Placebo ‎– Sleeping With Ghosts

Elevator Music (4) ‎– CDFLOOR17, Virgin ‎– 724358193626, Hut Recordings ‎– 724358193626
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1 Bulletproof Cupid 2:22
2 English Summer Rain 4:01
3 This Picture 3:34
4 Sleeping With Ghosts 4:38
5 The Bitter End 3:10
6 Something Rotten 5:28
7 Plasticine 3:26
8 Special Needs 5:15
9 I'll Be Yours 3:32
10 Second Sight 2:49
11 Protect Me From What I Want
Harmonica – Simon Breed
12 Centrefolds 5:02

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Recorded at The Townhouse and Sarm West Studios, London. Mixed at Mayfair Studios, London. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24358 19362 6
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 5813362 @ 1 1-1-1-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5819362 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI UDEN 5819362 @ 1 1-1-12-NL
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 15AB
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI AAHP6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15E0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 151B
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC03098

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts + Bonus(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Placebo) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CDFLOORF17, 724358260229 Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Elevator Music (4), Hut Recordings, Virgin CDFLOORF17, 724358260229 Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 82602 2 9, CDFLOORF17 Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Hut Recordings, Virgin, Elevator Music (4) 7243 5 82602 2 9, CDFLOORF17 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
none Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts / Black Market Music 2 In 1(CD, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Elevator Music (6), Virgin (2) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CDFLOORF17, 724358260229 Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Elevator Music (4), Virgin CDFLOORF17, 724358260229 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version



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December 11, 2016
Without ever to have scored a real hit in our country, the British trio Placebo to the most popular alternative rock bands of the moment. Main band member is lead singer Brian Molko with its striking, sometimes whiny voice and are at least as special, androgynous appearance. With Placebo, he made three albums so far, of which the best known is Black Market Music from 2000. Their music is best described as a mixture of modern Britpop with ' old fashioned ' styles as punk, glam rock and new wave. It was quite a while eagerly waiting for the fourth album sleeping With Ghosts looked forward, especially when, shortly before it became known that the band appear one of the headliners of Pinkpop 2003 would be. At first hearing seems sleeping With Ghosts just by going where Black Market Music left off. And so we hear again twelve well seated, hypnotic pop songs that Molko on impressive and sometimes even frightening way. The difference with the predecessors is mainly in Molko's texts (more mature and more mature) and bold production by Jim Abbiss, who had previously collaborated with dance acts Unkle, Money Mark and DJ Shadow. Conclusion: with the fine sleeping With Ghosts Placebo proves again that they belong to the absolute top of the alternative rock.