The Strokes ‎– First Impressions Of Earth

Rough Trade ‎– RTRADCDX330
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak

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1 You Only Live Once
Artwork [Picture Of Lithanum Aluminate By] – Professor Michael Davidson*
2 Juicebox
Artwork [Rocketship... By] – Alex Schomburg
3 Heart In A Cage
Artwork [The Brain] – Henry Groskinsky
4 Razorblade
Painting [Scout] – Richard Phillips (3)
5 On The Other Side
Painting [Nativity] – Guido Da SienaPainting [The Flayed Ox] – Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn*Painting [The Pantoufles, The Slippers] – Samuel Van HoogstratenPainting [The Pieta Of Saint-germain-des-pres] – Master Of Saint-German-Des-Pres*
6 Vision Of Division
Artwork – Superstudio (2)
7 Ask Me Anything
Artwork [Yellow Room] – Milton GlaserMusic By – J.Casablancas*, N.Valensi*Typography [Music Notes] – Milton Glaser
8 Electricityscape
Artwork [Image #bb1863] – John Foxx
9 Killing Lies
Artwork [Artist: Etoffe & Tapis Estrangers. Plate 19] – Benigno Crespi*Mastered By [At Gateway Mastering] – Bob LudwigMusic By – J.Casablancas*, N.Fraiture*
10 Fear Of Sleep
Mastered By [At Gateway Mastering] – Bob LudwigPhotography By [Photo By, West 83rd St.] – Jeff Prant
11 15 Minutes
Engineer [Mix] – John O'MahonyPhotography By [Loew's Paradise Theater] – Henry Groskinsky
12 Ize Of The World
Artwork [Gun Barrel Eyes Image By] – Milton Glaser
13 Evening Sun
Music By – F.Moretti*, J.Casablancas*
14 Red Light
Artwork [Leopard] – Mel Ramos



A six panel digipak, die-cut front with three inserts and a 32 page booklet including lyrics.

Printed notes:
All songs published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
℗ 2005 The Strokes Band Music.
The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by The Strokes under exclusive licence in the UK & Eire to Rough Trade Records Ltd.
© 2005 Rough Trade Records Ltd.

Recorded at Red Carpet Studios and Allaire Studios.
Mixed at Soundtrack Studios.

Album Cover:
"Ohne Titel" 1968..., © 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Rear Cover:
"Mathematik der Intuition" (Hommage À Arp)..., 1962 © 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Table Top: "Strumenti Musicali"..., 1952.

You Only Live Once:
Picture of Lathanum Aluminate..., used courtesy of Professor Michael Davidson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Flordida State University.

"Rocketship" from cover of Fantastic Story Magazine's Summer 1952 issue..., used courtesy of the Schomburg Estate.

Heart In A Cage:
"The Brain"..., © Henry Groskinsky.

"Scout"..., used courtesy of Richard Phillips.

On The Other Side:
Samuel Van Hoogstraten, Les Pantoufles, The Slippers. Louvre, Paris, France. Photo ©: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY.
The Pieta Of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres... Ca. 1500. Louvre, Paris, France. Photo ©: Hervé Lewandowski/Réunion des Musées Nataonaux/Art Resource, NY.
... (1666-1669) The Flayed Ox 1655. Louvre, Paris, France. Photo ©: Gerard Blot/ Réunion Des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY.
(13TH CE) Nativity. Louvre, Paris, France. Photo ©: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY.

Vision Of Division:
(1966-1986) © The Continuous Monument. St. Moritz Revisited, Project. Perspective, 1969. Cut-and-pasted printed paper, color pencil, and oilstick on board, 16 7/8 X 19 1/8. Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation. The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/License by Scala/Art Resource, NY.

Ask Me Anything:
Music Notes And Yellow Room..., used courtesy of Milton Glaser.

Image #BB1863..., used courtesy of

Killing Lies:
Exposition Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs Et Idustriels Modernes (1925: Paris, France)
Etoffe & Tapis Etrangers. Plate 19.
Photo ©: The New York Public Library/Art Resource.

Fear Of Sleep:
West 83RD St., New York City 1996. Photo... used courtesy of Jeff Prant.

"Loew's Paradise Theater"..., © Henry Groskinsky.

Ize Of The World:
Gun Barrel Eyes Image..., used courtesy of Milton Glaser.

Red Light:
Leopard, 1967..., © Mel Ramos/licensed by Vaga, New York.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 050159 833092
  • Other (Label Code): LC-11945
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 5): deluxe RTRADCD330 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): RTRADCD330 23
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): RTRADCD330 34 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): RTRADCD330 23 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Mould): MADE IN THE UK
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2 & 4): IFPI L553
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L554
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94W3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 941R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 941T
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0459

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82876 73177-1 The Strokes First Impressions Of Earth(LP, Album) RCA 82876 73177-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
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