The Mars Volta ‎– De-Loused In The Comatorium

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Picture Disc, Silver, 200 Gram

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A1 Son Et Lumiere 1:35
A2 Inertiatic ESP 4:24
A3 Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of) 7:31
B1 Tira Me A Las Arañas 1:28
B2 Drunkship Of Lanterns 7:06
B3 Eriatarka 6:21
C1 Cicatriz ESP
Effects [A100 Treatment], Guitar [Additional] – John Frusciante
C2 This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed 4:58
D1 Televators
Double Bass – Justin Meldel Johnson*
D2 Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt 8:42

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Gatefold sleeve.
Includes a fold-out poster.
In 2003 this was pressed in an edition of 5,000 copies.
A further 10,000 copies were repressed 2004. The two pressings are indistinguishable.

The inner sleeve advises that lyrics in italics are written by Jeremy Michael Ward, however the release does not come with a lyrics sheet and the tracklisting does not contain any italicised titles.

Recorded at The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, CA; Akadamie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research. Mixed at Cello Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastered at Sony Mastering Studios, New York City, NY.
Vinyl Production - Erika Records.

Sticker with barcode : 6 1350-50075-1 3

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 1350 50075 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout: GSL 75 - A
  • Matrix / Runout: GSL 75 - B
  • Matrix / Runout: GSL 75 - C
  • Matrix / Runout: GSL 75 - D

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October 21, 2016

Bought this record from GSL in 2004 for a (now ex) girlfriend. I think price at the time was $25 new + shipping. Wish I still had it. Being patient, I was able to pick it up in 2014 for $50.


October 27, 2015
I bought a sealed copy approximately 10 years ago from a reputable dealer (perhaps Music Direct) and found that side one of the silver vinyl had catastrophically audible flutter. I didn't raise a fuss back then since I figured the defect was present in the entire run. Did anybody else have a bad experience?


March 6, 2015
The italicized Words by Jeremy Michael Ward could refer to the digital De-Loused in the Comatorium story.


September 10, 2014
What is up with the massive greed. these are records man, not gold bars, there is nothing cool or rock about the disgusting greed many of these sellers have. 50 to 100 bucks for a record when less than 10 yrs ago and still today at rolling stone music in chicago you can get 3 records for less than 20 bucks, i will go there instead man. The greed here is sad.


April 19, 2014
I came across a copy with the silver kinda looking sloppy... grooves look fine though... any thoughts? I don't know how this record was pressed with the silver, so I'm not sure if the silver looking "folded" should affect play or not. I'm no pressing expert.


April 8, 2014
A repress has been announced from Music On Vinyl, so no need to spend $200+ on a copy anymore!


February 16, 2014
Just found my second copy that was slightly worn at Amoeba Hollywood in the Mars Volta section for $25. Miracles do happen!


August 22, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Turns out both copies I have are authentic first pressings. One version has thick cardboard inner sleeves. The other has thin laminated inner sleeves with a slightly lower graphic quality. Must have been a change in packaging at some point. Can anyone else who owns this record verify either sets of inner sleeves?


August 9, 2013
Wow this record is priced extremely high!!