Godspeed You! Black Emperor*Yanqui U.X.O.

Label:Constellation – cst 024, Constellation – CST024-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Post Rock


BRockets Fall On Rocket Falls.
Bass ClarinetGeof Bradfield
ClarinetMatana Roberts
Double Bass [String Bass]Josh Abrams*
TrumpetRob Mazurek
CMotherfucker = Redeemer21:10
D1Motherfucker = Redeemer15:04

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Recorded at Electrical Audio while autumn fell.
U.X.O. is unexploded ordinance is landmines is cluster bombs.
All of it mixed at thee mighty Hotel2Tango during snowfall & first bloom.
09-15-00 is sept.15,2000 is Ariel Sharon surrounded by 1,000 Israeli soldiers marching in Al-Haram Ash-Sharif & provoking another intifada.
Love to; hugsam, jem, j.s., si.
Though godspeed is guilty of profiting from hateful chainstore sales, we encourage you to avoid giving money to predatory retailers and superstores. & hope still, a little resistance always maybe, stubborn tiny lights vs. clustering darkness forever ok? thankslovegodspeed

Made In Canada.

Comes in a gatefold jacket with a folded insert. Some copies may also include the Constellation catalog 1997 -2002.

Divided in four parts (sides A to D) unlike the CD which has five tracks.
Side A includes the CD tracks 1 and 2.
Sides C and D share titles, but are not the same song. Often cited as 'part 1' and 'part 2'.
Side D features some extra material that is not on the CD:
Track D1 (track 5 on CD) has a longer introduction, with two more ambient parts before the one that is in the beginning of the CD-version.
Track D2 contains silence.
Track D3 contains a George W. Bush sampled and cut-up speech and applause.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sticker, as printed): 666561002411
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): CST-024 A re1 8348.1(3) ...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): CST-024B 8186.2(3) ...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, hand-etched runout): CST-024C 8186.3(3) ...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, hand-etched runout): CST-024 D1. 8186.4(3) ...

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Yanqui U.X.O. (CD, Album)Constellation, ConstellationCST024-2, cst 024Europe2002
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Yanqui U.X.O. (CD, Album)P-Vine RecordsPCD-5680Japan2002
Yanqui U.X.O. (CD, Album)Constellation, ConstellationCST024-2, cst 024Canada2002
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Yanqui U.X.O. (CD, Album)Constellation, ConstellationCST024-2, cst 0242002
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Yanqui U.X.O. (5×File, AIFF, Album)Constellationnone2002



  • Olsson4x3's avatar
    I wanna say that I am happy with my pressing. The album is compressed and like every other Godspeed album, it desperately needs a remaster. But the vinyl itself only has surface noise I’d expect any record to have. I’ve had awful pressings where the pops overpower the music. This is not one of those.

    The album cover is a screenshot from grainy war footage. The rest of the album art is composed of cardboard and duct tape. It’s their lo-fi record. This release has character. And the vinyl exclusive extended version of the final track is essential to its experience.
    • Donsounds's avatar
      This label, Constellation presses horrible sounding records. and this one is no exception. Save your money and buy the files because this sounds heavily compressed. All the instruments are blended in together in one huge and imposing bloc. There is no soundstage, no dynamics, it feels as though the music is all in your head. No feeling whatsoever. Too bad because the music is really good...
      • AfroMan1171's avatar
        Just gave this the first listen in few years, after a wet clean/anti-static run and on an updated setup (Rega P1+ with Audio Engine A5+ speakers). I am left a bit crestfallen; every side has persistent surface noise and lacks real separation. The guitars sound fine (just that) and bass can be resonant, but the drums feel absent. Any tension building sections don't deliver due to pops and muddy climaxes. Side D sounded acceptable even though the surface noise persisted.
        • Lancers's avatar
          Some folks claim this is their worst album. I couldn't disagree more. So many chilling, cathartic crescendos and gut-wrenching climaxes. It's a solid album by far. I also agree that the wax draws like a pencil, excellent sound.
          • KorbenDallasMltiPass's avatar
            This is the only album that willingly induces anxiety and depression while listening, yet you can’t turn it off because it’s just magical.
            • leafhouseee's avatar
              absolutly love the sound of this album, might be biased bit it doesn't feel the same listening on digital. also doesn't have the ending hidden track on streaming
              • latheofheaven's avatar
                It would be NICE to know where the hell this is pressed. About all I could find out is that it was mastered at Abbey Road, and comes from the Canadian label: Constellation (CST Records) BUT... where is it pressed...? Canada...? Optimal...? Be nice to know guys...
                • DogsCollection's avatar
                  Edited 7 years ago
                  This is the definitive version of the album. I've never listened to the George W Bush track until now. It's absolutely haunting, despite being a product of its time. "we encourage you to avoid giving money to predatory retailers and superstores" Well I'm glad I bought it in a local store
                  • Loose_Seal's avatar
                    Were there multiple pressings of this? My copy has a 12.25"x12.25" piece of paper with the same art as the back cover, and I can't find any info on why exactly my copy has that
                    • brenoe's avatar
                      Is it just me or does the last five minutes of "09-15-00" sound like a slow cover version of Big Star's "Holocaust"?


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