9702126 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
RP2-553041 David Bowie Earthling(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records RP2-553041 US 2016 Sell This Version

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MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

August 20, 2018
edited 7 months ago

I wouldn't say this release sounds like utter garbage like the previous reviewer stated. I've definitely heard a lot worse. At least the music has definition and clarity to it rather than sounding muddy or distorted but I wouldn't call this an 'audiophile' record as the reissue label claims. The music doesn't sound bad but it probably doesn't offer any improvement in sonics over a CD or digital files other than maybe a fuller low end. I doubt this record was originally recorded analog anyway given its highly stylized electronic sound, so it's never going to sound amazing on vinyl. That being said, it doesn't sound terrible by any means, just very sterile, very cold, obviously not the way vinyl is supposed to sound but they did an ok job here, making for a decent listening experience. It seems to be mastered pretty quiet too. I have to crank it in order to achieve the desired impact. Also, no pressing flaws on mine, flat, centered and plays dead silent with a quiet background with no noise on the lead-in grooves or between tracks.
aspen1399

aspen1399

February 14, 2018
Don't buy this from scalpers on here. You can find it for $30 or $40 in record stores.
paulie

paulie

February 24, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
This ISO reissue sounds like utter garbage. On my newly-unsealed copy, the run-ins and outs are full of noise and is very distracting on quieter sections of the music. Really disappointing.