Radiohead ‎– Kid A

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XL Recordings ‎– XLLP 782B
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
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Alpha1 Everything In Its Right Place 4:11
Alpha2 Kid A 4:44
Beta1 The National Anthem
Bass Trombone – Mike KearseyEffects [Rhythm Sampling] – Henry BinnsHorns [Alto Horn] – Martin Hathaway, Steve HamiltonHorns [Baritone Horn] – Stan HarrisonHorns [Tenor Horn] – Andy Hamilton (7), Mark LockheartPerformer – Hook HornsTrombone – Liam KerkmanTrumpet – Andy Bush
5:52
Beta2 How To Disappear Completely 5:56
Beta3 Treefingers 3:43
Gamma1 Optimistic 5:16
Gamma2 In Limbo 3:31
Delta1 Idioteque
Composed By [Sample] – Arthur Kreiger, Paul Lansky
5:09
Delta2 Morning Bell 4:36
Delta3 Motion Picture Soundtrack 6:59

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The track 'Idioteque' contains two samples from the Oddyssey label title Various - Electronic Music Winners (1976).
The two compositions samples are Paul Lansky's 'Mild Und Leise' Published by Grim Tim Music and 'Short Piece' by Arthur Kreiger Published by The Subito Music Corporation.
Both samples are used with the kind permission of the composers and The Sony Music Corporation.

Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.
Includes digital download card for MP3 or WAV.

Printed In NA. [sleeve]

The runout areas contain identical matrix numbers to the European 2xLP reissue (https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-Kid-A/release/9097173). The two versions can be distinguished by the following characteristics:

1. Back cover: On this version the XL Recordings logo is placed over a white field. On the other version the logo is placed partially over a row of trees.
2. Inner sleeve for 2nd LP: This version states "Printed in NA." The other version states "Printed in the EU."
3. Labels: This version does not indicate a location of manufacture. The other version states "Made in the EU."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904078201
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side): BG 38574-01 A1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side): BG 38574-01 B1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area C-side): BG 38574-02 C1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area D-side): BG 38574-02 D1 XLLP 782B CHRISTIAN@ABBEY ROAD

Other Versions (5 of 109) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0, 29590 2, 7243 529590 2 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0, 29590 2, 7243 529590 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (WF) 5880, 5277532 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDEMCJ (WF) 5880, 5277532 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 27753 4 7 Radiohead Kid A(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 27753 4 7 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
5277532 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone 5277532 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 29220 2 4 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) EMI 7243 5 29220 2 4 Malaysia 2000 Sell This Version

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coil1002

coil1002

August 6, 2019

I just picked up this version at my local shop here in the US and my press is great. good highs awesome lows and mids very little noise
jestoon

jestoon

April 11, 2019

I only have the 2016 US pressing (this one), so I can't compare it to either the original 10" UK version, the 2008 Capitol Vaults version, or the 2016 UK version (which is supposedly better despite there being no easy way to tell it apart from this one.) However, having said that, this is one of the best sounding (double) LPs in my collection, with a fabulous bass response, dead quiet pressing, and only a brief click during "Morning Bell" (less than two seconds long.) I would say that whatever problems people have been having have now been corrected, and it is safe to buy this record. Close your eyes, sit back, and enjoy with your finest pair of headphones or speakers. You will appreciate this album on a whole new level.
Vulcatron

Vulcatron

March 11, 2019
Absolutely disgusting. Such a great album, such a terrible pressing. Not only muddy and full of sibilance, but terrible crackling (mostly in the right channel) on all 4 sides. I love wasting my money on garbage records.
ShriekElectro

ShriekElectro

December 17, 2018

Some nasty surface noise stands out during the ambient pieces, but the audio quality itself is fine. Most of it sounds no too different from CD + streaming quality.

"How To Disappear Completely" really shines on wax, though. As kr9 said, it sounds a lot more defined.
JZGrecords

JZGrecords

November 12, 2018
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews vinyl quality review of this specific pressing: https://vinylreviews.com/album/kid-a/
kr9

kr9

October 12, 2018
edited 11 months ago
My copy is an NA release for sure - all the markers. EXCEPT there is some extra hand etching on my runouts corresponding side - 'A4R', 'B4R', 'C1R', 'D1R'.

This copy sounds great throughout, first play-through was surprisingly clean. Interested if anyone else has these etchings?

edit (second play-through): Standout is 'Disappear Completely', incredible, so much definition...
sdo

sdo

September 23, 2018
Surface noise is OK on sides 1-3, but HORRIBLE on side 4. I had to return the first copy I got because of a large white thing stuck to side 1. The center hole drill was really small. The new copy I got had the same problem with the center hole drill on both records. Both were too tight to fit onto my turntable without force. I had to clean up the holes with a drill bit to make it acceptable. On the second record there's also a lot of burs and roughness around the outside edge, enough that I have to be careful where I put the needle down. The manufacturing process on this leaves something to be desired. Is getting such details right really that hard when I'm forking over $25.
ChronoJustin

ChronoJustin

September 14, 2018
As of the day I write this, I bought my pressing at my local record store (USA). Pressing sounds amazing to me, no surface noise or distortion.
camerabob1

camerabob1

August 6, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Both discs have noticeable surface noise (haven't cleaned them, though). LP 1 is pretty bad - listening close enough, I hear the pitch warp up and down slightly. LP 2 sounds better but not fantastic.
zacksparrow

zacksparrow

August 5, 2018
This pressing is atrocious... such prevalent surface noise and distortion that it makes the album impossible to enjoy. When are the Capitol-era Radiohead albums going to get the high-quality reissues they deserve?