The Weeknd ‎– House Of Balloons

Republic Records ‎– B0022930-01
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 High For This 4:09
A2 What You Need
Producer [Uncredited] – Jeremy Rose (4)
B1 House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls 6:47
B2 The Morning 5:16
B3 Wicked Games 5:25
C1 The Party & The After Party
Co-producer [Uncredited] – Jeremy Rose (4)
C2 Coming Down 4:55
D1 Loft Music
Producer [Uncredited] – Jeremy Rose (4)
D2 The Knowing 5:41
D3 Twenty Eight 4:18

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Ⓟ & Ⓒ 2012 XO&co. Inc.

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602547264756
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP1 - A Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP1 - B Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP2 - A Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [etched]): B0022930 · 01 LP2 - B Ⓤ

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Weeknd House Of Balloons(9xFile, MP3, Mixtape, 320) Not On Label (The Weeknd Self-released) none Canada 2011
none The Weeknd House Of Balloons(Cass, RE, Unofficial) ChannelTapes none Russia 2019 Sell This Version
THEWEEKND001 The Weeknd House Of Balloons(2xLP, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (The Weeknd) THEWEEKND001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
THEWEEKND001 The Weeknd House Of Balloons(2xLP, Unofficial, Bro) Not On Label (The Weeknd) THEWEEKND001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
B0023686-02 The Weeknd House Of Balloons(CD, Album, Mixtape) Republic Records, XO B0023686-02 US 2015 Sell This Version


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August 27, 2020
edited 5 months ago

Disappointing. For such a rich and dynamic album this pressing is full of playback issues. Noticeable surface noise throughout, which is only enhanced by the fact that its cut low. The highs sound thin. Inner-groove distortion and sibilance is heavy, which is crazy to me considering most sides are under 15min. Wax out of the seal is not in good condition either... it required a good cleaning even just to get it listenable. the music under all these things sounds OK at best, but it is often overcome by all these problems to the point I do not enjoy playing this at all. Packaging is nice.... but it almost doesnt even matter.

URP can be blamed for most of these issues, but whats interesting is that unlike Thursday and Echoes which use the same cut from the The Trilogy Box this one is a brand new cut. I am not sure who did this one but the quality of the sound is substantially worse. So, even if you take away all the pressing issues this would still be lacking sonically. I have not heard the original cut from the Box set, but I can imagine based on the others in the set that it sounds much different than what you have here. I suspect that the EU MPO cut might fair better on the pressing quality, but you are still going to missing out on that sound you want. maybe that enough to justify a $2k price tag of the Box Set, but either way this reissue should only be picked up for collecting. If you actually want to listen to the music stay away from this one and stick with a Hi-Res digital copy.


May 7, 2020
edited 9 months ago
Can someone please provide the deadwax information of this release? I would like to know if EU and US release are both MPO pressed


March 11, 2020
Someone can explain me what is this signature on the cover 10. Twenty eight? What does that means. All 2015 official reissues have that signature? Thanks!


January 20, 2018
Who the fuck paid $160 for one of these lmao


July 24, 2017
Are there any differences in quality between US and Europe repress?


March 27, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
was skeptical of the repress quality, but this is one of the best sounding records i own.


December 13, 2015
My C/D record has tons of tiny little scratches on them. Contemplated returning it but considered that I paid a decent price for this.


September 23, 2015

Fantastic sound on this record! Much better than the bootlegs copies..


August 30, 2015
I currently have the unofficial release on vinyl, are these reissued vinyls any better?


August 17, 2015
Just got this. Noticed a slight "whooshing" sound towards the end of Side 1. Wondering if anyone else's copy does this?