The Strokes ‎– Is This It

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Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP085, RCA ‎– MOVLP085, Legacy ‎– MOVLP085
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
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Tracklist

A1 Is This It
A2 The Modern Age
A3 Soma
A4 Barely Legal
A5 Someday
B1 Alone, Together
B2 Last Nite
B3 Hard To Explain
B4 New York City Cops
B5 Trying Your Luck
B6 Take It Or Leave It

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Notes

180 gram audiophile pressing.
Copies may include a four-page MoV catalog insert.

Originally released ℗ & © 2001 Sony Music Entertainment | This release ℗ & © 2012 Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured & distributed by Music On Vinyl B. V. for Sony Music Entertainment
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 886976 994211
  • Barcode (String): 0886976994211
  • Barcode (Scanned): 886976994211
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): 86169 1A MOVLP 085
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): 86169 1B MOVLP 085
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): 86169 2A MOVLP 085
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): 86169 2B MOVLP 085
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 68) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RADV 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Advance, Album, Promo, Car) BMG, RCA Records Label RADV 68045-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 4 The Strokes Is This It(Cass, Album) BMG Russia, RCA 07863 68045 4 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
07863 68045-1, 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It(LP, Album, Gat) RCA, RCA 07863 68045-1, 68045-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) RCA (2) 07863 68045 2 2001 Sell This Version

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tomi.randrup

tomi.randrup

September 1, 2020

Any one did compare this press to 2020 black reissue? any opinions? Thankss
mandomtz

mandomtz

July 10, 2020
edited 3 months ago
I compared the MOV (butt cover) pressing to the standard U.S repress that widely available. To my ears the generic repress sounds much better and has a fuller/crisper analog sound then the MOV version which sounds kinda flat and compressed. Worth having for the cover, I suppose.
TwoWicky

TwoWicky

July 7, 2020
Sounds like it's supposed to sound (Casablancas is *supposed* to sound like he's singing through a Dixie Cup). Got the more recent RCA pressing and it was full of bubbles and skips, this one sounds much better and has no manufacturing errors.
8bitBarry

8bitBarry

October 16, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
I think some commenters on Discogs forget the fact that there is actually a recording process - microphones, a mixer, an engineer and all this can accumulatively effect the presence and ultimately the listening experience along way before mastering. This Strokes album was recorded in a 'dimly lit basement' and doesn't have the recording fidelity of a multi million dollar studio, which inversely doesn't have the creative vibe of a dimly lit basement. It's not a great fidelity experience, with vocals being sung through a £300 mic or into a guitar amp on many tracks... "I would start turning the knobs on every piece of equipment until the frowns began turning into smiles. That was the technique for working with The Strokes" - doesn't sound like an exact science really or a high fidelity recording. It's also worth noting that a lot of smaller studios had poor quality sound cards at their centre, poor in comparison to todays incredible AD/DA converters. Tape was still infinitely better in my opinion in 2000, but most couldn't bare to work without a computer.

We all know that when a high fidelity recording is remastered / pressed by Music on Vinyl, they deliver a stellar job. This is a brash sounding album of a garage rock band that was recorded in a basement studio on reasonably budget equipment. It's a spontaneous recording, not the audiophile experience, something that I am sad about as in the right hands, it could very well have been a sonic masterpiece too.

Straight after, I put on my beloved Mobile Fidelity version of the Pixies 'Doolittle' for a reality check. If only....
anthonylukefoto

anthonylukefoto

July 19, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

Clean pressing but the sound is so compressed I thought something was wrong with my stereo system. Buyer beware.
leonthepro

leonthepro

October 14, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Like most Music On Vinyl releases it sounds great. Pressing and mastering are both on point as I hear it. Im unable to directly compare to an original but if I had to bet my money on the best issue since the first press I would definitely go with this one. Both are by GC from Sterling so its basically the same great mastering from a better pressing company as I see it. MOV usually do DMM cuts from what I know which might be different from the original though and the original was cut by RJ but here we cant be sure with nothing in the runouts.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables