DeerhunterHalcyon Digest

Label:4AD – CAD 3X38CD
CD, Album, Digipak
Style:Shoegaze, Art Rock, Indie Rock


2Don't Cry2:49
5Memory Boy2:09
6Desire Lines
Music By, Lyrics ByL. Pundt*
7Basement Scene3:41
9Fountain Stairs
Music By, Lyrics ByL. Pundt*
SaxophoneBill Oglesby
SaxophoneBill Oglesby
Twelve-String Guitar [12-String Acoustic]Paul McPherson
11He Would Have Laughed
Recorded ByBradford*

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Mixed at Maze Studios, Atlanta
Mastered at JLM, Brooklyn
'Basement Scene' was recorded at The Basement live to 4-Track cassette. Mixed at CPT.
'He Would Have Laughed' was recorded at Notown Sound, Marietta, GA. Additional production and overdubs at CPT.
Recorded June 2010 at Chase Park Transduction, Athens GA.

Cover Photography by George Mitchell: Miss Starlite Pageant, a female impersonation pageant - Contestant Dennis Dinion
Photograph and caption from his book: "Ponce De Lion" ©1983, George Michell

P&C 2010 4AD Ltd. 17-19 Alma Road London SW18 1AA 304 Hudson Street 7th Fl NYC 10013

4-panel digipak with white tray & 2x4 lyrics poster fold-out sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 52637 30382 7
  • Barcode (String): 652637303827
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 54301533/CAD3X38CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0796
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 54301533/CAD3X38CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0779
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 54301533/CAD3X38CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0787
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): [Arvato Digital Services logo] 54301533/CAD3X38CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0769

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Halcyon Digest (LP, Album, White)4ADCAD 3X38US2010
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Halcyon Digest (CD, Album, Digipak)4AD, Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedCAD3X38CDJ, BGJ-10103Japan2010
Halcyon Digest (CDr, Promo, Album)4ADCAD3X38CDUK2010
New Submission
Halcyon Digest (CD, Album, Digipak)High Note RecordsHN793CDTaiwan2010
Halcyon Digest (CD, Album, Digipak)4ADCAD 3X38CDAustralia & New Zealand2010


  • joeyms16's avatar
    i hope this album gets a repress on a clear honey-yellow color, it feels like it would match the sound of the album. with the full version of desire lines of course, maybe half speed mastered as well due to long runtime on each side.
    • maxal's avatar
      I like the Halcyon Digest album. It has some great tracks on which many have commented. Something deserves to be said about the cover artwork with its photograph by Atlanta Georgia photographer George Mitchell.

      The photograph makes for a stunning album cover - one of the best ever for 4AD*. The photo is evocative, and beautifully produced in black and white. All the more reason to have the vinyl version of this album - to have the cover photo on a good 12” card stock. It's a gem.

      The Miss Starlite Pageant, 1983. Long live teacher, Dennis Dinion.

      [ * Obviously 4AD can claim a number of iconic album covers. Noteworthy of the photograph-based covers are such items as Cocteau Twins’ Garlands; Simon Larbalestier’s many Pixies covers, but for me, specifically: Come on Pilgrim, which I happen to know is of his brother and has many references to Madame Bovary. Look at that fish.]
      • sklerici's avatar
        sincerely i didn't believe that a low fi grg band could be well married with the darktone of 4ad. but i didn't know enough about this band and their shoegaze way towards the stars. nice atmosphere, good balance, lovely tunes. bradford cox's not just another toxic reason: he emerges like a magister of the nu-millenium. great record, well done!



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