John MayerRoom For Squares

Label:Aware Records – C 85293, Columbia – C 85293
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock, Pop Rock


A1No Such Thing
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Brandon Bush
Music ByClay Cook
Omnichord, Synthesizer [Korg Triton]John*
A2Why Georgia
Backing VocalsClay Cook, Doug Derryberry
LoopsNir Z*
A3My Stupid Mouth
A4Your Body Is A Wonderland
CongasChris Fisher (2)
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Brandon Bush
Organ [Hammond]John Alagia
Toy Piano, Synthesizer [Korg Triton], VibraphoneJohn*
Backing VocalsClay Cook, Doug Derryberry
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]Brandon Bush
GuitarJohn Alagia
Music ByClay Cook
A6City Love
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Brandon Bush
Synthesizer [Korg Triton]John*
DrumsJerry Marotta
B2Love Song For No One
Backing VocalsClay Cook, Doug Derryberry
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Brandon Bush
GuitarJohn Alagia
Music ByClay Cook
B3Back To You
Omnichord, Synthesizer [Korg Triton]John*
B4Great Indoors
Percussion, Synthesizer [Korg Triton]John*
B5Not Myself
MellotronBrandon Bush
B6St. Patrick's Day
Bells [Jingle]John Alagia
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], MellotronBrandon Bush

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Basic tracks recorded at Loho Studios, NYC.
Recorded and mixed at Sunny Acre, Easton, MD and 33 & 1/3 Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
'3X5' recorded at Applehead Studios, Woodstock, NY.
Strings recorded at Media Mix Studios, Nashville, TN.
Mastered at Classic Sound, NYC.

<font size=1>(C) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured by Columbia Records.

All songs Specific Harm Music (ASCAP),
except 'No Such Thing', 'Neon' and 'Love Song For One' Specific Harm Music (ASCAP) / Me Hold You Music (ASCAP).</font>

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 9699 85293-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side 1): AL-85293-1B X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side 2): BL-85293-1B X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side 1): C85293 A3 RJ STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side 2): C85293 B2 RJ STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side 1): C85293 A5 RJ STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side 2): C85293 B3 RJ STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side 1): C85293-A4 RJ STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side 2): C85293-B3 RJ STERLING 1

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Room For Squares (CD, Album)Aware Records, ColumbiaCK 85293US2001
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Room For Squares (CD, Album)Aware Records, Columbia, Columbia508135 2, COL 508135 2, 5081352000Europe2001
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Room For Squares (CD, Album, CD, VCD)Columbia, Aware Records508135.7Asia2001
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Room For Squares (CD, Album, CD, Single, Promo)Aware Records, Columbia, Aware Records, ColumbiaCK 85293, CSK 32691US2001
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Room For Squares (CD, Album)Aware RecordsAWA110US2001


  • andthejets's avatar
    I put off buying this for years due to comments on here. Got it for cheap and IMO it's not nearly as bad as a lot are making it out to be. Is it quiet? Yes. Does it sound better than passable if you turn up your system? Yes. Would it benefit from a 2 LP pressing? Sure. Is it worth <$20? Yup. Far from the worst sounding record in my collection.
    • alan.schweitzer's avatar
      This is an absolute dumpster fire of a pressing. The edge of the record is uneven with heavy skipping on Side A track one. Visually I can see tons of pressing flaws even though it was bought sealed. Sounds like garbage too. Avoid, avoid, avoid!!!
      • lee.c.dylan's avatar
        It's definitely a very quiet pressing (I have to turn it up way more than my other records) but no pops/clicks anything so I can deal with it okay
        • alexiscamposenriquez's avatar
          fuck I just bought this guys. so I suppose it was laying somewhere for 19 years? some serious problem at the beggining of side B and some skiping in side A. I dont recommend this LP.
          • MrShocktime's avatar
            I have to agree with every review below. Just pulled out my copy to play for the first time in years and its mastered super quiet yet pressed on noisy vinyl (and my disc is cleaned). The sound isn't good either, very one dimensional as speedingdeacon mentioned. It definitely needs a 2LP version.
            • technics11's avatar
              This pressing isn't that bad. It has a fair amount of surface noise even after a few cleanings. It's not very dynamic but it's not flat. It's passable for now, I really hope it gets a reiussue.
              • speedingdeacon's avatar
                This is by far the worst sounding LP that I own. This was my first experience with Aware Records and I have been avoiding their releases ever since. The main issue was releasing so many songs on a single LP. The volume is exceptionally low, so you have to turn your amplifier way up, hear tons of background noise and nearly make the whole system rumble and feedback. And on top of that the sound quality is atrocious. Completely one dimensional and distorted. I borrowed my friend's 2017 We Are Vinyl/Legacy Records release and, while it was definitely much better than the Aware release, the sound quality was still lacking in a lot of ways. Long story short, this album is far too long to be crammed onto one LP and it deserves a proper 2 LP release by a quality company that respects the source material and knows how to translate it to vinyl.
                • reynovinyl's avatar
                  I have this,press 1st Released, but the vinyl is so light.
                  • morart's avatar
                    The pressing I have lacks depth and clarity missing midrange. It actually sounded worse than my downloaded version of this album. Hoping the European 180 gram import will sound better.
                    • onicody's avatar
                      Nice first album! Good quality, fine release. It's just a little under-mixed (sound is low), and it's probably not an analog master. Still a good vinyl to have!



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