Elliott Smith ‎– Figure 8

DreamWorks Records ‎– 0044-50225-2
CD, Album

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1 Son Of Sam 3:04
2 Somebody That I Used To Know 2:09
3 Junk Bond Trader
Conductor [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Suzie KatayamaDrums – Pete Thomas
4 Everything Reminds Me Of Her 2:38
5 Everything Means Nothing To Me
Bass – Sam Coomes
6 LA 3:14
7a In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)
Bass – Sam CoomesConductor [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Suzie Katayama
7b The Roost 1:00
8 Stupidity Tries
Bass – Sam CoomesConductor [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Matt DunkleyDrums – Joey Waronker
9 Easy Way Out 2:44
10 Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?
Drums – Pete Thomas
11 Color Bars
Conductor [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Suzie Katayama
12a Happiness
Backing Vocals – Jon Brion
12b The Gondola Man 0:48
13 Pretty Mary K
Bass – Sam Coomes
14 I Better Be Quiet Now 3:35
15 Can't Make A Sound
Conductor [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Suzie KatayamaDrums – Pete Thomas
16 Bye 1:53

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Recorded and mixed at Abbey Road, Capitol, Sunset Sound, and Sonora Studios.
Mastered at Precision Mastering.

Management for M3.

Digipak with liner notes booklet insert.

Published 2000 Spent Bullets/Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc.(BMI)

©℗ 2000 SKG Music LLC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 0044-50225-2 2
  • Matrix / Runout: 0044502252 0769413063 MFG BY TECHNICOLOR UNIVERSAL MEDIA SERVICES
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 & 2): IFPI L771
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2A3C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2A49
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 50D3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
00602557286441 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Geffen Records, Universal Music Group International 00602557286441 Europe 2017 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 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) UK & Ireland 2000 Sell This Version
ES1 LC07266 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Promo, Smplr) DreamWorks Records ES1 LC07266 US 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


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September 30, 2018
is there any issue of this lp that actually doesn't sound awful and distorted?


November 26, 2017
I have the BongLoad48 Limited coke bottle swirl colored vinyl and I love it. I just played it all the way through on my 4 speaker component stereo set up and it's just lovely sounding. Plus I just got a new needle so that even helped matters. I used to have the 1st BL pressing of XO and I've always been impressed with how BL's records sound. Apparently Geffen's been repressing Figure 8 also and it doesn't sound too nice. That's a shame.


September 15, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I'm having the same complaint for one I bought in 2015! And, this is the second one from two different pressings (one from a few years back was also noisy and crowded) ...I suggest taking away their (City Hall Records) Crosley's.


April 24, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
Please ignore, already got my answer.


November 27, 2007

I think, this album is a turning point in Elliott's works. The whole atmosphere changes right from here: depressiveness and gloominess dissolve, making way for feeling of freedom and happiness. This album gives a "second wind", a breath of fresh after sitting in stuffy room. The songs i can mark out as the best one's are: "Son Of Sam", "Somebody That I Used To Know", "L. A.", "Wouldn't Mama Be Proud" and "Can't Make A Sound". Listenning to the album is recommended. =)