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Cat PowerWanderer

Label:Domino – WIGLP435X, Domino – WIGLP435
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear
Country:USA & Canada
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Genre:Rock, Pop
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Tracklist

A1Wanderer
A2In Your Face
A3You Get
A4Woman
Featuring, VocalsLana Del Rey
A5Horizon
B6Stay
Written-ByJustin Parker, Mikky Ekko
B7Black
B8Robbin Hood
B9Nothing Really Matters
B10Me Voy
B11Wanderer / Exit
TrumpetNico Segal
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Includes double-sided foldout lyric poster and MP3 download code.
Embossed title on front cover.

Turntable mat given included as gift-with-purchase at participating record stores.

℗ © 2018 Domino Recording Co. Ltd. dominorecordco.com
20 Jay Street Suite 626, Brooklyn, NY 11201 PO Box 47029 London SW18 1WD

Written by Chan Marshall (BMI), published by Mattitude Music, LLC / Alma Road Music Limited, except "Stay" written by Justin Parker (PRS) and Mikky Ekko (BMI), represented by Kkids And Stray Dogs Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

Recorded at The Pink House Recording Studio in Miami, FL, engineered by Jef Dominguez, Recorded at 10k Islands in Miami, FL, engineered by Jef Dominguez, Recorded at MANT Sound in Los Angeles, CA, engineered by Rob Schnapf [...]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 887828043538
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): WIGLP435-RE1 A S-102943 RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): WIGLP435-RE1 B S-102944 RE-1

Other Versions (5 of 13)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Wanderer (CD, Album)DominoWIGCD435Europe2018
New Submission
Wanderer (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear)DominoWIGLP435XEurope2018
New Submission
Wanderer (LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Baby Blue Marble, 7", Limited Edition, Clear)DominoWIGLP435XMUK, Europe & US2018
Wanderer (LP, Album)DominoWIGLP435Europe2018
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Wanderer (CD, Album)Domino, DominoWIGCD435X, WIGCD435Europe2018

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  • mr.ci's avatar
    mr.ci
    Tena koutou (Hello People)

    I Think the Wanderer LP is Ms. Marshall's best album to date. I think it truly is: (pun Intended) the Greatest! Wanderer is a positive, warm and empowering album to listen to. Ms. Marshall is coming from a place of strength, empowerment and determination. Intertwined; with Ms. Marshall's heartfelt lyrics and singing, with that signature guitar and piano sound. Let us not forget her unique singing style, which is recognizable anywhere.

    My favorite song is You Get & Woman. Wanderer has really grown on me too as I hum and sing it constantly. Ms. Marshall's music and lyrics resonate with her strong sense of social justice. A good example of her social justice worldview is the song Ruin from her previous album Sun. Wanderer to me is a continuation from Sun. Wanderer comes from a more personal perspective, alongside Ms. Marshall's immersion into her gospel and blues roots.

    With the signature song Woman, Ms. Marshall has some very blunt lyrics;

    "Doctor said I was better than ever
    Man, you shoulda seen me
    Doctor said I was locked in my past
    He said I was finally free."

    To me that is Ms. Marshall breaking from her past and moving on to artistic
    Freedom.

    "Your money's like a weapon
    Tool to get me
    You think I'm like the other ones
    Well, my money's like a weapon (weapon)
    Tool for me
    No, I'm not like those other ones."

    I think the reference about money is “I cannot be bought and my art (by extension of herself) is not for sale.” Almost as if I am a woman (which is quite tough to be a woman in the music industry) and I can do things by myself. We’ve had the Me Too movement in film & TV: as Alanis Morissette [1] put it recently, the music industry is yet to have a Me Too moment too. Wanderer is a giant leap towards this process occurring.

    To me Wanderer is a statement from Ms. Marshall declaring "I'm still here, and I'm not going anywhere!" Amen to that! It’s almost as if Wanderer is a comeback album, even though Cat Power has not really gone anywhere. This really is an artist moving from strength to strength in her art and music.

