4 Men With Beards

4 Men With Beards

Profile:
US record label founded by Filippo Salvadori in San Francisco, California in 2001, and specializing in 180 gram vinyl reissues. The label is part of the Runt label group, and CD editions are released simultaneously by Water. The label's name was taken from the presumed appearance of "record-collecting geeks like you and me."
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101 Glacier Point Ste. C
San Rafael, CA 94901

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PO Box 2947
San Francisco, CA 94126
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4M 101 I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You  album cover Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 101 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M102 Swiss Movement  album cover Les McCann & Eddie Harris Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M102 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M103 Black Woman  album cover Sonny Sharrock Black Woman(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M103 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M104 Bap-Tizum  album cover The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Bap-Tizum(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M104 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M105 The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads  album cover Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (Album) 4M105 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M106 The Electrifying Eddie Harris  album cover Eddie Harris The Electrifying Eddie Harris(LP, RE, RM, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M106 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M107 Layers  album cover Les McCann Layers(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M107 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M108 River  album cover Terry Reid River(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M108 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M109 Fanfare For The Warriors  album cover The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Fanfare For The Warriors(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M109 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M110 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk  album cover Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M110 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M111 Soul '69  album cover Aretha Franklin Soul '69(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M111 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M112 Dusty In Memphis  album cover Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis (Album) 4M112 US Unknown Sell This Version
4M113 Desertshore  album cover Nico (3) Desertshore (Album) 4M113 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M114 Spirit In The Dark  album cover Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark (Album) 4M114 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M115 Live At Fillmore West  album cover Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West (Album) 4M115 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M116 White Light  album cover Gene Clark White Light(LP, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M116 US 2008 Sell This Version
4m117 America  album cover John Fahey America(2xLP, Album, Ltd, M/Print, Num, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4m117 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M 118 Oh Girl  album cover Young-Holt Unlimited* Oh Girl(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 118 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M119 Love-In  album cover The Charles Lloyd Quartet Love-In(LP, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M119 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M 120 Judee Sill  album cover Judee Sill Judee Sill (Album) 4M 120 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M121 Heart Food  album cover Judee Sill Heart Food(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M121 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M 122 Blow-Up - The Original Soundtrack Album  album cover Herbie Hancock Blow-Up - The Original Soundtrack Album(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 122 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M123 Zabriskie Point (Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Zabriskie Point (Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track) (Album, Comp) 4M123 USA & Canada 2003 Sell This Version
4M124 Lolita (The Original Sound Track Recording)  album cover Nelson Riddle Lolita (The Original Sound Track Recording)(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M124 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M 125 Paris 1919  album cover John Cale Paris 1919 (Album) 4M 125 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M126 The Amazing Nina Simone  album cover Nina Simone The Amazing Nina Simone (Album) 4M126 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M127 Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music  album cover Eddie Gale Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (Album) 4M127 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M128 Black Rhythm Happening  album cover Eddie Gale Black Rhythm Happening (Album) 4M128 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M129 Nina Simone At Town Hall  album cover Nina Simone Nina Simone At Town Hall (Album) 4M129 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M129-1 Nina Simone At Town Hall  album cover Nina Simone Nina Simone At Town Hall(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, Pur) 4 Men With Beards 4M129-1 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
4M 130 Lady Soul  album cover Aretha Franklin Lady Soul(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 130 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 131 Aretha Now  album cover Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 131 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 132 Goodbye And Hello  album cover Tim Buckley Goodbye And Hello(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M 132 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M133 Blue Afternoon  album cover Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M133 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M134 Starsailor  album cover Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M134 US 2007 Sell This Version
4m135 The Gilded Palace Of Sin  album cover The Flying Burrito Bros The Gilded Palace Of Sin (Album) 4m135 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M136 VU  album cover The Velvet Underground VU(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M136 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M137 Another View  album cover The Velvet Underground Another View(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M137 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M138 Chelsea Girl  album cover Nico (3) Chelsea Girl (Album) 4M138 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M139 Shoot Out The Lights  album cover Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M139 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 140 Cluster  album cover Cluster Cluster(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 140 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M141 Cluster & Eno  album cover Cluster & Eno* Cluster & Eno* - Cluster & Eno(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M141 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M 142 3rd  album cover Big Star 3rd(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 142 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M 143 I Am The Cosmos  album cover Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos (Album) 4M 143 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M144 The Exciting Wilson Pickett  album cover Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Album) 4M144 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M145 Happy Sad  album cover Tim Buckley Happy Sad (Album) 4M145 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M 146 Lorca  album cover Tim Buckley Lorca(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 146 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M147 Tenderness Junction  album cover The Fugs Tenderness Junction(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M147 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M148 It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest  album cover The Fugs It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M148 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M149 Scott  album cover Scott Walker Scott(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M149 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M150 Scott 2  album cover Scott Walker Scott 2(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M150 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M151 Scott 3  album cover Scott Walker Scott 3(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M151 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M152 Scott 4  album cover Scott Walker Scott 4(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M152 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M153 Burrito Deluxe  album cover The Flying Burrito Bros.