The National ‎– Sleep Well Beast

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Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
Born To Beg
Turtleneck
Empire Line
I'll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin At The Liquor Store
Dark Side Of The Gym
Sleep Well Beast

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label  Cat# Country Year
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LP USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CDT The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Tar) 4AD 4AD0020CDT US 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Dig) 4AD 4AD0020CD Australia 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Car) 4AD 4AD0020CD Australia 2017 Sell This Version
none The National Sleep Well Beast(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) 4AD none 2017
none The National Sleep Well Beast(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) 4AD none 2017
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
00207 The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Gre) 4AD 00207 US 2018 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(CDr, Promo) 4AD 4AD0020LPE 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) 4AD 4AD0020LPE UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CD US 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE, 4AD0044SP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Blu + Flexi, 7", S/Si) 4AD, 4AD 4AD0020LPE, 4AD0044SP USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Ltd, Sof) 4AD, Soyuz Music 4AD0020CD Russia 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CDJP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xCD, Album) Beat Records, 4AD 4AD0020CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version

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Beyahsvinyl

Beyahsvinyl

October 8, 2019
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE
Ive been record collecting and selling for many years and i have to say this pressing is a bad one.side3 & 4 have bad surface noise, audio distortion and is just a plain mess..Side 1 & 2 is slightly better with better sound stage but it still has light surface noise..i have no idea if its a label problem as i also have high violet which is also a poor pressing..
Matt7am

Matt7am

September 2, 2019
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
I've been trying to know for like a month which version did I get (White with the folding poster and all), but I can't match the etching marks I got with any version here on Discogs, my marks are:

Side A 159449E1/D
Side B 159449E2/A
Side C 159449E3/B
Side D 159449E4/D

Please help
jwguest

jwguest

July 31, 2019
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
My stamped runouts match this version with one exception. On side A mine has 159449E1/C
soreed

soreed

October 12, 2018
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
Here's the deal:
Blue edition = 10,000
Green = 1,000
White = unlimited
diegiebongo

diegiebongo

October 10, 2018
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Gre, 00207

Any comments on this pressing? Or you all keep it sealed due to its exclusiveness? :D
Thomasgene

Thomasgene

March 19, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Whi, 4AD0020LP
it was a prize for entering a contest. Great album, I'm a fan!
thank you Vinyl Rewind
criminologue

criminologue

March 5, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE

For me great pressing, great sound, no pop, no click. bought on amazon.fr (mars 2018).
irs_uk

irs_uk

February 11, 2018
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, 4AD0020LPE
EU blue vinyl here which sounds clean as anything, with no pops and hisses to be found. Not saying they'll all be perfect but it's certainly not true to say that all copies of the album, or indeed all colour records, have the same sound issues.

And as for 'Turtleneck': I figure it's meant to represent the 'beast' that is kept at bay for the rest of the songs, but which is only 'sleeping' so makes an occasional appearance.
zacharywoodman

zacharywoodman

January 8, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Sleep Well Beast, 2xLP, Album, Whi, 4AD0020LPE
My copy wasn't very impressive. Kind of poppy and clicky for a brand new record and the second record had a noticeable amount of debris coming right out of the sleeve. Mostly it noticeably seemed very lacking in body and bass compared to other formats I've heard of this album (Spotify streaming, MP3, FLAC). Mid-range notes (such as guitar riffs) also seem a bit staticy.

Still, I'm glad I bought it because it did include a digital download of some very high-quality FLAC files, which sound great.
cdequaker

cdequaker

December 26, 2017
referencing Sleep Well Beast, CD, Album, 4AD0020CD

New York band The National have become a presence. The moment Matt Berninger’s fervent baritone begins to tug at your heartstrings; when the drums start pounding their warm, near-tribal rhythms; when the richly impassioned guitar tones start to light up the melody—you know you’re listening the new National album, and you know it matters. Few bands are able to slide into the soul of a song as easily as The National, even fewer are willing to take that risk. It feels like there are more instruments involved this time, and a noticeable electronic presence. There is power and beauty here, restraint and open-wound honesty. Members also play in El Vy, LNZNDRF, Pfarmers, Clogs. Contributing musicians come from Mouse On Mars, The Walkmen, Bon Iver, The Gloaming, Ester Drang, Octave Minds, Buke and Gase, more. Recalls bands such as My Jerusalem, Tindersticks, American Music Club, Jenny Besetzt, Calla, Dream City Film Club. “Sleep Well Beast” is an incredibly touching, moody downer of an album. It’s heartwarming & touching, your best friend with a bottle of wine and a book of sad love poems. It’s everything you want in album by The National…and a bit more. Recommended.