A Perfect CircleMer De Noms

Label:Virgin – 7243 8 49253 1 4
Series:From The Capitol Vaults
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold, 180g
Style:Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock


A1The Hollow
DrumsTim Alexander*
Arranged By [Strings]Paz*
Keyboards [Keys]Billy*
B33 Libras3:37
C1Sleeping Beauty (Extended Intro)
Guitar [End Lead Guitar]Troy*
PercussionDraven Godwin
Engineer [Drums]Alan Moulder
Lead Vocals, PianoBilly*
VocalsKelli Shafer, Maynard*
D1Thinking Of You
Guitar [End Lead Guitar]Troy*
D3Over (Alt.)
Kalimba [Gord]Maynard*

Companies, etc.


  • BassBilly* (tracks: A1 to B3, C2, D1, D2)
  • DrumsJosh* (tracks: A2 to D2)
  • Engineer [Drums]Frank Gryner, Critter* (tracks: A2 to B1, C1, C2, D1, D2)
  • Engineer, Music By, Lyrics By [Words]Billy*
  • GuitarBilly* (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Lacquer Cut ByRM*
  • Lead VocalsMaynard* (tracks: A1 to C2, D1 to D3)
  • Mastered ByEddy Schreyer
  • Mixed ByAlan Moulder
  • Mixed By, ProducerBilly Howerdel
  • Music By, Lyrics By [Words]Maynard*
  • Programmed ByBilly* (tracks: A3, C2, D1)
  • ViolinPaz* (tracks: A3, B3, C3)
  • VocalsBilly* (tracks: A1, B1, B2, C2, D1, D2), Paz* (tracks: B1, B2, C3)


Tracks A2, C1, D1 mixed at The Mix Room, Burbank, CA. Tracks A1, A3, B1, B2, B3, C2, C3, D2, D3 mixed at Extasy Studios, North Hollywood, CA. Engineered at Perfect Circle Studios, North Hollywood, CA except as noted: Drums on tracks A1, B2, B3, C3, D2 recorded at The Chop Shop, Hollywood, CA; Drums on tracks A2, A3, B1, C1, C2, D1, D2 recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA; Drums on track C3 recorded at Extasy Studios, North Hollywood, CA. Mastered at Oasis Mastering.

Billy Howerdel credited in full as Producer on back cover, but as Billy in the booklet.

Published by Transfixed Music/ASCAP and Harry Merkin Music/ASCAP.
℗&© 2000 Virgin Records America, Inc. Manufactured by Virgin Records America, Inc. Printed in the USA.

Front sticker:
"From The Capitol Vaults
180 Gram Vinyl
Audiophile Quality
Faithfully Restored

Limited Edition"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 2438-49253-1 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384925314
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): S-65924 072438-49253-1-4-A G1 RM MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): S-65925 072438-49253-1-4-B G1 RM MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): S-65926 RE1 0724384925314-C G2 RM MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): S-65927 RE1 0724384925314-D G2 RM MASTERED BY CAPITOL

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mer De Noms (CD, Album)Virgin7243 8 49253 2 1US2000
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Mer De Noms (2×LP, Album)Virgin7243 8 49253 1 4US2000
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Mer De Noms (CD, Album)Virgin8494032Australia2000
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Mer De Noms (Box Set, Limited Edition, CD, Album, CD, Enhanced, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin7243 8 502612 6, 7243 8 49253 2 1, CDVUS 173, VISA 6192Europe2000
Mer De Noms (CD, Album)Virgin, VirginCDVUS 173, 7243 8 49253 2 1Europe2000
  • Vivalafica's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    To me this Capitol 2008 reissue sounds great, bough new and I was immediately worried because estetically vinyl don't look good at all but the quality is pristine, no surface noise and punchy, dynamic sound, a real pleasure to the ears.
    • lucasala1970's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      Unlike other transpositions on vinyl of works born to be listened on CD, this record sounds really good and I don't think it's a defect comparing it to the level of listening to the version on CD. Maybe they were all the same masterization of this kind of music on vinyl! Rating 8.5
      • catfish.deity's avatar
        Wow, this went up in value since I bought it...
        • scout.dedalus's avatar
          I’m guessing the bad reviews are from people who don’t have the proper low end in their systems to bring out the true beauty of this pressing. Drum and bass heavy, yes, but so was this album. My system has the proper speakers for this album—and it sings. Granted, I did drop the bass a touch, but this is a pressing to wake up the neighborhood, if you dare.
          • Flight_of_Icarus87's avatar
            I must have lucked out? I think my copy sounds fantastic - very dynamic, punchy, and "3D" feeling...

            It sounds like this pressing might be a gamble based on the mixed comments here - but if you get a good one, you will be very pleased with it.
            • entity279's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Sound is meh, in my opinion .. Sometimes a bit more details are revealed IMO compared to digital, but other times it just sounds cramped.
              Not sure if the pressing is at fault, perhaps the mix/master is not exemplary too.

              However, why span this album over 4 sides? Normally I would be all for this but in this case, not sure if any quality is gained by the process, starting from a mediocre source
              •'s avatar
                For those with good sounding records: Did you have the golden „Capitol Vaults“ sticker on the wrapped record?
                • mlockheart2112's avatar
                  Happy to report a fantastic sounding pressing. Clearly quite inconsistent.
                  • hedleymortlock's avatar
                    Unfortunate to see a number of people seem to have bad-sounding copies. My copy sounds great, I have no complaints whatsoever.
                    • The_Andres's avatar
                      Grainy and flat sounding pressing. Also the lack of a foiled logo it's a sin.



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