Solange (2) ‎– A Seat At The Table

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(21xFile, FLAC, Album) Columbia none 2016
none Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(21xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Columbia none 2016
88985387471 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(2xLP, Album) Columbia, Saint Records (6) 88985387471 US 2016 Sell This Version
88985387471, C179231 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(2xLP, Album) Saint Records (6), Columbia, Sony Music, Columbia 88985387471, C179231 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88985387471 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(2xLP, Album, Pur) Columbia, Saint Records (6) 88985387471 US 2016 Sell This Version
none Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(Box, Boo + CD, Album, Ltd) Columbia none US 2016 Sell This Version
88985387462 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia, Saint Records (6), Sony Music 88985387462 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
88985 38746 2 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia 88985 38746 2 US 2016 Sell This Version
88985387462 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia, Saint Records (6) 88985387462 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88985387471 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(2xLP, Album, Num, RP, Red) Columbia, Saint Records (6) 88985387471 US 2017 Sell This Version
88985479131 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(2xLP, Album, Num, Red) Columbia, Saint Records (6) 88985479131 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CT007 Solange (2) A Seat At The Table(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ChannelTapes CT007 2018 Sell This Version

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e.leilani.83

e.leilani.83

July 31, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471
The vinyl is really quiet, but I wish more care would've been taken with the mastering, especially when it comes to Solange's vocals. If the sound they were going for was mid-range, pre-'80s production, they got it (and that's totally okay, punk vinyl records have that sound, and it's perfect for their stuff). The vocals and bass feel really compressed on a song like "Cranes in the Sky," where every element should really stand out and feel dynamic--like you can hear various parts floating in and out of the track. This is one of the greatest soul records of the 2010s, so I hope someday someone makes the effort to give it the vinyl mastering it deserves.

(I'm not just being stingy. Check out the Amazon reviews for the vinyl version of this album, and most are two to three stars or less. If you compare this version to the Spotify high quality streaming, that version also sounds much less compressed, and better than this purple vinyl pressing.)

I know this is a digital-era album, and we shouldn't expect too much, but if you compare the compressed sound of this album to a similar-era record like Janelle Monae's "Electric Lady," the differences are night and day. Someone could've taken the time at Colombia to make Solange's voice sound like she is singing right to you on the vinyl.
rustykettle

rustykettle

April 14, 2018
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, 88985387471
This album has everything - voice, arrangements, production, mastering, brilliant songs with real meaning. By modern day standards, especially in this genre, it stands out for dynamic range, no compression, no autotuning, this production would grace any era, a masterpiece.
JustForYouRecords

JustForYouRecords

December 31, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471

Mine sounds fantastic on the purple wax. Not a single extra noise to be found.
stineydood

stineydood

December 27, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Num, RP, Red, 88985387471
I received #2822 from Amazon today! I’m also curious as to how many were pressed!
jaidenkerp

jaidenkerp

October 2, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Num, RP, Red, 88985387471
what numbers are people getting? I'm still waiting on mine.
nperles

nperles

June 30, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471

I've seen more purple versions at Urban lately, so they might have done a second pressing. Worth a look if you want the special edition. Mine plays perfectly.
Totem_Sounds

Totem_Sounds

June 7, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471
I have owned the purple pressing and the standard black pressing and the standard press is FAR superior to the purple edition... Very noisy pressing on the purple one sadly...
senfol

senfol

April 15, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, 88985387471, C179231

Anyone else noticing that side B has more noise? Other than that, this release is great.
vnaylor

vnaylor

January 30, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471
Anyone have a rating on the pressing? Love the color but haven't heard anything on how it sounds
avasco

avasco

January 5, 2017
referencing A Seat At The Table, 2xLP, Album, Pur, 88985387471
any word if these are still available or are they sold out already? tried to put in an order and it got cancelled immediately.