Mastodon ‎– Emperor Of Sand

Reprise Records ‎– 558742-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g

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A1 Sultan's Curse 4:09
A2 Show Yourself 3:02
A3 Precious Stones 3:46
A4 Steambreather 5:03
B1 Eons 6:28
B2 Word To The Wise 4:00
C1 Ancient Kingdom 4:54
C2 Clandestiny 4:26
C3 Andromeda
Vocals – Kevin Sharp
D1 Scorpion Breath
Vocals – Scott Kelly
D2 Jaguar God
Keyboards – Mike Keneally

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Track B1 is titled "Eons" instead of "Roots Remain" like on the CD and digital versions.

Recorded at The Quarry Studios, Atlanta, GA and Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Casa de Amor, Atlanta, GA.

On the back cover:
© ℗ 2017 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. Printed in Canada.

On side A and C labels:
© ℗ 2017 Reprise Records | Manufactured in the Netherlands | 33 1/3 RPM | (Mastodon) Trampled Under Hoof Music, Inc. (BMI) | All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC | 558742-1

On lyrics insert:
© 2017 Reprise Records. Printed in U.S.A. / 558742-1
© 2017 Trampled Under Hoof Music, Inc. (BMI), all Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Scott Kelly appears courtesy of Neurot Recordings / Scott Michael Kelly Publishing Company.

In loving memory of Catherine W. Kelliher.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624914051
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 93624 91405 1
  • Other (Sticker, front of shrink): 1-558742 (K1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched): 1-558742-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Stamped): 18723 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): 1-558742-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Stamped): 18723 2B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Etched): 1-558742-C CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Stamped): 18723 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - Etched): 1-558742-D CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - Stamped): 18723 2D
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
558742-2 Mastodon Emperor Of Sand(CD, Album) Reprise Records 558742-2 US 2017 Sell This Version
9362-49140-4 Mastodon Emperor Of Sand(CD, Album, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) 9362-49140-4 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
9362-49140-5, 558742-1, 1-558742 Mastodon Emperor Of Sand(2xLP, Album, 180) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9362-49140-5, 558742-1, 1-558742 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
558742-1, 559792-1 Mastodon Emperor Of Sand(2xLP, Album, Col) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 558742-1, 559792-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Mastodon Emperor Of Sand(11xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Reprise Records none US 2017


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December 20, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

really not liking the mixing of this pressing but after many spins i'm starting to understand why this is their best selling album.
the windchime/bell intro of the first song probably impresses me the most as well as brent's lead work.
but you know something went wrong when it sounds better on spewtube through tiny pissant speakers then it does on vinyl.
here's hoping the c.d will sound a lot better.


October 18, 2017
Anyone find out anthing about the mastering process of this LP?


April 21, 2017
Does anyone else feel that this pressing has crazy tinny highs? I A/B'd it with the cd and there is a noticsble difference. Specifically cymbals on track #2.. maybe i am crazy


April 11, 2017
Does anyone know if this album version comes with the digital download? Nothing on the hype sticker. Thanks!


April 3, 2017
Why do I feel like I'm gonna have to buy this record again? It feels like a lackluster release waiting for a special 180 colored release.