Mastodon ‎– Crack The Skye

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Crack The Skye, their fourth original studio album, mines subject matter from czarist Russia and astral travel to out-of-body experiences and Stephen Hawking's theories on wormholes for an unrepentantly heavy aural assault that will shake the heavens.

Tracklist

Oblivion 5:47
Divinations 3:39
Quintessence 5:27
The Czar (10:54)
Usurper
Escape
Martyr
Spiral
Ghost Of Karelia 5:25
Crack The Skye 5:54
The Last Baron 13:01

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
459132-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 459132-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Reprise Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
517931-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(2x12", Album, Ltd + CD, Album) Reprise Records 517931-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Chrysalis Music Group USA none US 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49872-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49872-2 Malaysia 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49872-2, 459132-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9362-49872-2, 459132-2 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
WBCD 2211 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records WBCD 2211 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
459132-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 459132-2 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49872-2, 459132-2, 9362498722 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Sire, Sire, Sire, Relapse Records, Relapse Records, Relapse Records 9362-49872-2, 459132-2, 9362498722 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9362498722 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 9362498722 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49791-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49791-1 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49872-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49872-2 Indonesia 2009 Sell This Version
9362498722 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 9362498722 Brazil 2009 Sell This Version
4690355000587 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Никитин 4690355000587 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-13301 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records WPCR-13301 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
2-459132 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 2-459132 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
459132-2 / 9362-49872-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album) Reprise Records 459132-2 / 9362-49872-2 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
517929-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Reprise Records 517929-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49791-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 9362-49791-1 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9362497911 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Reprise Records 9362497911 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
517928-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, Ltd) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 517928-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49791-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(CD, Album, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) 9362-49791-1 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
459132-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Sire, Relapse Records 459132-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
9362-49790-9 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49790-9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
517931 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album) Reprise Records 517931 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
459132-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Reprise Records 459132-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
459132-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, TP) Reprise Records 459132-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
521635-2 Mastodon Crack The Skye(Ltd, Dig + 2xCD, Album) Reprise Records, Relapse Records, Sire 521635-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
459132-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre) Reprise Records 459132-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
459132-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Reprise Records 459132-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
459132-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu) Reprise Records 459132-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(7xFile, AIFF, 24b) Reprise Records none US 2017
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(7xFile, ALAC, 24b) Reprise Records none US 2017
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(7xFile, FLAC, 24b) Reprise Records none US 2017
none Mastodon Crack The Skye(7xFile, WAV, 24b) Reprise Records none US 2017
561700-1 Mastodon Crack The Skye(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Reprise Records 561700-1 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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daicymraeg

daicymraeg

September 25, 2019
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, 9362-49790-9
My copy sounds great! Good dynamics and detail. Mids particularly good.
Tongue_Druid

Tongue_Druid

July 18, 2019
referencing Crack The Skye, 2x12", Album, Ltd + CD, Album, 517931-1
I had this some years ago and expected it to be the pressing this album absolutely deserves, but unfortunately it was a huge letdown. The music is verrry quiet, and the noise-floor was LOUD (not rice-krispies, just a constant muffled "air.") So when you turn the album way up to get a good level, anywhere even near big & loud, the noise floor is obnoxiously right there inside everything!!! Not to mention although the mastered music within is absolutely better/more detailed than all of the horrific-sounding single-LP pressings, it still just sounds like the cd but with a hi-cut, taming the bite on this whole album. Extreme disappointment! I also played it on 2 stereo systems with different flavors to check make sure I wasn't imagining this. One medium-end, warm sounding system & one high-end system with tons of treble extension. Same result both times: The cd absolutely destroys this vinyl pressing :(
Just a fair warning to everyone: If a cool, heavyweight overpriced double-LP for just displaying purposes is your thing then go ahead and get this. But if you want to listen to & crank this album (as you should!) then the ol' CD is still the only option really worth getting.
bforty

bforty

May 11, 2019
edited 5 months ago
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu, 459132-1
One of the worst records I've ever heard (as far as sound quality). Obviously an already loud / compressed CD (which is alright for a CD) pressed onto wax with no care or concern. I bought it directly from the Warner Bros website with the green Blood Mountain pressing which is an equal travesty.
weaverb2

weaverb2

May 11, 2019
referencing Crack The Skye, 2x12", Album, Ltd + CD, Album, 517931-1

Sounds absolutely amazing! Like hearing the album for the first time. I have the 33 as well and this sounds much fuller with a lot more background detail.
fartingpixie

fartingpixie

March 24, 2019
edited 7 months ago
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, 459132-1
The crossed out matrix xxxxxxxx, hidden underneath are 1-517931-A on side A, and 1-517931 -B on side B , it’s the same matrix runout as the expensive 45 rpm pressings.
Warfarin0

Warfarin0

December 15, 2018
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, 9362-49790-9
I've read bad reviews about this but my copy actually sounds very rich, powerful and the instruments very detailed.
thrak

thrak

November 29, 2017
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, 459132-1
Great sounding LP. I don't know on what set was played by other reviewers but on my technics 1210 and at440 it has full spectrum of sound, great highs of all cymbals, tabourine in Oblivion is like in my room. Perfect soundstage.
tekkno-guy

tekkno-guy

October 10, 2017
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, 561700-1

I am impressed with the sound quality of this picture disc.
RovingRecords

RovingRecords

September 13, 2017
referencing Crack The Skye, 2x12", Album, Ltd + CD, Album, 517931-1
There were 2500 of these made.... why the heck are people spending a ridiculous amount of money for the 45rpm version when there are that many in the wild?
andyreierson

andyreierson

October 8, 2016
referencing Crack The Skye, LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu, 459132-1
Not an album that translates well to a one-disc LP. Sucks the life out of an incredible work.