Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– Skeleton Tree

Bad Seed Ltd. ‎– BS009VS, Bad Seed Ltd. ‎– 5060454945963
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Second standard vinyl pressing in a standard sized LP jacket. Different catalogue no and bar code. Bar code printed on sleeve rather than stickered.

Single Vinyl, 140gr; 3 mm Spined Sleeve + Overall Gloss UV + Flood Black Inner; Sulphate Inner + Overall Gloss UV. Includes a download code.

Pressing plant uncredited, derived from matrix.

℗ & © Bad Seed Ltd 2016.
Under exclusive license.
to Kobalt Label Services.
Made in the EU.

Published by Kobalt Music Group Ltd

Recorded at The Retreat by Kevin Paul and at La Frette by Nick Launay.
Additional overdubs recorded at Air...
Mixed at Air...
Cut... at Metropolis.

White hype sticker on shrinkwrap states:
The Guardian *****
Pitchfork 9.0
NME *****
The Telegraph *****
Independent *****
Digital download
card included.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060454 945963
  • Barcode: 5060454945963
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): BG44679-01 A1 A1 JohnD
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): BG44679-01 B1 B1
  • Label Code: LC 29472

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BS009V, 5060454943846 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree(LP, Album) Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd. BS009V, 5060454943846 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Bad Seed Ltd. none 2016
5060454943839 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skelton Tree(CD-ROM) Kobalt Music Publishing 5060454943839 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
BS009V Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Bad Seed Ltd. BS009V Europe 2016
BS009CD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree(CD, Album, Unofficial) Bad Seed Ltd.(2) BS009CD Russia 2016 Sell This Version


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July 18, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Fantastic sounding LP. Very little surface noise and a standard size jacket. Very wide sound. The drums in "I Need You" really hit you in the gut.


November 12, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Bought mine from No issues, no warping, sounds great. Standard LP jacket.


November 11, 2017

At first I bought a bad copy but after contacting with the company they sent me a remastered version with the standard LP jacket and it is absolutely perfect.


October 24, 2017
First play of this record was awful. Very noisy, crackle & pop's all over the place. A nasty fuzz on the high vocal notes. Experienced this alot of recent. I decided to invest in a record cleaner. This was the first one I Cleaned, twice both sides. Very impressed! The record plays fine now. There is also a warp on the outside of my copy, doesn't seem to bother the sound though. I have cleaned all my records now and all sound better, some very noticeably. I think alot of records are being sent out the factory filthy full of muck in the grooves!!


June 28, 2017
Received my copy today... Ugly warp in it. Asking for a replacement. Very disappointed.


March 21, 2017
Got one of the dud presses. On top of being covered in glue, the inner sleeves were ripped somehow, it sounded like garbage and no amount of cleaning and elbow grease could get all the gunk off. Emailed the company responsible for pressing it, they sent me a new one, absolute perfect, not a single complaint, sounds beautiful.


January 9, 2017
Originally purchased this album in September 2016. My vinyl was warped, dirty, and scratched. Even after a good cleaning, it sounded like garbage. Skips, distortion, excess noise, etc. Exchanged through the Bad Seeds gmail account for a replacement copy.

Took four months and three separate replacements (the first two replacements were the original pressing) and I finally struck gold on the third was the repress. Repress comes in a standard sized LP jacket. It is not warped, looks fine, and plays beautifully. Finally. Along with Mitski's Puberty 2, this was my favorite record of 2016 and it was painful to not be able to listen to it.


January 3, 2017
I've got another issue with the vinyl. My copy isn't warped and it sounds lovely - but it's the same tracks (side A) on both sides. Has anyone else experienced this?


December 30, 2016
I just got a copy of this today, is warped but plays through fine.


December 3, 2016
I also had three failed attempts with the first pressing, so decided to wait for the second pressing before having a fourth and final attempt. This is better, but still skips on both sides. It has come with a pronounced warp and whilst it doesn't have the tracking issues and surface damage the previous copies had, it is still strictly not acceptable as a new mint copy. I will keep this one, as I have got fed up of sending it back, and the store I bought it from, RISE records are losing patience too. Overall, I am very surprised the album was shipped with so many quality issues and that they were allowed to persist into the second pressing.