Goldfrapp ‎– Felt Mountain

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Mute ‎– STUMM188X, Mute ‎– 5414939924460
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White, 180g
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A1 Lovely Head
Bass [Synth] – Nick BattBass Guitar – Adrian UtleyDrums – John ParishViolin, Viola – Stuart Gordon
A2 Paper Bag
Cello – Nick CooperDouble Bass – Mary ScullyDrums – John ParishHumming – Mute Male VoicesSynth [and Tremolo], Bass Guitar – Adrian UtleyUkulele [Baritone], Melodica, Koto – Andy DavisViola – Nick BarrViolin – Alexander Balanescu, Sonia Slany
A3 Human
Cello – Nick CooperPercussion – Rowan OliverPercussion [Metal] – Nick BattTenor Saxophone – Ben WaghornTrombone – John CornickTrumpet – Andy BushViola – Bill HawkesViolin – Jaquelline Norrie, Sonia Slany
A4 Pilots
Bass Guitar – Adrian UtleyCello – Nick CooperPercussion – Rowan OliverPercussion [Brushes] – Clive DeamerViola – Bill HawkesViolin – Jaquelline Norrie, Sonia Slany
A5 Deer Stop
Cello – Nick CooperDouble Bass – Mary ScullyViola – Nick BarrViolin – Alexander Balanescu, Sonia Slany
B1 Felt Mountain
French Horn – Steve MacAllisterSynth – Steve ClaydonViolin [Tremolo] – Stuart Gordon
B2 Oompa Radar
Brass Band – Flowers BandDrums – Tony OrrellFlugelhorn [Solo] – Andy Bush
B3 Utopia
Cello – Nick CooperDouble Bass – Mary ScullyDrums – Tony OrrellSynth – Steve ClaydonViola – Nick BarrViolin – Alexander Balanescu, Sonia Slany
B4 Horse Tears
Bass Guitar, Guitar [Tremolo], Drums – John ParishViolin, Viola, Violin [Solo] – Stuart Gordon

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Inner Sleeve:
All tracks written, performed, & produced by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
Except *

All tracks recorded and mixed at home and at the bungalow except for: Human vocal recorded at Christchurch Studios. Deer Stop mixed at 'The Instrument'. Utopia mixed at 'Eden Studios'.
Additional Mixing: Utopia - Dave Bascombe, Human - Nick Batt, Deer Stop & Paper Bag - Kevin Paul. Additional Engineering: Nick Batt, Luke Gordon, Kevin Paul, David Lord.
*Human (Norfolk/Locke/Goldfrapp/Gregory) Bug Music Ltd/Copyright Control.
Inside photo of Will Gregory & front cover by Joe Dillworth, inside photo of Alison Goldfrapp by Anna Fox, landscape photography by Ⓒ C.L.Schmidt & Gunter Graefenhain, / britstock IFA.

Our many thanks to Steve Claydon, Colin Wallace, Daniel Miller & everyone at Mute, John Parish, Adrian Utley, Carole Pearson, Nick Batt, Anna Fox, Joe Dillworth, and all the musicians who played on this album.
Alison thanks Ma, Pa and Family, Sir Steve, all the old girls, Ennio, Hazel and all my mates xxxx.
Will thanks Carole Pearson, Hazel Grian & Sergio Leone.

Outer Sleeve:
Ⓟ 2000 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company
Ⓒ 2015 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company
Made in the EU.

Sticker states:
"Heavyweight
180 Gram
White Vinyl
STUMM188X"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 414939 924460
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5414939924460
  • Label Code: LC05834
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): BF 93171 - 01 A1 JP STUMM 188X
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): BF 93171 - 01 B1 JP STUMM 188 X

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Cdstumm188 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain(CD, Album, Dig) Mute Cdstumm188 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDVIRD (WI) 565 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain(CD, Album + CD, Comp, S/Edition) Virgin CDVIRD (WI) 565 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
S/N: 10171, S/N: 10172 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain(CDr, Album, Promo + CDr, Comp, Promo) Samurai FM, Samurai FM S/N: 10171, S/N: 10172 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
LCDSTUMM188 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain (Bonus Disc)(CDr, Promo) Mute LCDSTUMM188 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Cdstumm188 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain(CD, Album) Mute Cdstumm188 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version

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evandavis47

evandavis47

October 20, 2017
The rumors are true. This thing sounds fantastic. Light candles and hop in the bubble bath.
maxal

maxal

April 8, 2017
edited 9 months ago
Alison has a beautiful voice. It is on this album her voice rests most beautifully.

