Elliott Smith ‎– Figure 8

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Son Of Sam 3:04
Somebody That I Used To Know 2:09
Junk Bond Trader 3:50
Everything Reminds Me Of Her 2:38
Everything Means Nothing To Me 2:24
LA 3:14
In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach) 3:33
The Roost 1:00
Stupidity Tries 4:24
Easy Way Out 2:44
Wouldn't Mama Be Proud? 3:26
Color Bars 2:20
Happiness 4:16
The Gondola Man 0:48
Pretty Mary K 2:36
I Better Be Quiet Now 3:35
Can't Make A Sound 4:19
Bye 1:53

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
ELLIOTT1 Elliott Smith Figure 8 - Snippets From The New Album FIGURE 8 Out April, 25th(CD, Promo) Motor Music ELLIOTT1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
BL48 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Bong Load Records BL48 US 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
MVCA-24043 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) Dreamworks Records MVCA-24043 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) UK & Ireland 2000 Sell This Version
15783 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) DreamWorks Records 15783 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) Motor Music none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
DRMF-13510-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Promo) DreamWorks Records DRMF-13510-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
ES1 LC07266 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Smplr, Promo) DreamWorks Records ES1 LC07266 US 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-4 Elliott Smith Figure 8(Cass, Album) DreamWorks Records 450 225-4 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd, Red) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2012 Sell This Version
533 857-8 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Geffen Records 533 857-8 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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timherremans

timherremans

December 4, 2015
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
Boycott Plain Recordings. They press from bad digital sources purely for profit because they have the money to do this. It IS the negative side of this reawakening of vinyl consumerism.

Sell of your plain recordings to people who don't have a good stereo or want such and such album on vinyl. When A/B, streaming sources sound just as good. It's junk stuff.
billyfrancis

billyfrancis

September 15, 2015
edited 5 months ago
referencing Figure 8, CD, Album, 0044-50225-2
I'm having the same complaint for one I bought in 2015! And, this is the second one from two different pressings (one from a few years back was also noisy and crowded) ...I suggest taking away their (City Hall Records) Crosley's.
R0SC0E

R0SC0E

August 14, 2015
edited 6 months ago
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
Hmm, this pressing sounds pretty great to me, I don't understand what's with all the bad reviews. Maybe there were some defective copies floating around out there once upon a time.
Zekiel

Zekiel

August 7, 2015
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
It is true, this pressing happens to sound EXTREMELY bad. Sad to hear such an amazing record get this type of mastering for vinyl. Keeping my eye out for a better pressing!
andres_lira

andres_lira

October 8, 2014
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 533 857-8
Very good pressing, highly reccomended
jdoo

jdoo

August 28, 2014
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
Got a pressing of this copy but copyright 2012, it sounds pretty good to me so maybe they fixed it? My records all have the same identifiers on the vinyl as listed above
Applecart

Applecart

May 28, 2014
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd, Red, plain127
Another awful pressing from Plain. Muddy and compressed sound, which is again true to form for a Plain reissue. Only notable for the slick colored vinyl, which admittedly is very nicely done.
youngcortez

youngcortez

April 29, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
Bought a copy at a record store in Austin without reading the reviews first. My copy from Plain Recordings sounds like crap. I contacted Plain Recordings (really City Hall Records) who said they had never heard this complaint and "as a matter of fact, we're listening to it in the office right now and people are impressed with how good it sounds..."

Sent them copious amounts of quotes from the internet regarding Plain Recording's pressing of Figure 8 and they responded, "Well, your search is biased because you put 'Elliott Smith Figure 8 DEFECTIVE' in the search engine..."

After bickering and recording a sample of Can't Make a Sound to show them how muff-garbled this pressing was, they agreed to send me a replacement copy. Even said they had an employee give it a listen to check for quality... Specifically Can't Make a Sound

Well, I don't know which deaf employee they hired, but this thing still sounds like crap! Even Can't Make a Sound! AVOID.
LegalSmile

LegalSmile

February 24, 2014
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain127
Picked this up today only to come here and read the bad comments. I immediately put it on and listened with worried ears... but it was all for not. I must have gotten lucky because my copy sounds fine. Nice and clear with no pops or hissing and the mix sounds good to me.
Travis7524

Travis7524

February 7, 2014
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 533 857-8

Outstanding pressing! Avoid all the Plain reissues, just sayin'