Frank Ocean ‎– Blond

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Blonde (stylised as blond) is the second studio album by Frank Ocean.
It was released digitally on August 20, 2016 with a CDr edition simultaneously issued with Boys Don't Cry (Issue 1 / Album 3), a free 360-page magazine curated by Ocean and released for free for one day only at four "pop-up" locations in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London.
Official pressings (magazine reprint with CD, CD and double LP), also known as Black Friday editions, were only available for 24 hours on November 25, 2016 via Frank Ocean's website, boysdontcry.co.

Bootleg editions, in a variety of formats, also exist.

Tracklist

Nikes 5:14
Ivy 4:09
Pink + White 3:04
Be Yourself 1:27
Solo 4:17
Skyline To 3:04
Self Control 4:09
Good Guy 1:06
Nights 5:07
Solo (Reprise) 1:18
Pretty Sweet 2:38
Facebook Story 1:08
Close To You 1:25
White Ferrari 4:08
Seigfried 5:34
Godspeed 2:58
Futura Free 9:24

Versions (10 of 30)

Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Blond (2xLP, Album, Ltd) XL Recordings 862160000302 US 2016
Blonde (2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Europe 2016
Blonde (CD, Album, Ltd, Rep) Boys Don't Cry none US 2016
Blonde (2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Europe 2016
Blond (CD, Album) Boys Don't Cry 862160000302 US 2016
Blond (2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Italy 2018
Blond (17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Boys Don't Cry none Unknown 2016
Blonde (2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 Europe 2016
Blonde (CDr, CD-ROM, Album, Ltd, MP3) Boys Don't Cry none US 2016
Blond (2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Not On Label 862160000302 Unknown 2019

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Mtylor

Mtylor

February 2, 2020
referencing Blond, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 862160000302
Finally heard a rumor about a repress!! Fingers crossed. Can’t say I feel sorry for the scalpers who haven’t sold yet:))
Buhu
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

January 16, 2020
referencing Blond, 17xFile, AAC, Album, 256, none
Apparently, there's an unofficial version on black vinyl with the black album cover floating around. It still has the "For promotional use" sign on the back of sleeve, so be wary. One just sold for $225 on ebay.
Jeb2020

Jeb2020

November 2, 2019
referencing Blonde, CDr, CD-ROM, Album, Ltd, MP3, none
Can anyone with the OG version confirm, that the only distinguishing feature of this release from the reprints are the different versions of NIKES and PRETTY SWEET?

Follow up, can anyone confirm, that all the original pop-up store versions came with these variants, or did any come with the "current" streaming version of the album?

Asking mainly as there are so many folks out there claiming to have the "1st edition" or "original printing 2016" version, but they clearly have reprints
speshuled

speshuled

November 2, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing Blond, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Red, 862160000302

This release was sold in red, yellow, and blue variants. I have the yellow copy and it sounds a million times better than my "Deluxe Edition" with the alternate version of Nikes and bonus tracks. This copy is relatively noise free, however, some of the levels are little harsh sounding at times, but overall not bad. Here's hoping proper copies of Blond are repressed at some point but until then, this one isn't a bad copy to grab. Rated 4 for being a boot.
speshuled

speshuled

October 29, 2019
referencing Blond (Deluxe Edition), 2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Yel, B01KRKL6R8LP LIMITED EDITION

I broke down and grabbed this copy after not being able to find any of the others. My copy is warped and noisy. Also a total bummer that they threw the bonus songs in before Futura Free. Blond is a fantastic album, this pressing leaves a lot to be desired though.
hungrybox

hungrybox

August 31, 2019
referencing Blond, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 862160000302

I couldn't resist and ended up getting a copy from a seller here. It really is an outstanding pressing. Will keep it as a holy grail :)
JackThomas311

JackThomas311

August 29, 2019
referencing Blond, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial, Yel, DJX-3307
Doesn't really sound bad compared to my legit copy. Really not worth spending the premium on the Black Friday version for purposes other than collecting. Get this one to play, that one to display.
injuryprone

injuryprone

July 22, 2019
referencing Blond (Deluxe Edition), 2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Yel, B01KRKL6R8LP LIMITED EDITION

Pretty loud surface noise but other than that it honestly doesn't sound that bad.
The transparent marble yellow looks really nice imo.
My only large gripe is that the "bonus tracks" or singles don't come after the final track. 'Godspeed' and 'Futura Free' are definitely meant to be played back to back. And they replaced 'Nikes' with the extended version, instead of making it a bonus track.
If you are a huge Frank fan but can't afford the insane resale of the official version, this is easily the best bootleg to date.
chrislowry

chrislowry

June 19, 2019
referencing Blonde, CDr, CD-ROM, Album, Ltd, MP3, none
Anyone know how many copies there are of this? ?
chrislowry

chrislowry

June 19, 2019
referencing Blonde, CD, Album, Ltd, Rep, none
Anyone know how many copies there are of this? ?