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Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromises

Luaka Bop – 6 80899 0097-1-3
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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 (Text): 6 80899 0097-1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, variant 1): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, variant 1): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, variant 2): Luaka Bop-0097-A2 CB X -56593-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, variant 2): Luaka Bop-0097-B2 CB X -56593-

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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
Stefan.van.Ettinger's profile picture
A must have album. Finally managed to get a copy. Stunning composition, it lets you float on clouds and startrails. Pressing is of good quality, quiet and balanced.
Weirdcore's profile picture
It was about 10 or so years ago I first saw Sam DJ'ing at Cosmic Slop in Leeds, forever awed with his selections and mixing skills. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times during them nights in Leeds as well, never did I think he would go onto write and produce 3 altogether different but stunning records.

Stellar record, super clean but you get the nice pops and crackles for the start of each side which really makes it feels personal and warm, a lot of love went into this and you can feel it throughout. <3
marmezza's profile picture
Got mine today! What a revelation! Definitely a must have!
endaguinan's profile picture
This is simply stunning. The music and the pressing. Felt like they were in the room with me - so detailed and quiet.
undergroundsolushn's profile picture
Another 3500 copies on the way according to the distributor...don't overpay.
damianma's profile picture
Is Side A on anyone else's copy pressed off-center? Mine is, at first I thought it was an intentional effect but then I saw that the grooved area was actually wobbling back and forth with each turn of the LP. Side B is OK. It is quite noticeable on those long drawn-out notes and passages unfortunately :-\

I can only assume that I have the EU edition of this given that it is where I am, but I have not been able to find any distinctive markings to tell for sure (between US and EU editions). I have the standard weight, black vinyl edition with die-cut gatefold sleeve. Pressing is also noisier than I'd like (stray ticks even though the vinyl is spotless).
petrica.marginean's profile picture
Am I the only one that has a locked groove between the 8th and the 9th movement? Had to lift the needle and then drop it again so that the 9th would start. Was that intended or is it just a pressing mistake? No issue in that though. Adds more mystery to this not-so-easy-to-sink-in album. Great pressing! Worth waiting for the july repress.
LeeElia's profile picture
This is a tough album to rate tbh. Pressing sounds great, but maybe this is aimed at a more sophisticated listener than me. Reminds me a little of the movie The Master where critics loved it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much. Anyways I’ll still give it 5 stars because I love when people take chances and experiment, which this definitely does. And much respect to Pharaoh Sanders
Blvd_Nights's profile picture
Holy crap. This pressing is fantastic. Awesome packaging and the record sounds so good. Don't skip out on this one—one of the year's best.
Zebrababa's profile picture
I’m probably the only one in the entire universe who is irritated by the repeating fragment throughout this record. I’m reallly trying to like it but struggling with it.