The Polyphonic Spree ‎– The Beginning Stages Of...

679 Recordings ‎– 679L011TLP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Section 1 (Have A Day/Celebratory)
A2 Section 2 (It's The Sun)
A3 Section 3 (Days Like This Keep Me Warm)
A4 Section 4 (La La)
A5 Section 5 (Middle Of The Day)
B1 Section 6 (Hanging Around The Day Part 1)
B2 Section 7 (Hanging Around The Day Part 2)
C1 Section 8 (Soldier Girl)
C2 Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)
D1 Section 10 (A Long Day)

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Additional voices on this recording include the members of the band as well as friends.
Engineered and recorded by Andy Baker at Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX in 3 days (October 29-31, 2000).
Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5050466091819
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run out): PS 5046609181 6̶7̶9̶L̶0̶1̶1̶ ̶T̶L̶P̶ A-1-1 PEACHY TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run out): PS 5046609181 6̶7̶9̶L̶0̶1̶1̶ ̶T̶L̶P̶ B-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C run out): 5046609181 6̶7̶9̶L̶0̶1̶1̶ ̶T̶L̶P̶ C-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D run out): PS 5046609181 6̶7̶9̶L̶0̶1̶1̶ ̶T̶L̶P̶ D-1-1



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August 17, 2017
edited 3 months ago
Incredible: No reviews. As quaint as it is cheery, as gay as it is melancholy; at times it falls apart, tambourines dragging on the floor, only to come together with such unison from the sprawling cast, its like the Beach Boys got up for one more shin-dig. I bought this on its release, admittedly due to such high media acclaim, however was perhaps too wrapped in some other scene to fully appreciate. Listening now, it feels completely current, due to avoiding directly sounding like much else, and having an unorthodox range of ingredients which can't quite be fully described in essence. There's a kind of innocence running throughout, and a sense of honesty, albeit performed with a cult like independence. In complete contrast, check the closing vocal chord drone workout of 'A Long Day'.