Fleet Foxes ‎– Fleet Foxes

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Sub Pop ‎– SP 777, Sub Pop ‎– SP 781
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Vinyl, 12", EP
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℗ & © 2008 Sub Pop Records

Released in a gatefold sleeve with the "Sun Giant" EP as a bonus. Also included is a coupon to download 192kbps MP3s of both records.
Printed insert included.

Fleet Foxes (LP):
Recorded at our homes, our friends' homes, our parents' homes, at London Bridge Studio, and at Avast Studio in Seattle, Washington, through the Summer and Fall of 2007. Phil Ek produced, engineered, and mixed, except when we were flailing around at home, recording ourselves poorly for him to clean up later. This happened often. [...] Mastered, at RFI in Seattle.

Sun Giant (EP):
We all played many an instrument. An itemized and individualized list would be egotistical and tiresome.
It was mostly recorded in early January of 2008 at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington. We did additional recording at both our house and at Stuart Hollerman's Avast! Studio, where the EP was also mixed. The handsome Philip M. Ek was the producer, engineer, and mixer. All hate mail may be directed to him. Except mastering hate mail, which can be sent to Ed Brooks at RFI in Seattle, WA.

Cover painting "The Blue Cloak" (De Blauwe Huik) by Pieter The Elder Bruegel.
© Staatliche Gemaldegaleria, Berlin, Germany / The Bridgman Art Library.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 098787077711
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching, LP): SP-777-A 17591.1(3) JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching, LP): SP-777-B 17591.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching, EP): SP-781-A 17523.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching, EP): SP-781-B 17523.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (All Sides, Stamp): Golden
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BELLACD167 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album, Dig) Bella Union BELLACD167 2008 Sell This Version
BELLACD167 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album, Dig) Bella Union BELLACD167 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
BELLACD167p Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Num, Promo) Bella Union BELLACD167p UK 2008 Sell This Version
BELLAV 167 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(LP, Album + 12", EP) Bella Union BELLAV 167 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SS 24 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Beatball SS 24 South Korea 2008 Sell This Version

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508loopdetected

508loopdetected

May 11, 2018
edited 14 days ago
It seems this pressing is hit or miss for some people. Luckily I guess, my copy that was bought back in 2008 still sounds beautiful. I do wish there were more bottom end overall, but the rest of the mix sounds full and dynamic enough that it doesn't matter too much. Each side does get a little noisy towards the end, unfortunately. As a result, I don't know if I'd put this in the range of "best sounding records" in my collection, but it'd be a very strong honorable mention. The album's very pleasantly warm, balanced production feels sort of like it was created with vinyl primarily in mind (this maybe makes more sense if you've heard the album), which makes this release particularly fun to listen to.
jwages

jwages

October 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
My copy of this release has an acceptable noise floor with occasional light pops that aren't distracting (not cleaned). The vinyl came with some slight warp that does not effect playback. The sound stage is fairly large with good instrumental separation. Tones are warm and natural. Vocals are clean and high frequencies are crisp but not bright. Guitar is sharp and accurate. Snares and cymbals sound clean and natural. Bottom end is slightly thin but cured by 2.1 listening. The music itself is vivid and peaceful. The included Sun Giant EP is also good pressing but has slightly more surface noise (not cleaned). The EP also seems to have a bit more bottom end. Fleet Foxes are awesome! I recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio PL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans - Linn Sizmik 12.45" for 2.1)
lincolnwilson

lincolnwilson

April 8, 2015
Great album to listen to on vinyl. Got album in great condition and love both the original fleet foxes album and did not expect to recieve the Sun Giant EP along with the LP. When I opened it up and realized Sun Giant was in there, of course I was shocked. I play the album all the time and Sun Giant along with it. The cover and inside of the gate-fold was awesome looking and I was pleased with the notecards and lyrics and such that came with it.
mywaxweighsaton

mywaxweighsaton

July 31, 2014
I have now purchased - and was forced to send back - two copies of this LP, because they were both so warped right out of the shrink wrap that my needle would jump off the record when I tried to play them. Does anyone know if this is a batch defect on the manufacturers part? Or is it more likely that it was just from improper storage by the vendor and delivery company? Anyone else open this record up to find two warped discs?