Frank Black ‎– Teenager Of The Year

4AD ‎– DAD 4009 LPE
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, White

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A1 Whatever Happened To Pong? 1:34
A2 Thalassocracy 1:33
A3 (I Want To Live On An) Abstract Plain 2:17
A4 Calistan 3:22
A5 The Vanishing Spies 3:37
A6 Speedy Marie 3:33
B7 Headache 2:52
B8 Sir Rockaby
Lead Guitar – Joey Santiago
B9 Freedom Rock 4:16
B10 Two Reelers 3:01
B11 Fiddle Riddle
Bass – Nick VincentLead Guitar – Morris Tepper*
C12 Olé Mulholland 4:41
C13 Fazer Eyes 3:36
C14 I Could Stay Here Forever 2:27
C15 The Hostess With The Mostest
Lead Guitar [Second Lead Guitar] – Joey Santiago
C16 Superabound 3:10
D17 Big Red
Lead Guitar – Morris Tepper*
D18 Space Is Gonna Do Me Good 2:22
D19 White Noise Maker 2:42
D20 Pure Denizen Of The Citizens Band
Lead Guitar – Joey Santiago
D21 Bad, Wicked World
Lead Guitar – Joey Santiago
D22 Pie In The Sky
Lead Guitar – Joey Santiago

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A Record Store Day 2019 Exclusive release. Limited to 4500 according to (unclear whether or not this is for the EU and US versions combined).
Includes printed inner sleeves.
Tracks are continuously numbered across sides.

Recorded at American, Calabasas, California
Mixed at Can-Am, Los Angeles, California
Additional recording at Castle Oaks, Calabasas, California; The Clubhouse, Burbank, California; The Chapel, Los Angeles, California; and Can-Am, Los Angeles, California
Mastered at Tower Mastering, Los Angeles, California

P & C 4.A.D. 1994
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 52637 40090 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched / "[MPO logo]® 19 106446" stamped): DAD 4009 LPE A [MPO logo]® 19 106446
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched / "[MPO logo]® 19 106445" stamped): DAD 4009 LPE B [MPO logo]® 19 106445
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched / "[MPO logo]® 18 48789" stamped): DAD 4009 LPE C [MPO logo]® 18 48789
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched / "[MPO logo]® 18 48790" stamped): DAD 4009 LPE D [MPO logo]® 18 48790
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DAD 4009 Frank Black Teenager Of The Year(2xLP, Album) 4AD DAD 4009 UK & Ireland 1994 Sell This Version
DAD 4009 CD Frank Black Teenager Of The Year(CD, Album) 4AD, Flying Records DAD 4009 CD Italy 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39678 4 1 Frank Black Teenager Of The Year(Cass, Album) 4AD 7243 8 39678 4 1 France 1994 Sell This Version
CTX 003 CD Frank Black Teenager Of The Year(CD, Album) 4AD, Cortex CTX 003 CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
185 Frank Black Teenager Of The Year(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 185 Russia 1994 Sell This Version


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April 22, 2019
edited 5 months ago
I’ve noticed a lot of the negative reviews regarding the pressing and sound quality are from U.S based users. Are you sure you’ve not commented on the wrong version? (This being the E.U pressing) Because this sounds absolutely fantastic to me. Quiet, flat, dynamic and that’s coming from someone who owns the first LP press, and has had the CD since the early 90’s.


April 17, 2019
The pressing sounds good to me. I'm surprised so many commenters here are disappointed. I don't have the original vinyl to compare it to, though.


April 16, 2019
I also own the first version from the 90ies both on vinyl and cd, and the vinyl is a challenge for every turntable - the "s" on "Speedy Marie" sound so harsh, on the white RSD reissue it is even worse. This is one of my absolute favorite albums, and I bought the white one to conserve the original from 1994. I love vinyl, but I really have to admit that it sounds much much better on cd. I was hoping that they will improve the vinyl mix with this reissue, but it seems that they just used their old stuff from 25 years ago


April 15, 2019
Does anyone know how these were recorded to begin with? I haven’t spun these yet and I’ve never really looked into his solo stuff so I won’t have any real reference point but from what people here are saying this release seems to be a bit of a dud. I should have done research before picking these up as I really don’t care to own vinyl unless it’s got a clear advantage in sound.


April 14, 2019
Anyone else have black smudges all over the white vinyl? lol mine is covered (was brand new).


April 10, 2019
Sounds absolutely tremendous. Never really took his solo stuff in back then. This pressing it quiet, clean and detailed as pop rock can be ....que thumbs up emoji.