Neutral Milk HotelIn The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Label:Merge Records – MRG136LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180g
Style:Indie Rock, Lo-Fi


A1The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One
A2The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three
A3In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
A4Two-Headed Boy
A5The Fool
A6Holland, 1945
A7Communist Daughter
B1Oh Comely
B4Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two

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180g vinyl
Includes 9.5" x 9.5" insert with lyrics and credits
Includes code for digital download
Vinyl comes in either clear pink or colorless matte plastic inner sleeve

1st pressing:
Round sticker on shrink:
Merge Records
★ Since 1989 ★
Hi-Quality 180 gram vinyl for maximum sound quality
Free digital download
Details and coupon inside

2nd pressing:
Square sticker on shrink:
Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Full download included
180-Gram Vinyl

Runouts are etched, except GOLDEN is stamped.

Recorded in the Elephant 6 Recording Company July - Sept. 1997
All Songs © 1996/1997 The Egg As A Whole Music

Published by Egg as a Whole Music / BMG Songs Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink, text): 6 73855 01361 9
  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink, scanned): 673855013619
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): MRG 136 A re1 ② GOLDEN GS 1938.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): MRG 136 B GOLDEN GS 1938.2(3)

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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (CD, Album)Merge Records, Merge RecordsMRG136CD, mrg136US1998
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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (LP, Album)Merge Records, Merge RecordsMRG136LP, MRG136US1998
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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (CD, Album)The Blue Rose Record CompanyBRRC 10192UK1998
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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (LP, Album, Repress, Yellow Bias)Merge RecordsMRG136LPUS1998
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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (LP, Album, Repress, Dark Bias)Merge RecordsMRG136LPUS2000
  • tangerinegripz's avatar
    This old cut by Geoff Sykes packs a little bit more low end punch than the 2015 re-cut by John Golden, so that's pretty much it.
    • mikeSF_'s avatar
      Edited 5 months ago
      First time listening to this band and record; picked it up with a stack of others that looked interesting.

      I guess it's indie rock, possibly psychedelic folk even. Some really nice upfront acoustic guitar work. I'm less a fan of the distortion effect, which sounds like it's was achieved by overloading the signal, or impedance mismatch. I know that was a creative choice, but when I hear it, all I want to do is tweak his gain staging, lol.
      The vocals are not my fave, but props to his confidence and ability to belt at full power when needed. That's a nice touch.

      Some interesting sounding songs. I was unable to read the lyrics printed very tiny on the inner sleeve, but may come back in the future and figure out what all of this is about. I understand there's some Anne Frank subject matter here.

      Overall, a decent sounding record. Three stars from me.
      • Adriantool's avatar
        Considering that this is not an easy to sound álbum, this pressing do a great job actually. 5 stars
        • MLFSELLERS_UK's avatar
          Tbh it sounds a bit flat and the sleeve it comes with “THROW IT” it seriously scratches ur album. Replace it with poly lined inner sleeves or anything other than the oily thick plastic crap it comes with.
          • RodriRodriguez's avatar
            Horrible compressed sound. What a shame! Mabye is because the bad original recording cause the digital copy sounds the same.
            • dylanblackthorn's avatar
              Love this album. My LP lost the 1st track from each side in a fire. How poetic - enjoy your LPs while you still can!
              • mhrobbins25's avatar
                Fantastic sound, clear and noise-free pressing and an expansive soundstage! Its impossible to not get sucked into this album on a good stereo system! The horns are sublime, and Mangums vocals mixed with the lo-fi guitar and percussion work really wrap this album up into a surreal masterpiece.
                • noloveless's avatar
                  Such a beautiful remaster, amazing sound. Very clear but still intentionally lo-fi, exactly what you want from this lp!
                  • damn_goodcoffee's avatar
                    Got this for $9 at Barnes & Nobel during their 50% off vinyl sale. Glady would have paid the sticker price for this release. Nice, flat, clean vinyl. I don't have an OG to compare it to but it's better than my CD.
                    • walrusface's avatar
                      Just compared this to my original pressing, which weighs in the neighborhood of 130g since that's the only damn way to differentiate the releases. This pressing sounds clean and crisp, but seems lack some of the top end the original pressing has. I'm not sure if it was mixed differently or digitally transferred or what, but it sounds very good overall, and is a lot more affordable. Highly recommended!



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