Eric DolphyOut To Lunch!

Label:Blue Note – 3587502, UMe – 3587502, Blue Note – 00602435875026, UMe – 00602435875026, Blue Note – ST-84163, Blue Note – 84163, Blue Note – BST 84163
Series:Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Style:Avant-garde Jazz, Post Bop, Free Jazz


A1Hat And Beard
Written-ByEric Dolphy
A2Something Sweet, Something Tender
Written-ByEric Dolphy
Written-ByEric Dolphy
B1Out To Lunch
Written-ByEric Dolphy
B2Straight Up And Down
Written-ByEric Dolphy

Companies, etc.



Hype sticker affixed to shrink, cat. # BNClassic01:
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Audiophile vinyl reissues from the finest in jazz since 1939
Mastered from the original analog tapes
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Manufactured at Optimal on 180 gram vinyl

First cat. # (3587502) on spine (top), label rimtext.
Second cat. # (00602435875026) on jacket back (bottom), label rimtext.
Third cat. # (ST-84163) on jacket back (top).
Fourth cat. # (84163) on jacket front, spine (bottom).
Fifth cat. # (BST 84163) on labels.

Title on labels, spine, back cover: Out To Lunch

Originally released in 1964 on Blue Note Records; ©2021 UMG Recordings Inc. Made in Germany.

In runouts, Optimal plating symbols are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02435 87502 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602435875026
  • Label Code: LC00383
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BNST 84163-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BNST 84163-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): BL36176-01 A1 3587502-A 602435875026 KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BL36176-01 B1 3587502-B 602435875026 KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): BL36176-01 A1 3587502-A 602435875026 KPG@CA -1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): BL36176-01 B1 △1 3587502-B 602435875026 KPG@CA

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Out To Lunch! (LP, Album, Mono)Blue NoteBLP 4163US1964
Out To Lunch! (LP, Album, Stereo)Blue NoteBST 84163US1964
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Out To Lunch! (Album, Mono, LP, Non-DG version)Blue NoteBLP 4163US1964
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Out To Lunch! (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Blue NoteBST 84163US1966
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Out To Lunch! (LP, Album, Stereo, Repress)Blue NoteBST 84163US1966



  • Drummore's avatar
    Mine sounds (the press/sound quality), great but this nonsensical horn wining and disjunctive gibberish playing is god+awful and I guess I just don't "get it". Sounds like your walking down the hallway on the practice floor of a music college with random phrases being thrown at you. Sorry, guess it's just not my cup of tea.
    • Bendeniz's avatar
      Edited 4 months ago
      This sounds great, the effect of the stereo sound is impressive, close your eyes and you can see the band. GREAT pressing, even greater album. Anthony Williams on the drums is a beast, there is a hardcore groove on every track, heavily supported by
      Rchard Davis on the bass, add Hubbard and Hutcherson to that band, wait, there is one more. Eric Dolphy? A genius, surrounded by... other geniuses. Sounds to good to believe, Try it on your own, wild stuff. I would send this shxt to space for all other beings out there to enjoy. Mulder, contact me on that issue, i believe;-)
      • Serviettedetable's avatar
        My copy is noisy all over the place. I've clean it with my spin-clean maybe that's the problem.
        • AverageJoeVinyl's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          Just received my copy. It sounds as amazing as everyone else says. However, something weird happened with the shrinkwrap: it seems to have been applied too tightly, meaning all four of the corners arrived with minor crinkling. It's not the end of the world, but I like my audiophile records to look as good as they sound. I bought this (new) from a seller on eBay, so it's probably not worth the hassle of trying to exchange it.
          • RecordChaser9's avatar
            Beautiful sounding record. Completely silent and it sounds awesome. I’m glad it was cheap too.
            • bvanpelt's avatar
              My pressing was pristine, with almost no surface noise of any kind - even the quiet parts; light clicks are very few and far between.

              The recording sounds brand new. Every instrument is sharp, with the drums being the most visceral. There's a xylophone in the middle, towards the back, and it has nice zing to it. The bass is in the middle, back, and you can hear it quite well; you can easily hear plucks as they are sharply rendered. The saxophone is very present in one channel, and the trumpet is the same in the other channel. It's easy to hear every instrument.

              There is a lot of stuff going on in this album. I hear a flute in the left channel sometimes.

              As it stands right now, this is the best pressing of any Classic Reissue Series records that I own. It is hilariously quiet.

              Cartridge: AT150Sa
              • cfelstrom's avatar
                Very nice pressing. Clean with no crackle and very nice sound quality.
                • Fredbanger's avatar
                  Breathtakingly good-sounding. I am pleased to have this Blue Note fave of mine finally on a flat 180g disc. The mastering is just awesome. No complaints, just fascinated by the reproduction value. Highly recommended. Bought this in a local shop, so no bad amazon surprises...
                  • adversam's avatar
                    For being a modern repress and for the price you pay this record sounds just unbelievable. Buy confidentially!
                    • theRealMadmonk's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      Bought it on Amazon, received a badly scratched copy on the very beginning of both sides - it looks like the record has been handled poorly in the actual factory and damaged, because the sleeves and the packaging are otherwise pristine. It's going back obviously. Fingers crossed for the replacement copy because aside from said scratches the LP sounded great and it was very flat.

                      The Blue Note Classics Series lottery continues.

                      What a shame.

                      EDIT: The new copy is perfect. Very pleased with it.


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