Beck ‎– Colors

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Colors 4:21
Seventh Heaven 5:00
I'm So Free 4:08
Dear Life 3:44
No Distraction 4:32
Dreams 4:57
Wow 3:42
Up All Night 3:10
Square One 2:55
Fix Me 3:13

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label  Cat# Country Year
none Beck Colors(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) Capitol Records none 2017
00602557176797 Beck Colors(CD, Album, Unofficial) Fonograf Records (2), Capitol Records (2) 00602557176797 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
00602557176797 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557176797 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B002716304 Beck Colors(Cass, Album, Yel) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716304 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002748802 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002748802 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002716202 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002724001 Beck Colors(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002724001 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557882209 Beck Colors(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557882209 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
00602557176803 Beck Colors(LP, Album, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557176803 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5717679 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 5717679 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
B002716202 Beck Colors(CD, Album, Ltd) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002724101 Beck Colors(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002724101 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002716101 Beck Colors(2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002716101 Beck Colors(10xFile, WAV, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 2017
B002716101 Beck Colors(2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B002678501 Beck Colors(LP, Album, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002678501 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557804270 Beck Colors(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557804270 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Beck Colors(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records none 2017
B002716202 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
HSE-6860 Beck Colors(CD, Dlx + DVD, NTSC, Bon) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-6860 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
HSE-6963 Beck Colors(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-6963 Japan 2017 Sell This Version

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ma.lead

ma.lead

November 13, 2019
referencing Colors, CD, Dlx + DVD, NTSC, Bon, HSE-6860
The bonus DVD includes 17 carefully selected videos from the October 2017 tour of Shinkiba Studio Coast! In addition, “UP ALL NIGHT x DAOKO”, “Fix Me” music videos, interviews with DAOKO during the first session, and behind-the-scenes videos are included. In addition, the artwork is the same as the Deluxe LP board, and a specification that allows you to customize the jacket with a transparent sleeve has been realized.
Casablanca45

Casablanca45

April 13, 2019
referencing Colors, LP, Album, Ltd, Yel, B002724101

Another recommendation is this entire album! Every song is great!! Sounds even better when you play it "LOUD". This vinyl version is fantastic, - so give it a spin and enjoy! ✩✩✩✩✩
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

January 2, 2019
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101

My copy suffers from constant loud crackling surface noise distortion. It's present on all sides and is clearly heard on all quiet passages. I tried to clean it several time in my Hannl RCM but it made zero difference. I'll try another copy but I have my doubts about the pressing quality-- despite being pressed at Pallas! As a Beck album I find the music pretty subpar for an artist of this stature-- kind of like a check the boxes to fulfill my record contract obligations kind of an effort. I never find myself wanting to listen to the whole thing as an album-- there are just too many throwaway tracks IMO.
juniorcasemiro

juniorcasemiro

May 25, 2018
referencing Colors, LP, Album, Red, B002678501
Spotify played Up All Night one time when I was shuffling, I was instantly in love. I was about to get the deluxe 2xLP but the standard version was only 12 bucks on Amazon, I had to grab it. Kept myself without listening to the whole album until the vinyl came to me. I was blown away, what an album! Pop perfection as it's best. My only complaint is that plastic sticker with the album name on it, I wanted to keep it so bad but I messed up when I tried to unglue it.
mpwdrummen

mpwdrummen

April 14, 2018
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101
The sound quality of this pressing is excellent and a lot of care was put into the artwork and packaging. Moreover, the songs themselves are great.

The records were a little dusty and needed some cleaning before playing (which I Always do anyways). It would have been nice if the records came in anti-static inner sleeves, because it was hard to get them out of the supplied sleeves without inducing a lot of static.

My major complaint with my copy is that the inner sleeve of the first record came severely folded in one corner (up to the outer edge of the record). It seems that too much force was applied with insertion in the packaging process.
Turtleboats

Turtleboats

April 4, 2018
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101
Had both the yellow and now this, this blows the other pressing out of the water imo. This is hands down one of the best quality vinyl I have ever listened to! Crisp, clean, punchy with the bass.

