Kurt Vile ‎– Wakin On A Pretty Daze

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 998-2 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album) Matador OLE 998-2 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-1 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Matador OLE 998-1 UK & Europe 2013
OLE-998 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(12xFile, MP3, Album, Ama) Matador OLE-998 US 2013
OLE-998-1 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(2xLP, Album) Matador OLE-998-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-0 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Tra) Matador OLE 998-0 US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-1 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(2xLP, Album, Gat) Matador OLE 998-1 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-0 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Tra) Matador OLE 998-0 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-0 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(2xLP, TP) Matador OLE 998-0 US 2013 Sell This Version
HN1073CD Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album) High Note Records HN1073CD Taiwan 2013 Sell This Version
BGJ-10170 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album) Matador, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited BGJ-10170 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-2 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album) Matador OLE 998-2 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-2, OLE 998-2P Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CD, Album, Promo) Matador, Matador OLE 998-2, OLE 998-2P UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 998-2 Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze(CDr, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 998-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE-998-8 Kurt Vile / Kurt Vile & The Violators Kurt Vile / Kurt Vile & The Violators - Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze)(CD, Album + CD, EP + Dlx) Matador OLE-998-8 UK & US 2013 Sell This Version

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winchrecords

winchrecords

May 5, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, CD, Album, OLE 998-2
A bit more sunny than his apparent influences (Lou Reed, Hot Tuna and countless folk singers) with a screwball optimism that recalls Marc Bolan. Consistently enjoyable.
turntable1

turntable1

April 28, 2018
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Gat, OLE 998-1
My copy sounds wonderful - nice and quiet. can't complain
theabolitionist

theabolitionist

August 7, 2016
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, OLE-998-1

Let me preface this by saying this album's music is an easy 10/10. That being said this pressing is not good. The LP is compressed a bit too much and rather loud. I believe this is a victim of the bad pressing happening as of late.
bdb3003

bdb3003

February 20, 2016
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Gat, OLE 998-1

A and B are pressed way off centre - sounds very out of tune
frito1

frito1

February 12, 2016
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, OLE-998-1
Great record. Too bad it to Matador 3 tries to send me one that wasn't badly warped.
streetmouse

streetmouse

November 19, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Tra, OLE 998-0

This review’s not meant for the download, purchase it on line, store it in the cloud listener ... this review’s for those who are still lost in the dream, feet firmly routed in the 60’s and 70’s, where giant discs of wax shouted like beacons, calling to likeminded souls. Why hey, this isn’t even a review of the music, it’s a review of the physical product, and all that I feared lost for all time.

Kurt Vile’s Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze is a brilliant blast from that past, delivered as a limited edition numbered gatefold on two transparent aqua blue platters spinning at 33⅓ rpms, and sounding like nothing you’ll ever hear on compact disc. But it’s the presentation that’s so comfortable and compelling, designed for those of us who drop the tone arm, lay back, and let the music wash over us as we scan the liner notes and get swept away with the lyric sheets. Presentations like this don’t so much demand our attention, it’s more that they entice us in, unfolding, and like the music, showering us with something new at each turn.

As a pre-release to Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze, Kurt had a commissioned wall mural painted down under the subway at Front and Master’s Streets in Philadelphia, right next to his home, painted with images and slogans taken from the album, and the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4RlljcBKg0 time laps presentation of this feat shows what would become the album cover for most people would come to know, though here, only the top half is presented, with Kurt giving us all of the mural’s detail on a sheet of small stick-ons, so that we can arrange and manipulate the mural in any manner we choose. And at this point, I must sadly inform you that some fool has since painted over this piece of artwork, for no apparent reason than he could. Nevertheless, this album touches the listener on a visual and playfully physical level, one that keeps the music in check, and hopefully reminding us not to take ourselves so seriously.

There was a time when it was almost, but not quite, common to be dazzled by records like this, and these treats are what made owning and cherishing the physical product so tasty and special. So here’s to all of you who never peeled the Velvet Underground’s banana, punched out the buckle to open the Sticky Fingers zipper, or where mindful enough not to decorate their bongs with the Wish You Were Here stickers. But now that I think of it ... my hats off to all of you who did peel the banana, opened the zipper, and plastered those stickers, leaving me to hope for more of what I find right here.

*** Oh ... and on a musical note, please do see my review of this great piece of music.

Review by Jenell Kesler
streetmouse

streetmouse

May 27, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, CD, Album, OLE 998-2

By no means is Walkin On A Pretty Daze a lazy album, though it does have that feeling, that same feeling The Kinks tried to capture on “Sunny Afternoon,” yet couldn’t seem to sustain the lack of momentum. But Kurt’s managed to sustain that lack of momentum and more, where fluffy clouds and contagious yawns pass the day ... and he does it by engaging long soft songs that morph, cycle, re-cycle, and fold endlessly back onto themselves in true stoner fashion, without edges, almost without consciousness, existing for but a moment, then caught on a breeze, and are gone.

I sincerely doubt that these numbers simply rained down on Kurt Vile ... from his lyrics, they seem to have required a great deal of thought and consideration. Take the lines, “To be frank, I’m fried, and that’s fine,” though he follows that up later with “Not feelin’ it,” which literally means “not eatin’,” because if one’s not working and creating songs, then there’s no food on the table. But then he turns the tables and hits us with a Beat Poet’s attitude on “A Girl Called Alex,” where he obsesses over the imaginary life he’s created for his friends, endlessly thinking about them, and weaves one of the sweetest ballads with limited lyrics, that cuts right to the heart. And all of this makes the album more of a literary diary, where in a true Dylan-esq Blonde On Blonde dance step, he slips out clues through secretive imagery, allowing the listener to string together some meaningful understanding, and perhaps a new way of perceiving the world.

Walkin On A Pretty Daze is not psychedelic in the fashion that it reaches out, grabs you, bestowing wondrous visions across the landscape of your mind ... it’s much more ordinary than that, focusing on being comfortable, being right here where you are, and letting all things ordinary and comfortable surround and sustain you. To be honest, the songs barely ebb from the speakers, they more ooze into being, and once out of the tube, are impossible to put back in.

And through all of this, if Kurt has any message at all, it’s that it’s good to do things, it’s great to achieve, yet in true Zen fashion, allow it all to seem effortless.

Review by Jenell Kesler
ssigouin

ssigouin

March 4, 2014
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Tra, OLE 998-0
This is my firt LP from Kurt Vile, and a very late 2013 discovery. Ever since discovering this album, it's been playing regularly since. This limited edition (mine is #547), is very well packaged, and my copy is dead quiet. Highly recommanded. I rate this album 4 stars.
bigkraig

bigkraig

August 20, 2013
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Tra, OLE 998-0
Mine had a download card jammed into the fold
nuclearbomb

nuclearbomb

July 16, 2013
referencing Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2xLP, Album, Gat, OLE 998-1
Anyone else having the surface noise issue on "Wakin on a pretty day"? Very audible hiss, on that track only. Sucks, it's a great song.