The Postal ServiceGive Up

Label:Sub Pop – SP 595
Vinyl, LP, Album, Red Translucent
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Red Translucent
All Media, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Synth-pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop


Give Up
A1The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
GuitarBenjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
A2Such Great Heights
Backing VocalsJen Wood
Guitar, Keyboards [Additional]Benjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
A3Sleeping In
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
GuitarBenjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
A4Nothing Better
PianoChris Walla
Recorded By [Vocals, Piano]Chris Walla
VocalsJen Wood
A5Recycled Air
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
GuitarBenjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
B1Clark Gable
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
DrumsBenjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Drums]Chris Walla
B2We Will Become Silhouettes
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
Keyboards [Additional]Benjamin Gibbard*
B3This Place Is A Prison
Accordion, Keyboards [Additional]Jimmy Tamborello
Drums, Electric PianoBenjamin Gibbard*
B4Brand New Colony
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
Guitar, DrumsBenjamin Gibbard*
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
B5Natural Anthem
Give Up: The B-Sides
C1There's Never Enough Time
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
Recorded By, ProducerThe Postal Service
C2We Will Become Silhouettes
PerformerThe Shins
Recorded By, ProducerJames Mercer
C3Such Great Heights
PerformerIron And Wine
Recorded By, ProducerSam Beam
D1Suddenly Everything Has Changed
Recorded By [Guitars]Chris Walla
D2The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
Backing VocalsJenny Lewis
Producer [Additional Production], RemixDJ Downfall
D3Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
Backing VocalsJen Wood
Producer [Additional Production], RemixJohn Tejada

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© ℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

Give Up
All songs programmed by Jimmy Tamborello (Dying Songs, BMI)
Lyrics, guitars, drums, piano by Benjamin Gibbard (Fake Songs, BMI)
Written, recorded, and mixed at Dying Songs (L.A.) and Computerworld (Seattle) by The Postal Service
Additional recording by Chris Walla at The Hall of Justice, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003 (see tracklist)

Give Up: The B-Sides
All songs written by Jimmy Tamborello and Benjamin Gibbard, Dying Songs / Fake Songs (BMI)
[C1] Recorded and produced at Dying Songs (L.A.) and Computerworld (Seattle)
[C2] Recorded and produced 12/2002, Portland, OR
[C3] Recorded and produced 11/2002, Miami, FL
[D1] Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc / Lovely Sorts of Death Music (BMI)
[D2] Additional production and remixed at Black Cat Fireworks, London E2

180g red translucent vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
Includes 12" x 24" poster and booklet with artwork, lyrics, and credits

Hype sticker on shrink wrap:
★ Bonus 12" featuring all B-sides and remixes from their singles
★ 16-page booklet
★ 2-sided poster of EP art
★ 180G colored vinyl

This is the 1st pressing, which is 180g red translucent vinyl
This pressing does not have the note about USPS trademark on the back cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (scan): 0098787059519
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): SP595-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): SP595-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): SP595-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): SP595-1D
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 42)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Give Up (CD, Album)Houston Party RecordsHPR 070Spain2003
Give Up (CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)Sub PopSPCD 595US2003
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Give Up (CD, Album)Sub PopSPCD 595Europe2003
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Give Up (CD, Album)P-Vine RecordsPCD-23415Japan2003
Give Up (CD, Album)Sub PopSPCD 595US2003



  • zedthecat's avatar
    What a fantastic album. This OG pressing has such a great depth and is so warm. I love that this OG pressing has b-side remixes and the red translucent is beautiful! Highly recommend this pressing if you can find it. The foldout and booklet are nice additions.
    • SVXDan83's avatar
      My copy is definitely from 2004 and has an obnoxious amount of surface noise of the 1st record. So disappointing, but it's been like that since day 1 despite multiple cleanings. Anyone else's copies have this problem? The current pressing has very good reviews, might buy another copy.
      • fanfaronaa's avatar
        How can I spot if it's a 2007 release? I can't see a real difference between this version and the one from 2004.


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