Beck ‎– Guero

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0003546-01 Beck Guero(2xLP, Album) Interscope Records B0003546-01 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Beck Guero(15xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Polydor Associated Labels none 2005
9864087 Beck Guero(2x12", Album) Interscope Records 9864087 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
UICF-9013/4 Beck Guero(2xCD, Album) Interscope Records UICF-9013/4 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
UICF-9010 Beck Guero(CD + DVD + Album) Interscope Records UICF-9010 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
B0004365-00 CD01, INTR-11373-9 DA01 Beck Guero(CD + DVD, Mul + Album) Interscope Records, Interscope Records B0004365-00 CD01, INTR-11373-9 DA01 US 2005 Sell This Version
988 028-7 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 988 028-7 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
MR 1031-2, 0602498802878 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Interscope Records, Geffen Records MR 1031-2, 0602498802878 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
UICF-1035 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records UICF-1035 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
9880287 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Universal 9880287 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
4605026005495 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia 4605026005495 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
0602498802878 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 0602498802878 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
0602498802878 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 0602498802878 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
B000348102 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records B000348102 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
0602498802878 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 0602498802878 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
60249880287 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 60249880287 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
DS8997, 986 392-3 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Universal Music, Interscope Records DS8997, 986 392-3 South Korea 2005 Sell This Version
B0003481-02 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records B0003481-02 US 2005 Sell This Version
2600549 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 2600549 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
9880267 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 9880267 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
988 028-7 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 988 028-7 Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
9880287 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records 9880287 Australasia 2005 Sell This Version
0602498640302 Beck Guero(CD, Album + DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC + Del) Interscope Records 0602498640302 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
UICF-1035 Beck Guero(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records UICF-1035 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
UICO-9602 Beck Guero(CD, Album, RE) Interscope Records UICO-9602 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
9880288 Beck Guero(CD, Album, S/Edition, Unofficial) Interscope Records 9880288 2005 Sell This Version
9880288 Beck Guero(CD, Album, Spe) Interscope Records 9880288 UK 2005 Sell This Version
0602498802878 Beck Guero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Interscope Records (2) 0602498802878 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
H2134 Beck Guero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music (2) H2134 China 2005 Sell This Version
none Beck Guero(CDr, Album, Promo) Polydor, Universal, Geffen Records none France 2005 Sell This Version
2634 Beck Guero(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 2634 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
00602498810866 Beck Guero(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 00602498810866 Malaysia 2005 Sell This Version
585177 Beck Guero(UMD) Interscope Records 585177 US 2005 Sell This Version
UICO-9698 Beck Guero(CD, Album) Interscope Records UICO-9698 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-60055 Beck Guero(CD, Album, RE) Interscope Records UICY-60055 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-25181 Beck Guero(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Interscope Records UICY-25181 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
00602557034912 Beck Guero(LP, Album, RE, 180) Interscope Records 00602557034912 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
B0025356-01 Beck Guero(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Interscope Records B0025356-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
none Beck Guero(CD, Album, Unofficial) East Records (3), Geffen Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Beck Guero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
602498640302 Beck Guero(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTS) Interscope Records (2) 602498640302 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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JoshuaSeanHaynie

JoshuaSeanHaynie

May 21, 2018
referencing Guero, 2xLP, Album, B0003546-01

Not his best...Not his worst...Pretty good. It's more of a light listen, casual and fun. Definitely feels like the dessert to Odelay's dinner. Nice pressing, always love me some 45 RPM.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

April 8, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Guero, LP, Album, RE, Gat, B0025356-01

Haven't heard this particular Beck album before, but "E-Pro" was playing at a restaurant recently - I Shazamed it, realized who it was by and got so hooked that there was no way I could pass up a copy of this album when I saw it at the new arrivals section of FeeLit (ultra-hip record store in San Diego - thanks guys for the good vibes!). The whole album turned out to be a great expansion upon the DIY vibes of the classic Odelay - track after track of ultra-catchy hip-hop-slide-guitarish-alt-rock grit laced with the occasional Latin influence and a nice nod to Antonio Carlos Jobim. It's a definite keeper.

