The War On Drugs ‎– Slave Ambient

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Tracklist

Best Night
Brothers
I Was There
Your Love Is Calling My Name
The Animator
Come To The City
Come For It
It's Your Destiny
City Reprise #12
Baby Missiles
Original Slave
Black Water Falls

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(2x12", Album) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
none The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Secretly Canadian none 2011
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(2x12", Ltd, Red) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
HSE-69059 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-69059 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(CD, Album, Promo) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2011 Sell This Version
SC190, MU16 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(Cass, Album, C94) Secretly Canadian, Mirror Universe Tapes SC190, MU16 US 2011 Sell This Version

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Kristoffer2409

Kristoffer2409

May 19, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
My copy sounds really really bad! No joy in listening to it, despite the fact that it is an amazing album.
I prefer the digital version.
ks_record_collector

ks_record_collector

April 28, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
I like this album a lot. I still prefer Lost in the Dream, which is a modern classic in my opinion, but Slave Ambient is a quality piece of modern rock.
There's nothing wrong with my pressing, in fact it sounds great! But, I can understand other reviewers thoughts on the mix as it does set the vocal back within the sound stage.
Globe199

Globe199

March 19, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
I'd probably give this album 3/5 stars. At first it's quite good, but if you listen to more than three tracks at a time, they all run together. Every song sounds the same.

The vocals are mixed pretty low and the singing is rather incoherent. That tells me he isn't confident enough in the lyrics to sing and mix them clearly.
8TrackAttack

8TrackAttack

December 20, 2016
edited 5 months ago
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
Got a defective record as well. I contacted Secretly Canadian and they had another one in the mail in like 12 hours. To be fair to them, this is the first defective vinyl I've ever experienced. Remember when Vespertine shipped with flaws in all the discs?
Baaronjay

Baaronjay

November 23, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
This has got to be in the top 5 worst modern vinyl pressings I've had the misfortune of hearing. Avoid. Yes, it's off center. But in addition, mastering is poor, vocals are recessed, many primary instrumental parts are nearly inaudible... it's a mess. So bad I thought my cantilever had been damaged. A shame because it's a great record. Don't get how Secretly Canadian can be ok putting trash out into the market.
Johnwaynelsd25

Johnwaynelsd25

June 29, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
My copy sounds great, sorry to hear that some are less than happy with it.
mjhmtl

mjhmtl

April 2, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
The sound on this pressing is horrible. It's all compressed and muddy. Can't even listen to it.
chris.hiebert

chris.hiebert

March 25, 2016
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
Yup, my first copy of Lost in the Dream was pressed off center, had to buy another one. My copy of Slave Ambient is fairly warped. Get your shit together Secretly Canadian and use better pressing plants.
markgriffey

markgriffey

May 29, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Ltd, Red, SC190
There were clearly more than 75 red copies pressed. My understanding is that 75 were sold through mailorder, but the label also sent hundreds of red copies to retail shops as well. I bought mine at Other Music in NYC. Pressing size was probably closer to 500 or 1,000.
In_It_To_Spin_It

In_It_To_Spin_It

April 9, 2015
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Ltd, Red, SC190

I'm really enjoying the fact that there are 75 copies of this worldwide, yet 82 people "HAVE" it.