Elliott Smith ‎– Figure 8

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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
BL48, BL 48 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Bong Load Records, Bong Load Records BL48, BL 48 US 2000 Sell This Version
MVCA-24043 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) Dreamworks Records MVCA-24043 Japan 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
0044-50225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records 0044-50225-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
450 225-2 (04) Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, Dig) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 (04) Australasia 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) Europe 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, Promo, Smplr) 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
ELLIOTT1 Elliott Smith Snippets From The New Album Figure 8 Out April, 25th(CD, Promo, Smplr) Motor Music ELLIOTT1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(12", Red + 12", Blu + Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2x12", Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain127 US 2008 Sell This Version
plain127 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2x12", 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
533 857-8 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP, W/Lbl, 180) Geffen Records 533 857-8 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BL48 Elliott Smith Figure 8(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Cok) Bong Load Records BL48 US 2016 Sell This Version
B0026099-01 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Geffen Records B0026099-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557286441 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Geffen Records, Universal Music Group International 00602557286441 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0026099-01 Elliott Smith Figure 8(2xLP, RE) Geffen Records B0026099-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RE) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RP) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
450 225-2 Elliott Smith Figure 8(CD, Album, RP) DreamWorks Records 450 225-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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whitespyder

whitespyder

February 13, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2x12", Album, RE, 180, plain127
Never really checked my copy since i also have the EU UMG & 2 copies of the CD (which is the format this record has been recorded for and that i have mostly played since 2000).
I remember it sounded bad like everyone else described, but now i have a brand new and better cartridge, plus corrected my settings on my turntable, i must admit it sounds better than what i remember...
It's far from being from the best record in my collection (but ES records always sounds pretty bad to me). I even compared it to the recent UMG (which has its own issues, on top of being also 'digital sounding') and i don't hear much difference...
I have a rather good setup, i can be a really snob when it comes to sound quality so, unless my ears are shit, i wonder if Plain hasn't just changed its QC at some point...
Pixiecc

Pixiecc

January 5, 2019
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01

Can't make a sound is one of my favorite songs. I was so disappointed when it sounded terrible like someone was turning up the sound on a radio that couldn't handle it. Should've read reviews on this album before purchasing. Probably will just use it as a placeholder until I can get a better version and then just listen to the album on Spotify.
Stuntman_LowTide

Stuntman_LowTide

November 14, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
Should have read this first! I still listen because it's not unlistenable but.... yea super shitty.
silentstdrummer

silentstdrummer

October 18, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
I'm as guilty as the rest- my first copy had distortion all through "Can't Make a Sound;" my second copy came pre-scuffed. No wonder they were clearing it out at a mainstream retail outlet.
rockandrollgraveyard

rockandrollgraveyard

September 30, 2018
referencing Figure 8, CD, Album, 0044-50225-2
is there any issue of this lp that actually doesn't sound awful and distorted?
thefigurehead

thefigurehead

September 22, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2x12", Album, RE, 180, plain127
I think the problem everybody is having with vinyl copies of Elliotts stuff is the fact it was mastered in the cd age and not for vinyl which is a different, additional process that maybe has not or been done properly before pressing
george.purves

george.purves

August 26, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557286441
Sounds great! Just note that the cover images aren’t the highest resolution.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

August 2, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, BL48, BL 48

This 2000 original issue is just fantastic. The pressing itself is really high quality; very sturdy, heavyweight wax and very clean sound. The mastering is beautiful, too - lots of clarity, lots of definition, a nice balanced soundscape with good bass and good treble... there's really nothing more you could ask for. By all accounts the reissues are patchy at best - this might be pricey but for those who really love the album it's well worth it in my opinion.
whitespyder

whitespyder

June 25, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 00602557286441
Although it sounds clearly better than the infamous Plain pressing (and the 2017 US version), i've received 2 copies with the same defect on "everything reminds me of her"... an audible click that appear after each spin, even though the record is pristine and has been cleaned. Probably a bad batch...
joeotoole

joeotoole

April 4, 2018
referencing Figure 8, 2xLP, RE, B0026099-01
Wow, everyone is right here. This album sounds absolutely terrible.