This is also a really, really good reissue. Sonically, it hits absolutely all the right buttons - even though it may not be the most dynamic album in the world, the mastering has excellent clarity and warmth with a sizeable soundstage, wonderful immediacy, great top end extension, HUUUGE punch factor, and not to mention strong, clear, precise and weighty bass. It's a perfect match for the lo-fi feel of the album.

Shockingly, even side 2 sounds excellent at its excessive borderline 28-minute duration... ESPECIALLY for a regular non-DMM record. Vinyl mastering is a fine art, and Golden's engineers went above and beyond the authority of the garden-variety lacquer cutter to carefully cram a great deal of bass and depth into those tight grooves - the only sacrifice at all being a reduced decibel level... which, by my standards, is perfectly fine when the vinyl is fairly quiet! It's absolutely astonishing that there is utterly zero muddiness or congestion to be heard here.

It trumps the Baby Driver soundtrack with similarly long sides by a HUGE margin... why that one couldn't sound as good as it ought to be is beyond me. Heck, I'd even say this outperforms my original Canadian RL-cut pressing of Todd Rundgren's A Wizard, a True Star - which is really saying a lot! (Ironically, this album was also digitally mastered by Bob Ludwig...)

Mind you, there are two interesting anomalies about this release: "Broken Drum" sounds bizarre, like it was upsampled from a 22khz digital file (half the sample rate of a CD), resulting in a ringing, low-resolution top end. It's almost... well, Windows 98-esque. Then again, it seems like it was mixed and mastered that way to begin with, as I found the Spotify version exhibits the same artifacts. I'm not complaining too much about it - it's just so odd to hear a track that's mastered like this cut to vinyl.

The other anomaly is that the record is housed in a plain white paper inner sleeve with rounded corners, an odd mismatch to the staticky Pallas-pressed vinyl - records made of staticky European vinyl formulations are best paired with the poly-lined inners which they usually come with. I'm not sure if this plain paper sleeve is even original, given that I got my copy used, but if it is, I'd be surprised UMe didn't invest a little bit of extra capital in protecting the vinyl from additional static charge. I've read the Mutations reissue also has a plain paper sleeve.

All things considered, this pressing otherwise sounds so impressive that I have no intention of upgrading to either of the original 45 rpm pressings. Recommended.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

March 1, 2018
edited 9 months ago
referencing Guero, LP, Album, RE, Gat, B0025356-01

I just got a used copy and it has a plain-paper white inner with rounded corners. Can anyone who got this new confirm that this is what it originally came with? It seems odd that a staticky Pallas pressing would be paired up with such a sleeve, given that Pallas vinyl is best housed in poly-lined inners.
PerceptionShift

PerceptionShift

October 28, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Guero, LP, Album, RE, Gat, B0025356-01

Sounds good. Side 1 is great, it has the best songs and the most space. Side 2 is crammed and does feel a bit flat. The 2xLP probably has more breathing room and stronger bass. But this album never had great dynamic range. I always thought the second half of the CD sounded flat. So is it the pressing or the music? Difficult to say. Overall I am satisfied with this available and affordable pressing of one of Beck's lesser efforts.

Music: 7/10
Pressing: 8/10
Trumpduck

Trumpduck

March 20, 2017
referencing Guero, 2x12", Album, 9864087
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the 2016 pressing, as it is virtually the same pressing as the original from 2005. Anyone who says the 2016 pressing is inferior is ignorant and needs to update their stylus and setup.
warsperfume

warsperfume

February 19, 2017
referencing Guero, LP, Album, RE, Gat, B0025356-01
How's the sound? I noticed that they crammed 2 LPs into 1 LP.
matthue

matthue

February 17, 2017
referencing Guero, 2x12", Album, 9864087
wow, this sounds simply beautiful...
get those two pieces - you will love it!
.Richard.

.Richard.

January 21, 2017
referencing Guero, 2x12", Album, 9864087
This is the version to have, cant imagine it sounding much better. Far superior to the new 2016 cut on 1 LP. Get this before it goes OOP.
Dark-Sabbath

Dark-Sabbath

January 8, 2017
referencing Guero, CD + DVD + Album, UICF-9010
the song "Chain Reaction" have nottin to do with Black Sabbath
mchrysler

mchrysler

December 15, 2016
referencing Guero, 2xLP, Album, B0003546-01
seriously one of the best albums of ALL time (in my opinion). By far my favourite thing he has ever released.