The National ‎– Sleep Well Beast

4AD ‎– 4AD0020LPE
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Blue


A1 Nobody Else Will Be There
A2 Day I Die
A3 Walk It Back
B1 The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
B2 Born To Beg
B3 Turtleneck
C1 Empire Line
C2 I'll Still Destroy You
C3 Guilty Party
D1 Carin at the Liquor Store
D2 Dark Side of the Gym
D3 Sleep Well Beast

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Limited indie exclusive 2xLP (blue vinyl) release. Pressed on 2x12" standard weight blue vinyl. Includes a 24" x 24" folded poster and 2x die cut inner sleeves. Includes code for digital download.

Produced at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY.

"Walk It Back" includes an excerpt from the article entitled "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush" by Ron Suskind, first published in the New York Times Magazine.

All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (except for Ron Suskind, published by Music of Virtual (BMI) administered outside North America by Touch Tones Music Ltd.).

Recorded at Long Pond. Paris orchestral sessions recorded at Studio Saint Germain. Los Angeles vocal sessions recorded at Illegoland. Additional sessions recorded at Future Past, Hudson, NY, Funkhaus, Berlin, and Michelberger Hotel, Berlin.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.

Dedicated to Anne Margrethe Wengler, December 22, 1955 - November 5, 2016.

℗ & © 2017 4AD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, sticker on shrinkwrap): 191400002005
  • Barcode (Printed, sticker on shrinkwrap): 1 91400 00200 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped, variant 1): 159449E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped, variant 1): 159449E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped, variant 1): 159449E3/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped, variant 1): 159449E4/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped, variant 2): 159449E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped, variant 2): 159449E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped, variant 2): 159449E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped, variant 2): 159449E4/B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4AD0020CDJP The National Sleep Well Beast(2xCD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020CDT The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Tar) 4AD 4AD0020CDT US 2017 Sell This Version
none The National Sleep Well Beast(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) 4AD none 2017
4AD0020CD The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 4AD0020CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4AD0020LPE The National Sleep Well Beast(2xLP, Album, Whi) 4AD 4AD0020LPE UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version


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September 11, 2017
Limited my ass!! Does anyone know what the pressing amounts are?


September 10, 2017
Noise on D1, anyone? Entering at least 6 more words


September 9, 2017

Good quality pressing , (eu blue) can't complaint ! !


September 8, 2017
Did any german folks buy the so called grey vinyl on amazon or mediamarkt?


September 7, 2017
Did anyone else's copy come with Do Not Disturb sign autographed by the band? I thought that was a nice touch.


September 7, 2017
Not sure why there are 2 versions of the EU Trans Blue?