* Burrito Deluxe(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M153 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M154 The Velvet Underground & Nico  album cover The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M154 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M155 White Light / White Heat  album cover The Velvet Underground White Light / White Heat (Album) 4M155 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M 156 The Velvet Underground  album cover The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 156 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M157 What We Did On Our Holidays  album cover Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M157 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M158 Unhalfbricking  album cover Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M158 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M159 Liege & Lief  album cover Fairport Convention Liege & Lief(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M159 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M160 Funkadelic  album cover Funkadelic Funkadelic (Album) 4M160 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M 161 Maggot Brain  album cover Funkadelic Maggot Brain (Album) 4M 161 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M162 Sowiesoso  album cover Cluster Sowiesoso(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M162 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M163 After The Heat  album cover Eno* - Moebius* - Roedelius* Eno* - Moebius* - Roedelius* - After The Heat (Album) 4M163 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M164 Anne Briggs  album cover Anne Briggs Anne Briggs(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M164 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M165 The Time Has Come  album cover Anne Briggs The Time Has Come(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M165 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M166 La Düsseldorf  album cover La Düsseldorf La Düsseldorf(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M166 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M167 Viva  album cover La Düsseldorf Viva(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M167 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M168 Fôrça Bruta  album cover Jorge Ben Fôrça Bruta(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M168 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M169 Gal Costa  album cover Gal Costa Gal Costa(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M169 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M170 L'Homme À Tête De Chou  album cover Gainsbourg* L'Homme À Tête De Chou(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M170 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M171 Aux Armes Et Cætera  album cover Gainsbourg* Aux Armes Et Cætera(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M171 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M172 Free Your Mind...  And Your Ass Will Follow  album cover Funkadelic Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow (Album) 4M172 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M173 Cosmic Slop  album cover Funkadelic Cosmic Slop (Album) 4M173 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M 174 So Far  album cover Faust So Far(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 174 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M175 Moondog  album cover Moondog (2) Moondog (Album) 4M175 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M176 More Moondog  album cover Moondog (2) More Moondog(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M176 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M177 The Story Of Moondog  album cover Moondog (2) The Story Of Moondog (Album) 4M177 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M178 Bonnie And Clyde  album cover Serge Gainsbourg Et Brigitte Bardot Serge Gainsbourg Et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde(LP, Comp, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M178 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M179 America Eats Its Young  album cover Funkadelic America Eats Its Young (Album) 4M179 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M180 Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On  album cover Funkadelic Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Album) 4M180 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M181 Small Faces  album cover Small Faces Small Faces(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M181 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M182 From The Beginning  album cover Small Faces From The Beginning(LP, Comp, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M182 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M183 The Holy Modal Rounders  album cover The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M183 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M184 The Holy Modal Rounders 2  album cover The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders 2(LP) 4 Men With Beards 4M184 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M185 Hawkwind  album cover Hawkwind Hawkwind (Album) 4M185 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M186 Clube Da Esquina  album cover Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* - Clube Da Esquina(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M186 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M187 Lô Borges  album cover Lô Borges* Lô Borges(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M187 US 2010 Sell This Version
4m188 Ask Me No Questions  album cover Bridget St. John Ask Me No Questions(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m188 UK 2010 Sell This Version
4M189 Songs For The Gentle Man  album cover Bridget St. John Songs For The Gentle Man(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M189 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M190 Thank You For...  album cover Bridget St. John Thank You For...(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M190 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M191 Case History  album cover Kevin Coyne Case History(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M191 US 2012 Sell This Version
4m192 Mississippi Blues  album cover Bukka White Mississippi Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m192 US 2010 Sell This Version
4m193 Louisiana Blues  album cover Robert Pete Williams Louisiana Blues (Album) 4m193 US 2011 Sell This Version
4M194 Flammende Herzen  album cover Michael Rother Flammende Herzen(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M194 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M195 Gainsbourg Percussions  album cover Serge Gainsbourg Gainsbourg Percussions(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M195 US 2011 Sell This Version
4M196 Initials B.B.  album cover Serge Gainsbourg Initials B.B.(LP, Comp, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M196 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M198 Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers  album cover Hearts And Flowers Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M198 US 2012 Sell This Version
4M199 Of Horses, Kids, And Forgotten Women  album cover Hearts And Flowers Of Horses, Kids, And Forgotten Women(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M199 US 2012 Sell This Version
4M200 No Other  album cover Gene Clark No Other(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M200 US 2012 Sell This Version

