Queens Of The Stone Age ‎– R

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The initial pressing identifiable by "FSV" and Rays in the runout denoting it was pressed by First Sound and Vision who closed early in 2000 mastered by Ray Staff and the catalog number 490 864-1. Production continued with Optimal Media Production the same year but they omitted the catalog number using "000 000-0" instead. The Optimal Media Production version was repressed at least once with a different mastering engineer responsible for side B. Around 2008 GZ Digital Media produced a facsimile of the initial pressing using the catalog number 490 864-1, but instead of having limited edition stickers and parental stickers affixed, they were actually printed as part of the artwork.

Versions (48)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
UMCF-4069-2 Queens Of The Stone Age 2(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records UMCF-4069-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-4 Queens Of The Stone Age Feel Good Hit Of The Summer(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-4 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
INTF-10077-2 Queens Of The Stone Age II(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records INTF-10077-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
QUEENS 00095 Queens Of The Stone Age II(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records, Motor QUEENS 00095 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age II(CDr, Album, Promo) Interscope Records, Universal, Motor none UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD + CD, Enh + Album, S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
069490683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 069490683-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
069490683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 069490683-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
UICS-1005 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records UICS-1005 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
490683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490683-2 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
260 006-2, 490 683-9 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia, Interscope Records 260 006-2, 490 683-9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album + CD, Enh + S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album + CD, Enh + S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
490683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records 490683-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
490683.4 Queens Of The Stone Age R(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 490683.4 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
000 000-0 Queens Of The Stone Age X(LP, Album, Ltd) Interscope Records 000 000-0 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
000 000-0 Queens Of The Stone Age X(LP, Album, Ltd) Interscope Records 000 000-0 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
490 864-1, 490 864-1 (2) Queens Of The Stone Age X(LP, Album, Ltd) Interscope Records, Interscope Records 490 864-1, 490 864-1 (2) UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age X(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Interscope Records none 2000 Sell This Version
STARCD 6637 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records STARCD 6637 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
UICS-1005 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records UICS-1005 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
490683-4 Queens Of The Stone Age R(Cass, Album) Universal, Ukrainian Records, Moon Records (2) 490683-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-2469 Queens Of The Stone Age R - Restricted To Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time(CD, Album, RE) Interscope Records UICY-2469 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
490 864-1 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R (X RATED)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Interscope Records 490 864-1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-6183 Queens Of The Stone Age R - Restricted To Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records UICY-6183 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
B0014461-02 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE) Interscope Records B0014461-02 US 2010 Sell This Version
00602527424903 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx) Interscope Records, Universal Music Group International 00602527424903 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
000 000-0 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R (X Rated) (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Interscope Records 000 000-0 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
490 864-1 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R (X Rated)(LP, Album, Ltd) Interscope Records 490 864-1 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label (Queens Of The Stone Age) none 2015 Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label (Queens Of The Stone Age) none 2015 Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age II(CDr, Album, Promo) Interscope Records, A&M Records, Geffen Records none Unknown Sell This Version
none Queens Of The Stone Age R(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label (Queens Of The Stone Age) none Unknown Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
069490683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 069490683-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album + CD, Enh + RE, S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album + CD, Enh + S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, RE) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, RP) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
JPCD 2003090 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Queens Of The Stone Age) JPCD 2003090 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
490 864-1 Queens Of The Stone Age X(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Interscope Records 490 864-1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Gulpener

Gulpener

December 7, 2018
referencing Rated R (X Rated), LP, Album, Ltd, 490 864-1

I just bought this version from Amazon.de (shipped from Italy). Overall sound quality is good, although a bit flat at times and very similar to the cd.
noiseAnnoys83

noiseAnnoys83

November 22, 2018
referencing Rated R (X Rated) , LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 000 000-0
This is the pressing without the hype sticker printed to the sleeve. Gatefold is kind of flimsy, but it sounds way better than that reissue from a few years prior to this. For one, you don't have to crank stereo way up to even hear the damn thing.
waxhoarder

waxhoarder

October 25, 2018
referencing Rated R (X Rated), LP, Album, Ltd, 490 864-1

The sound quality (on variant 1 at least) is very good, don't be afraid to buy it.
uponthesun

uponthesun

September 8, 2018
referencing X, LP, Album, Ltd, 000 000-0
I listened to a reissue for years, and thought it was ok. Not great, but good enough. The low volume didn’t bug me too much, I just turned it up. But finally, after reading the comments on here I bought this original UK/Europe pressing. And there is indeed a very big difference in quality. Definitely worth the extra money.
bungler666

bungler666

August 1, 2018
referencing Rated R (X Rated) , LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 000 000-0

This is the definitive version of this album. I haven't heard the original RAYS cut but I have owned the original EU pressing with "MK" in the runout. I have to say that this sounds better. Less compression and more fidelity. You can hear the individual instruments better on this pressing. Also it is not as "hot" as the OG one. Ode to Clarissa really, really flies out of the speakers with the pounding drums!
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

July 22, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing X, LP, Album, Ltd, 490 864-1, 490 864-1 (2)

This UK 1st press cut by Ray Staff sounds incredible. The fidelity is superb and the mastering is excellent, really bringing out a lot of detail in the sound and clarity in the instrumentation. There's a lot of nuances to this album and this cut really does that justice. The pressing is also excellent - if you want the best version of Rated R, grab this one.
Mortslaker

Mortslaker

June 25, 2018
referencing Rated R (X Rated) , LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 000 000-0
How the hell do you tell this one & the 2005 reissue apart? Whats the easteregg?
robin.karlsson-backs

robin.karlsson-backs

June 20, 2018
referencing X, LP, Album, Ltd, 000 000-0
My version has the sticker on the right corner. What does that mean? Everything else looks like this original version.
bungler666

bungler666

May 13, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing X, LP, Album, Ltd, 000 000-0

Doesn't sound that different to the CD. However, the sound is clear, balanced and punchy. Everything sounds hi-res and there is good instrument separation. Sounds teriffic on my Rega RP3 turntable. I recommend.
DecemberStars

DecemberStars

April 2, 2018
referencing Rated R (X RATED), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 490 864-1
I took a shot in the dark and bought this album online without knowing which pressing I was getting-- turned out to be this one. Figured I'd give my impressions since this pressing has practically no reviews compared to the other ones.

Verdict: it sounds good, plain and simple. Not outstanding, but far from bad. No particular instrument or frequency range stands out as being noteworthy in either a good or bad way. Basically exactly what I would consider par for vinyl mastering: it's punchy and doesn't sound compressed, but it isn't so clear/spacious/refined/etc. that I'm hearing the album differently or anything, like a truly superb pressing of an album can cause. Additionally, it's dead silent-- no surface noise whatsoever.

Overall, it sounds much better than how people describe the bad reissues, but seemingly not as amazing as people describe the original pressing and the 2014 reissue. Unfortunately, I own no other pressings to compare it to directly, but that's what I can gather from reading the reviews on here. Given that this and the 2014 reissue are going for the exact same prices (at least at the time of writing this review), I'd say go for the 2014 one, but if you find a killer deal on this one, don't shy away from it.