Radiohead ‎– A Moon Shaped Pool

XL Recordings ‎– LLLPLLPLP01
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
2 × CD, Album
All Media, Special Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Burn The Witch 3:41
A2 Daydreaming 6:25
B1 Decks Dark 4:41
B2 Desert Island Disk 3:45
B3 Ful Stop
Drums [Additional Drums] – Clive Deamer
C1 Glass Eyes 2:53
C2 Identikit 4:27
C3 The Numbers 5:46
D1 Present Tense 5:07
D2 Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief 5:04
D3 True Love Waits 4:46
CD1-1 Burn The Witch 3:41
CD1-2 Daydreaming 6:25
CD1-3 Decks Dark 4:41
CD1-4 Desert Island Disk 3:45
CD1-5 Ful Stop
Drums [Additional Drums] – Clive Deamer
CD1-6 Glass Eyes 2:53
CD1-7 Identikit 4:27
CD1-8 The Numbers 5:46
CD1-9 Present Tense 5:07
CD1-10 Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief 5:04
CD1-11 True Love Waits 4:46
CD2-1 Ill Wind 4:16
CD2-2 Spectre 3:22

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Case bound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France
32 pages of artwork
The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12" vinyl records
Two compact discs: one with the album and one with two extra tracks
Recording tape belly band applied *

* This is a piece of a Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session.
The tape degrades over time and becomes unplayable. We thought rather than it ending up as landfill we would cut it up and make it useful as a part of the special edition. A new life for some obsolete technology...
Each loop contains about ¾ of a second of audio - which could be from any era in the band's recording past going back to Kid A.

Assistant engineer at La Fabrique Studio: Maxime LeGuil

℗ 2016 LLLP LLP under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
© 2016 LLLP LLP under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

In memory of Vic Goodrich 1936-2015 and Scott Johnson 1979-2012

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side [hand-etched]): BG32644-01 A2 SYNTHESIZED XLLP 790-A3 BAZZA ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side [hand-etched]): BG32644-01 B2 SANITIZED XLLP 790-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side [hand-etched]): BG32644-02 C1 STERILIZED XLLP 790-C1
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side [hand-etched]): BG32644-02 D1 NEUTRALIZED XLLP 790-D1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): ifpi L574
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 9751
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): AG40922-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): ifpi L575
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 9755
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): AG41251-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Barcode (Sticker, outer packaging. ): 6 34904 07908 6

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD790 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD790 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
XLCD790 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD790 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
XLDA790 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool(11xFile, FLAC, Album, 16-) XL Recordings XLDA790 2016
TROCM11 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) The Return Of Cassetteman TROCM11 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-2016-00171 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool(CD, Album) Casete CAS-2016-00171 Mexico 2016 Sell This Version


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May 16, 2019
I got mine direct from waste too and it's spot on. An absolute beaut of a record.


February 16, 2019

Pre ordered my pressing from waste. Plays great. Sounds like they’re in my living room.


December 25, 2018
Don't worry it is an excellent pressing, it plays correctly and the vinyls, yes are covered in record plant dust, so do need a small wipe of nothing offensive. It is also not boomy as may appear to some, the bass was applied for effect in some parts by NG. If you think its boomy, you simply have digital ear. Pity as you will never know the true sound of music due to he missing information in what you listen to.


October 4, 2018
Oh bollocks! I've just purchased this on ebay for what I thought was a good price. Haven't received it yet but having just read all your reviews I'm beginning to think I may have made a mistake. I wouldn't have expected low quality output from them. I'll let you know...


September 16, 2018
Ok. I own the Flac and this limited edition vinyl. The vinyl was terrible, sounded boomy, blurry, muffled. Zero clarity. And it is obviously not the production because the digital album sounds perfect. I used the spin clean as suggested and still not right. I checked here later for the reviews and one post mentioned they had to clean it 4 or 5 times before the pressing came alive.

I felt I had nothing to lose and mounted this bad boy on to a drill and spin cleaned the bananas out of it. I played it and it sounded marginally better but not great, however, after inspecting the stylus after a full play, there was a crazy amount of gunk on it, almost like a resin. I would play, wash, play, wash and no joke, this thing came to life. The aggressive spin clean must have loosened this goop just enough that the stylus finally dug it all out. It’s Sad that this terrific album was released like this and all its potential buried under a layer crud.


July 27, 2018
It´s a pitty and quite annoying, the pressing is really the lowest possible quality..pops and crackles on all four sides.
How can someone create such a beauty album and put such rubbish vinyl into it??


March 26, 2018

I received my first and only copy in September of 2016 as ordered from Radiohead's official WASTE site. No imperfections in sleeve or packaging, and vinyl plays clearly and without skips or pops every time through. CD's are perfect, the bonus songs are certainly worth having, as is the rest of book which is simply beautiful and full of marvelous artwork. However, my one complaint is that the green sleeve pages expose the the inner 3 or so inches of vinyl. I find this to be problematic in protecting the discs, it should have been designed better. All in all I am sincerely pleased with this release, and it is one of my favorites in my collection.


March 13, 2018
Deluxe edition is a total garbage pressing. RH and WASTE should be embarrassed. I've had 3 of these pressings and they are all terrible. Stay away like the plague. The worst pressed record I've experienced in 40 years of collecting records. They look (hand and finger prints, scratches throughout, bubbles all over, matrix patters on all of 2 sides, etc etc). And, they sound terrible too (compressed, distorted, and in direct comparison to other RH releases this deluxe version sounds HORRIBLE). Not a good way to treat their fans. Shame on WASTE!


November 25, 2017
Onto my 3rd set of replacement vinyls now for my deluxe set (4th in all). Still skips loads on Decks Dark. Anyone else had issues with skipping??


October 16, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Received my first copy from waste with a completely crinkled up book and vinyl that plays with the most distortion I have ever heard on a new vinyl.
They sent me a replacement. Book was fine but second copy of the record was even worse. They didn't even bother to check it before sending to me. This was a month ago. Now they just stopped replying to my emails. Nice to see this is how they treat customers who have been loyal for years. So to all you people speculating if they fixed the pressing issues, the answer is no. Just another record label who doesn't give a crap about their customers or the quality of music.
I will definitely never buy any of their overpriced boxes again!