Frank Ocean ‎– Blond

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XL Recordings ‎– 862160000302
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
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A1 Nikes
Arranged By – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithDrum Programming – Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithMellotron – MalayProducer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Frank OceanVocals [Additional Vocals] – Amber CoffmanWritten-By – C. Breaux*
5:14
A2 Ivy
Arranged By – Rostam BatmanglijBass – Ben Reed (2)Guitar – FishProducer – Frank Ocean, Om'mas Keith, Rostam BatmanglijWritten-By – C. Breaux*, M. Ho*
4:09
A3 Pink + White
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Benjamin Wright, Jon BrionBass – Pharrell WilliamsCello – Alisha Bauer, Ginger Murphy, John Krovoza, Simon Huber (2), Stefanie FifeDrum Programming – Pharrell WilliamsKeyboards – Pharrell WilliamsProducer – Frank Ocean, Pharrell WilliamsRecorded By [Strings Recorded By] – Eric Caudieux, Greg Keller (2)Viola – Adriana Zoppo, Leah Katz, Rodney Wirtz, Stefan Smith (8)Violin – Charlie Bisharat, Chris Woods (2), Crystal Alforque, Daphne Chen, Gina Kronstadt, Katie Sloan*, Lisa Dondlinger, Marcy Vaj*, Marisa Kuney, Neel Hammond, Songa Lee, Terry GlennyViolin, Concertmaster – Eric GorfainVocals [Additional Vocals] – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter*Written-By – C. Breaux*, P. Williams*
3:04
A4 Be Yourself
Written-By – B. Ross*
1:27
B1 Solo
Arranged By – Frank Ocean, James BlakeKeyboards – James Blake, Mars 1500*Producer – Frank Ocean, James BlakeProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Frank OceanVocals [Additional Vocals] – Jazmine SullivanWritten-By – C. Breaux*, M. Ho*
4:17
B2 Skyline To
Arranged By – Christophe Chassol, Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*Drum Programming – Tyler OkonmaGuitar – Malay Ho*Keyboards – Christophe Chassol, James BlakeProducer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithSynth [Moog Solo], Soloist [Moog Solo] – Christophe ChassolWritten-By – C. Chassol*, C. Breaux*, T. Okonma*
3:05
B3 Self Control
Arranged By – Alex Giannascoli, Austin Feinstein, Jon BrionArranged By [String Arrangement] – Jon BrionCello – Alisha Bauer, Ginger Murphy, John Krovoza, Simon Huber (2), Stefanie FifeGuitar – Alex Giannascoli, Austin Feinstein, Malay Ho*Keyboards – Jon BrionProducer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Jon BrionProgrammed By – Frank OceanRecorded By [Strings Recorded By] – Eric Caudieux, Greg Keller (2)Viola – Adriana Zoppo, Leah Katz, Rodney Wirtz, Stefan Smith (8)Violin – Charlie Bisharat, Chris Woods (2), Crystal Alforque, Daphne Chen, Gina Kronstadt, Katie Sloan*, Lisa Dondlinger, Marcy Vaj*, Marisa Kuney, Neel Hammond, Songa Lee, Terry GlennyViolin, Concertmaster – Eric GorfainWritten-By – C. Breaux*
4:10
B4 Good Guy
Keyboards – Frank OceanProducer – Frank OceanWritten-By – C. Breaux*
1:07
B5 Night.s
Arranged By – Buddy Ross, Frank Ocean, Joe Thornalley, Jon BrionBass – Ben Reed (2)Drum Programming – Joe Thornalley, Michael UzowuruGuitar – Spaceman*, Frank OceanKeyboards – Buddy Ross, Joe Thornalley, Jon BrionProducer – Buddy Ross, Frank Ocean, Joe Thornalley, Michael UzowuruWritten-By – C. Breaux*, J. Thornalley*, M. Uzowuru*
5:07
C1 Solo (Reprise)
Arranged By – James Blake, Jon BrionDrum Programming – Jon BrionKeyboards – James Blake, Jon BrionProducer – Frank Ocean, James Blake, Jon BrionWritten-By – A. Benjamin*, C. Breaux*, J. Blake*
1:19
C2 Pretty Sweet
Arranged By – Malay Ho*, Jon Brion, Om'mas KeithArranged By [String Arrangement] – Jon BrionBass – Buddy RossCello – Alisha Bauer, Ginger Murphy, John Krovoza, Simon Huber (2), Stefanie FifeDrum Programming – Malay, Om'mas KeithGuitar – MalayProducer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithRecorded By [Strings Recorded By] – Eric Caudieux, Greg Keller (2)Viola – Adriana Zoppo, Leah Katz, Rodney Wirtz, Stefan Smith (8)Violin – Charlie Bisharat, Chris Woods (2), Crystal Alforque, Daphne Chen, Gina Kronstadt, Katie Sloan*, Lisa Dondlinger, Marcy Vaj*, Marisa Kuney, Neel Hammond, Songa Lee, Terry GlennyViolin, Concertmaster – Eric GorfainWritten-By – C. Breaux*
2:38
C3 Facebook Story
Producer – Frank OceanWritten-By – B. Ross*, S. Akchote*
1:09
C4 Close To You
Arranged By – Buddy Ross, Francis Starlite, Frank OceanDrum Programming – Joe ThornalleyKeyboards – Buddy RossProducer – Buddy Ross, Francis Starlite, Frank OceanProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Buddy RossVocoder – Francis StarliteWritten-By – B. Bacharach, H. David*, B. Ross*, C. Breaux*
1:26
C5 White Ferrari
Arranged By – Alex Giannascoli, Buddy Ross, Frank Ocean, Jon BrionDrum Programming – Sebastian AkchoteGuitar – Alex GiannascoliKeyboards – Buddy Ross, Jon Brion, MalayProducer – Frank Ocean, Jon Brion, Om'mas KeithProgrammed By [Sample Programming] – Frank Ocean, Sebastian AkchoteWritten-By – C. Breaux*, M. Ho*, K. West*, J. Lennon, P. McCartney*
4:09
D1 Seigfried
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Jonny GreenwoodBass – Ben Reed (2), Malay Ho*Guitar – Malay Ho*Keyboards – Malay Ho*, Rostam BatmanglijProducer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*Strings – London Contemporary OrchestraWritten-By – C. Breaux*, E. Smith*, M. Ho*, R. Batmanglij*
5:35
D2 Godspeed
Arranged By – Frank Ocean, James Blake, Sebastian AkchoteArranged By [String Arrangement] – Sebastian AkchoteChoir – Frank OceanKeyboards – James Blake, Malay Ho*, Mars 1500*Producer – Frank Ocean, James Blake, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Frank OceanStrings – Sebastian AkchoteVocals [Featured Vocals] – Kim Burrell, Yung LeanWritten-By – C. Breaux*, M. Ho*
2:58
D3.1 Futura Free
Arranged By – Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithBass – Ben Reed (2), Om'mas KeithDrum Programming – Frank Ocean, Om'mas KeithKeyboards – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*Producer – Frank Ocean, Malay Ho*, Om'mas KeithWritten-By – A. Gill*, C. Breaux*, D. Allen*, H. Burnham*, J. King*
9:24
D3.2 Interviews
Interviewee [Subjects] – Evan Clark (2), Frank Ocean, Ibrahim Hariri, Nabil Hariri, Na-Kel Smith*, Ryan Moore (8), Sage ElsesslerInterviewer – Mikey AlfredKeyboards – Buddy RossWritten-By – B. Ross*

