Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromises

Label:Luaka Bop – 6 80899 0097-1-3
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Jazz
Style:Soul-Jazz, Modal


AMovements 1-5
BMovements 6-9

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"A composition for Saxophone, Strings, Keyboards and Electronics entitled 'Promises' by Sam Shepherd."

Standard vinyl version, housed in a die-cut gatefold sleeve, with a 12x12" insert.

Runout notes:
"-56593-" is stamped, everything else is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 680899009713
  • Barcode (Text): 6 80899 00971 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB X -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB X -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB -56593- II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB -56593- III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB -56593- VI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB -56593- IV
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB 4 X -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 2 CB X -56593-

Other Versions (5 of 17)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Promises (LP, Album, Test Pressing)Luaka BopLBOP097US2020
New Submission
Promises (LP, Album, Limited Edition, 180 Gram)Luaka Bop6 80899 0097-1-3US2021
New Submission
Promises (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue Marbled)Luaka BopLuaka Bop 0097UK2021
New Submission
Promises (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gold)Luaka BopLB0097LPHHVGermany2021
New Submission
Promises (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Yellow Marbled)Luaka Bop6 80899 0097-1-3UK & US2021
  • goatc's avatar
    Had two copies of this and both were in terrible condition, might be a problem with the manufacturing or maybe I got unlucky :(
    • PJFear's avatar
      Great pressing. Disc is fairly flat and any surface noise doesn't detract from what is an amazing recording.
      I tend to think that people may have an unrealistic expectation of the clarity of vinyl records, especially with quieter music. It's an imperfect medium and there is a reason why the record industry and buyers moved away from it. If you are looking for absolute silence digital is the only way to go but if you want the experience then get this pressing, give it a clean, sit down with a drink and enjoy!
      • Chooselove's avatar
        One of the best sounding records I own. No complaints.
        • LifetimeVoyager's avatar
          Terrible pressing. Warped & has lots of scratchy wavy marks all over the record, on both A & B sides. The stylus jumps like crazy. Avoid this pressing unless you can inspect it visually, otherwise it's a pig in a poke, just like many other records from Pallas plant.
          • mrchrisdaykin's avatar
            Perfectly fine copy for me - very slight wobble from the disc but nothing like the dishing and warping reported by others. Did my research before I bought and the standard weight (not 180g) black vinyl seemed to be the way to go, and I can attest that this is definitely what I have found. Really happy with my copy. Worth making the right choice though - there’s so much quiet in the music. If in doubt, or want guaranteed silence, maybe download the FLAC.
            • victorrrr's avatar
              I love the album so much that even though I've read so many negative reviews about the pressing quality here, I've decided to take a shot and buy it anyways... Well, I did not get lucky.
              The 1st two movements play fine, only a few very minor pops, however, mid-way through 3rd movement the frequency of pops begins to escalate. 4th movement — which is one of the highlights of the album for me — is completely ruined, and towards the end of 5th movement, it's not just pops and cracks, but a continuous audible static in the high register up until the end of side A. I've tried listening to side B, but the noise was unbearable right from the start so I gave up.

              For an album that so heavily relies on quiet moments, the lack of quality completely negates the otherwise incredible performance.
              For those of you who lucked out and got a quiet pressing, I am happy for you and extremely jealous (sell it to me).

              For those wondering, played through:
              - Linn Sondek lp12
              - Ortofon Kontrapunkt B
              - Monitor Audio PL100
              • GaboWabo's avatar
                My copy is quite with no issues that warrants complaints.
                • diskofreud's avatar
                  I also have a locked groove between movment 8 and 9. There is also a lot of cracklings and pops… I really like the music but I‘m not going to spin the record very often becausd This shit really makes me upset! There definitly has to be quality control! If I were the artist I would be really embarressed selling a piece of art everybody is looking forward to to enjoy and the: nah not today; I don‘t care…
                  • suspectdevice74's avatar
                    Guess I got lucky: mine sounds almost perfect and I haven't even cleaned it with my Record Doctor yet as I often do with new vinyl.
                    I'm curious though if this is the correct listing for the release I have as it has side A second-variant runout of "Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB X -56593-" but next to the A2 is a large carved number "4" - anyone else have this variation?
                    • AmauryW's avatar
                      The is such a cracks and pops festival! Again why on earth would a label butcher the pressing process and quality requirements for such a quiet and beautiful music. The parasite noises are overpowering the music itself. What a shame, this is NOT acceptable.



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