The Blue Nile ‎– Hats

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Over The Hillside 5:03
The Downtown Lights 6:26
Let's Go Out Tonight 5:12
Headlights On The Parade 6:11
From A Late Night Train 3:59
Seven A.M. 5:09
Saturday Night 6:26

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LKH2, 210241-630 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Linn Records, Linn Records LKH2, 210241-630 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) A&M Records CD 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
LKHCD2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) Linn Records LKHCD2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
LKHCD2, 0777 7 86470 2 7 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) Linn Records, Virgin LKHCD2, 0777 7 86470 2 7 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
LKHCD2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) Linn Records LKHCD2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
LKHCD2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) Virgin LKHCD2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) A&M Records CD 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
VJD-32247 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album) Linn Records VJD-32247 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, Club) A&M Records CD 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, Promo) A&M Records CD 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
VJD-32247 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, Promo) Linn Records VJD-32247 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
LKHCD2 DJ The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, Promo) Linn Records LKHCD2 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
V-410 241 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album) Virgin, Linn Records V-410 241 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
LKHC2, 410241-630, LKHC 2 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album) Linn Records, Linn Records, Linn Records LKHC2, 410241-630, LKHC 2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
LKHC2 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album) Linn Records, Virgin LKHC2 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
LKHMC2 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin, Virgin Records Canada LKHMC2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CS 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
CS 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
SP-5284 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
LKH2, 210241-630 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Linn Records, Linn Records LKH2, 210241-630 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
T-210 241 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Linn Records T-210 241 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
LKH2 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Linn Records, Virgin LKH2 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
LKH-2 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Linn Records LKH-2 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
LKHLP2 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin Records Canada LKHLP2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RP) A&M Records, Linn Records, Virgin CD 5284 US 1990 Sell This Version
none The Blue Nile Hats(2xCD, Album, Promo, RM, Col) Virgin none UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LKHCDR 2, 5099901730029 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Col) Virgin, Virgin LKHCDR 2, 5099901730029 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LKHR2 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album, 180) Virgin LKHR2 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-76420/1, LKHCDR 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE, Pap + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, SHM) Virgin, Virgin UICY-76420/1, LKHCDR 2 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
5052442014942, BLUECD2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, RE + RE, RM, Col) Confetti Records (2), Confetti Records (2) 5052442014942, BLUECD2 US 2019 Sell This Version
Bluelp002 The Blue Nile Hats(LP, Album, RE, RM) Confetti Records (2) Bluelp002 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE) Linn Records, Linn Records, Virgin, Virgin LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE) Linn Records, Linn Records, Virgin, Virgin LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LKHCD2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE) Linn Records LKHCD2 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE) Linn Records, Linn Records, Virgin, Virgin LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 5284, 75021 5284 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records CD 5284, 75021 5284 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE, RP) Linn Records, Linn Records, Virgin, Virgin LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Album, RE, RP) Linn Records, Linn Records, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin LKHCD2, LKHCD 2, 0777 7 86470 2 7, 0 777 7 86470 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Sqwubbsy

Sqwubbsy

December 18, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002
Yup, great music, nicely mixed, if a bit too “tinny” for my ears, but that’s what EQ is for. Packaging is pathetic for the price. Had to literally force the record out of the crappy paper sleeve due to static. How much does a anti-static sleeve cost? 10c? Tip-on sleeves should be on every “ultimate” reissue considering most people who buy these already have a copy.
james73

james73

December 14, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002

I bought this, along with the other two 2019 reissues (where's the vinyl copy of 'High' by the way?!?).

This LP sounds superb. I have the 2013 vinyl reissue, but this pressing sounds much more alive. It's louder than the 2013 pressing, so if you're reading this silkyskillz ("mastered a little on the quiet side, so don't be afraid to crank it up...") you should avoid the older pressing...

I was always a wee bit disappointed with the 2013 pressing but couldn't quite put my finger on why. Now, I can. This pressing is much better. I don't have an original 1989 pressing but I intend to get one - a comparison of that vs the 2019 version will be very interesting.

Plus, 'The Downtown Lights' is my favourite ever song. :)
cyl

cyl

December 13, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002
My copy of this one is amazingly well done, extra flat, great sound image and response. The cover could have had a bit more work, but that doesn't really matter. Such a great record...
djnussuk

djnussuk

December 11, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002
I had to send my copy of Peace At Last back because it skipped on both sides. Fortunately purchased through Amazon. I enjoyed what I heard though and the sound was noticeably different to the ltd edition released previously which I have, but don'tlisten to much as it also has issues. Would love an original, but out of my price range these days!
norfenden

norfenden

December 6, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002
This is a short review of all three of the recent reissues - I bought one of each.

All my copies arrived with creased/bent covers and 'Peace At Last' has a heavy warp to it. I'm currently trying to get a refund on them via Transistor Music but to no avail. Has anyone else purchased via them? I'm getting a Pledge Music vibe about them. No phone number, one initial response then radio silence.

Anyway! Back to the music and items... The music is incredible, flawless, we all know this, 5 stars for the music. The new mixes are maybe a bit too bright, sparkly or 'aurally excited' for my liking - but they sound good enough. The crying shame about all of this reissue campaign is how little effort has gone in to the packaging and presentation. These are incredible albums and need the respect they deserve.

Paper sleeves, no polylined.
No printed inner sleeves.
No inner sleeve credit sheet.
No linear notes.

I'm not one for over-the-top-packaging or extra tracks (or worse still, the dreaded added remixes) - but blimey, just a little TLC would have sufficed. I'll just stick to my originals and 2012 reissues.

5/5 for the music
0/5 for the packaging
silkyskillz

silkyskillz

December 3, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002

very nice sounding reissue. mastered a little on the quiet side, so don't be afraid to crank it up. lovely sonics throughout. highly recommended
hflax

hflax

December 3, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Bluelp002
Vinyl sounds great! Thumbs up. Would've preferred a tip-on sleeve, and maybe an insert, but the vinyl is heavy and sounds fantastic without any issues.
Zelda7

Zelda7

November 29, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, LKH2, 210241-630
So mad the new vinyl remaster released november 29th has been sold out so quickly, I shouldn't have waited that long. Waiting for some comments/opinions about its quality, hoping to find it on sale someday too, but I fear we're gonna see some scandalous prices.
Disco_Russ

Disco_Russ

August 26, 2019
referencing Hats, LP, Album, LKH2, 210241-630
Mine has a different matrix. Side A is 920 C-9604 A-5 LKH2 A11 The exchange. Will add side B when I find a magnifying glass!!
tbelte

tbelte

February 15, 2018
referencing Hats, LP, Album, LKH2, 210241-630
I'd like to see a reissue of this too. I am new to this band, spectacular album.