Elliott Smith ‎– Figure 8

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Son Of Sam 3:04
Somebody That I Used To Know 2:09
Junk Bond Trader 3:50
Everything Reminds Me Of Her 2:38
Everything Means Nothing To Me 2:24
LA 3:14
In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach) 3:33
The Roost 1:00
Stupidity Tries 4:24
Easy Way Out 2:44
Wouldn't Mama Be Proud? 3:26
Color Bars 2:20
Happiness 4:16
The Gondola Man 0:48
Pretty Mary K 2:36
I Better Be Quiet Now 3:35
Can't Make A Sound 4:19
Bye 1:53

Versions (29)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
ES1 Elliott Smith Figure 8 Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) DreamWorks Records ES1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BL48, BL 48 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Bong Load Records, Bong Load Records BL48, BL 48 US 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
MVCA-24043 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) Dreamworks Records MVCA-24043 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) Europe 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) UK & Ireland 2000 Sell This Version
MVCA-24043 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Jew) Dreamworks Records MVCA-24043 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
15783 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) DreamWorks Records 15783 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) Motor Music none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
DRMF-13510-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) DreamWorks Records DRMF-13510-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-4 Elliott Smith Figure 8(Cass, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-4 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
ELLIOTT1 Elliott Smith Snippets From The New Album Figure 8 Out April, 25th(CD, Promo, Smplr) Motor Music ELLIOTT1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(12", Red + 12", Blu + Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2x12", Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2x12", Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2012 Sell This Version
533 857-8 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Geffen Records 533 857-8 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
533 857-8 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP, W/Lbl, 180) Geffen Records 533 857-8 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BL48 Elliott Smith Figure 8(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Cok) Bong Load Records BL48 US 2016 Sell This Version
B0026099-01 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Geffen Records B0026099-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557286441 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Geffen Records, Universal Music Group International 00602557286441 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0026099-01 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, RE) Geffen Records B0026099-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RE) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RE) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RP) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RP) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Kijomori

Kijomori

November 19, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557286441
Since all (most?) of the other pressings of this supposedly sound really bad I have never owned this on vinyl until I picked this version up. It actually sounds really good... No complaints at all from me.
easteracrobat

easteracrobat

August 6, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01

They set out to create the worst sounding record of all time and by god did they do it. A curse upon mankind. Kudos.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

June 23, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557286441

This version sounds superb, more or less as good the original to be honest. The pressing is very clean and the sonics are superb. Avoid the US reissue and go for this one with confidence.
bonzo2112

bonzo2112

May 10, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01

I've collected for years and have never come across really bad pressings. I've looked through water damaged sleeves, old garage sales, and basement-dwelling records. NEVER have I listened to such a terrible pressing. It actually amazes me how bad this sounds. There's a lot of rough noise during the acoustic parts, and distortion when Elliott sings melodies in those songs. The louder songs are also very distorted.

I've never experienced such extremes on a record pressing, and it saddens me that it's on an Elliott record. Wish some factory/company can release a proper pressing. This album, and all Elliott's music, deserves the proper and exceptional treatment. I have no idea why his records are very variable with pressings. Seems counter-intuitive to how his music should be heard.

Just knowing that "Happiness" doesn't have "The Gondola Man" on the same side of the record should've deterred me away. Those two songs go back-to-back. If I knew that when purchasing, I would've not bought this record. Wish you could see reviews on your mobile Discogs app, but I have not been able to see that. I don't normally leave reviews, but Elliott's music means a lot to me and I don't want others to purchase this pressing. Regardless, everyone should listen to Elliott's music. It has the emotional depth that is not seen in music then and today.
setrist

setrist

April 5, 2019
edited 8 months ago
referencing Figure 8, 2x12", Album, RE, 180, plain127

Just want to reiterate that this pressing is ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. Unequivocally the worst-sounding record I've ever had the misfortune of hearing. The sound quality is deplorable; there's a ton of distortion; and what's more, my copy had TWO skips in "L.A." (B2), which apparently is a common problem. Can't even bring myself to listen the whole way through because it's torturously terrible. STAY AWAY!!!
TobeMilo

TobeMilo

March 14, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
Garbage pressing, I wish someone with skill would master this and XO
sbucar23

sbucar23

February 26, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
One of the worst album pressings I've ever heard...whoever mastered this thing should be shot. Fantastic album but avoid this unlistenable pressing at all costs!!
whitespyder

whitespyder

February 13, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2x12", Album, RE, 180, plain127
Never really checked my copy since i also have the EU UMG & 2 copies of the CD (which is the format this record has been recorded for and that i have mostly played since 2000).
I remember it sounded bad like everyone else described, but now i have a brand new and better cartridge, plus corrected my settings on my turntable, i must admit it sounds better than what i remember...
It's far from being from the best record in my collection (but ES records always sounds pretty bad to me). I even compared it to the recent UMG (which has its own issues, on top of being also 'digital sounding') and i don't hear much difference...
I have a rather good setup, i can be a really snob when it comes to sound quality so, unless my ears are shit, i wonder if Plain hasn't just changed its QC at some point...
Pixiecc

Pixiecc

January 5, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01

Can't make a sound is one of my favorite songs. I was so disappointed when it sounded terrible like someone was turning up the sound on a radio that couldn't handle it. Should've read reviews on this album before purchasing. Probably will just use it as a placeholder until I can get a better version and then just listen to the album on Spotify.
Stuntman_LowTide

Stuntman_LowTide

November 14, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
Should have read this first! I still listen because it's not unlistenable but.... yea super shitty.