The National ‎– Sleep Well Beast

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
none The National Sleep Well Beast(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) 4AD none 2017
4AD0020CDJP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xCD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) 4AD 4AD0020LPE UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE, 4AD0044SP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Blu + Flexi, 7", S/Si) 4AD, 4AD 4AD0020LPE, 4AD0044SP USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LP USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CD US 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Car) 4AD 4AD0020CD Australia 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Dig) 4AD 4AD0020CD Australia 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Ltd, Sof) 4AD, Soyuz Music 4AD0020CD Russia 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CDT The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Tar) 4AD 4AD0020CDT US 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(CDr, Promo) 4AD 4AD0020LPE 2017 Sell This Version

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Thomasgene

Thomasgene

March 19, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Whi, 4AD0020LP
it was a prize for entering a contest. Great album, I'm a fan!
thank you Vinyl Rewind
criminologue

criminologue

March 5, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE

For me great pressing, great sound, no pop, no click. bought on amazon.fr (mars 2018).
irs_uk

irs_uk

February 11, 2018
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
EU blue vinyl here which sounds clean as anything, with no pops and hisses to be found. Not saying they'll all be perfect but it's certainly not true to say that all copies of the album, or indeed all colour records, have the same sound issues.

And as for 'Turtleneck': I figure it's meant to represent the 'beast' that is kept at bay for the rest of the songs, but which is only 'sleeping' so makes an occasional appearance.
zacharywoodman

zacharywoodman

January 8, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE
My copy wasn't very impressive. Kind of poppy and clicky for a brand new record and the second record had a noticeable amount of debris coming right out of the sleeve. Mostly it noticeably seemed very lacking in body and bass compared to other formats I've heard of this album (Spotify streaming, MP3, FLAC). Mid-range notes (such as guitar riffs) also seem a bit staticy.

Still, I'm glad I bought it because it did include a digital download of some very high-quality FLAC files, which sound great.
tnylund

tnylund

December 27, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE

My copy is great -- louder than most of my vinyls. Maybe I got lucky since most people are saying their copies are quiet. Minimal crackling overall.
cdequaker

cdequaker

December 26, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, CD, Album, 4AD0020CD

New York band The National have become a presence. The moment Matt Berninger’s fervent baritone begins to tug at your heartstrings; when the drums start pounding their warm, near-tribal rhythms; when the richly impassioned guitar tones start to light up the melody—you know you’re listening the new National album, and you know it matters. Few bands are able to slide into the soul of a song as easily as The National, even fewer are willing to take that risk. It feels like there are more instruments involved this time, and a noticeable electronic presence. There is power and beauty here, restraint and open-wound honesty. Members also play in El Vy, LNZNDRF, Pfarmers, Clogs. Contributing musicians come from Mouse On Mars, The Walkmen, Bon Iver, The Gloaming, Ester Drang, Octave Minds, Buke and Gase, more. Recalls bands such as My Jerusalem, Tindersticks, American Music Club, Jenny Besetzt, Calla, Dream City Film Club. “Sleep Well Beast” is an incredibly touching, moody downer of an album. It’s heartwarming & touching, your best friend with a bottle of wine and a book of sad love poems. It’s everything you want in album by The National…and a bit more. Recommended.
Ramzy

Ramzy

October 12, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
Great pressing with plenty of depth and delicacy. Sorry to hear others have suffered with dirt and surface noise - no such problems here. If it's faulty, return it - still no shortage of these in stock around the country.
wim.1671

wim.1671

October 9, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
This blue record version has some surface noise. Recording and mastering is very good so perhaps a black version would be an idea. Perhaps the coloured vinyl at last has seen its days, I hope. And to conclude I also hope that the country of origin of a pressing will be re-introduced instead of "Made in the EU". Pressing plant of this album is unknown as far as I know. Performance: 5 star. Pressing: 3 star.
cebzer76

cebzer76

September 28, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE

I think this would be a 5 star release albeit the track Turtleneck. Every time the track comes on I feel like the flow of the album just breaks. Sounds like a midwest barband to me. Otherwise great album, tho, it's no Trouble Will Find Me. As for the pressing, it's FAIR. Clean for the most part, but when it has surface noise, it HAS surface noise.
mkrznaric

mkrznaric

September 23, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
Fairly good pressing, but a bit of surface noise throughout. My blue EU records were covered in cardboard flakes brand new out of the packet so pulling it out that first time sounded like nails on a chalkboard. Had to replace the inner sleeves with poly ones.