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Adele (3)21

Label:XL Recordings – XLLP 520
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop
Style:Acoustic, Piano Blues, Neo Soul

Tracklist

A1Rolling In The Deep
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing VocalsPaul Epworth
DrumsLeo Taylor
EngineerMark Rankin
Mixed ByTom Elmhirst
Mixed By [Assisted By]Dan Parry*
PianoNeil Cowley
ProducerPaul Epworth
Tenor SaxophoneRay Carless
TrumpetNoel Langley
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Paul Epworth
3:46
A2Rumour Has It
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ [B3], Drums, Strings [Arrangement]Ryan Tedder
Arranged ByRyan Tedder
Drums, Acoustic GuitarJerrod 'Skins' Bettis*
EngineerRyan Tedder
Mixed ByTom Elmhirst
Mixed By [Assisted By]Dan Parry*
ProducerRyan Tedder
Programmed ByRyan Tedder
Recorded By [Additional Vocals]Dan Parry*
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Ryan Tedder
3:39
A3Turning Tables4:06
A4Don't You Remember
Banjo, AccordionDavid Hidalgo
Choir [Directed By]Oren Waters
Coordinator [Production]Lindsay Chase
DrumsChris Dave
Mixed ByAndrew Scheps
Mixed By [Assisted By]Phillip Broussard Jr.*
PercussionLenny Castro
PianoJames Poyser
ProducerRick Rubin
Recorded ByGreg Fidelman
Recorded By [Assisted By]Sara Lyn Killion*
Strings [Arranged By]David Campbell
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Dan Wilson
4:00
A5Set Fire To The Rain
Arranged By [String Arrangement Written-by]Rosie Danvers
Bass, Guitar, PianoFraser T. Smith*
DrumsAsh Soan
Engineer [For My Audiotonic Productions - Assistant]Isabel Seeliger-Morley
Engineer [For My Audiotonic Productions]Beatriz Artola
Engineer [Strings Session]Steve Price (6)
Mixed ByFraser T. Smith*
ProducerFraser T. Smith*
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Fraser T. Smith*
3:58
A6He Won't Go
Banjo, AccordionDavid Hidalgo
Choir [Directed By]Oren Waters
Coordinator [Production]Lindsay Chase
DrumsChris Dave
Mixed ByAndrew Scheps
Mixed By [Assisted By]Phillip Broussard Jr.*
PercussionLenny Castro
PianoJames Poyser
ProducerRick Rubin
Recorded ByGreg Fidelman
Recorded By [Assisted By]Sara Lyn Killion*
Strings [Arranged By]David Campbell
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Paul Epworth
4:30
B1Take It All
Mixed ByIan Dowling, Jim Abbiss
PianoNeil Cowley
ProducerJim Abbiss
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Francis White
3:44
B2I'll Be Waiting
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarBen Thomas (9)
Arranged By [Trombone And Horn]Harry Brown
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing VocalsPaul Epworth
DrumsLeo Taylor
EngineerMark Rankin
Mixed ByTom Elmhirst
Mixed By [Assisted By]Dan Parry*
PianoNeil Cowley
ProducerPaul Epworth
Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax]Ray Carless
TrumpetNoel Langley
Written-ByAdele Adkins, Paul Epworth
3:56
B3One And Only
Arranged By [Strings]David Campbell
Banjo, AccordionDavid Hidalgo
Coordinator [Production]Lindsay Chase
Directed By [Choir]Oren Waters
DrumsChris Dave
Mixed ByAndrew Scheps
PercussionLenny Castro
PianoJames Poyser
ProducerRick Rubin
Recorded ByGreg Fidelman
Recorded By [Assisted By]Phillip Broussard Jr.*, Sara Lyn Killion*
5:45
B4Lovesong
Arranged By [Strings]David Campbell
Banjo, AccordionDavid Hidalgo
Coordinator [Production]Lindsay Chase
Directed By [Choir]Oren Waters
DrumsChris Dave
Mixed ByAndrew Scheps
PercussionLenny Castro
PianoJames Poyser
ProducerRick Rubin
Recorded ByGreg Fidelman
Recorded By [Assisted By]Phillip Broussard Jr.*, Sara Lyn Killion*
5:12
B5Someone Like You
EngineerPhilip Allen
Mixed ByTom Elmhirst
Mixed By [Assisted By]Dan Parry*
PianoDan Wilson
ProducerAdele (3), Dan Wilson
Written-ByAdele (3), Dan Wilson
4:40
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Credits

Notes

℗ & © 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this record.
Everyone who brought me back to life to write it. And to everyone who played on it and took it to their hearts to make it happen.
To everyone along the way in the past and in the present - Family, Friends and Fans.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Love Always.

Adele x

Cardboard credits inner sleeve.

In Matrix/Runouts for Variant 2 (Side A) "TI9" and (Side B) "4T" , and for Variant 3 (Side A) "XXN" are mirrored in runouts.

