Kurt Vile ‎– Smoke Ring For My Halo

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Baby's Arms 3:56
Jesus Fever 3:46
Puppet To The Man 3:52
On Tour 5:26
Society Is My Friend 5:39
Runner Ups 4:00
In My Time 3:47
Peeping Tomboy 4:24
Smoke Ring For My Halo 4:35
Ghost Town 6:23
Untitled 1:01

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE-938-2 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(CD, Album) Matador OLE-938-2 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
HN847CDX, none Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(2xCD, Album, Del) High Note Records, Matador HN847CDX, none Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-2, OLE-938-3 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(2xCD, Album, Dlx) Matador, Matador OLE-938-2, OLE-938-3 US 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-2, OLE-938-3 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(2xCD, Album, Dlx) Matador, Matador OLE-938-2, OLE-938-3 UK 2011 Sell This Version
HN847CD Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(CD, Album) High Note Records HN847CD Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-2 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(CD, Album) Matador OLE-938-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-2V Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE-938-2V US 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album) Matador OLE-938-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album) Matador OLE-938-1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album, TP) Matador OLE-938-1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album, RP) Matador OLE-938-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
OLE-938-9, OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album, Club, Num, RE, Bla) Matador, Matador OLE-938-9, OLE-938-1 USA, Canada & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
OLE-938-1 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo(LP, Album, RE) Matador OLE-938-1 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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expo200

expo200

June 3, 2017
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, OLE-938-1
I've owned both the US and the U.K. versions (B&W cover).
The U.S. version had very poor SQ, IMHO.
Sold that, and picked up the U.K., which is much better...

cpion

cpion

December 18, 2016
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, CD, Album, OLE-938-2

In my opinion does the cd sound much better than the vinyl. More dynamics, more lively, more lows and highs. The vinyl sounds bland.
sharenge

sharenge

November 11, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, RP, OLE-938-1
I just picked up a copy of the other pressing (black and white cover) and that pressing seems to be completely fine, in case anyone was wondering
jarsu

jarsu

July 21, 2014
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, OLE-938-1

This: Matador ‎– OLE-938-1 has a press problems .. also with the colored cover - there is a slight background noise on these.. I have 2 different pressing of this.. also record store (in UK) confirmed the problem and gave discount
streetmouse

streetmouse

May 19, 2014
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, CD, Album, OLE-938-2

Have you ever found yourself talking right out loud with yourself? Well, Kirt Vile, one of the founding members of War On Drugs, seems to walk around the house deeply immersed in a lonesome running dialog with himself ... one filled with engaging unfocused melancholia. And while you or I may laugh when we catch ourselves being so open, Kirt slips on his shades and turns his conversations into songs, songs delivered in a stumbling lo-fi manner, songs that are solidly built, yet feel like you’re hearing them from a guy standing in the corner of the train station with a mini-amp, guitar case opened to catch passer’s by quarters. And if you’re not in too much of a hurry, you might just find yourself drawn ever deeper into his listless mumbled lyrical wisdom as his songs work their way into you very being, relentlessly engulfing you ... like an empty house filled with dusty furniture, broken mirrors, and vanishing memories. Kirt rides with an uneasy justification, singing songs that are filled with an endearing presence, yet hang in the air like he’s unsure of every word he speaks.

Smoke Ring For My Halo has no climax, it just hypnotically moves on and on, giving voice to all you ever thought or wished to say, yet finding yourself unable to get the vision, tempo, or tenor correct.

Review by Jenell Kesler
stone.yeatts

stone.yeatts

February 2, 2014
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, RP, OLE-938-1
It should be noted that this version does not list Peeping Tomboy as B3, but instead lists On Tour a second time. This may or may not increase the value of the album itself, as this is clearly a misprint.
jarsu

jarsu

September 19, 2013
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, RP, OLE-938-1

Colored cover - version has a press failure.. noise can be heard. Confirmed by normanrecords
lirkan

lirkan

December 28, 2012
referencing Smoke Ring For My Halo, LP, Album, RP, OLE-938-1
is this the deluxe edition? if not: does anyone who know where i can get it?
thanks