    Wanderer is self produced, which to me indicates that Ms. Marshall is doing her own thing. I think the cover and back sleeve is self-shot from an iPhone, with her guitar and son in the foreground, which is so charmingly quaint and special. What is not to love about the LP that includes a lovely fold out poster with well laid out typography displaying her lyrics on the other side. Let’s not forget the embossed title font on the front cover. Cool!

    I cannot wait until her next LP. I think user Skint007 (review below) sums up Wanderer best. “Wanderer is an album to listen to in front of a fire.” Yet, maybe not too close, if it's an LP.

    It's amazing what a label change can do. I still cannot get over reports from Wikipedia [2] and elsewhere, that executives from her previous label reportedly rejected the album outright, wanting hits! Also while in the middle of a recording session one executive reportedly played her Adele's 25 LP, not that I’m dissing Adele, she's cool too, it's just trying to compare apples & oranges. The executive reportedly said: this is how a record is supposed to be. Really!

    I also bought the US pressing [WIGLP435] and yes it was noisy on side one (more crackly than a bowl of Coco-Puffs, even after a wash) and scratch sounds on side two. Even though there was not a single scratch. I emailed Domino, where they kindly sent me a replacement German Optimal pressing, how cool is that! The Optimal heavy weight pressing is way better and clearer sounding.

    Big Ups, shout outs and a big Ka Pai (Good! Well Done!) to Domino records. As I said in my email to them; the future of music is with independent labels, where Domino has proved that implicitly with impeccable customer service. Making music is an expensive endeavor to record and produce: yes those that work in music from the artist to the label need to pay bills too. Yet at the end of the day music is about art and storytelling, not purely about making money.

    Thanks Domino Records, you made 2020 a bit more cheerful!

    Nga Mihi Na (warm regards)

    mr.ci

    End Notes:
    1
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/alanis-morissette-almost-every-woman-in-the-music-industry-has-been-assaulted-harassed-raped or
    https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2020/04/28/music-industry-metoo-comments-alanis-morissette/
    2
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderer_(Cat_Power_album)

    • skint007's avatar
      skint007
      Edited 5 years ago
      Followed the advice of WesHeadley ( Thanks man ), contacted Domino Records. They have been in touch with RAINBO, and flagged this quality control issue. Apparently, they went back to the original approved mothers, cleaned them and made new stampers. A new heavily quality controlled pressing has been made. I just received my copy, it's noise free. Excellent customer service from Domino Records.
      • kyle15's avatar
        kyle15
        Can anyone confirm if the European one is different or just imported US copies? They both have the same outside sticker and the pressing ring looks similar. I saw complaints about the "European" one and I'm inclined to think they're all the same and pressed at Rainbo.
        • MrWordsWorth's avatar
          MrWordsWorth
          Thought I was getting an EU copy from a seller on Discogs. Got this instead. Absolute Rainbo junk. Noisy and off-center. And unlike another buyer's experience, when I complained to Domino about my black vinyl variant being off-center/noisy and the Blood Orange being off-center, they would not help me source flat, centered, quiet copies. They did refund me my original purchase price, but Domino isn't terribly nice or helpful in situations like this.
          • WesHeadley's avatar
            WesHeadley
            Edited 5 years ago
            My US clear vinyl copy is a terrible pressing with constant intrusive surface noise including a lot of non-fill. I've now tried two copies-- both the same. Side two has a loud rumble that is especially notable on track 1. As usual, another classless, shitty Rainbo pressing. They really don't care! There really can be no other explanation. This is an excellent Cat Power album-- ruined on vinyl by Rainbo(gart). Thanks dudes! Guess I'll look into getting the import-- the album's really really good!

            Update: I did find customer service at Domino Records to be really good. I reported this to them and they responded by offering to replace the defective copies. You really can't ask for more than that. Rainbo ought to give them some money back for botching at least some of this job. Cat Power deserves a quality pressing-- and this is the best Cat Power album since The Greatest IMO.
            • skint007's avatar
              skint007
              You have to imagine yourself listening to it in front of a good fire

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