The War On Drugs ‎– Lost In The Dream

Secretly Canadian ‎– SC310
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Under The Pressure
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass – Dave Hartley*Drums, Percussion – Charlie Hall (7)Synthesizer [Arp 2600] – Michael Johnson (9)Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Other [MS16 Dubs] – Adam Granduciel
A2 Red Eyes
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass [Fretless], Percussion – Dave Hartley*Drums – Pat Berkery*Upright Piano, Organ – Robbie BennettVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Mitch Easter's Hagstrom 12 Strings], Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer] – Adam Granduciel
A3 Suffering
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Pat Berkery*Organ – Nicolas VernhesPedal Steel Guitar – Ricky Ray JacksonSaxophone – Joseph ShabasonVocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Black Box Guitar], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer – Adam Granduciel
B1 An Ocean In Between The Waves
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Jon AshleyElectric Piano [Mutron Rhodes] – Robbie BennettSaxophone – David FishkinVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Flux Guitars], Organ, Synthesizer – Adam Granduciel
B2 Disappearing
Bass [Mutron II Bass] – Dave Hartley*Effects [Pitch Transposer], Drum Programming [Additional] – Jeff ZeiglerElectric Piano [Flux Wurlitzer] – Robbie BennettMusic By – Granduciel*, Michael Johnson (9)Synthesizer [Arp 2600] – Michael Johnson (9)Vocals, Electric Guitar [Electric Firebird Guitars], Slide Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano [Space Wurlitzer], Drums, Drum [Linn Drum], Harmonica – Adam Granduciel
C1 Eyes To The Wind
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Charlie Hall (7)Lap Steel Guitar – Mike Sobel (2)Pedal Steel Guitar – Ricky Ray JacksonSaxophone – Joseph ShabasonUpright Piano, Grand Piano, Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer] – Robbie BennettVocals, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano [Space Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp Omni II] – Adam Granduciel
C2 The Haunting Idle
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Oberheim], Mixed By – Adam GranducielGuitar [Black Strat] – Paul SukeenaPerformer [Eventide Cascades] – Michael Johnson (9)
C3 Burning
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums [Inadvertent Drums] – Mike SneeringerPiano – Robbie BennettTape [Tape Flangin'] – Gabe WaxVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Harmonica – Adam Granduciel
D1 Lost In The Dream
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Jon AshleyElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Robbie BennettGuitar [Leslie Guitar] – Carter TantonVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Performer [Fun Machine], Synthesizer, Harmonica, Percussion – Adam Granduciel
D2 In Reverse
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums, Percussion – Charlie Hall (7)Piano – Robbie BennettTambourine – Nicolas VernhesVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Percussion, Performer [Publison] – Adam Granduciel

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Gatefold tip-on sleeve with glossy, printed inner sleeves. Includes a download code.

©&℗ 2014 Secretly Canadian

All songs © 2014 Sea Formation Music ASCAP

Mixed at Rare Book Room Studios, Brooklyn, August-September 2013. "An Ocean in Between the Waves," "Disappearing" and "The Haunting Idle" mixed at Uniform Recording, Philadelphia, September-November 2013.

All songs recorded between August 2012 and November 2013 at Uniform Recording (Philly), Echo Mountain (Asheville, NC), Fidelitorium (Kornersville, NC), Rare Book Room (Brooklyn), Miner St (Philly), Water Music (Hoboken), Public Hi-Fi (Austin), University of the Arts (Philly) and Adam's house in Philly.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrinkwrap): 656605031040
  • Barcode: 6 56605 03101 9
  • Label Code: LC 29278
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP A
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP B Salt
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP C
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP D Salt
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Secretly Canadian none Europe 2014
SC310LPC4 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Secretly Canadian SC310LPC4 US 2018 Sell This Version
SC310 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, Gre) Secretly Canadian SC310 US 2014 Sell This Version
SC310 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(CDr, Album, Promo) Secretly Canadian SC310 US 2014 Sell This Version
SC310 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Secretly Canadian SC310 US 2014 Sell This Version


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March 19, 2019
I have a copy mislabeled with both side A and B having the B-side label. Any news on this anywhere?

February 8, 2019
I'm very happy with mine because it sounds just fine!


September 18, 2018

I think I have the American pressing of this album as I bought at a local record shop. My copy seems to be a very good pressing. Had I read all of these reviews though, I probably would not have take nthe chance on it as it was $28 in a brick and mortar store. It is flat and pressed on center. It is not very noisy. Sonically, it sounds pretty good too. Musically, this is great. I'm just discovering them.


May 13, 2018
Luckily my copy sounds very good, but beware, a lot of complaints on this one. There are some good copies out there , exchange it if it’s not flat or off centered . Stunning album.


December 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Well I have to say the copy I just purchased off Amazon UK is pretty damn good. I was nervous because of all the bad reviews but thought I'd take a chance. Both records are flat and perfectly centred. Both are clean and free of any visible scratches or defects. Bar some low crackling during "The Haunting Idle" they sound great as well. The music, mix and mastering sounds spectacular. Perhaps the issues have been sorted out. Not a "audiophile" pressing by any means but very good.Glad I purchased it.


October 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
My copy of this release has very noticeable clicks and pops throughout, and suffers from constantly changing warbled pitch as others have experienced. Clicks and pops aside, the noise floor is low and the vinyl is flat. Tones are a bit cool, and the vocals are buried. Bottom end is ample but muffled as are the high frequencies. The mix sounds like it could be good but this pressing is so poor it's hard to tell. Had I purchased this album somewhere other than discogs, I'd return it. I do not recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)


August 16, 2017
Mine is off centered as well. Really annoying pitch shifts.


August 8, 2017
Like others, the record was pressed very poorly. Fluctuation in pitch is evident throughout and it makes the record close to unlistenable. The album is spectacular and I hope Atlantic does a better job with their next album.


August 6, 2017
My copy has only one slightly off centered side - the last one. I think I wouldn't hear it if I couldn't see it ;). Otherwise perfectly flat. Nevertheless - I understand how shitty it feels if a loved album isn't just perfect.


May 4, 2017
To anyone reading this, I would wait for a repress of this album (if it ever happens). This one sucks. And everyone who I've talked to has the exact same issues with their pressings.

Both records are pressed incredibly off centered, the tone arm rocks back and forth. The second disc is warped. Side A is unlistenable, it changes in pitch in a "pulsing" way, very annoying.

I tried fixing the center hole on my copy by widening it a little bit. It improves it a bit but the pitch thing still makes it impossible to listen to. It's on "Under the Pressure", my favorite on the album.

What a shame.