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 (8)

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
SC190 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu) Secretly Canadian SC190 US 2017 Sell This Version

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espendo

espendo

November 17, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu, SC190
First records received badly warped. VMP sent a new one and that was much better. Nice and flat. Sound-wise a big step up from the original SC pressing which wasn't so nice. Much better soundstage on this, the "ambient" aspects of the record comes much better off than before.
wackerman619

wackerman619

October 22, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu, SC190
Nice job by VMP cleaning this one up. Sounds great. Recommend.
espendo

espendo

October 5, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu, SC190
Does anyone know whether this pressing has overcome the deficiencies of the Secretly pressing from 2011? That was badly warped, sounded flat (although some of it down to the sound of the mix I think) and was off center too. Really hope this VMP betters it, then I'll take the plunge.
killahwhale

killahwhale

September 26, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu, SC190
This album sounds killer - still available at VMP's website. Get it while you can!
sunspot72

sunspot72

July 24, 2017
referencing Slave Ambient, 2x12", Album, SC190
I have to add my dissapointment with this LP, not the music, but the pressing. I had to send back the first copy because it was off center and warped (most notably on disc 1). I recieved a 2nd copy and it's the exact same issue.
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 11 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.