The Flaming Lips ‎– The Soft Bulletin - Music And Songs By The Flaming Lips

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 518653-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 GM


A1 Race For The Prize (Sacrifice Of The New Scientists) 4:09
A2 A Spoonful Weighs A Ton 3:32
A3 The Spark That Bled (The Softest Bullet Ever Shot) 5:55
A4 The Spiderbite Song 4:02
B1 Buggin' (The Buzz Of Love Is Busy Buggin' You) 3:16
B2 What Is The Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That The Chemical (In Our Brains) By Which We Are Able To Experience The Sensation Of Being In Love Is The Same Chemical That Caused The "Big Bang" That Was The Birth Of The Accelerating Universe) 4:05
B3 The Observer 4:11
C1 Waitin' For A Superman (Is It Getting Heavy?) 4:17
C2 Suddenly Everything Has Changed (Death Anxiety Caused By Moments Of Boredom) 3:54
C3 The Gash (Battle Hymn For The Wounded Mathematician) 4:02
D1 Slow Motion 3:53
D2 Feeling Yourself Disintegrate 5:17
D3 Sleeping On The Roof (Excerpt From "Should We Keep The Severed Head Awake??") 3:09
CD 1 1000 Ft. Hands
CD 2 The Captain
CD 3 Satellite Of You

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Reissued double 180 GM of this classic Flaming Lips album

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362-49779-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 1-518653-RE A -18730- MASTERDISK DONCROSSINGER.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 1-518653-RE B -18730- MASTERDISK DONCROSSINGER.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 1-518653-RE C -18731- MASTERDISK DONCROSSINGER.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 1-518653-RE D -18731- MASTERDISK DONCROSSINGER.COM

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 46876-2 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin(HDCD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 46876-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
527227-1 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin(2xLP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 527227-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
9362-47393-2 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin(HDCD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-47393-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
518653-1, PRO-CD-518619 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin - Music And Songs By The Flaming Lips(2xLP, Album, RE, 180 + CD, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 518653-1, PRO-CD-518619 US 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-75667 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75667 Japan 2012 Sell This Version



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November 26, 2017
This is an outstanding vinyl pressing from Pallas in Germany; my copy is flat and dead quiet. I only wish the gatefold sleeve were even half as good. Mine came out of the shrink wrap with major corner bends, and the whole thing just feels too flimsy for such an otherwise premium release. Ah well, the recording is what matters, and to my ears it is presented flawlessly here.

It's worth noting that "Race For The Prize" and "Buggin'" are included in their original mixes, rather than the remixes that appeared on the CD. If, like me, you played your 1999 CD to death, you may experience a moment of shock when the drums don't quite kick in on "Buggin'". (I find myself siding with the corporate goons over at Warner Bros. on that one, but only because I love the sound of Steven's drums so much.)