Sonic Youth ‎– A Thousand Leaves

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Recorded in the band's Manhattan studio - Echo Canyon (2).
Produced by Sonic Youth & Wharton Tiers.

Tracklist

Contre Le Sexisme 3:52
Sunday 4:52
Female Mechanic Now On Duty 7:44
Wild Flower Soul 9:01
Hoarfrost 4:58
French Tickler 4:50
Hits Of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg) 10:59
Karen Koltrane 9:18
The Ineffable Me 5:18
Snare, Girl 6:38
Heather Angel 6:06

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
syr #03, my so-called records #03 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album) My So Called Records, My So Called Records syr #03, my so-called records #03 US 1998 Sell This Version
GEF 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25203 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MVJF-1~2, GEF2-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records MVJF-1~2, GEF2-25203 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
GEF 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25203 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
GEFD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Geffen Records GEFD-25203 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
GED 25203, UNIFD-5142 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Geffen Records GED 25203, UNIFD-5142 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
DGCSD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) DGC DGCSD-25203 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
GED-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Universal, Geffen Records GED-25203 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
MVCF-24028 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Geffen Records MVCF-24028 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
GED 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Geffen Records GED 25203 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
GED 25203, 425 203-2 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 25203, 425 203-2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Club) DGC DGCD-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
CDGCD 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Club) DGC CDGCD 25203 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-A-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Promo) DGC DGCD-A-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
MVCF-24028 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Promo) Geffen Records MVCF-24028 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-A-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Promo) DGC DGCD-A-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Promo) DGC DGCD-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2), Wonga Records none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
GEC 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GEC 25203 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(Cass, Album, Promo) Geffen Records, Chop 'Em Out none UK 1998 Sell This Version
DGCC-A-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(Cass, Album, Promo) DGC DGCC-A-25203 US 1998 Sell This Version
00602547431042 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) DGC, Universal Music Group International 00602547431042 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
B0023558-01 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) DGC B0023558-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
goo-03 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Goofin' Records goo-03 US Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD-25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCD-25203 US Unknown Sell This Version
GED 25203, 425 203-2 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 25203, 425 203-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
NSO808045, GED 25203 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2), Geffen Records (2) NSO808045, GED 25203 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
3296 Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 3296 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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reediscs

reediscs

February 6, 2017
referencing A Thousand Leaves, CD, Album, DGCD-25203
Definitely the most potent of the post-Dirty Sonic Youth records.
dedchicago

dedchicago

June 10, 2016
referencing A Thousand Leaves, CD, Album, DGCD-25203
Great record! Not perfect. But that's the crux of this band. Self conscious lyrics. Ever evolving intellectual progressions. It's heady and precisely plotted. Nice pressing, sound is very good. Sonic Youth can draw some major Velevet Underground comparisons off of this one and in the best way possible.
dpfrag

dpfrag

May 1, 2016
referencing A Thousand Leaves, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, goo-03

Wow, what a great, clean sounding record. Just found the record new in a store and thought I'd give it a shot. Not very often you see something new from 1998 and hey, it's Sonic Youth.

The records come in clear poly bags which has kept them sounding great. The records feel around 140g, not the thickest around but they sound great. This is not a review (this is my first time listening to the record) but if you were worried about the sound quality... don't!
Fotis-N.

Fotis-N.

June 27, 2014
referencing A Thousand Leaves, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, goo-03

Not easy to categorise it,even in the Sonic Youth discography.What a wonderful,abstract,noisy,drenched in feedback and full of hidden truths album...
he_is_me

he_is_me

February 7, 2008
referencing A Thousand Leaves, CD, Album, DGCD-25203

I really have a soft spot for this album. It surely isn't the harsh groundbreaking noise of yore, nor the hardcore-tinged tight precision (or near-precision) of the early 90s.

"A Thousand Leaves" rather deals in a form of sonic beat poetry (no surprise a song is dedicated to Allen Ginsberg), long soundscapes and freely evolving structures, that might be called "jazz" if not played on electric guitars.

As lyrics go, roles were by 1998 clearly defined, Kim bringing in the feminism and the politics, Lee the darker streak of experiments, while Thurston lights up the best songs (IMHO) with his words of ever-lasting teenage vitality.

This is no noise-pop-by-numbers though, just a well-crafted body of work by a band confident in their individual and mutual qualities.

Hope I'll feel this way when I'm forty!