My Morning Jacket ‎– The Waterfall II

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Tracklist

Spinning My Wheels
Still Thinkin'
Climbing The Ladder
Feel You
Beautiful Love (Wasn't Enough)
Magic Bullet
Run It
Wasted
Welcome Home
The First Time

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATO0530 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre) ATO Records ATO0530 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530, 0882415129 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(CD, Album) ATO Records, ATO Records ATO0530, 0882415129 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(CD, Album) ATO Records ATO0530 US 2020 Sell This Version
none My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(CDr, Album, Promo) ATO Records none 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530LP My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Album, Cle) ATO Records ATO0530LP US 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530, 0882415112 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Ora) ATO Records, ATO Records ATO0530, 0882415112 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Yel) ATO Records ATO0530 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Album, Ltd, Mer) ATO Records ATO0530 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATO0530 My Morning Jacket The Waterfall II(LP, Club, S/Edition, Blu) ATO Records ATO0530 US 2020 Sell This Version

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CooGarn

CooGarn

September 9, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Ora, ATO0530, 0882415112
My copy sounds terrific. Flat, quiet (no surface noise), no surface defects... far better than the “deluxe” edition direct from the band (unfortunately). Highly recommend this variant!
daniel206r

daniel206r

July 5, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Cle, ATO0530LP
Had the color version at first and had to return it because it was so off center. A few weeks later I wanted the give this another try so I picked up the clear. Clear was way better, but did have to do a a wet cleaning.
Only issue is that the mastering is pretty dull, not horrible, but its type of thing that will make you go to the EQ and heavily tweak. The digital version I think is still better in that I think it captures things really well. This record just made me push my eq settings further than any other record I could think of in recent memory, left me wanting a little bit more even after all the eq effort. It’s like the record is on the edge of almost coming alive, but then it isn’t.

Musically it’s a great album from a great band.
CarterDeVries

CarterDeVries

June 9, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre, ATO0530
Great set of songs, nicely recorded mixed and mastered. However, surface noise....?....Yep. Sounds exactly like someone is nervously, constantly crumbling a potato chip bag on an additional track that I’m pretty sure MMJ was unaware of during the sessions. Skip this colored version. Maybe the clear?
Horace298

Horace298

May 23, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Cle, ATO0530LP
My copy is quiet, true and generally great. A terrific album, very pleased and recommended
alrose312

alrose312

May 14, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre, ATO0530
My copy looks and sounds amazing. Glad I was able to get this.
KevinReid

KevinReid

May 6, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre, ATO0530

I can see why everyone jumped to unhappy conclusions about this release. The first impression is the color of the vinyl and it's true that the color is way off from what was advertised (mine is 95% dark orange with 5% dark blue swirls). I don't mind what it looks like if it sounds good, but like others have mentioned, mine sounded muddy on first listen. With some minor EQ adjustments (not that it should require this), I think it sounds pretty good now. I don't have the surface noise to the degree that others described, but the first 20 seconds or so of side B do have a bit of noise. Overall, it's fine. That's as high a compliment as I will give. Still a shame to reward ATO's poor quality control. Aesthetics are part of the experience and that's a clear miss on this one.
Oldschool-Vinyl

Oldschool-Vinyl

April 22, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre, ATO0530

Was very hesitant to pick up a copy after seeing reviews but mine is a very nice water effect. 80% orange and 20% greenish blue.
Amjac

Amjac

April 2, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Cle, ATO0530LP
Went with the clear version because the other versions seemed to have too many issues, be that sound related or even the colour not being right... With the clear, you can't go wrong it seems. Looks fantastic!

As for the sound, there is definitely surface noise/crackle, nothing unlistenable, but noticeably consistently there. When compared to a digital copy, the record is much quieter! The record is muddy by comparison, not having as much clarity or instrument separation. Others have mentioned flat, which is another good descriptor for it.

It's by no means a disaster of a record, but definitely a disappointment. Especially after how great Waterfall I's copy sounded!
blackoboist

blackoboist

March 25, 2021
edited 7 months ago
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Cle, ATO0530LP
My copy has surface noise that may or may not be related to its off-centeredness.
Cheemsy

Cheemsy

February 27, 2021
referencing The Waterfall II, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gre, ATO0530

Like most people, I think I got a sub-par pressing. It just sounds flat, and maybe I'm an idiot, but the zoetrope labels aren't working for me. Tried 33 1/3 and 45 RPM, no difference. Maybe the sound can be fixed with a good ultrasonic clean (fingers crossed), but otherwise, I'm content with my purchase. The color isn't as bad as people say, it looks better if you hold the record up to a source of light, and then you can see the green and red.