Frank Ocean ‎– Blond

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XL Recordings ‎– 862160000302
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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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.

Gatefold sleeve.

"Pink + White"
Strings recorded by Greg Keller and Eric Caudieux at Henson Recording
*Beyonce 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 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Frank Ocean Blonde(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Boys Don't Cry none 2016
862160000302 Frank Ocean Blonde(CD, Album) Boys Don't Cry, XL Recordings 862160000302 US 2016 Sell This Version
B01KRKL6R8 Frank Ocean Blonde(2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Frank Ocean) B01KRKL6R8 UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Frank Ocean Blonde(CD, Album, Ltd, Rep) Boys Don't Cry none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Frank Ocean Blonde(CD-ROM, Album, Ltd, MP3) Boys Don't Cry none US 2016 Sell This Version

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PGOAT

PGOAT

April 17, 2017
My copy came damaged pretty heavily from Sandbag, which really sucked. On Side A there's some issues with the left channel not playing because of heavy scratching around the first few songs. There's even two gouges that make me scared to play the record anymore in fear of damaging my needle. The undamaged parts sound fine but they're very quiet, and sometimes there's clipping such as at the end of Ivy.
Chester_Townsend

Chester_Townsend

April 12, 2017
Nevermind! I don't see any record on my bank statements that the purchase went through but I definitely remember hopping on and ordering it. That's frustrating! I've been wondering why it hasn't shown up yet and just thought to look on here. Has anyone here had that situation happen before? Probably can't reach out to them with that excuse to get one. They'll tell me to kick rocks!
Chester_Townsend

Chester_Townsend

April 12, 2017
Holy shit! I ordered this and mine still hasn't shown up yet... uhhhhh... any thoughts?
micahash

micahash

January 29, 2017
Super clean, and very quiet record!! Pretty impressed with the pressing itself, but disappointed by sandbag and distribution. Super disorganized, and many rookie mistakes were made. I ordered ASAP on black friday, but just received my copy ((with no black friday sticker)). They should have had plenty of stock on hand, or only put a number of copies up for sale. It seems like they got too many orders they couldn't fill, and then pulled stock from the upcoming standard release to fill them after the black friday copies ran out.
Colstrains

Colstrains

January 27, 2017
Is this album title , "Blond" ? or "Blonde" ?
deandoodles

deandoodles

January 25, 2017
Mine finally arrived today. Had been sent by DHL from the US but I had to pick it up at the Royal Mail office and pay an extra £13 customs. No Black Friday sticker. Vinyl has some light scuff marks which I put down to the low quality black inner sleeves.
CatZach

CatZach

January 14, 2017
So it seems that there is a variation of the record being shipped out now. People have recently been receiving the record without the Black Friday sticker on the shrinkwrap and the newer arrivals have 'XL Recordings' on the back cover.
benburton

benburton

January 13, 2017

My copy finally arrived in the mail today. It plays great!
brandohuddle

brandohuddle

January 12, 2017
Solid pressing. But Solo (Reprise) is practically unplayable because of skips on my copy. Anyone else?
simba075

simba075

January 11, 2017
If any of you are having trouble on why your vinyl didn't come when you ordered it on Black Friday, contact Sandbag on their Twitter account. They seem to be way more responsive there than their email. I was sent the wrong item and I tweeted them and they replied right away saying they would send me a replacement once they got more in production. I didn't get a shipping confirmation email, but it did arrive, though the cover was a little damaged(and not from shipping). Hope this helps