Kurt Vile ‎– B'lieve I'm Goin Down...

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Three versions of this album were released: a single-disc CD, a two-disc vinyl, and a special three-disc vinyl (alternatively titled "B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down...") that featured six bonus tracks.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE-1033-2 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(CD, Album, Dig) Matador OLE-1033-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1095 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down...(18xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Matador OLE-1095 US 2015
OLE-1095-1 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down...(3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd) Matador OLE-1095-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1033-1 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(2xLP, Album) Matador OLE-1033-1 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1033-1 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(2xLP, Album) Matador OLE-1033-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1033-1 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(2xLP, TP) Matador OLE-1033-1 UK 2015 Sell This Version
BGJ-10246, OLE10332J Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, Matador BGJ-10246, OLE10332J Japan 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1033-2 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(CD, Album, Dig) Matador, Remote Control OLE-1033-2 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
OLE-1033-2 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(CD, Album, Dig) Matador OLE-1033-2 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
ACMX-122, 6110332 Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...(CD, Album, Gat) Arts & Crafts México, Arts & Crafts México ACMX-122, 6110332 Mexico 2015 Sell This Version

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gangreen

gangreen

September 19, 2018
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin Down..., 2xLP, Album, OLE-1033-1
My copy has different matrix/runout. Can anyone confirm if this is a variant or should be posted as different version. Thanks.

Barcode (Scanned/Printed): 744861103318
Matrix / Runout (Side A): 133410E1/B OLE-1033-1
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 133410E2/A OLE-1033-1
Matrix / Runout (Side C): 133410E3/B OLE-1033-1
Matrix / Runout (Side D): 133410E4/A OLE-1033-1
espendo

espendo

August 11, 2018
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down..., 3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, OLE-1095-1
Love this album! The bonus tracks work seamlessly with the original album tracks to make a coherent whole of a fantastic 3LP! My pressing is very good. Flat discs, great dynamics, nice soundstage, no crackle and pop (I have vacuum cleaned it)
baldorr

baldorr

December 11, 2017
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin Down..., 2xLP, Album, OLE-1033-1
My Side C has an annoying pop every revolution of the record (and a very slight warp at one spot). Anyone else have any issues with the particular pressing?
hannes1000

hannes1000

October 20, 2017
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin Down..., 2xLP, Album, OLE-1033-1
Fantastic record, warm analogue sound, very detailed. Clear voice, no distortion or sibilance. Good pressing, no warping, nearly no surface noise, just a little static during the run offs and between the tracks noticeable only when played at high volume. (Played with Audio Technica AT 440 mlb on Thorens TT) A pleasure to listen to.
VOSR

VOSR

December 29, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin Down..., 2xLP, Album, OLE-1033-1
Could someone that has a US copy please submit the matrix runoff numbers? Thank you.
VOSR

VOSR

December 28, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin Down..., 2xLP, Album, OLE-1033-1
Could someone that has a UK copy please submit the matrix runoff numbers? Thank you.
bryce_beamish

bryce_beamish

October 9, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down..., 3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, OLE-1095-1

My copy had the glue issue on LP's 1 & 2 but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix with a good knife. Just pry open the seam and then press the glued portion back where it should be after removing the record. I'll probably just store the inner sleeves separately to avoid having them get stuck again. Excellent record otherwise, of course.
mikedefresne

mikedefresne

October 2, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down..., 3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, OLE-1095-1
I have no glue problem with the 3xLP, but the first vinyl in unlistenable. Needle is sliding all over like if there was no groove. The other two LP's are plaing great. Did someone experience this ? Thanks
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 1, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down..., 3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, OLE-1095-1

B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels like rock n’ roll, but it’s more ...
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels like psychedelic folk, but it’s more ...
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels like roots rock, but it’s more ...
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels lush-fully blissed out, but it’s more ...
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels like music I thought I’d never hear again ...
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down feels like something very special ...

B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down exists, and in the same breath it doesn’t. Never have I had the pleasure of hearing a more etherial album laced with intoxicating imagery and such a big smooth sound, a sound that almost lingers in front of you before and as it’s morphing into something else ... like a puff of smoke, or shifting clouds across a dream laden landscape.

Don’t go thinking that this is more of Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze, because it’s not, that brilliant piece was light years and a lifetime ago. Reading the lyrics, I found them almost laughable, yet backed by Kurt’s vocals and instrumentation, they take on the qualities of a finely crafted movie, or a black and white picture that makes you wonder how you could have passed that place, and never seen it in this manner. B’live I’m Goin’ Down is about as introspective as one can get, and still remain conscious enough to recognize the creative process. It’s the poetry of the 21st Century, brought to life with an amplified guitar and a transcendent vision that divines and elevates the almost mundane.

B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down is not a daytime album, it harkens back to Smoke Ring For My Halo, yet more so, charting a course where everything falls away, say for the singer, his verse, and the endless night sky. Having said that, there’s nothing weary, droning, or labored about the release, it holds it’s own with passion and a striking beauty ... like an outlaw’s tale.

There are several songs I could point to, such as “That’s Live Thou,” “Dust Bunnies,” “Lost My Head There,” or “Pretty Pimpin,” and say that I sincerely doubt that Kurt Vile will ever write anything better, but then I thought that about “Walkin’ On A Pretty Day” ... which leaves me to dream of what will unexpectedly fall into our laps in the future, though for now, I’m content to live with this for a very long time.

***

The bundled set was the way to go, three vinyl albums, two guitar picks, one insert, one tee-shirt, and a turntable platter mat. As far as vinyl recordings go, this production is first rate, drenching your listening space with a quality I’d not expected, and even with headphones, I was sincerely delighted.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Luci-kun

Luci-kun

September 30, 2015
referencing B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down..., 3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, OLE-1095-1
Glue issues in both the 1st and 3rd pockets. Poster is still stuck inside. Anyway, Great all around besides that. Not that big a deal to me really...