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oekintaro

oekintaro

February 21, 2022
These people should be ashamed. They have zero respect for the music that they put out and for the vinyl format. Terrible pressings, terrible mastering, likely from CD-masters. Awful stuff. The very definition of a hipster label, all style over substance. Avoid at all costs.
TeknoPunc

TeknoPunc

September 25, 2021
I just want to join the chorus of public shaming that is going on and say that this label SUCKS! I bought a total of 4 reissues from this company's catalogue back in my early vinyl collecting days, before I knew any better. I own the first two Flipper albums and Desertshore by Nico and they all sound like shit. Very flat, dull, and lifeless with an unacceptable surface noise-to-music ratio. Seriously, I have albums from the 70s with less surface noise than these reissues... it's quite obvious that this label rarely, if ever, has access to the original master tapes when reissuing vinyl. Not only is there no advantage over my FLAC rips of these albums, it actually sounds worse. This is a perfect example of why 180 gram vinyl, in itself, doesn't mean anything. If the master plate sounds like shit, you can press it on whatever mass of wax you want and it will still sound terrible. This label's M.O. seems to be duping naïve young record collectors into seeing a sticker about "180 gram" and assuming that means it will sound good. As the saying goes, you can't polish a turd. The only record I own from this miserable label that sounds passably decent is Third/Sister Lovers by Big Star, so I guess rarely they can get it right. Either way, I think we as a community should not support this label because they clearly don't give a shit about quality and are just cynically cashing in on the "vinyl craze" alongside many other unscrupulous reissue labels. Don't get me wrong though, there are some labels out there providing much needed reissues for albums that would otherwise be out of reach for most of us. The difference, though, is those labels actually take pride in putting out a record that sounds good.
izakteaz

izakteaz

August 21, 2021
I know it wasn't just me...but something was wrong...especially completely changing the labels. You dont do that. If the album doesn't have the actual record label on it either from its original pressing I feel something is wrong unless it came from the artist themselves.
Blessedheart85

Blessedheart85

August 15, 2021
Just played the 4MWB reissue of Bauhaus' 'The Sky's Gone Out' and thought I'd put the CD on by mistake. Not unlistenable, but very flat, dull and ultimately underwhelming.
Douglas_Jones

Douglas_Jones

July 31, 2021
It is not 4 men with beards, that's just what these corporate wankers think of the demographic that they continue to peddle their utterly worthless PISH to. What's really galling is that it stops other, better, labels from reissuing these often crucial, and often expensive records. Utter cunts
DeadBellRecords

DeadBellRecords

March 30, 2021
Dear 4MenWithBeards. Either get your shit together immediately, and give these countless amazing albums the justice and care they deserve when you reissue them. Or just STOP. Seriously, just...STOP. So many countless great albums you somehow have access to reissue here, and almost the entire catalog sounds like surface noise youtube rips pressed to vinyl. AVOID.
JAMOOL

JAMOOL

March 23, 2021
I've got 3 albums by them: first 2 by La Dusseldorf and Faust So Far. I agree that they don't sound great - some surface noise and an overall dull sound. on the other hand they aren't unlistenable exactly, and the originals are way out of my price range. at least their packaging is good.
walkingtrees

walkingtrees

June 3, 2020
how do these 4 nitwits have clearance to re-ish such an extensive catalog of amazing albums?? everthing i've heard from them sounds like garbage.....
vinylvender

vinylvender

May 21, 2020
Only album I have from this company is Percy Mayfield - My Jug and I and it sounds great.
klimek

klimek

March 23, 2020
THE REISSUE FACTORY YOU LOVE TO HATE .