The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin Companion

Label:Warner Records – 093624885016
2 x Vinyl, LP, Record Store Day, Compilation, Silver
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Experimental


A1Thirty-Five Thousand Feet Of Despair5:05
A21000 Ft. Hands (Early Mix)3:17
A3Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)5:52
A4Buggin' (Lips Mix)3:24
B1A Machine In India4:08
B2Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand4:33
B3The Captain5:14
C1Satellite Of You4:29
C2The Spiderbite Song (Early Mix)3:55
C3Slow Motion (Early Mix)3:19
D11000 Ft. Hands (Final Mix)5:50
D2Little Hands (Rough Mix)4:39
D3The Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now4:59

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RSD 2021 release, edition of 11,250 copies
The Soft Bulletin Companion
Bonus Music and Songs by The Flaming Lips
First vinyl pressing of rare handmade promo-only compilation featuring Soft Bulletin outakes, stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks and unreleased songs from the era.
13 tracks on 2 LPs Pressed on silver vinyl.

093624885016-A, B, C, D and CB are etched; the rest are stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 93624 88501 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624885016
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts): 218484E1 876482 093624885016-A 093624885016-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts): 218484E2 876486 093624885016-B 093624885016-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runouts): 218484E3 876491 093624885016-C 093624885016-C CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runouts): 218484E4 889755 093624885016-D 093624885016-D CB

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
"The Soft Bulletin" - The Companion CD (CDr, Compilation, Promo)Warner Bros. Recordsnone1999
New Submission
The Soft Bulletin Companion (CDr, Compilation, Promo)Warner Bros. RecordsnoneUS1999
Recently Edited
The Soft Bulletin Companion (CD, Reissue)Warner Records093624884866Worldwide2021
New Submission
The Soft Bulletin Companion (13×File, WAV, 24 Bit 96 kHz)Warner Recordsnone2021



  • GerrardWinstanley's avatar
    Extremely impressive dynamics: the bass drum and bass are killer. Some surface noise, possibly from static. Worth the price.
    • bplaxico's avatar
      A deep dive into this album and the meaning behind the lyrics and songs will allow you to fully enjoy and appreciate this album. IMO- this album best represents the true genius of TFL. Mine sounds great!….and smells like mocha??
      • blahaj11's avatar
        my copy was slightly warped, but it plays fine. sounds nice, and the color is actually amazing. i also like the detail of the fake ringwear and stains on the cover, but I really wish it was a gatefold. I do not like these two lp non-gatefold covers. also, these are selling for less than half msrp, so wooops.

        • krudster's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          One of those occasions where supply radically outstripped demand. This was on sale for £30.99 in my local store at the time, and now appears to be easy to get for less than half the price brand new. RSD pricing can honestly get fucked. Even worse this year.
          • mroutt2's avatar
            Yeah, a bit warped on disc 1 on the copy I bought in late 2021 at a local shop, sealed and brand new.
            • dannyfourr's avatar
              GZ media’s terrible QC strokes again. Like many have said the previously, I bought mine sealed and both disks were pretty warped, luckily my Dual 506 TT has spring loaded force and can play just about anything. Record sounds good still, would sound even better it wasnt warped. Dont know how to get a replacement I really dont want to bother the little shop I got it from.
              • alexgoodnycrecords's avatar
                Mine is super warped but doesn’t seem to affect sound. Not very eager to return it, so I’ll just deal with it.
                • birbohex's avatar
                  My record thankfully came in in perfect condition (minus the outer sleeve, though that's how it was listed as well. personally I think it looks fine like that, especially due to how worn the outer sleeve is made to look). Sounds really good, looks really good, and finally in my grasp.
                  • shaolinpunks's avatar
                    The very first track skips. Will have to take it back to the store.
                    • guillaumegiud's avatar
                      This is really a great record. Unlike a lot of B-Sides or Alternative versions disc, I listen to this with the same pleasure as the original album. Quality music there!


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