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Black Friday Edition. Only available for 24 hours on November 25, 2016 via Frank Ocean's website, boysdontcry.co.
The album is labelled "blond" on the release but was marketed as "Blonde."
This is the first official version of "Blonde" on vinyl.

Limited first initial quantities contain ‘Black Friday’ sticker on shrinkwrap & were not part of the XL Recordings pressing. Later copies that were pressed to meet backorder list XL Recordings on reverse side of the sleeve & do not contain ‘Black Friday’ sticker.

Gatefold Sleeve.

"Pink + White"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording
*Beyoncé appears courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

"Be Yourself"
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

"Self Control"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording

"Solo" (Reprise)
*Andre 3000 appears courtesy of Epic Records

"Pretty Sweet"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording

"Facebook Story"
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

"Close To You"
*Contains a sample of 'They Long To Be Close To You' (Bacharach/David) performed by Stevie Wonder live on The David Frost Show, courtesy of Reelin' in the Years Productions, LLC.

"White Ferrari"
*Contains an interpolation of 'Here, There and Everywhere' by The Beatles

"Seigfried"
*Contains a quote from 'A Fond Farewell' by Elliott Smith and a sample from 'Untitled' by Rostam Batmanglij

"Futura Free"
*Contains a sample of 'Anthrax' (Allen/Burnham/Gill/King) performed by Gang of Four, produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company (for the United States, Canada and Mexico) and Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company (for the rest of the world)
Interviews
*Contains a sample of 'Running Around' by Buddy Ross

©&℗ 2016 Boys Don't Cry

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 83958 01421 9
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP 846 VV BG55863-01 A1 KR
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 T1 BG55863-01 B1 KR
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 BG55863-02 C1 KR VV
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP846 BG55863-02 D1 KR

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Frank Ocean Blond(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Boys Don't Cry none 2016
B01KRKL6R8 Frank Ocean Blonde(2xLP, Promo, Unofficial, Pur) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 US 2016 Sell This Version
B01KRKL6R8 Frank Ocean Blonde(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
B01KRKL6R8 Frank Ocean Blond(2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
FOBC-1916 Frank Ocean Blond(CDr, S/Edition, Unofficial) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) FOBC-1916 2016 Sell This Version

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Itstjcourt

Itstjcourt

March 14, 2019
This was really well advertised at the time as a one off pressing.
themumblingteen

themumblingteen

February 24, 2019
Frank just reissued the Boys Don't Cry magazine, so hopefully this means we'll see a repress of Blonde or maybe even Endless in the future?
moondog6

moondog6

February 21, 2019
No one's going to pay $1,000+ for this. Especially considering it will likely be re-released. These scalpers are out of their mind.
Uncluded

Uncluded

February 8, 2019

I recommend getting the Endless vinyl way more if you don't have any of the two, this will probably repress one day with official cover color, endless will probably not.
Squard

Squard

January 18, 2019
Yeah, scalpers suck, but Endless is the good album anyway.
Chester_Townsend

Chester_Townsend

January 16, 2019
$500!?!? Ahhhahaaaa! Nope. Cool album but pull your head out of your asses.
Marlow_Marlow

Marlow_Marlow

December 27, 2018
Reminder to not pay $625 for an XL Recordings pressing. This will go back down to 300-400 if you just dont buy it for like a month or two.
redflag77

redflag77

October 6, 2018
XL usually reissue every album they release. I'm sure this will be reissued at some point. Be patient and don't pay the scalpers silly money
Stildiktator

Stildiktator

September 19, 2018
Jesus take the wheel, i guess frank is trolling the vinyl community, especially for EU people.
Stooby

Stooby

July 17, 2018
God, the scalping here is out of control! Prime example of why people don't get into records, right here. Ya'll should be ashamed...