Radiohead ‎– Kid A

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XL Recordings ‎– XLLP 782B
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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.

Side Alpha ends with a locked groove of endlessly repeating sound from the beginning of track Beta1 - The National Anthem.

Made In The EU [labels]
Printed In The EU [sleeve]

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

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0 UK 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
529220 2 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI 529220 2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
5277532 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone 5277532 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7 24352 77534 7 Radiohead Kid A(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Gala Records (5) 7 24352 77534 7 Russia 2000 Sell This Version

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thecoloursofblack

thecoloursofblack

September 27, 2017
Now on my second copy and it is riddled with surface noise which is a shame because the overall sound quality is pretty stunning. Very frustrating, especially when one is paying such a price. May have to take this one back but I think the guys in the shop will think I'm taking the piss.
JeffreyHRP1

JeffreyHRP1

August 13, 2017
Picked up a copy yesterday. Dead quiet, clean, lovely sounding vinyl. I've never owned it on vinyl before so can't compare but it sounds brilliant.
musictoad

musictoad

August 11, 2017
Dead quiet and sounds miles better than the From the Capitol Vaults 2x10" release. Don't hesitate to pick this up. Those who are experiencing noise likely don't know how to take care of LPs.
Rig

Rig

June 23, 2017
Opened my copy today (EU version) and both the Alpha and the Beta side have the Beta label. Anyone else has this?
lngly

lngly

June 13, 2017
I have the EU version and there is distortion audible throughout Treefingers and Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Jarren

Jarren

May 2, 2017
edited 6 months ago

Yeah just another positive report for the "Made In The EU" version. A fantastic pressing, richly dynamic.

A quick A/B comparison with my original Kid A 10" was actually quite impressive. The original 10" copy sounds superb of course, and it has always been my favourite pressing. But this, well it's just that little bit better!

Hard to put my finger on it really, but there's certainly a little more definition. Quite noticeable in treble (hi hats etc).

Probably down to nothing more complicated than the fact this pressing is on LP compared to the 10" original.

A pleasure to hear this classic, groundbreaking album in such high definition.

EDIT: What is really weird is that (on my copy at least) there is a noticeable tick present on the short silence after the end of Motion Picture Soundtrack. It vanishes just as the reprise starts!

C'est bizarre.
ks_record_collector

ks_record_collector

April 28, 2017
Such a good album! Lush but stark somehow, experimental and engaging; just fantastic!
This pressing is very good too, flawlessly quiet with a bottom end which will rattle the windows! But as other reviewers have mentioned, be sure to buy the EU pressing, not the US
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

April 12, 2017
Went through two copies of this, and they were both so noisy that I couldn't finish the album. Treefingers is unbearable, particularly. So disappointing
TheAmnesiacKid

TheAmnesiacKid

April 3, 2017
edited 7 months ago
You've​ probably seen me all over the review section on this album... So here's my final post on the 12" XL reissues... There are two separate pressings for the 12" XL reissue of Kid A. One states "Made in the EU" on the disc label and the other has no information on the disc label about where it was manufactured but states "Made in NA" on one of the inner sleeves. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing which pressing is which without opening it. This is important because the US pressing is total garbage. Absolutely packed with surface noise throughout... making How to Disappear Completely, Treefingers and Motion Picture Soundtrack nearly unlistenable. I've owned 4 of the US 12" pressings from local stores and Amazon and all had the same exact problems. So I finally decided to import a copy from a Discogs seller in London.

It arrived today.

And, ladies and gentlemen, this pressing is absolutely flawless. I'm also confident in saying that it outshines the second pressing from 2000 that I own. After owning 9 different copies of this album on vinyl, I can finally say that I have a pressing that is truly a sonic marvel. I understand, that at one time, there were two separate listings on Discogs based on the different countries of manufacture but that users voted to merge the releases. I have to say, that based on the incredible contrast in sound quality, that there really should be two listings. Because one is excellent and one is trash.
ronipop

ronipop

March 13, 2017
Amazing quality, both in sonics and pressing. Presence, clarity, debth. On dead silent vinyl of course.