Sun Kil Moon ‎– Benji

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First pressing: Caldo Verde Records / Vinyl Films (USA; 02/2014): Σ 2.700 copies
Blue Translucent (lim. 900 copies)
Gold Translucent (lim. 900 copies)
Black (lim. 900 copies)

2nd pressing: Caldo Verde Records / Vinyl Films (USA; 10/2014): Σ 2.800 copies
Clear With Black, Blue, Red & Yellow Swirl (lim. 300 copies)
Clear (lim. 1.900 copies)
Red Translucent (lim. 600 copies)

Tracklist

Carissa 6:56
I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love 3:59
Truck Driver 3:56
Dogs 5:37
Pray For Newtown 4:08
Jim Wise 3:34
I Love My Dad 6:16
I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same 10:31
Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes 5:35
Micheline 6:07
Ben's My Friend 5:17
Micheline (Live) 7:17
Richard Ramirez (Live) 4:55
I Love My Dad (Live) 6:04
I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love (Live) 4:19
Truck Driver (Live) 4:10

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CVCD029 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Caldo Verde Records CVCD029 US 2014 Sell This Version
VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films VFR-2014-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films VFR-2014-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
none, VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films none, VFR-2014-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, RP, Cle) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films VFR-2014-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films VFR-2014-1 UK & US 2014 Sell This Version
VFR-2014-1 Sun Kil Moon Benji(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Red) Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films VFR-2014-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
CVCD029 Sun Kil Moon Benji(CD, Album) Caldo Verde Records CVCD029 US 2014 Sell This Version
URA454 Sun Kil Moon Benji(CD, Album) Caldo Verde Records URA454 Australia & New Zealand 2014 Sell This Version

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FabricaRecs

FabricaRecs

May 17, 2021
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, VFR-2014-1
This album is interesting as a transition. I really is the beginning of the end. Benji is probably the point where I think Mark lost some of his older fans (which he probably gets a kick out of) and gained a new audience. This is the album where Mark's singing started to transition into spoken word rambling and where he appears to have left the songwriting up to whatever came out of jam sessions with his new band.
Do artists have a right to evolve and change their sound? Of course! Just as I have the right to stop buying their albums.
Did I give the other albums a shot? Yes I did, and every single one with the exception of a few tracks on the first collaboration with Jesu are just not anywhere near as appealing to what one could hear on Admiral Fells, April, Ghosts, etc. I am so glad I got to see him live when it was still just him and his acoustic guitar and am thankful for the music he put out into the world, up until Benji.
scotters1969

scotters1969

September 13, 2020
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, VFR-2014-1

My Copy:
Disc 1. Pressed onto 135 grams of Clear Vinyl.
Disc 2. Pressed onto 134 grams of Clear Vinyl.

This very melancholy kid plays like a dream on my turntable.
johnyxer

johnyxer

August 18, 2020
referencing Benji, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, CVCD029

please do repress on black vinyl, i am very sad cuz cant get him
Trevorw24

Trevorw24

March 31, 2019
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, VFR-2014-1
Just picked up the clear vinyl, I have no complaints at all. Sounds excellent! This album is a treasure. I’m very pleased.
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

February 28, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, VFR-2014-1
Can confirm that it sounds great. Very minimal surface noise, only really noticeable (but far from distracting) on the first track of Side B for me, and the mix is dope.
BoneHurtingJuice

BoneHurtingJuice

January 28, 2019
referencing Benji, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, CVCD029
I really wish this would get scheduled for a 180 gram repress sometime soon
SmittyJenkins

SmittyJenkins

April 15, 2018
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, VFR-2014-1
I own this clear version, nothing spectacular but seems to sound alright; everything I wanted at least. I read that the black pressing faired the best on average, anybody know if there is that much of a difference across the colors?
djemar

djemar

February 20, 2018
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol, none, VFR-2014-1
My yellow copy has no issues. It’s dead quiet and sounds great on all four sides.
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

February 18, 2018
referencing Benji, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, VFR-2014-1

Fantastic album. Poor quality pressing. Ruins the experience if you're playing it back on a high-end system. I also have the red pressing. Even worse.
Lukas.Nowak

Lukas.Nowak

November 21, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Benji, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, CVCD029
Looking for an EU based Benji press (any color), will pay 60€.
Have heart for a desiring but also poor student. ;-)