Purple MountainsPurple Mountains

Label:Drag City – DC680
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Alternative Rock, Folk


A1That's Just The Way That I Feel
A2All My Happiness Is Gone
A3Darkness And Cold
A4Snow Is Falling In Manhattan
A5Margaritas At The Mall
B1She's Making Friends, I'm Turning Stranger
B2I Loved Being My Mother's Son
B3Nights That Won't Happen
B4Storyline Fever
B5Maybe I'm The Only One For Me
Written-ByAuerbach*, Berman*, Pratt*

Companies, etc.



Packaged in a tip-on sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve.

© & ℗ 2019 Drag City Incorporated Post Office Box 476867 Chicago, Illinois 60647

Engineered [...] at Jamdek in Chicago and Thump in Brooklyn
Mixed [...] at Electrical Audio in Chicago

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 7 81484 06801 3
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): DC680-A SAFF 32254.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): DC680-B SAFF 32254.2(3)...

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Purple Mountains (CD, Album)Drag CityDC680CDUS2019
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Purple Mountains (10×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps)Drag Citynone2019
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Purple Mountains (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Drag CityDC680CUSA & Canada2019
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Purple Mountains (10×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Drag CitynoneUS2019
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Purple Mountains (CDr, Album, Promo)Drag CityDC680 RLPUK2019



  • Kimmyjungkool's avatar
    so... my copy was just two side Bs but the sound quality was reallly good, just hope you have better luck than me lol
    • tenelson's avatar
      A copy I ordered on Discogs recently has side 2 on both sides. I'll contact the label, but I'm interested in hearing if anyone else has had this problem.
      • THMyVinylWorld's avatar
        Over the past 3 years my exposure to Purple Mountains was purely of the streaming variety. Damn! This is a record that deserves to heard on vinyl. I felt like listening to a different record. Buy it! Spin It.
        • g0bspeeb's avatar
          The disc is flat and centered. The jacket feels a bit cheap and the inner paper sleeve meant that the disc was dirty. A quick dry clean fixed that though.

          Side A plays a bit harsh, especially on A5. Side B plays cleaner with only a few minor clicks. The mastering leaves a bit to be desired, but I don't think the lossless files are that much better.

          Overall, it's a good release, but I think there's room for improvement.

          Fluance RT80
          Schiit Mani 2
          Edifier R1700BT
          • ChloeDylan's avatar
            Great sounding pressing. Best $20 you could spend. David Berman was a ridiculously talented songwriter all the way up to the end.
            •'s avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Brilliant Record. Music and Sound. Maybe best sounding pressing in my collection. Dead silent and everything just where it should be. RIP
              • arievandam's avatar
                Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, rich and full sounding pressing! Drag City knocked it out of the park with this one. Rest In Peace David, thank you for the music.
                • akaneskiryu's avatar
                  regrettably my sealed copy has a few problems on side A.
                  • pmdf's avatar
                    Seems almost criminal to discuss technical details about such a viscerally human album as this, but the pressing is immaculate and does the contents justice. The tunes are up there with Berman’s best and the lyrics are crushing, brutal and beautiful.
                    • Sunbathinganimal's avatar
                      Yes, this record sounds great. Beautiful music but the lyrics are devastating.


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