Tracklist

Emily 12:07
Monkey & Bear 9:29
Sawdust & Diamonds 9:54
Only Skin 16:53
Cosmia 7:15

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC303, DC303-LP Joanna Newsom Ys(2xLP, Album) Drag City, Drag City DC303, DC303-LP US 2006 Sell This Version
pcd-24181 Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album) P-Vine Records pcd-24181 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CD Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album) Drag City DC303CD US 2006 Sell This Version
URA195 Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album) Spunk URA195 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CD Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album) Drag City DC303CD 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CD Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album) Drag City DC303CD US 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CD Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Album, Promo) Drag City DC303CD US 2006 Sell This Version
DC303 Joanna Newsom Ys(CD, Promo, Jew) Drag City DC303 US 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CD / 2LP Joanna Newsom Ys(CDr, Album, Promo) Drag City DC303CD / 2LP Germany 2006 Sell This Version
DC303CS Joanna Newsom Ys(Cass, Album) Drag City DC303CS US 2018 Sell This Version

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o.bou

o.bou

July 5, 2020
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
Got my copy last week. As expected a great record.
Did not notice the distortions talked about in the comments (my copy was shipped from an US seller to Canada).
JRifkin

JRifkin

April 28, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
I bought this album the day it came out, and my copy has all the exact same problems others have mentioned about recent copies - lots of pops and clicks, and a stretch toward the end of "Only Skin" that's badly distorted. I don't know enough about vinyl production to know if it's the mastering or the stampers or what, but it seems to be a problem with US pressings across the board. Sadly, it seems to be a consistent issue with Drag City; a number of their records that I've bought over the years have identical problems.
StuccoHolmes

StuccoHolmes

July 9, 2019
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP

Favorite album by Newsom but this pressing is plagued with distortion throughout.
colemankintop

colemankintop

January 13, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
The first copy from Amazon had some pretty terrible distortion. There was also a crackly rough patch near the end of Only Skin, arguably the centerpiece of the album.
This was disappointing, so I got Amazon to replace it.
The second copy was exactly the same as the first, with distortion everywhere, and the exact same rough patch in the same place.
I guess we can only hope for a remastered version, or at least a new batch of pressings. Maybe the stamp they were using had some dust on it, or it was simply worn out, but either way it sounds terrible. So sad, considering this is one of my favourite albums of all time. It's really a gem.
5/5 album, 2/5 pressing.
Wansmith

Wansmith

August 22, 2017
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
It appears there is a problem with the recent pressings. I ordered a copy from Amazon.com this month (August 2017). Every song has major distortion during some passages. The distortion was most prevalent on side B. This is one of my all-time favourite albums so this was very disappointing! Am keen to get a good copy that doesn't distort.
meshes

meshes

April 10, 2017
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
Not sure if there's a problem with recent pressings, but mine distorted during some passages on the A1-A2 vinyl.
nppls

nppls

February 5, 2017
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
my copy has skips and jumps a couple times on every side! So sad.
matteronmars

matteronmars

October 19, 2016
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
One of the coolest lyric sheets I've ever seen!
Brilliant music too, of course.
recordhead3000

recordhead3000

July 31, 2016
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP

Brilliant album, one of my all-time favorites, and a must-own on vinyl for Newsom fans — it's the best, most immersive way to experience the world created by these five songs.
digitalelixer

digitalelixer

May 4, 2016
referencing Ys, 2xLP, Album, DC303, DC303-LP
I am missing Side A & B, Somehow got double C & D vinyl...so if someone out there in Discogs-world has a double A & B side version of Ys, contact me and lets make it right! PS. Beautiful record, definitely a must-own for Joanna Newsom fans