Durations do not appear on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 634904052010
  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 05201 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): XLLP-520A RJ STERLING BA23651-01A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): XLLP-520B RJ STERLING BA23651-01B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched [STERLING stamped], variant 2): XLLP-520A RJ STERLING TI9 BA23651-01A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched [STERLING stamped], variant 2): XLLP-520B0 4T RJ STERLING BA23651-01B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): XLLP-520A XXN RJ STERLING BA23651-01A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): XLLP-520B RJ STERLING BA23651-01B1

Other Versions (5 of 104)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition)XL RecordingsXLCD 520 EEurope2011
21 (CD, Album)XL RecordingsXLCD 520Europe2011
New Submission
21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition, CD, Single)High Note Records, XL Recordings, High Note Records, XL RecordingsHN826CD, HN826CDXTaiwan2011
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21 (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Amazon.co.uk Edition)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXLCD520AMZ, XLCD 520UK2011
Recently Edited
21 (2×CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Digisleeve, Target)XL Recordings, Columbia, Columbia88697827342, 88697 44699 2US2011

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Reviews

  • Vinyl_Dynamics's avatar
    Edited 5 months ago
    This pressing sounds somewhat dynamically flat and sterile. Less engaging than what I’d hoped for. Overall it’s a balanced mix but with better mastering, it could be sensational. Especially as a double 45RPM for max groove space and dynamics. In my humble opinion, 21 was (and still is) Adele’s best album.
    • cyberbee35's avatar
      cyberbee35
      Edited 11 months ago
      4 star out of 5. Lots of cracking noise on side B. It's there every round on the tracks themselves especially because side B consist of slow compositions. This type of the cracking noise is there from track 1 up to the "Lovesong". I'd say only last track on side B is less of the cracking noise every round. However, the noise is not too much annoying. Whoever looks for very quite record, it's not for you for the side B. Side A is much better in this sense thought it consist of more dynamic and fast compositions implying lots of the instrumental parts. The overall sound engineering work and mastering are very fine. I don't find it to be too much compressed. The record still sounds like a fine vinyl record not like your standard digital CD record. This particular release is a fine vinyl record close to the finest analog stereo experience: warm, rich and dynamic. 4 out of 5 stars. It could be 5 out of 5 on the level of the nowadays vinyl records, but still side B's got some cracking noise every round for most of the tracks. In that sense, side A is not perfect as well yet still is much, much better comparing to side B. Fine vinyl record otherwise of the fine Adele's album. Buy this particular release for the price knowing some cons described above. It's still enjoyable one. Make sure you get it flat fine on both sides, and, then, it'd be the best one out of Adele's 21 albums released on vinyl.
      • maltklaus's avatar
        maltklaus
        Edited 2 years ago
        I love Adele and 21 is still my favourite album. After listening to it via streaming many, many times, I got the LP as I've got back into that hobby. I got the LP on the same day as my new turntable and thought I had set up the turntable incorrectly. Lack of presence in the voice and lack of dynamics, it sounds uninspired and flat. Put on some other LPs which confirmed that it was not the turntable's fault, this release is sadly not what Adele deserves...
        UPDATE: The above was written with a properly calibrated AT VM95E stylus. Upgrading to a VM95ML stylus much improved playback performance for this pressing in particular so that I have no problems recommending it anymore for people with better than entry-level setups.
        Oh, and my copy already came with a few micro scratches, and it has quite a few pops and clicks and the center hole is too tight due to manufacturing residue... (UPDATE: scratches/pops/click much less noticeable with the upgraded stylus as well)
        • hayenm's avatar
          hayenm
          I have this copy and I must say, it's pretty good. No obvious distortions or compressed sound that I hear. It's not one of the greatest pressings I own, but it's more than acceptable. Maybe I'm just lucky.
          • XETSOF's avatar
            XETSOF
            Edited 2 years ago
            This pressing is outstanding. No compression, clean / flat vinyl. Maybe I lucked out here. I expected the worse, but ended up with the best. I would argue that you need a really good reference system to deal with the vocal dynamics in this recording. Mine almost distorts a tiny amount on ‘Someone Like You’; at one point, but that is because the vocals are mixed at a very loud level in this recording, so I’m guessing that is what other reviewers are reporting here. Reference system Technics SL1200G / VanDenHul Frog Gold MC cart.
            • Bnist's avatar
              Bnist
              Record ok, but deserve better pressing, still better than mp3.
              • Vinylinabox's avatar
                Vinylinabox
                It started out really bad. For some reason "Rolling In The Deep" sounds terrible! But the rest of the record is okey!
                • yayomelendez's avatar
                  yayomelendez
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  Great album, but sound distorts in 2 songs on side A and side B distorts in "Some one like you" (unacceptable for a professional product)
                  • Philippe2020
                    Great album and the LP sounds terrific on my Sony PS-LX300 + hi-fi system (just need to add extra treble and bass) ! Much better than MP3.
                    • Rosco10's avatar
                      Rosco10
                      I hope that somewhere the original recording of this album has been given the treatment it deserves, and the poor quality of this album is down to poor mastering and pressing. The compression is intrusive on a high end system, you can hear the roll off! If not, its an absolute travesty not to have captured the artist in the best possible way.

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