Guided By Voices ‎– Half Smiles Of The Decomposed

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Everybody Thinks I'm A Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking) 3:20
Sleep Over Jack 3:04
Girls Of Wild Strawberries 3:30
Gonna Never Have To Die 2:17
Window Of My World 2:58
The Closets Of Henry 2:31
Tour Guide At The Winston Churchill Memorial 3:02
Asia Minor 2:23
Sons Of Apollo 4:04
Sing For Your Meat 4:03
Asphyxiated Circle 2:50
A Second Spurt Of Growth 2:46
(S)Mothering And Coaching 3:21
Huffman Prairie Flying Field 3:14

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 612-1 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(LP, Album) Matador OLE 612-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
OLE-612-2V Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Matador OLE-612-2V US 2004 Sell This Version
OLE 612-2 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album) Matador OLE 612-2 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
PCD-23536 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-23536 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
OLE 612-2 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album) Matador OLE 612-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
OLE 612-2 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album, Dig) Matador OLE 612-2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
OLE 612-2 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album, Dig) Matador OLE 612-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
OLE-612 LP CD Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE-612 LP CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CDr, Album, Promo) Matador none France 2004 Sell This Version
OLE 612-2 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(CD, Album) Matador OLE 612-2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
OLE 612-8 Guided By Voices Half Smiles Of The Decomposed(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Matador OLE 612-8 US 2019 Sell This Version

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Chrenolda

Chrenolda

February 20, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, OLE 612-8
GBV albums tend to lack dynamic range, meaning that their vinyl pressings tend to be pretty quiet. Unfortunately, Matador's QC seems to have been lacking, because the first side of my copy is full of crackle that I can't seem to clean out. Difficult to see whether or not it's non-fill because of the transparency, but I suspect it likely is.

EDIT: Nevermind. Apparently it just took several months of vigorous scrubbing.
paverstuff

paverstuff

August 29, 2019
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, OLE 612-8
I see it's mastered by Carl at Trutone, but does anyone know where it was pressed, or can you decipher that from the matrix? That matters so much these days. Hoping it's a quality pressing.
bstry

bstry

August 17, 2019
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, CD, Album, Dig, OLE 612-2

Varied record from this muscular line up. It was suppose to be a swan song. I love Windows of my World and Girls of Wild Strawberries. Would have been an amazing long EP.
blair2100

blair2100

August 14, 2019
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, OLE 612-8
The campaign against smut has failed... GBV! GBV! GBV! GBV!
blair2100

blair2100

August 10, 2019
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, LP, Album, OLE 612-1
Official release date for reissue on red vinyl is 8/30/19. I ordered it from Matador's Website for $17.24, and it shipped out 8/10/19.
broKEN23

broKEN23

July 17, 2017
referencing Half Smiles Of The Decomposed, LP, Album, OLE 612-1
When I originally bought this it was on white vinyl. Twelve years after selling that copy I purchased one today on black. There should be a distinction, no? Separate listings? I don't believe this was reissued, was it?