Thom Yorke ‎– Suspiria

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XL Recordings ‎– XL936LP
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Pink
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Matte pink heavy card gatefold sleeve with wide spine. Pink can be seen on inside sleeves.
Blue style screen print design forming cover image.
Additional information on back sleeve in White lettering.
Each LP comes in a custom inner sleeve.

1st sales in some independent record shops were given with a promotional tote-bag.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 191404093610
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): XL936LP A4 =MATT @ ALCHEMY= BI33115-01 A₁ v^
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): XL936LP B4 BI33115-01 B₁ v^
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout, etched): XL936LP C4 =MATT @ ALCHEMY= v^ BI33115-02 C₁
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout, etched): XL936LP D4 BI33115-02 D₁ T^

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XL936CD Thom Yorke Suspiria(2xCD, Album) XL Recordings XL936CD UK 2018 Sell This Version
XL936CDJP Thom Yorke Suspiria(2xCD, Album, UHQ) XL Recordings, Beat Records XL936CDJP Japan 2018 Sell This Version
XL936DA Thom Yorke Suspiria(25xFile, FLAC, Album) XL Recordings XL936DA 2018
XL936DA Thom Yorke Suspiria(25xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) XL Recordings XL936DA 2018
XL936CD Thom Yorke Suspiria(2xCD, Album) XL Recordings XL936CD US 2018 Sell This Version

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DanPotato

DanPotato

January 5, 2019
I bought a new shrinkwrapped copy and both inner sleeves have seam splits on the bottom edges AND the beginning of a split on the front jacket gatefold. Just mine or has anyone else experienced this?
leo7k

leo7k

December 21, 2018
My copy is neat, sounds great the only thing is at the end of B1 a rare click.
jamiesrich

jamiesrich

December 8, 2018
Does anyone else have a copy where both A1 and A2 end abruptly before the last song is over?
AlexKalopsia

AlexKalopsia

December 6, 2018

Awful pressing, extremely noisy :( Ruins the mood a lot considering how quiet many parts are :( Tried with my antistatic brush but that didn't help much, I guess I won't really listen to it that often :(
Marderschaden

Marderschaden

November 29, 2018
i have a lot of distortion on tracks A2,A3 & B2 .... hard time for vinyl fans !
is the US version better ?
brenoe

brenoe

November 27, 2018
My copy is fine, almost perfect. The least of vinyl sound a few places, but over all just fine.
Blessedheart85

Blessedheart85

November 23, 2018
Well, the music is fantastic...some of Yorke's best, I fancy.

The vinyl pressing is awful. I mean it's listenable in places, but only in places. There is a LOT of noise and a weird distortion throughout most of it (which I assume is not meant to be there). I don't think I will listen to the vinyl again...i just about sat through it this time, but it wasn't easy. This just isn't acceptable...how has this happened? How did someone listen to a test pressing and give it the green light? I thought Optimal were considered pretty reliable, but this is just not on. Maybe it's because it's coloured? I dunno, but I won't be buying another XL record without waiting for release and checking the reviews here first...might just have to listen to this on Thom's favourite Spotify from now on.
Vart

Vart

November 23, 2018
edited 17 days ago

Up there with Amnesiac, beautiful album. Unmade is an instant classic.
IFP_1

IFP_1

November 18, 2018
edited 2 months ago
Added a US listing - any corrections (or better images) are welcome.

Regarding surface noise - my copy had alot of static cling out of the cardboard inner, so it got wet-washed and placed in a mofi sleeve. Static is controlled now and surface noise is reduced. The pops and clicks that were still present (which were pretty annoying in some passages) have significantly been reduced with repeat playings, and it's pretty quiet (and beautiful) now. I've heard of repeat playings sometimes 'polishing out' the pops - that seems to have happened with mine. Give it a shot. It's worth it.
thecoloursofblack

thecoloursofblack

November 13, 2018
I'm on my second copy of this now as first was full of pops and crackles, much like an old record - nothing too distracting but given the excellence of the overall sound quality it was frustrating. The second copy was marginally better but still has a pretty consistent crackle throughout - particularly on side A2. If I'm honest though, I've come to accept that its never going to be perfectly silent (unless you're one of the lucky ones!) and the music itself; the quality of the soundstage - which is wide and open - has drawn me in so much that I can bear the flaws, perhaps now even feel it to be part of this haunting score. And yes, in places this is genuinely disturbing - beautiful but disturbing. Thom Yorke has done a wonderful job. Honestly I get the feeling that this was meant to be heard and experienced in this format and the overall packaging is excellent. I would suggest that if you can tolerate a gentle crackling (like an old haunted LP) that can only be heard in the quietest moments then go ahead and grab yourself a copy. A bit of quality control wouldn't go amiss though.