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The Smile (5)A Light For Attracting Attention

Label:XL Recordings – XL1196LPE
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Yellow
Country:USA & Canada
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Tracklist

A1The Same
Synthesizer, Programmed By, PianoJonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke
VocalsThom Yorke
4:19
A2The Opposite
Drums, PercussionTom Skinner
Guitar, BassJonny Greenwood
Vocals, SynthesizerThom Yorke
3:05
A3You Will Never Work In Television Again
Bass, GuitarJonny Greenwood
DrumsTom Skinner
TromboneNathaniel Cross
Vocals, GuitarThom Yorke
2:47
B4Pana-Vision4:07
B5The Smoke
ClarinetRobert Stillman
Double BassTom Herbert
DrumsTom Skinner
GuitarJonny Greenwood
SaxophoneJason Yarde
TromboneNathaniel Cross
TrumpetByron Wallen
TubaTheon Cross
Vocals, BassThom Yorke
3:39
B6Speech Bubbles4:16
C7Thin Thing
DrumsTom Skinner
GuitarJonny Greenwood
Vocals, Vocoder, BassThom Yorke
4:30
C8Open The Floodgates
GuitarJonny Greenwood
TromboneNathaniel Cross
Vocals, Piano, SequencerThom Yorke
4:28
C9Free In The Knowledge4:12
D10A Hairdryer5:17
D11Waving A White Flag
Double BassDave Brown (37)
DrumsTom Skinner
Synthesizer [Sequence Synthesizer], Acoustic GuitarJonny Greenwood
Vocals, Synthesizer [Additional Synthesizer]Thom Yorke
3:47
D12We Don't Know What Tomorrow Brings
DrumsTom Skinner
Vocals, Guitar, SynthesizerThom Yorke
3:16
D13Skrting On The Surface5:31
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Notes

Packaged in a gatefold cover with a matte finish and spot-gloss text.
Includes matte finish printed inner sleeves.
Tracks are numbered sequentially across sides in the inner gatefold.

Front sticker:
Debut album from new group The Smile
Comprising Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Sons Of Kemet's Tom Skinner
Limited edition yellow vinyl

Rear sticker: Made in Czech Republic

Recorded at Wack Formula London
Mastered [...] at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
Strings [...] recorded at Air Edel Studio

Woodblock lettering from a collection held by The Bodleian Library, Oxford
Digital fonts by Andrew Leman at HPLHS.org

℗2022 Self Help Tapes LLP under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
©2022 Self Help Tapes LLP under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
Published by Warner Chappell Music, Kobalt Music and Copyright Control.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 191404119600
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): BL61686-01_A1 THE WIZARD 1199023 XL1196LP-A1 241607E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): BL61686-01_B1 XL1196LP-B1 1243001 241607E2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): BL61686-02_C1 1240079 241607E3 XL1196LP-C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): BL61686-02_D1 1199029 241607E4 XL1196LP-D1

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
A Light For Attracting Attention (13×File, FLAC, Album, 24bit-44.1kHz)XL RecordingsXL1196DA2022
New Submission
A Light For Attracting Attention (13×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)XL RecordingsXL1196DA2022
A Light For Attracting Attention (2×LP, Album)XL RecordingsXL1196LPWorldwide2022
A Light For Attracting Attention (CD, Album, Stereo)XL RecordingsXL1196CD2022
New Submission
A Light For Attracting Attention (CD, Album, UHQCD)XL Recordings, Beat RecordsXL1196CDJPJapan2022
  • obviousbicycle's avatar
    Picked up a copy from a local record shop recently and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Pristine condition and sounds perfect. One of my favorite records of the year!
    • eliegjoly's avatar
      eliegjoly
      Really good pressing for me, I was worried by the reviews but it sounds good even without cleaning it
      • iamsynecdoche's avatar
        iamsynecdoche
        I picked up the LE yellow version on the weekend and was a bit nervous after reading some of the reviews here, but I am pleased to report that my copy sounds wonderful. Very clear with no noise that I could detect.
        • Cyb3rshark's avatar
          Cyb3rshark
          There are lots of comments here. For what it’s worth, my C side is a little crackly but the rest is very good.
          • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
            Edited 29 days ago
            Grabbed this pressing from my local library. I think I'm the first person to borrow it. I gave it a whirl in the Spin Clean and there is very little noise. Just a tiny bit on maybe two of the lead-in grooves, and none detectable during the music. Otherwise a good pressing.
            • dblack521's avatar
              dblack521
              A pretty awful pressing, and sadly this is par for the course for XL as of the last few years. Still a lot of surface noise even after a wet wash. Was able to rip a lossless copy from CD so thankfully I can still enjoy it as it is a beautiful album. Starting to really make me question whether to switch formats on any Radiohead or related side project purchases.
              • FabricaRecs's avatar
                FabricaRecs
                Question for those who own this edition? Does it include a download code or do you have to purchase digital separately? Thanks!
                • drnjms's avatar
                  drnjms
                  Vinyl is dead quiet, amazing sound, bass really comes through, sounds WAAY different than on streaming services, so glad I purchased the limited yellow vinyl.
                  • MTLMUSIC86's avatar
                    MTLMUSIC86
                    Pressing is fantastic, for the ones complaining about surface noise….clean your vinyl before playing ;)
                    • rc2257's avatar
                      rc2257
                      My copy is noisy in parts, quiet in others. Disappointed. Maybe I'll try a black vinyl copy.

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