This album rocks too, great upbeat feel good album.
wassim_elia

wassim_elia

March 13, 2018
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101

I love Beck's musical versatility, his ability to shift from different soundscapes and still manages to create surprising LPs.
This record may be on of the best pressings I have ever owned, the levels, dynamics, tempo, everything just builds up to form this beautifully sounding LP.
45RPM, Pop-red colored LPs, amazing packaging.... all for a good price. I'd say: grab this baby while it's still available.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

December 31, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Colors, LP, Album, Red, B002678501
Got this today - decided to check this out on the strength of the über-catchy "Dreams". Nice packaging - the sexy opaque cherry-red vinyl is housed in a poly-lined inner and the lyrics are in an artfully-designed 2-page booklet.

The German Pallas-pressed wax is flat and fairly quiet, aside from some not-so-inconspicuous rumble audible in between tracks (and a quick pop-like burst of crackles every revolution at the very end of side 2, going into the runout). In fact, every new Pallas pressing I've gotten (the others would be Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin and Hot Rats by Frank Zappa) seems to be consistently rumbly in comparison to records from other plants, despite there not being any orange-peel texture on the record surfaces... perhaps it's a tracking anomaly of the 0.6 mil conical stylus of my AT-91?

Sonically, this is a nice, punchy Chris Bellman master with clear, full bass definition and a strong emphasis on high frequencies - strong enough in fact to perhaps be considered excessive in some parts, but well-balanced enough not to detract from the overall sound quality.

The production overall has a somewhat hot and compressed sound, and some of the songs on side 1 (most noticeably "Dear Life") become quite congested in the loudest/densest sections. Luckily, the mastering is well-done enough that the compression (a common feature of modern EDM) doesn't negatively affect the immediacy and intensity of the whole thing - AT ALL. Overall, I'd even say it trumps Humanz by Gorillaz in terms of 'jumping out of the speakers'.... despite being on only ONE record. (Some songs are mastered better than others, "Dreams" standing out in particular.)

Simply put, despite those moments of sonic congestion, it doesn't sound repressed or blanketed, unlike some other audibly compressed records I own.

It may not be as airy as some of Bellman's other vinyl masters, such as the amazing job he did on Arctic Monkeys' AM, but given how much of a 'dancefloor-ready' style Beck was going for on this record, I'd say the hot sound is rather well-suited to the overall flair of the music. It's probably more of... you know... a stylistic choice on Beck's part. Audiophiles, don't come here with the expectation of immaculate transparency and clarity of individual instruments - the production is what it is, and it works perfectly fine.

Musically, while longtime Beck fans may be dismayed at the loss of his trademark weirdness with this album, I like this new direction he's going in.... and what can go wrong especially when "Dreams" caught the attention of so many of us when it first came on the radio a few years back? Recommended.
zevulon

zevulon

November 2, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101

Beck is Back and not in Black. I'm on my first listen so just an observation in time.
Funny how the dude has made so many transitions through the years musicwise even if his hallmark songwriting always shine through. I'm not fond of Rock music but found the Beck - Morning Phase 60s/70s pastiche somber and soothing but this album sees Beck back on a bounce. Unduly happy? Nice package/art as well. My favourite era (and I'm not familiar with his entire output, true) is the Guero/Guerolito/Information tracks. I for one am happy that he just goes wherever it pleases him even if Bob Dylan huggers and hipsters don't embrace his every move, like this jerky pop.
These days it seems like a lot of major artists construct pricey objects so my only constant gripe with Beck is the Information vinyl box. I just can't see myself shell out that kind of money for any album.

Ps. I find the album a little short, so I guess you could say that I want more Colors. Thanks Beck!
prophane

prophane

November 1, 2017
referencing Colors, 2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red, B002716101
I played mine once, it sounded absolutely perfect from start to end, I mean in terms of pressing quality anyway because the music, at times, made me close to uncomfortable, like watching a dad jiggling about to his teenage son's music library, or an old friend's regress to childish state, or, I dunno, seriously, almost as bad as a late 90's dance pop Tom Jones made me cringe too. The production is heavily compressed and the songs are my idea of what makes cheerleaders jump up and down NFL fields (I'm French so I wouldn't know). I'd swap this diabolically overpriced package if I could without hesitations.