It's a very strange - alien - album, beguiling with its beauty; under its surface many other creatures lurk. When you listen to the lyrics and strange noises, you notice the album is more experimental than it first seems with its seamless beauty.

The whistling on Lovely Head is an example of the album's brilliance; it is timeless, the stuff of classics. (So good it could be exploited for a major commercial - luckily we can forget the product they were selling and the sound remains.) "Fascist baby" with a candy sweetener; this is an album to listen to and dream along with.

[Regarding the white vinyl pressing; STUMM188X. Barcode: 5-414939-924460. Not the RSD pressing which some have complained about. It's rarely something with which I notice a difference, but the sound quality is astounding. Of course you have to turn the volume up from the CD setting. Volume up, the vinyl sounds better than the CD - gut reaction. It genuinely made me wonder . . . I am not a techno head, why can't they always get it right like this?]
paul.

paul.

June 7, 2016
I pretty much stay right away from 180gram reissues, more often than not they are very disappointing, ( usual reasons, they can sound like someone has smothered your speakers with a blanket, they can sound way too tinny, sibilance issues, horrible distortion from being pressed too loud etc)
Even though I have the original pressing of Goldfrapps Felt Mountain which has some serious distortion issues (whether it was a pressing fault or the fact I bought it 2nd hand and previous owner damaged it with a worn stylus or something I'm not sure) I thought this excellent album was worth taking a chance on with the 180 gram reissue even just out of curiosity.
I have just purchased and listened to the european white vinyl 180 gram reissue and I am extremely impressed.
It just felt right to my ears straight away, not pressed too quiet or too loud, no dreaded sibilance or inner groove distortion.
The real test was the high frequency sounds, again very little to absolutely no distortion.
I was even surprised at how well it handled the brilliant track Deer Stop, even the distorted vocals didn't get over distorted which is even more remarkable considering it closes out side 1 ( anyone familiar with vinyl will know that distortion is much more evident towards the end of each side)
I think I heard maybe 2 very faint ticks on the whole album and background noise was almost non existent, it was beautifully quiet throughout.
No vinyl pressing is ever going to be perfect there's always gonna be some surface noise, distortion, sibilance etc, either there will be very little and hardly noticeable,somewhere inbetween or alot, that's just the nature and charm of vinyl, but the quality of the pressing and how it's treated on repeated spins can make a huge difference.
In closing I would definitely recommend this european 180gram reissue to anyone who wants this album on vinyl, hopefully a vinyl reissue of Goldfrapps Seventh Tree can be done this well, I'd buy it in a flash.
zephyrsky

zephyrsky

February 20, 2016
Amazing quality. This is probably one of the best sounding albums that I own (not that I have a large collection). The white vinyl is also gorgeous in and of itself. So glad that one of my favorite albums turned out this good.
ThaPrinz

ThaPrinz

January 7, 2016

Thanks y'all for the comments here and on the other vinyl re-releases about the quality.
I waited and waited and now I am listening to a perfect copy (STUMM188X) and I am very happy!
ranjurgenson

ranjurgenson

December 14, 2015
At last... 2 copies I've tried of this european Mute release, both PERFECT.
After returning 3 terrible copies of the american RSD LPs (all were noisy as hell), This is the one to get!
tonyknezovic

tonyknezovic

December 10, 2015
first time ever and I mean really for very first time there is a pure vinyl without any surface noise and clicks pops and any kind of bad experience! ......superb piece of vinyl!!!!