Luna (5) ‎– Penthouse

Elektra ‎– R1 558604, Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 558604
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 Chinatown 4:39
A2 Sideshow By The Seashore
Theremin – Justin*
A3 Moon Palace
Cello – Jane ScarpantoniTwelve-String Guitar [Electric 12-String] – Tom Verlaine
A4 Double Feature 4:27
A5 23 Minutes In Brussels
Electric Guitar – Tom Verlaine
B6 Lost In Space
Mellotron – Justin*
B7 Rhythm King
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Stanley*
B8 Kalamazoo
Backing Vocals – Matthew BuzzellVibraphone [Vibes] – Stanley*
B9 Hedgehog 3:05
B10 Freakin' And Peakin' 6:12
C1 Chinatown (Salvati Mix) 4:38
C2 24 Minutes In Brussels 8:41
C3 Rhythm King (Salvati Mix) 3:30
C4 Tracy I Luv U 4:00
C5 Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
Written-By – David Byrne
D6 Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde Barrow Version)
Written-By – Serge Gainsbourg
D7 Bob Le Flambeur 4:50
D8 Sideshow By The Seashore (Salvati Mix) 3:13
D9 Freakin' And Peakin' (Salvati Mix) 6:18
D10 Outdoor Miner
Written-By – Newman*, Lewis*

Companies, etc.



RSD 2017 release.
Tracks C2, C3, C4, D8 and D9 previously unreleased.
180 Gram
Limited to 4000

Published by Moon Palace Songs/Sub Pop Songs/Universal Songs of Polygram
D10 - Carbert Music, Inc.
D6 - Sidonie/Melodie Nelson Publishing
C5 - Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 8122794141 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): R1 558604 A3 MASTERDISK SH 27559.1(3)..
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): R1 558604 B MASTERDISK SH 27284.2(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout): R1 558604 C MASTERDISK SH 27284.3(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout): R1 558604 D MASTERDISK SH 27284.4(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
61807-2 Luna (5) Penthouse(CD, Album) Elektra 61807-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
61807-2 Luna (5) Penthouse(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 61807-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
96 18074 Luna (5) Penthouse(Cass, Album) Elektra 96 18074 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
61807-2 Luna (5) Penthouse(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra 61807-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
61807-2 Luna (5) Penthouse(Cass, Album) Elektra 61807-2 US 1995 Sell This Version


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May 23, 2019
“Penthouse” was long one of my holy grail records, and I’m thrilled to finally have it. This release sounds incredible.


January 26, 2019
The mix / master on this is quite different from the version on the Captured Tracks Luna box set. Any thoughts?


December 13, 2018
My copy was super scratched and marked up, looks like someone dropped it handling it at the plant and those plastic inner bags don't help any. Beacuse of this there are a lot of clicks and pops and some unwanted noise during playback. Shame cuz it's beautiful music and the record really sounds great. I was really stoked when I found this in the bins.


June 30, 2017
This version is missing "Bonnie And Clyde (The Clyde Barrow Version)" for some reason.


May 19, 2017

Tremendous job all around with this. It's like listening to the record for the time...all over again. Recommended.


May 7, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

Just in time for Record Store Day 2017, Luna’s most revered and legendary album will be released as a remastered double disc vinyl set of only 4000 copies world wide. This is the album Rolling Stone Magazine listed as one of the best albums of the 1990s, saying that Luna was without a doubt the best band too many dumb-ass Americans have never heard of.

Reforming in 2015, Luna have been touring extensively to eager fans at sold out venues, often taking the opportunity, as they did during three nights at The Chapel in San Francisco, to preform a different album at each show.  The original album has been specially remastered for vinyl by Scott Hull at Masterdisk and delightfully expanded with a second disc of unreleased tracks, rare b-sides, along with demos, including covers of  the Wire song “Outdoor Miner,” Serge Gainsbourg's “Bonne & Clyde,” which features Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, along with the Talking Heads’ classic “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel.”  Many of these songs are appearing on LP and vinyl for the first time ever.  The set also delivers five previously unreleased tracks, including an extended version of the classic “23 Minutes in Brussels,” retitled as “24 Minutes in Brussels,” and who could possibly get enough of that brilliant piece of wanderlust.

The sound quality and pressing of the vinyl is exceptional, and makes for a great first plunge into the Luna catalog, or for the lifelong fan, delivers the songs with a brighter quality and attention to detail, allowing the numbers you know and love to sound even better.  The super heavy 180 vinyl comes in static free thick plastic sleeves, the gatefold has been designed and created larger so that the records don't have to be forced into the sleeve, along with a wider jacket spine, meaning that the gatefold opens easily, the jacket will not rip out over time as it too has been constructed of heavier cardboard than usual, and it's all limited to an edition of 4000 copies worldwide.

Of course, this is all an abstraction until you play the record.  Far too often extra material and alternate takes come off as being an after thought, easily dismissed, and have often left me feeling that I'd really gotten nothing for my money ... though not in this case.  The Mario Salvati [who produced the early Television albums, and claims not to have been onboard to mix the Penthouse album, but to finish it] mixes are sensational and bring an new exciting fresh atmosphere to songs I've known and loved.  These tracks are so astoundingly delivered that I was left feeling that I was hearing these numbers for the first time as an intoxicating wave of pleasure from so long ago, from when I first heard this record, swept back over me like my own personal warm sunbeam, inspiring a delightful sense of satisfaction.  These tracks have not been changed, they don't even come across as new versions ... these songs slide from your speakers like you've found your glasses and are no longer squinting to read [or hearing in this case], where a fresh sonic dynamically pure step has been taken to enhance the sound quality and usher it into this century, almost in high definition, where everything is crystal clear, where subtle nuances are now well defined, leaving me to consider never listening to the original songs again.  So if you're a fan, you've got a sincere treat in store for you.

Review by Jenell Kesler


May 7, 2017
Anybody know if this will get the single vinyl treatment?