The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 518653-1, Warner Bros. Records – PRO-CD-518619
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 g, Gatefold
CD, Promo
Country:USA & Europe
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Indie Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock


A1Race For The Prize (Sacrifice Of The New Scientists)4:09
A2A Spoonful Weighs A Ton3:32
A3The Spark That Bled (The Softest Bullet Ever Shot)5:55
A4The Spiderbite Song4:02
B1Buggin' (The Buzz Of Love Is Busy Buggin' You)3:16
B2What Is The Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That The Chemical (In Our Brains) By Which We Are Able To Experience The Sensation Of Being In Love Is The Same Chemical That Caused The "Big Bang" That Was The Birth Of The Accelerating Universe)4:05
B3The Observer4:11
C1Waitin' For A Superman (Is It Getting Heavy?)4:17
C2Suddenly Everything Has Changed (Death Anxiety Caused By Moments Of Boredom)3:54
C3The Gash (Battle Hymn For The Wounded Mathematician)4:02
D1Slow Motion3:53
D2Feeling Yourself Disintegrate5:17
D3Sleeping On The Roof (Excerpt From "Should We Keep The Severed Head Awake??")3:09
CD 11000 Ft. Hands
CD 2The Captain
CD 3Satellite Of You

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2009 two-disc set, 180 gram, reissued in a gatefold sleeve and pressed at Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH, Germany.
Some copies have a hype sticker on the outer front shrink (see pics).

Also included a bonus CD titled "The Soft Bulletin Outtakes Music and Songs by The Flaming Lips", issued in a cardboard sleeve with artwork from what appears to be a live performance, containing three previously unreleased tracks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362-49779-2 6
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (Cat # on sticker): 1-518653 (#1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A etched; -18730- MASTERDISK stamped): 1-518653-RE A. -18730- DONGROSSINGER.COM MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B etched; -18730- MASTERDISK stamped): 1-518653-RE B -18730- DONGROSSINGER.COM MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C etched; -18731- MASTERDISK stamped): 1-518653-RE C -18731- DONGROSSINGER.COM MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D etched; -18731- MASTERDISK stamped): 1-518653-RE D -18731- DONGROSSINGER.COM MASTERDISK

Other Versions (5 of 33)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Soft Bulletin (CD, HDCD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362-47393-2Europe1999
Needs Changes
The Soft Bulletin (CD, Album, HDCD)Warner Bros. RecordsCDW 46876USA & Canada1999
The Soft Bulletin (CD, HDCD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 46876-2US1999
Recently Edited
The Soft Bulletin (CD, Advance, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. Records2-46876-ABUS1999
New Submission
The Soft Bulletin (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362473932Australia1999


  • okaycpu's avatar
    Better than the original pressing if only because it's quieter. Both the OG press of Yoshimi and The Soft Bulletin on PIAS have a lot of surface noise. The only other difference is that the sleeve is slightly different from the original.
    • TerrestrialTones's avatar
      This really is a fantastic version of this LP. It's one of my favorite records, and I've owned several versions over the years. This is, in my opinion, the one to have. It's a quiet and flat pressing that sounds great. Also, the version of Buggin' on this pressing sounds to be a different mix to me.



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