Bright EyesI'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Label:Dead Oceans – DOC290
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Essentials – E115
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red Marble, 180g
Genre:Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Country Rock, Indie Rock


A1At The Bottom Of Everything
A2We Are Nowhere And It's Now
A3Old Soul Song (For The New World Order)
A5Train Under Water
B1First Day Of My Life
B2Another Travelin' Song
B3Land Locked Blues
B4Poison Oak
B5Road To Joy

Companies, etc.



VMP Essentials Record of the Month for July 2022.
Comes with art print and listening notes booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): VMP-E115 DOC 290 A1 239845E1 1170556
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): VMP-E115 DOC 290 B1 239845E2 1250719 CB

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (CD, Album)Saddle Creek EuropeSCE72CDUK2005
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (LP, Album, 180 Gram)Saddle CreekLBJ-72US2005
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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (CD, Album)Saddle CreekLBJ-72US2005
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (LP, Album)Saddle Creek EuropeSCE 72VEurope2005
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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (CD, Album, Promo)Saddle Creek EuropeSCE-72PREurope2005



  • MessageReceived's avatar
    On sale for $11 on VMP's website right now. I'd pick this up quick if you haven't already, I doubt stock will last.
    • camachomirandajavier's avatar
      Dead quiet vinyl. It’s so silent that I fell sleep for 6 hours straight at the middle of the listening session.

      Now, jokes apart, I’m looking forward to getting this one with a 3 months subscription of VMP. I hope that the stock lasts until December.
      • jgknick's avatar
        This is a wonderful record. That said, when people say "dead quiet" or "silent", we get into territory where words no longer have meaning. Very few records are "dead quiet" or "silent". Incidentally, CDs are absolutely silent and dead quiet. Close to 100% of records will have some noise, and this record is no exception. But it is a very quiet pressing, which is vital for music that is so quiet. This recording is the first time I've ever listened to this album and I enjoyed it greatly. This record is beautiful to look at. Artwork is stunning and a nice booklet is included.
        • LECO.FM's avatar
          Yeap. Believe the hype, it's real. Little to no surface noise (it'd be fair to assume dust over real imprinted noise, really) straight outta the sleeve, nice dinamycs, detailed sounding pressing.

          The color and the packaging are great. I'm not even a Bright Eyes fan, but this is surely one to keep.


          Pro-Ject X2
          with Audio-Technica AT-VM740ML
          VTF @ 2.1 grams
          Cambridge Alva Duo
          Edifier S2000 Pro
          • wormboy666's avatar
            Can anyone confirm if this is the same pressing that was released just 5 months later thru Dead Oceans?

            I understand this is a red marble colored pressing whereas the November release is like an olive color. I just know VMP pressings have made their way onto later releases sold outside their site/club in the past.

            Plus, it seems senseless to release two different pressings barely 5 months apart from one another, you know?

            • mitchw's avatar
              Truly a 10/10 release. Definitely the definitive edition of this album!
              • ElvisDubstello's avatar
                Fantastic copy. This album was early proof that Conor Oberst was/is a terrific writer ("I keep drinking the ink from my pen")

                One of those albums that you always meant to get, but somehow didn't yet. Side 2 has been spinning on repeat since I received it in the mail.

                Dead quiet pressing. Perfectly flat and clean out of the box. Another home run from VMP from a curatorial and quality pressing perspective. The dude abides.
                • Puff138's avatar
                  Dead quiet pressing. Looks awesome when held up to light. Not my vibe but was a formative album for my girlfriend, who swooned over this pressing. The listening notes are especially nice as they actually have a mini Q&A with the bandmembers, not just a fan's musings on the album.
                  • Mr.Hansen's avatar
                    What a nice deep red color, good songs, with the lead singer's slightly fragile voice.
                    Again, the graphic work is absolutely fantastic from VMP.
                    • jcksnmtt's avatar
                      Really solid pressing in both sound and looks. Happy to finally have this album in my collection.


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