Sunn O))) & Boris (3) ‎– Altar

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1st Press (Southern Lord - 2007):

????x Dark Red Vinyl
2000x Opaque Blue Vinyl (Southern Lord Mailorder Exclusive)
2000x Opaque Green Vinyl
1500x Opaque Yellow Vinyl
1500x Brown/Red Vinyl
1000x Black Vinyl
1000x Clear Vinyl
600x White Vinyl
551x Picture Vinyl
500x Orange Vinyl
500x Purple Vinyl

1st Press (Daymare Recordings - 2007):
1000x Black Vinyl (200g)

Tracklist

Altar
Etna 9:51
N.L.T. 3:50
The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep) 7:38
Akuma No Kuma 7:53
Fried Eagle Mind 9:47
Blood Swamp 14:46
Altar Prelude (SatanOscillateMyMetallicSonatas)
Her Lips Were Wet With Venom 28:14

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sunn62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num) Southern Lord sunn62 US 2006 Sell This Version
sunn62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album) Southern Lord sunn62 2006 Sell This Version
IXCD-0006 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album) Inoxia Records IXCD-0006 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album) Southern Lord sunn⁶² US 2006 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² sunn O))) & Boris (3) sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album, Promo) Southern Lord sunn⁶² US 2006 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² sunn O))) & Boris (3) sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Southern Lord sunn⁶² UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album, RP) Southern Lord sunn⁶² US 2006 Sell This Version
DYMV-999 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album + Box, Ltd) Daymare Recordings DYMV-999 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Southern Lord sunn⁶² US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Bro) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Dar) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Ora) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Southern Lord SUNN62 US 2007 Sell This Version
IXCD-0006, IXCD-0006S Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Inoxia Records, Inoxia Records IXCD-0006, IXCD-0006S Japan 2007 Sell This Version
sunn62 Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album, RP) Southern Lord sunn62 US 2010 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² Sunn O))) & Boris (3) Sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar(CD, Album, RP) Southern Lord sunn⁶² US 2012 Sell This Version

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bloodfeast07

bloodfeast07

January 26, 2017
referencing Altar, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre, SUNN62
did anyone else get a copy of this that came with 4 vinyl, 1 being a double of disc 3 for some reason?
plangentleman

plangentleman

May 19, 2016
referencing Altar, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel, SUNN62
Has anyone noted a general pressing flaw on track B1 or is it unique?
Matoner

Matoner

August 18, 2015
referencing Altar, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel, SUNN62
I have a translucent yellow maybe orange version. I do not see it listed or in the breakdown in the description.
Anguishessence

Anguishessence

August 28, 2014
referencing Altar, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num, sunn62

Hi. I have all barcode and Other Identifiers correct but i only have one CD (The first) not 2.... I buy it new. Can someone help me out with this? Thanks

Barcode (Sticker): 8 08720 00622 3
Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-128928 1 FM.SUNN62.V1
Mastering SID Code (CD1 + CD2): IFPI L327
Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 50B0
ruptured_souls

ruptured_souls

September 27, 2013
referencing Altar, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num, sunn62
A heartbreakingly beautiful album. Heres some tips on the different versions:

All vinyl and 2CD versions come with "Her Lips were Wet with Venom". A 28 minute wall of dense, grim sound.
The Inoxia CD comes with the bonus track "The Sinking Belle (Black Sheep)" - an instrumental version of "Blue Sheep" using mainly violins.
The Daymare vinyl replaces this with "The Sinking Belle (White Sheep)" - another instrumental with acoustic guitar and some effects. This is the only release you'll find this track on.

The "Black" and "White" versions of Sinking Belle are 5:05 and 4:30 minutes respectively; whereas "Blue" is 7:38. A few people have tried playing the three tracks together to find an almost pleasing effect... although the lack of syncing up does make it a bit of a mess.
I've had a play around, and i can confirm that "Black" and "White" sync up beautifully - giving an acoustic/orchestral instrumental to die for. "The Sinking Belle (Grey Sheep)" anyone?
Trying to introduce "Blue" does not seem to work, as the timing is different (unless of course you slow down the tempo of the Black/White a little - which has worked and sounds pretty good). So my guess is that the Black and White were meant to get mixed (by crazies like me), and the Blue is meant stand on it's own.
Hope this helps someone!
FLuViRuS

FLuViRuS

January 27, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Altar, CD, Album + CD + Ltd, IXCD-0006, IXCD-0006S

The album Altar has been released in various formats, but this Japanese release is the most complete and sought after. There are only 1000 copies, all sold out! Featured are great extra tracks: (i) "The Sinking Belle (Black Sheep)", a meltingly beautiful instrumental of her sister "The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep)", and (ii) "HerLipsWereWetWithVenom", a drone epic featuring Dylan Carlson (of Earth). Here, the intention of a long and painful kiss of death is clear: the boys mount a metallic wall of grinding guitars that is searingly hot, diabolic, and relentless. Blessed with the rest of the superb tracks on the original Altar (reviewed elsewhere), this release is a perfect 10 out of 10.